Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lammas and the strength of women...



 Everything at the moment is lush and fruiting, the fragrance that rises from the damp warm earth is heady and powerful, this time of the year is about fullness and fulfilment as the harvest and crops are gathered. 

In a few days it is Lammas the corn is cut , the God is represented in the grain, the Goddess cuts the corn she sacrifices him and returns his goodness to the Earth. This is a huge sacrifice, Lammas shows us whispers of immortality. of rebirth, life and growth.
 We are daughters of the goddess, yes us women, we are strong and we make sacrifices all through our lives, this is a time to remember that and celebrate it.

Make a corn dolly or Grain mother weave her from stalks growing at the edges of fields be creative
decorate her with ribbons, give thanks for the gifts of the harvest. You can talk to her, tell her of your regrets, of the things you din't achieve this year, of disappointments keep her till spring when you can bury her and return her to the earth where she came from.
Make bread, if you can include something you have gathered or grow yourself,  then
share this with your family to celebrate the harvest to be part of this sacred time and to feel the joy of nature.
Hugs and have a special Lammas
Lynn




9 comments:

Kay said...

Lynn..I so needed to hear this today...how did you know?...sending you blessings....enjoy your celebrations..xx Kay

sarah said...

Thank you for this post, for loads of reasons.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That is lovely. So earthy and almost primal......your create magic with everything you do.

Mrs Bertimus said...

Such beautiful sentiments, so interesting x

Jess said...

I see everywhere the hay being cut and collected, I shall look upon it with new eyes today, thankyou.
Jess x

Jade said...

What a wonderful post, dear Lynn...........how I love this time of the year!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jade

Evergreen Mo said...

Have just finished a series of work connected with the earth. The 2nd book was about Ceres the goddess of corn. Lovely to read your blog which had the same sentiments. This is such an important time of the year in the farming cycle and sets up feelings of renewal as well as an ending.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Lynn, long time no see! Your name came up on Pinterest and I had to pop in and see you. Women are strong we do need to remember that. I love the sound of all these rituals and traditions, but I don't really practice any?? Haven't been blogging for a while, but will get back to it when the time is right. All is well in my little corner, hoping it is in yours too? Keep pinning lovely stuff. All my love, Linda xx By the way, as a child I went to the Aul' Lammas Fair in Ballycastle and it is around this time of year, now I know what it's about, thank you!

Beverley said...

Hello Lyn, I just wondered where you have gone to and hope you are well. Missing your lovely blog posts. Bev