Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Unidentified Berries Growing In Woods At One of My Sacred Places

I took this photo in our Woods on the old bike trails back in January of last year. I shall find out what they are when they bloom in the Spring hopefully -- but the Berries on this plant that popped up over our Winter season here in Michigan intrigued me in understanding more during this cold time of the year. I don't see too many other Plants at the moment that have berries growing on them, so I thought this one I hadn't seen before would help in working with them more closely.

Common sense and knowledge reminds me since I'm unfamiliar with these berries, I shall NOT taste and spit back out, nor EAT them!

But I shall Gather a few, Bless and place them in their own special bowl on an Altar, and spend more time with them. There are a very small abundance of these in the area in which I found them, I am deciding whether or not to gently harvest one of them up from their roots (there is no snow on them now, just solid ground) and work with the one inside the house.

)O( Indigenous Shamanic Winds

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spontaenous Imbolc Ritual of February 2012 ~ HAIL BRIGID )O( !!!

I took my old leftover Herbs from most of the straining I did last year, put them in a Green Container (after I cleansed it with some Sage, since it was 'plastic', have to recycle somehow, lol, right??!!!) mixed in with some (bottled) Spring Water, capped and shook it generously setting my Intentions for my past Blessings, and took it outside to my 'Goddess Tree'.

I gave it my Thanks and offered the Herbs around the tree and stump Deosil -- and into the little 'Well' (a hole in the Stump) for a Water Blessing that knowing that the simple Prayer I said, respectfully:

"May ALL flow clearly
   in the upcoming Cycles of
        My Life This Year".


*I love when I don't plan anything -- intuition and spontaneous Ritual just comes to me throughout the Seasonal Changes of the Wheel of the Year as it Turns xo!*

   )O( Indigenous Shamanic Winds xo