My relationship with the Earth and with nature’s cycles has deepened over several years. The paths of permaculture, Ayurveda, earth-based spirituality and Steiner-Waldorf education guide me around the turn of each day, week, month and year – and through the chapters of my own life. It feels important to me to acknowledge and celebrate these phases and transitions through simple acts of thanksgiving, connection and ceremony. Acts that are sometimes solitary, sometimes with my sons and/or husband and occasionally with a wider group. This is what I mostly write about on Spin Your Circle Bright; the simple celebrations, small rituals, projects and reflections that deepen further my relationship with nature – and with myself and others as part of it. These acts root me in the rhythm that I spin to. The inspiration I find that brightens the path ahead.
The name is from the chant “Lady, spin your circle bright. Weave your web of love and light. Earth, air, fire and water bind us as one”. It’s one of my favourites (and alternative lyric I’ve heard is “dark and light”). The words remind me of our glowing sun and full moon – as well as an image of our planet “glowing” more with the collective happiness, hope and vitality of its people if we made it a fairer, kinder place. It reminds me of how, although individuals, we are all part of the same; all equal. For want of a less clichéd expression, we’re all connected… if sometimes existing in ways that are disconnected from each other and from our ecology. I really believe that reconnection would lead to us leading brighter, more fulfilled lives on a healthier planet.
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♥ …~…Walk in beauty, namaste…~… ♥