This year was with the usual season foods & picnicking outside in the back garden (we call the fairy garden), just enjoying this time of year with the sounds & scents of blossoms, birds & bees. Some of our fruit trees at this time are well & truly into their fruiting cycle, the sun flower seeds are just developing their second leaves, many of the flowering plants where just beginning to show rapid growth & the grape vines are insane & loaded with fruit also. We spent some time working on tidying up a few things & removing weeds. We also let the chooks out to forage & enjoyed watching them & listening to their chatter. It was lovely to reconnect with the waking planet & spend some quite time with family.
Recently I was able to attend a Dream Summit, this was actually an online event that I was able to listen to many speakers from the realm of dream interpretation. It was overall really good, there where many with great advice & information working on knowing yourself to find answers to dreams. As apposed to looking up meanings in books that are often too broad to be really helpful. Most of the speakers emphasized working with visualization & intent, then concentrating on what is happening to the dreamer in the here & now as well as the dreamworld & these all relate. It was very interesting as I mentioned, there where a couple of things in it that didn't resonate with me however as with most things I just moved on from that & concentrated on what did. The other part of it that really peaked my interest was the emphasis on intent & visual journeying which us Pagan's have been doing for just about ever. Nice to see that continuing to filter out into the main stream as such. It's a fantastic way of people beginning & anything that promotes positive energy generation & flow can't be a bad thing.
The next festival is Litha (December 21st) we will probably hold this the same way as Beltane only as many of the friends that often attend will have family commitments for that week with commercial Christmas so close. Then after the new year there is the summer holidays with the kids. Over that time hopefully I will have some time to sit down & share a couple of my past lives with everyone.