My wonderful man, Andy, proposed to me on Saturday. On bended knee, in the middle of Lincoln, on Steep Hill, in front of hundreds of people. I was so shocked, surprised and overwhelmingly happy, that I cried (as I normally do – apparantly, I am such a girl. In my defence, I do have pink hair!).
We were shopping for rings, for our upcoming handfasting in May. He actually did propose in November last year, albeit, not in the same, romantic manner. He claims he isn’t romantic, but he is really. We had scoured the shops and jewelers, looking for the perfect Celtic style handfasting bands. Unfortunately, I have rediculously slim fingers, so all of the rings I liked, were too large.
So, this is my fairytale…..
I am starting to panic slightly, as it is taking place on the 6th May and as yet, we have no rings and I have no dress!!! I am trusting in the Goddess here and hoping that she will guide me!
So, what is the purpose of this blog, other than to boast about my romantic fiance (wow! I never thought I’d say that!)? I have decided to attempt a daily blog, just noting the Magickal and Yogic happenings in my day to day existance.
In my fairytale existance of today, I watched a Blackbird, feeding from one of the bird feeders hung on the grapevine at the end of the garden. He then flew across to the bird bath and had a really good splash. And what a perfect afternoon for taking a dip! Blue skies, sunshine and an abundance of insects buzzing around. Yesterday, I saw my first butterfly of 2012 – right before the cat pounced on it
I then practised some Yoga on the decking, in the late afternoon sunshine and listened to the Blackbird, or Druid Dhubh (pronounced druid-doo). What an enchanting and beautiful song he sings. Did you know, that in the Celtic Animal System, he is the first in a series of five totem animals, that are central to the Druid tradition. He is the keeper of the Gateway, the Gateway between worlds. He holds enchantment and awakens the inner call.
He seems to call to us, from the Gateway between day and night, calling us to follow a spiritual path, perhaps showing us to become more self-aware. He shows us the pathway to the Otherworld, to secrets we may need to discover about ourselves; our motives, our potential. Strange then, that he should sit on top of the chimney stack, calling to me, while I was working on an Ashtanga Yoga flow.
We all know that there are times in life, when we need to focus on the outer world – the everyday world. But there are also times, when we need to focus on our souls, our inner voice. The one that whispers to us of hidden messages and meanings within all things. The connection to the higher self or the Goddess/God within. It may be time for me to explore a little deeper, to look closer at spiritual truths, exploring the inner world, through dreams and myths.
Perhaps if I listen to his song, I may discover healing, perhaps delve into new depths of my soul….