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One Spot of Beauty, In a Gray World

When the Beauty of Life Clings onto Life Itself,

Photo of Fireweed
Fireweed (Epilobium augustifolia), Photo taken: Nov 8th, 2015

Sometimes,

We may need a little inspiration to continue doing, that which we feel needs to happen. Life, with all of its challenges and hardships, is also full of anticipation, expectation, curiosity, and the limitless number of possibilities and potentialities. It is all the more reason, worth exploring Life to its every moment. Even a path, traveled only inch-by-inch, will eventually be able to tell the world, that at least someone, has taken the travel, into unfamiliar territory. It is an experience recorded, for others to see, reflect, and also be inspired to carry on, with their own paths of exploration.

There is no “handbook” nor manual on Life. Nor is there any “roadmap” on which path or turn to take, and of when. Each and every Path, is an individual’s own “Sacred Moment of Reflection”. Each and every crossroad, a point of decision. Each and every step, a movement towards the goal, a nuance, or a progress towards an ultimate understanding of who and what we are, and of who or what we may become. It is a Path worth the travel, even with its ruts, stones, and other hazards. It is THAT state of Being in Motion, Here and Now, that we begin to realize our Path, is our own!

THIS is worth a Life experienced, because it is a Life well-lived, no matter where, when, or how we came to it. THAT is the eternal beauty of Life, with all of its “unknowns”.

Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

Nature Magick with Drums and Friends

A DRUM CIRCLE IDEA FOR THE MAGICK OF NATURE!


Here is a way to make a little Nature Magick with the help of a drum circle! This is also another great way to celebrate Life with the giving of a special gift.

MATERIALS:

  • A 3-lb. empty coffee can with its lid,
  • Two twigs that are suitable for use as drumsticks ( the closer to au Naturel, the better ),
  • Some Acorns, dropped fresh from under a tree ( try to find some without any cracks or other signs of mutilation ),

The idea for this project is to put the Acorns inside the coffee can ( as many as there are folks attending your drum circle ) and secure the lid. Prior to starting your drum circle, you could say a prayer to bless your acorns and the drum ( and also your “Natural drumsticks”, as you see fit ). Be sure NOT to shake your drum very much as you wouldn”t want to put too much stress on the acorns! Just play your drum as normal and “make music”, the sweet sounds of Nature should be enough to fill the air!When your “jam session” is over, be sure to thank the God(s) and/or Goddess(es) for their time and their blessings. You can then open your drum to hand out an acorn to each in attendance as a gift of blessings. Each one who receives an acorn from your drum probably should be ready to plant it in some fertile soil when it is time. A sprouting tree is a marvel to behold and makes a great project to plant outdoors when it is big enough to need transplanting. It can also be given as a wonderful “living” gift!The tree you plant from this acorn can be an inspiration and a continued blessing by Nature; full of life, energy, vigor and a reminder of Nature”s marvels!


By: Rev. Dragon”s Eye