Category: light and dark

Beltane through Scottish traditions

I wrote a post on the story behind Beltane yesterday, which posed some questions for consideration. It is no secret that for me Beltane has always been triggering and confusing time and the idea of the celebrations never rang true. Over the last week… Continue Reading “Beltane through Scottish traditions”

Winter stories

The darkest night, oh how rich and comforting your gifts Like the darkest depth of the earth it contains our sorrows and joys Care taking all potential It keeps it, churns it and later We emerge as new towards the light We stretch into… Continue Reading “Winter stories”

Isle of Mull whispers

Outlines of Duart castle drew me in with its mossy and slate colours and ancient architecture. Like a hand of times long gone it stretched out to me across water standing in the rain on a ferry. Greens, pale blues and grey surround my… Continue Reading “Isle of Mull whispers”

Three wishes for Yule

Mind is our biggest ‘prison’. There is nothing more our mind wants is to be stuck on the same track over and over, go in one direction. It doesn’t like change, it doesn’t like upgrading, it is in that sense primitive and when questioned… Continue Reading “Three wishes for Yule”

Last night’s vision

Black winged creatures flew over the loch at dusk. The scene planted me in watchful anticipation. They had bodies of a heron, wings of a bat and a sense of ravens about them. They swirled beautifully over the water with their sharp-edged wings, circling… Continue Reading “Last night’s vision”