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I arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun, Radiance of moon, Splendour of fire. Speed of lightning, Swiftness of wind, Depth of sea, Stability of earth, Firmness of rock.
Waking up this morning, I smile, Twenty four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Such a beautiful Sunday morning here at Bealtaine Cottage!
I walked out to greet the day and marvel at the subtle changes in the season.
It is a Benediction each morning here at Bealtaine.
A Benediction is a prayer asking for divine blessing.
My Benediction is a prayer to spread the love of the Great Mother out far and wide.
There are people all over the Earth embracing this Benediction and spreading it further…blessings like little breezes.
The invocation of blessings from the Divine Energy of Mother Earth.
For me,there is a deeply emotional conviction of the presence of the Divine all around this land.
It is shared by the many visitors to Bealtaine.
It is revealed in ways that are quite magical.
Each morning there is another layer of beauty and abundance added.
Instead of an intellectual search, there was suddenly a very deep gut feeling that something was different…seeing that Sun…set in the background of the very deep black and velvety cosmos, seeing – rather, knowing for sure – that there was a purposefulness of flow, of energy, of time, of space in the cosmos – that it was beyond man’s rational ability to understand, that suddenly there was a nonrational way of understanding that had been beyond my previous experience…On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious.
We need silence to be alone with the Goddess, to listen to her and ponder her words deep in our hearts.
Prayer is the recovery of the souls breathing.
Have a Blessed Day wherever you are with Mother Earth.
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Enterprise Ireland launched two calls for applications on Wednesday 24th August 2016 to the Competitive Start Fund. These calls will close on Wednesday 7th September at 3pm. Applicants are restricted to apply to one call only.
Evening falls at Bealtaine Cottage.
The nights are drawing in…have you noticed?
“The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.” ― Olivia Howard Dunbar
“I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on, The windows and the stars illumined, one by one, The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily, And the moon rise and turn them silver. I shall see The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass; And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass, I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight, And build me stately palaces by candlelight.” ― Charles Baudelaire
“Inhale and hold the evening in your lungs.” ― Sebastian Faulks
“Although it was only six o’clock, the night was already dark. The fog, made thicker by its proximity to the Seine, blurred every detail with its ragged veils, punctured at various distances by the reddish glow of lanterns and bars of light escaping from illuminated windows. The road was soaked with rain and glittered under the street-lamps, like a lake reflecting strings of lights. A bitter wind, heavy with icy particles, whipped at my face, its howling forming the high notes of a symphony whose bass was played by swollen waves crashing into the piers of the bridges below. The evening lacked none of winter’s rough poetry.” ― Theophile Gautier
“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.” ― William Cowper
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Beautiful two double bedroom top floor apartment to rent in carrick view. carrick view is located on the outskirts of the town within walking distance of all local amenities. Off street parking to the front of the apartment. Presented in excellent decorative order throughout