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I seek my guidance from the natural world where there is no hidden agenda, there is no need for debate or discussion.  There is just a simple answer when I seek guidance and direction. Dolphin have always been quite special to my heart and they usually appear when I seek clarity or feel I am standing at a crossroads.  I am used to receiving guidance from the animal kingdom, but nothing prepared me for the answer I would receive or the messenger that would deliver the guidance I was seeking.

My life continues to change day to day.  Nothing new when you follow the Path of the Rose and have gypsy blood, but there was something in the air that put me on high alert.  Our recent plans to sail had changed due to incremental weather, so we decided to have lunch on the ocean.   I had been struggling with decisions and which path to choose as I knew I was leaving an old part of me behind.

Dolphin boat

I sat down for lunch, quietly reflecting and asking for a sign.  We were seated outside, at the water’s edge which made me quite happy.  Within a few minutes my sign would come.  A sign I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams.  A dolphin literally jumped out of the water onto a boat.  I nearly fell out of my chair.  I grabbed my phone and took a picture.  The message could not have been clearer.  This magnificent one had left the comfort zone of the sacred blue and entered the world of human.  My message to leave my own comfort zone and enter the world of the unseen had never been clearer.  Trust was important as my world was changing.

If you are seeking guidance pay attention to the signs.  The extraordinary is something we often miss if we are consumed with the third dimensional rhetoric that seeks to divide and separate us.  I have lived my life with the belief, wisely choose what you are willing to fight for.  Not every battle is yours to fight nor needs to be won.  Choose wisely how you spend your time.  I choose to spend mine in nature.

Tomorrow May 1st is Beltane, celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere.  This is the third of three ceremonies performed to invite the Sun’s return. The first began with Imbolc followed by the Spring Equinox also known as Ostara and now Beltane to ensure the power of the sun would be at its fullest at the time of the Summer Solstice when there was the greatest amount of light on the earth. In the ancient times the Druids would walk their animals and families between two bon fires symbolizing purification and cleansing.  They would call in the guardian spirits for protection for the rest of the year believing the sacred smoke created a magick layer of protection. Beltane is when the cares and fears of winter are purified giving way to youth, exuberance, innocence, playfulness and sexuality. In this year of change, expansion, emergence and growth, we need to purify our energy field of fear, worry and anxiousness brought on by the continuous flow of misinformation and a narrative to deceive so we stay in a chaotic state of being.  Find your truth by listening to your heart.  Your truth may not be someone else’s.  Show kindness and respect.  We need to stop fueling hate by instead being an expression of beauty, light and love.  Does how someone else chooses to live really affect your day?  Only if you get consumed in the vortex of confusion.  There is so much beauty around us.  Take the time to experience it.

Inevitably life is about change, but what we are experiencing is change like never before.  By celebrating the seasons as they change on the cosmic wheel, we celebrate the next chapter of our personal journey.  The ancient ones did not just celebrate a holiday at the time of Beltane; it was a cosmic opening for a specific energy.  It is a time known as the “no time” when the veil between worlds is lifted and one of the spirit nights when fairies can be seen.   In the northern hemisphere the first flowers are gathered, and love is in the air.  The ancestors would prepare two sacred fires offering many herbs known for cleansing and purification as well as protection to the fire. Celebrating Beltane can bring good fortune, health, prosperity and good luck for new endeavors.

Beltane fires

Beltane literally means, “shining fire.” The collecting of spring flowers is one of the popular customs of this day. For thousands of years, people would go into the fields to collect beautiful flowers and exchange them as gifts of love. Fertility is a central theme of Beltane.  Our modern celebration known as May Day was borrowed from the origins of the ancient Pagans. The reason the ancient ones danced around the maypole clockwise, symbolized sun wise to bring good fortune, fertility and good luck.   For those who are members of our online subscription series I have posted a ritual celebration for Beltane.  CLICK HERE

May 1st is also known as Saint Germain’s Ascension Day.  During the month of May, we will experience some incredible energy.  I encourage you to take the time to invoke the Violet Flame during Beltane with a ritual fire to assist you on your journey.  May is also full of miracles.  I will be posting the May Planetary influences in the next few days but wanted to remind everyone of Beltane.  We need these moments of ritual and celebration to reset and center ourselves.

Greenman tree

I am celebrating this special day in the Redwood Forest where I have come to gather the teachings of the elders for my journey.   Today I spent time with the Green Man and his sharings for the rest of this year.

Grandfather tree

Nature has always been my schoolhouse and it is here that the clearest guidance is found.  Communing with the 1800-year grandfather tree, brought me great clarity and comfort.  Yes I do talk to trees and they definitely talk back.

For those who may be interested in developing a greater relationship with the natural world and would like to embrace the experience of being nurtured in the red stones of Sedona, I continue to offer personal journeys designed just for you.  CLICK HERE.   May is a  magickal month to experience the beauty as the weather is perfect and life is blossoming.   The next openings will be in the fall.  If you would like to explore an opportunity to discover the divinity within you and receive all that nature has to offer, please contact at [email protected]. I offer one day experiences, two days, weekends, or a five day retreat to really immerge into the natural world.  I can also create a special and unique experiences for a couple wishing to rekindle the spark in their relationship or an intimate group experience for friends wanting to explore the magick together in sacred ceremony.  For those who would like to experience the magick of the ancient redwood forest I am scheduling personal retreats the end of October.  I will also be sharing a weekend retreat over SamHain.

I continue to be available for private sessions to assist one in navigating these times of uncertainty and change.  Appointments are available in May and June. CLICK HERE for more information.

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Wishing you an enchanted month of wonder and miracles.

Love and cuddles, Robbyne

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