Musings of Hope from a Celtic Warrior

On this Solstice a new life begins,

A new Fire is Kindled under the watchful gaze of Brighid

 

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A Carmelite Soul

Tomorrow my stay in a Carmelite convent for this week comes to a close.  In some ways these few days have been an abbreviated version of my five years living as a Carmelite. First, something of Carmel. Carmel is a desert landscape, yet a desert that blossoms. Carmel is a mountain to be climbed, yet … Continue reading A Carmelite Soul

Childhood Trauma and Dissociation

Yesterday a link on Facebook sent me here https://lucidwitness.com/2015/09/25/peek-inside-a-classroom-jose/ – A poignant, powerful account of a young child’s dissociation during lessons on account of traumatic events unfolding in their life. It reminded me of my own childhood in class, the ultra-quiet one, the spacey one. Working in education now, these are the children I am mindful of, … Continue reading Childhood Trauma and Dissociation

Ogham-Tinne (Holly)

Harvesting the essence from my Tinne ogham stave earlier was a powerful experience. Tinne is Unconditional Love, Balance. Tinne  can be experienced as the love of a mother, or a very masculine love. For me today, it was a strong masculine love which came through, a warm and all-enveloping love. The Holly King of the … Continue reading Ogham-Tinne (Holly)

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