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Out and About on White Owl Island – Heather Blakey

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I have been out and about with my sketch book and visited the big bollards near the jetty and White Owl Farm. It was the most lovely day out. I had my bag, with some sandwiches and a drink tucked inside and slept to the sound of the ocean pounding near the bedroom window when I finally got back to my hideaway retreat.

(White Owl Island Archive, March 2006.)

(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)

Written by imogen88

April 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

Easter Myrtle

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Easter Myrtle
According to some discussion on the meaning of Easter
Adonis was allegorically the child of Myrrha — who later became the
Myrtle tree.  Loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone,
arguments ensued, and were eventually resolved for Adonis to spend
4 months of the year with each of them, and the rest
how he chose.  Adonis chose to spend these months with
Aphrodite, the goddess of love.  In the wheel of seasons,
spring brings rebirth, after the darkness of winter.  In this
way, it can be seen that metaphorically, everything is
experienced, even in the choices of Adonis.  He chooses love
over grief, even though he has experienced its real pain.  The endless
cycle of change results in a rounded maturity, borne out of
letting go of what is old, and reaffirming life and love, the
spirit of renewal, and living, regardless.
Yet all humanity’s
phases don’t always co-incide with the seasons.  For this reason,
it’s interesting to note the above archetypes can serve for any
time, provided their meaning is known.  There can be
sadness at rebirth time, like Easter, or happiness in the
dark of Winter, the usual time of deep inward-looking solitude.
Like the tides, the archetyes can shift and change, as
people learn about them and capture the wisdom they
teach, so rather than static, crusty old ideas, these
ideas seem able to shift with humanity’s needs, ever
being renewed. 
So Easter is the time for renewal, coming
to the southern hemisphere as autumn and harvest,
and to the northern, as spring and rebirth.  Easter symbols
are rabbits or hares for fertility, eggs for rebirth and the
collective humanity.  It is traditionally timed in line with the full moon
and the equinox, throughout most parts of the world, and in
this way is a shifting, evolving celebration.  In this way, change
is a constant, and old patterns and ways are discarded to keep
up with the new.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter season!
Easter Myrtle
(copyright Imogen Crest 2008.)

Written by imogen88

March 22, 2008 at 2:48 am