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Priestess Grove: Blossoming on the Spiral Path

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The Sweetness of Beltaine

It's taken me a while to feel a deep connection to Beltaine, with it's intimate relation to the spring, the fire element and the astrological sign of Taurus, it is of no surprise that this festival was not one that felt native to me.

 

For those of you that have read my previous posts in the spring, the spring season was a challenging one for me, for years undiagnosed PTSD would pop up for me during this time of year, and until I entered trauma counselling and walked through the affects of trauma I was unable to enjoy the bright, sweet season of rebirth and innocence.

 

It was interesting for me to realize that my resistance to the fire element was also a resistance to the spring season, as the fire element rules the spring season in the lineage of Priestess' I was ordained in.

 

Lastly Taurus is my opposite sign, and while she does rule my moon, my Scorpio soul feels much more at home in a Samhain ceremony rather than dancing around a May pole.

 

Yet, now that I have walked through the murky waters of PTSD and have stopped reliving the trauma that was spring for me I am being introduced to the joys of this time of year. I am literally reborn into the spring season as I get to celebrate what the majority of you have always celebrated with the coming of the spring. The fresh flowers, the warming days, the bright sun, the lush green, the sense of wonder and sweetness that lingers in the air, all of these are new blessings to me that I relish in.

 

Beltaine has been urging me to get to know her at a deeper level. Like Samhain, the veils are thin on this day and evening, the spirits of the other realms are here to speak to us, in particular the nature spirits and the realm of the fey come close to celebrate and be merry with us on Beltaine.

 

On Samhain we feast with the dead, we die to our old ways, we enter the dark caverns of the unconscious and we welcome the dearly departed to come close and to commune their wisdom from beyond the grave.

 

On Beltaine we dance with the fairies, we give thanks to the nature spirits for their abundance and growth, for blessing us with nourishment and beauty. We honour the living God and Goddess energy. We call upon the most enjoyable aspects of the Taurus energies, the ability to fully experience the pleasures of this realm, the love of the body, the sensual thrills of lovemaking. We can make love outside and be a part of the Divine intermingling of feminine and masculine energies that are calling forth blossoming flowers, baby animals, fresh fields and full lush crops. 

 

Beltaine brings all of the magic of this realm to light for us. It illuminates the beings that co-exist with us everyday, the fey, the gnomes, the elves, the energy that emanates from trees, flowers and vegetation all vibrate at a high frequency and we are reminded that we do not need to leave our body in order to experience bliss, connection to higher consciousness or transcendence. We can remain firmly rooted in our bodies, we can enjoy the pleasures of this realm and that pleasure brings us closer to the Creator.

 

What an amazing opportunity for such a serious Scorpio soul as mine. Most of the Taurus energy that I have experienced with my Taurus moon (the moon rules the emotions) has been shadow Taurus lessons, obsession with security in my romantic life, safety for my family and a need to stay rooted that runs to the extreme. To be able to step into the highest expression of Taurus and be in the magic that she offers uplifts me and gives me a visceral goal to walk to with my Taurus heart.

 

I had been told for years on this path that pain was an entry way to great spiritual growth, my life has proven that that is very much true. I decided one day that if pain could open me up to such spiritual heights, so too must joy be able to do the same. I was done learning solely through pain, I wanted to learn through joy. I wanted to love my life, my people, humanity, this world so much that I was compelled to open up wider and wider to spirit so that I could remain in the vibration of joy.

 

That is the gift that I feel Beltaine is bringing me this year, the opportunity to let go of all of my worldly concerns without escaping the world and the gift of being in this world for joy. 

 

Beltaine is also a time for my marriage to be infused with the sweetness of true love's bliss and the deep passion of the Goddess and God energies. When I married my husband I vowed to honour him as the God and he to honour me as the Goddess, Beltaine is a moment in time for that commitment to be deepened and actualized at a fuller degree.

 

My larger vision for this Beltaine is that as more and more of us connect to the magic and the intention of this day through ceremony, ritual, celebration, gatherings and lovemaking, the higher the joy frequency will be on our planet. What a wonderful way for us to evolve as a community of souls, through the resonance of joy and love. I see Beltaine as a powerful portal offering a way for humanity to rise up in joy rather than from pain. 

 

That is the vision that I hold for the world and I will help to bring that vision to fruition through my personal walk and my own Beltaine transformations. 

 

May you all be blessed and merry this Beltaine season, I shall see you around the May pole.

 

Grace Be With You,

Priestess of Grace,

Candise Soaring Butterfly

 

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Candise is an ordained Priestess, a professional psychic channel, writer, workshop, ceremony and ritual facilitator and an energy worker.
She is a Priestess of Grace who works with the Butterfly Spirit which is her totem.
Candise practices a faith that she has named 'Lunar Mysticism'. In mysticism we acknowledge One Source and recognize all else as human hypnotism. In Lunar spirituality we embrace duality and marry it, forming non-duality. It is through the practice of Lunar Mysticism that Candise utilizes ritual as a tool to see beyond the hypnotic suggestion of this realm.
Priestess' have practiced the art of marrying the energies from this Earth realm and the Higher realms together for many moons now.
Mystics endeavour to find Source behind the suggestions of illusion.
Thus the Lunar Mystic approach to life is to marry the Truth of perfection with the human experience. This is the path that Candise Priestess', the Spiral Path of Grace, the path of the Feminine Mystic.
Her services are offered both in person and via distance, one on one or in group settings, depending on what it is that you are in need of. You can find her services at : priestessofgrace.wordpress.com

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