Happy Beltane 2017! – Planting Joy.

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Kokopelli Bee Free Beltane Bordüre PTcr © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.Komm lieber Mai und mache die Bäume wieder grün! – Come dear May and make the trees green again!

This year May is doing exactly that:  It makes the trees green again at lets the Japanese cherry trees blossom.  Although Spring seemed rather cold here in north Germany, it is obviously perfect timing as you can take from the wisdom of the old folk song mentioned above.Kokopelli Bee Free Beltane Bordüre PTscr © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.

In the night before the 1st of May many people in Germany celebrate Walpurgis Night  – or as it seems to have been called by the Germanic people before the Christianization : the Wotan Night.

For me the energy of Saint Walburga always feels like that of Frau Holle.  The great Earthmother who lives deep inside the earth, makes the seasons and gave the elder tree its German name (Hollunder- or Hollerstrauch).  Holla the forest fairy she is called by some as well.  The Devil’s clever grandmother who sets straight everything that her pig-headed grandson bungled up.

Kokopelli Bee Free Beltane Bordüre PTcr © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.Then, on the first of May, many people celebrate the Celtic start of Summer with the Beltane festival.

Now the trees are becoming green again and the wild herbs begin to spring up in abundance.  The song of the birds now is enriched by many voices  – of those that have come the South to spend Summer here and also by those songs that simply are not sung in Winter.  The birds also seem to have their own seasonal folk songs.  The sun now has more power and brings along fresh joie de vivre.  Or perhaps it is merely refreshing the joie de vivre with new energy that is already living in our hearts.

It is the time of the long days and short nights, of light and enjoyment.  A good time to Kokopelli Bee Free Beltane Bordüre PTscr © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.check in once in a while and take a look around at what actually surrounds us.  The light enlightens all the abundance around us.  Also it enlightens the dark corners in our lives and reveals to us where we perhaps could make life a little easier on ourselves if we clean up the chaos which possibly collected up there and wipe down the dust.

It is a time of movement and dance before the days get too hot and the air gets too heavy in late Summer.

Also it is still a good time to plant the last seeds and seedlings.  How about a little more joie de vivre to spice up the meaning of life or a bit of peace in our lives?

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With this in mind:

A Happy Beltane!

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What would you like to have more of in your life?  What can you do to nourish the seed or seedlings which bring into your life that which you desire?  What makes your heart sing?

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

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By the way, the Beltane issue of my Kokopelli Bee Free Newsletter is out.  You can view it >> here << or you can subscribe to the newsletter >> here << so that future issues automatically get sent to you via email.

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Much Love,
Steffi

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