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A Blessing for Beauty
May the beauty of your life become more visible to you, that you may glimpse your wild divinity.
May the wonders of the earth call you forth from all your small, secret prisons
And set your feet free in the pastures of possibility.
May you recognize in your life the presence,
Power, and light of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone,
That your soul in its brightness and belonging
Connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for your individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
That you have a special destiny here,
That behind the façade of your life,
There is something beautiful and eternal happening.
John O’Donohue

Dear Reader,

As the earth bursts into bloom and the days stretch longer, we welcome the exuberance of Beltane, a vibrant time of year when life’s potent energies are most palpable. Beltane, celebrated today on the first of May, heralds the promise of new beginnings and the full blossoming of spring. It’s a moment to revel in the beauty of the promising world around us, ignite passions, and foster growth in all aspects of our lives. A sacred time that invites us to step into the light of the year and immerse ourselves in renewal, vitality, and joy.

Just as the earth itself renews, so too do we experience our own cycles of rebirth and flourishing. Beltane encourages us to honor these natural rhythms and discover the vibrant energy within, especially during these luminous days.

Beltane – A Time of Fertility and Celebration:

Beltane, pronounced “bell-tayn,” marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It’s a time to celebrate the fertility of the earth, the strength of the growing sun, and the potential within us all to bring forth new life and ideas. This ancient festival ignites the fires of creativity and passion, offering us an opportunity for profound growth and joy.

Connecting with the Vibrancy of Life:

During Beltane, we connect with the vibrant pulse of the earth, acknowledging the beauty and abundance that surround us. It’s a moment to cultivate joy, embrace the energies of growth, and dance with the vitality that flows through all living things. Let’s remember the importance of this celebration, especially as we seek to nourish and inspire our community.

Ritual – A Gateway to Joy:

Rituals are the heartbeats of celebration, helping us create joyful spaces, set intentions for growth, and connect with the blossoming energies that guide our lives. Beltane rituals can include dancing around the Maypole, jumping over fires to purify and renew, or simply taking a moment to breathe in the sweet air of spring and let its freshness inspire new paths forward.

This Beltane, I invite you to embrace the dance of the season. Consider creating your own vibrant space, a sacred area where you can celebrate the fertility of the earth and the creativity within you. Perhaps create an altar adorned with flowers, symbols of fertility and growth. Incorporate the five elements—Earth with blossoms or seeds; Water with dew or a bowl of spring water; Fire with candles to represent the sun’s energy; Air with incense or fresh breezes; and Ether with the sound of music. Let this be a place where joy is sown, where the beauty of life blossoms, and where your spirit dances to the rhythm of the earth.

This Month:

Yoga At The Boathouse

Every Thursday at 10am on the beautiful Shrewsbury River in Red Bank, NJ

Dive into the essence of Yoga with movement, breath, mindfulness, philosophy and story and meditation. All are welcome beginner and advanced students alike will benefit- chairs are available

NEW! Monthly Massage Club

This is your invitation to a continuous exploration of what it means to live well, to live fully. Welcome to our Monthly Massage Membership – your sanctuary for healing and peace, month after month. Bespoke massage and sauna sessions for your health and harmony in Point Pleasant, NJ

A Loving Resource For You

This month’s Oracle reading with The Water Peace Project and Tiffany Carole offered us a dive into the essential oil: Geranium Rose – The Sweet Mother Listen in here.

This beautiful oil brings us the sweetest nourishment and reminders to receive, receive, receive dear One.

Purchase my favorite Geranium Rose oil here and Tiffany Carole’s incredible oracle deck here

Wishing you a blessed Beltane filled with laughter, growth, and vibrant new beginnings.

xo,

Jeanette