It’s Wednesday morning here on the British isles. I’m on my way to Rome today. It’s only 2.5 hours flight from London gatwick to Leonardo de Vinci Fiumicino airport. But it’s three hours drive to London. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to be in the land of my ancestors and the resources and energy to meet with it. Somehow the journey has rung a bell in my heart that has been longing to be rung. The landscapes here are rich, unique and ancient. Yet there is a newness arising that has been a long time coming. Here’s to newness of becoming all that is required (and given to us) in each evolving moment. To the fresh green rainy woods, the stony path, and the peaceful markers along the way. But mostly here’s to the “I” in Italian espresso!
What an extraordinary place to be. Despite all of the wonderful archealogical and anthropological work done to “solve” Stonehenge, or as i would say; to prescribe meaning to it, the “knowing” that exists about this place and its value is elusive to the experts. The words of purpose that are repeated over and over again are ceremonial and ritual. The next thing that comes out of the conversation is that ceremony and ritual are equivalent to us not knowing what the great stonehenge was “used for”. And so it seems true that our culture doesn’t recognize or value the meaning of ritual and ceremony. Or is it that we don’t have any context? That we’re starving for meaningful ritual and belonging in connection to all of life but we just don’t know where to begin? Where do you stand on ritual and ceremony?
The word Tor means mountain. I had the honor of walking up the Glastonbury Tor yesterday afternoon. This pilgrimage has been made for 10,000 years. Here are photos of some of what I saw from the isle of Avalon.
Chalice well and gardens, Glastonbury somerset UK. Had a beautiful day exploring this sacred site. Great blessings to experience this place. This spring (pacarina) has been flowing since before the roman invasion. It makes one wonder about the origins of being “well”. If this be True origin then in wellness we be fluid, bringing forth pure light from the deep and out into the here and now. And in being so, brightly colored gardens emanate around us. Beauty shine in one of the Andean organizing principles of consciousness wholeness. The ingredients being:
Enke (Renewable feeling good energy)-
and Illa (light).
Holy cow. Carl Smith and Johnny Cash at the Opry with The Collins Kids.
Carl was married to June at the time, but Johnny was movin’ in.
This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.