This week we are approaching the Midpoint of Spring. This Sunday we will be celebrating this fertile time of year as a time of setting intentions for all that we want to see grow for ourselves, our community and the world. Beltane or Mayday is a time when we can see in the natural world the fullness of possibility all around us. Let us use this potent time of year to remind us of the magic that is all around us! This Sunday is a special intention setting service.
Plants work well in diverse systems – the same is true of people too. Planting polycultures (guilds of plants which work together) is just one example of how this principle works in the real world. And as well as applying this in the garden, we can also apply it to communities, groups or organizations. Sustainability is something we achieve together – through collaboration and co-operation – it’s not something we do alone.
This weekend we approach the midpoint of fall. We notice that the weather is getting colder, the nights are getting longer and the leaves are starting to change color. Nature is beginning to pull her energy inward in preparation for winter. Cultures and people from across the planet and throughout time have looked to this time of the year to remember those who have passed on from this life. As we see the impending darkness of winter, we are reminded that our time too will come to return our own energy to the earth. And so we celebrate Halloween, Samhain, Dia De Los Muertos, as ways of remembering those who have gone before us.