Beltane 2002

Roses surround the entrance to the RainbowWeb

It is not easy this year to experience the joys of Spring. A waning Moon, unremitting drought, and constant news of fresh tragedies from all around the world, are more resonant of Samhain than late Spring and early Summer. Yet, in spite of the lack of rain, and many people's extravagance with, and lack of reverence for, our Sister Water, somehow the roses seem to have surpassed themselves this year. Roses are in fact amazingly tough, and and if not 'coddled' will put on a brave show with no artifical watering. Some of the loveliest specimens are derived from varieties found in the remote, and often arid places of the earth.

The approaching Dark Moon, on November 5th. encourages deep contemplation and mindfulness, from which, as from the roots of the wild rose, grow the tough thorny stems which enable endurance, so that in the fullness of time the fragrant beauty of the flowers can gladden our hearts. Whatever our personal tragedies, however searing our pain, it is a fact that that which we call 'Good' will always balance out that which we call 'Evil' - though it seldom seems that way, except in hindsight.

If we are willing to endure, and to continue to grow, then our spirits will eventually, like the roses, bloom with beauty and fragrance, bringing refreshment and healing to those travelling the remote and arid places of the soul.





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with love from Margaret RainbowWebThe World Turns  - click to go to Global Meditations



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