The rain roars down
A lions last attempt
The zebra of sun
From the jungle of cracks
In the pavement
A whip crack of water
In lawns, borders
Ants dive for cover
In the jungle of cracks
In the pavement
They seal their own doom
Hear the rumble
Just rain, rain, rain,
Flooding in and filling
Pouring between bins
Banging on the flu pipe
Rattling in the vents
And sealing the jungle
In the pavement.
Self doubt can be a crippling thing and believe me when I say I understand that not everything is achievable, whether that’s due to energy levels, mental health, or other obstacles.
But don’t ever let anyone tell you what your story has to be. You are the one who decides what you can do, or at least in partnership with those who are truly on your team.
I’ve just signed a book contract for a project about living a greener, more sustainable life as a Pagan. I’m so excited about this, as it feels like a great way to contribute towards our community.
I’ve also started working completely freelance, as some of you know. The first two months have been, well, challenging financially, but I’ve stuck at it and now have regular work writing about health and nutrition.
I have a lot of great support and I don’t pretend I could do any of those things without it. Thank you, and I hope that whatever your dreams are, that you have a way to move closer to them becoming a reality!💕
I noticed that I don’t tend to blog about Beltane?
I was puzzled by this as I always celebrate Beltane. Some years that’s a full blown ritual. Some years it’s quiet contemplation. The year Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft was released, I took the hopes and wishes of those from my book launch and performed magic to help those dreams come true, using the energy from Beltane fires.
So why, when I look back on my previous writing, is there a conspicuous gap in May?
Maybe it’s because I’m so busy doing, I forget to record and share my experiences. This is a good thing, I suppose. It’s good to realise I’m walking the walk, as well as talking the talk! It’s made me realise, though, that there’s so much more I could be sharing with you, the faithful follower.
This could be my resolution for the best turn of the wheel: to share more of what I do, rather than just what I think about. This Beltane I am:
Cleaning altars and refreshing sacred spaces.
Having a quiet, personal ritual.
Talking sustainability at the Pagan Federation Online Beltane Green Festival.
Spending time in nature with my tribe.
How do you spend your Beltane? What would you like to know about Beltane?
My May Day poem on the Moon Books Blog: