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I do not really do Halloween.  This time of the year when all the shops were full with Halloween decorations, costumes ans sweets all I am thinking about  is where this tradition comes from?autumn harvest

 

When it comes to holidays and celebrations I have always liked to look deeper into why this day is chosen and how people’s traditions have changed over the years.This is one of my passions in life -History.History has the ability to answer many questions or at least gives you a point of view , so you can make up your own  mind.history books

When I was a  history student  we were thought, that there is no History, there are only historians, points of view and so on. This understanding has been with me ever since and it has helped me to do and enjoy my journey into vegan-ism and natural nutrition. I like to question everything that someone said and I always look for the truth within me, because the what is true remains regardless of who said it.

The tradition of Halloween goes back to an ancient Celtic custom. As far back as the 5th century B.C. Celtic tribes in Ireland believed that the spirits of the dead were allowed to come back to earth once a year on
October 31st. The Celtic New Year began on November 1st and the belief was that, on the night before the border between the world of the living and that of the dead became blurred. The spirits of the dead would then be able to cross over for this one night into the world of the living.

This also corresponds with the ancient Iberian Fire Spirit called Erce or Erge, Greek Sacred Fire Feast called Chalceia, in honour of a Fire Spirit Hephaestus, and with the great ancient Egyptian Sacred Fire Feast of the Dead, when the slaying of Osiris was commemorated, and when gardens of barley were planted in confident anticipation of his resurrection.Sacred Fire Feast of the Dead

People were afraid of what the spirits may do to them, so they started to dress up to disguise themselves. They would roam the streets in these disguises trying to fool the spirits into believing that they weren’t living beings.People would wear rags and smear ashes on their faces to disguise themselves and keep the spirits of the dead away.halloweenaus-amazing-detail-and-atmosphere

November 1 is the Celtic feast of Samhain. Samhain, Gaelic for “summer’s end,” was the most important of the ancient Celtic feasts.In the cycle of our lives, the NW represents old age and death. We sense the coming darkness (end of the year), aware at last of our own mortality and impermanence of all things, and make our final decisions about what we are content to leave behind, and what we will carry with us into the darkness.  Aware of our frailty, and the long road that lies ahead, we know we must choose only those things we value the most.Samhain Blessings

So there you have a Samhain Blessing for you:
A year of beauty. A year of plenty. A year of planting. A year of harvest.

A year of forests. A year of healing. A year of vision. A year of passion.

A year of rebirth. A year of rebirth. This year may we renew the Mother Earth.

Let it begin with each step we take. Let it begin with each change we make.

Let it begin with each chain we break. And let it begin every time we awake!

Sending Blessings and Love ♥

 

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It is a real indulgence to sit down   every evening and let my mind wonder for a while and then just bang and  click   – I know  what I will be writing about. Some days I would know earlier -depending on the day. The most inspiring moments have been when I am not actually thinking, but letting it think itself.I love this kind of approach in life in general.

There are some challenges in life , that I could not possibly fix. Those kind of things that are complicated and deep , so I just let it flow and hope. A friend of mine used to say that there are 3 kinds of people -the first kind makes things happen, the other kind watch them doing it and the third kind say “what happened”. I think that I am mostly the third kind-I do want things, but I ‘d rather have them if they kinda come to me. I believe, that what I need is always present.let your love flow

Things and thoughts that cause me pain or discomfort I ignore and avoid I do not know until when. Until I have to face it I suppose, if ever. I am one of these people that would hardly ever attack anything or anybody. I ‘d rather pretend nothing happened, but it’s not always that easy for the other person.

I feel new every day as it is and once I get a good night sleep I can rise above things, but it’s not always that easy even if I wish it was. It took me a while to even get over myself and admit that I do not want to eat any animal produce and I am a vegan. I want everybody to be happy and well and everybody to be friends, but how possible is that? I do not know….I have come to realize, that until we feel some sort of separation from each other and dwell on it we will find reasons not to be close.I always look ways to connect and I sometimes even afraid of bad thoughts in case they haunt me ….

I am against wars, but not against the people, that are fighting it. They all have their reasons for it, whatever this might be. It is a sad reality, that in this day and age when humanity can tweet from the planet Mars some children are dieing of starvation …….and also 80% of the grain produced every year is given to animals to make them fat and those same animals are given to people to make them fat and sick…..It is so senseless. We are one and what you do matter. You matter. You are the force, that can make the difference , by the simple actions that you can take. Educate yourself and make your choices. Listen to your heart…..

Sending Blessings and Love
P.S This is day 82 of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 146 days left of 2012.

When I was a little girl I used to fall asleep dreaming that all the living animals come under my pillow and they are all safe and happy . I used to see a lot of birds in September flying away and  imagined all these long and endless lines of animals coming under my pillow and being safe.They were in all sizes and all colours. That really helped me fall asleep.The time in my dream was around sunset and the colours were so beautiful and rich.It was that pink-orange-yellow-white  sky with some of the warmth of the Sun left in it.  All the zebras and foxes and every kind of bird , then the cows and the rabbits . It was comforting to know that everyone is safe and and going to sleep.  In Bulgaria, where I grew up I never heard of Bible or Christianity until I turn about 10, so the associations of Noah’s ark might be there , but in my dream there was nothing really being planed to happen. It was only for the night, while the Sun is down and the stars are bright. It was just a perfect good night story, that I was saying to myself .

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Making the change towards vegan lifestyle has open my senses to communicate with animals again, like when I was a child. I feel incredible in general -there is so much going on and yet on the outside nothing noticeable, but on the inside I am flowing like a river ;-). There is this powerful feeling, that I can make a difference to every child on Earth by doing my best with my own children and then extending that to every living creature , that I come in contact with. I know , that by choosing to eat only plant based food I can save some animals. Real change takes time. I wish I had magic powers and like a river I can go to every child on earth a show them love , nurture them and feed them. I am sending a prayer now to you , reading my post -may your life be filled with Love , Peace and Happiness. May you have all the things, that you need and face and overcome all your challenges.

Now I can only go to sleep properly when my boys are in bed comfy tucked in and sleeping happily.  It is a  kind of magic when after a long day I go and kiss them good night-there is nothing like it. It is Heaven . I know they are the most special children in my life and I want them to become responsible adults filled with kindness and compassion to all life.

We are all connected and with every act of kindness and love you deliver vibes , that go beyond any borders. Your heart sends signals to the electromagnetic field, that is around the world and you with your love and kindness can help me in my mission of loving, nurturing and feeding every child on Earth. There are so many ways to be kind and if you take just 5 minutes a day just to send a silent prayer from your heart you are making a difference . Thank you so much.

Sending blessings and Love

P.S This is day 59 of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 175 days left of 2012.