Thursday, 27 October 2011

Blessings for Samhain to everyone

Go to a boundary stream with closed eyes, take from the water three stones between middle
finger and thumb, saying these words as each is gathered:

Togaidh Mise chlach
Mar a thog Moire da Mac
Air bhri?gh, air bhuaidh,'s air neart:
Gun robh a chlachsa am dhi?rn,
Gus an ruig mi mo cheann uidhe

(I will lift the stone
As Mary lifted it for her Son
For substance, virtue, and strength
May this stone be in my hand
Till I reach my journey's end)

Carry them home carefully and put them under your pillow. Ask for a dream that will give you
guidance or solution to a problem. The stones will bring it for you.

Apples are significant at this time of year. I light a candle next to an apple and open my front door to
send love and joy to my family and friends.


With thanks to Anamcara and Kees Sman

Monday, 17 October 2011


Whenever I need inspiration from other women, I immediately think of Audrey Hepburn, who, in her youth was stunningly beautiful, and in her last days an ambassador for those less fortunate than herself.

I love this unusual photograph of her!!