This year has been about stepping back into my true self and finding the most divine love in nature. My daily ritual involves walking in the woods next to my house and meditating in a tree i have named the “manifestation” tree. I have loved trees since i was a child and remember coming across a book in a antique book store with a poem by Joyce Kilmer when i was seven years old, that really struck a chord with me….
- I think that I shall never see
- A poem lovely as a tree.
- A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
- Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
- A tree that looks at God all day,
- And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
- A tree that may in summer wear
- A nest of robins in her hair;
- Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
- Who intimately lives with rain.
- Poems are made by fools like me,
- But only God can make a tree.
I still have that book, called “one thousand beautiful things”, with my childlike hand writing in the front saying “the tree poem, page 40″!!
In the manifestation tree, i give thanks for all the beautiful things manifesting in my life….and hey presto….they manifest! One long held vision of mine has been to create a community, where living ethically, sustainably and self sufficiently are a way of life, with like minded folk. It’s in the early stages, but plans are in action to do just this and i am in the process of searching for the right place to create the vision. Watch this space!
The monthly potlucks have been amazing with friends coming from near and as far as 5 hours away to be here….The delicious recipes just keep getting better and better with a creative mixture of dishes to feast on. In June the weekend of the 19th/20th we have two days of events, with a Foraging for wild Edibles Class with Robin Harford of Eatweeds.co.uk, followed by our harvest lunch, and the monthly potluck on the Sunday. Again in July on the 3rd is a class with Melanie, a master herbalist, who will be guiding us on a wild herb walk, followed by a class in how to make your own raw beauty products…And the weekend of the 10th/11th July, the fabulous Lisa Simpson will be here teaching a class in the “Raw Garden Party” on the Saturday, followed by the potluck on the Sunday…Book your places now as they are filling up fast!! (see classes page for links & more info). B&B available on the B&B page.
At sunset, one hour before the sun sets, i meditate using an ancient practice called “Sungazing” ….the sun is the biggest source of energy to this planet, absorbing its light and energy is a powerful practice. You can hear all about the benefits of sungazing from HRM on Youtube….What better way to become light
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Love and sunbeams to you all. Jenny Yemaya. xx