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Monday, July 9, 2012
I find the Egyptian Mystery School to be similar to the Celtic Mystery School in that unity or oneness is broken down in to separate principles. In Egypt the deities represent these principles, and in the Celtic, the tree dyads represent them. But what is true is that the teachings, nature, humans, and the divine are meant to work together and to create love, peace, forgiveness, and to participate in potentiality and possibility.
Coll Hazel: The portal period of this summer month is ruled by the Hazel tree which shares this portal with the Quert Apple tree. This period runs from June 13th to July 10th. Heather and the Mistletoe also participate in this period as plants that represents the summer solstice on June 20th.
The main message for Hazel is inspired wisdom of the heart. Hazel offers truth and higher perspective and guidance. This is a time to demonstrate our gratitude for the abundance of Mother Earth as we see the growth in all that has been planted. The sun is at its zentith and the days of sunlight are the longest. It is the time to claim and pat ourselves on the back for our own growth. It is also a time to be creative: write in your journal, write poetry, sing, dance, create art, or paricipate in a craft or something in which you can express your creativity. Get out in nature and allow her power to support you and heal you. Spend some time out at night under the light of the moon. Under the sign of Cancer the family is emphasized as is showing reverence and respect for your own intuiion. Seek the council of Merlin or Thoth in your own meditation.
The apple tree symbolizes fruitfullness and fulfillment. Again we are asked to give gratitude for the bounty that Gaia shares with us. She is all about the fairies, magic, and the Isle of Avalon that so honored the Goddess who represents unconditional love and acceptance and understanding. Sit under an apple tree, close your eyes and simply breathe deeply and notice what you notice. This is done with grace and ease, no pushing for something to happen. Often we are led into a trance state where the fairies, or the Goddess spend time with us and offer us their perspective, their joy, and their wisdom.
Muin Vine: Vine rules from July 11th to August 7th. We have August 1, or Llamas to celebrate during this period which is the celebration of the beginning of the harvest and is known as the Day of the First Bread. This portal is all about the celebration of the fulfillment of summer and the sun. It is a time of social expansion, coming together to celebrate and share food and drink. The mother aspect of the Goddess is forefront. This is a time of theatre, storytelling, dramatics, and performance. Take time to think about what you have brought to fullness and what you are grateful for in your life.
Gort Ivy: Ivy rules from August 8th to September 4th. This portal represents our ability to keep reaching for the light, and the fact that we are constantly moving in a spiral direction upward in consciousness; that this is our nature, as it is the nature of ivy. When we find ourselves in a difficult situation, we are reminded that is but another round of growth and that it is our nature to keep growing. We are also encouraged to take the journey into the labyrinth of our own souls, our inner life, and our own mystery. Take some time for inner reflection. Spend some time in silence.
If you are interested is a tree session please email me at Sharlynhidalgo@hotmail.com and give me your skype number.
You can read more about this on my website at http://www.alchemicalhealingarts.com My classes will begin again in the fall so let me know what you are interested in. Lots of love and light to each of you and thank you for your interest and support! And happy summer! Sharlyn