I touch the earth and offer gratitude
for this land I call home.
I reach towards the sky and offer gratitude
for sun, moon, and stars.
I place my hand on my heart
and breathe deep, offering gratitude
for all that I am and all that I have
and for the many blessings of my life…
As we reach the celebration of First Fruits, Lammas, on August 1 (or August 7), it is a beautiful time to reflect on the abundance in your life, the bounty around you, and that which you are harvesting or savoring.
“Eating the first corn, cutting the first ripe tomato, grilling fresh fish in the open air: if done consciously, these can become rituals of love and thanksgiving to the earth that sustains us.”
–Patricia Monaghan, The Goddess Companion
What is sustaining you lately?
We are grateful for the community of people at Brigid’s Grove. Thank you for being a part of this Circle!
This month we have a simple FREE gift to offer to you:
- A guided audio First Fruits Ritual (you may also access the ritual via our free companion Everyday Magic classroom).
- We also have a “web of creativity” ritual recording available from our weekly ritual in the Facebook Circle and it is available here.
- Also, just a reminder that our two introductory free classes are also open:
I’m also pleased to announce that we are accepting early spring enrollments in the revised and dramatically expanded Practical Priestessing course (it now includes a bonus, optional live ritual, retreat, and initiation ceremony near my home in Missouri at the close of the course! Early bird discount available on single-payment registration using code “summermagic”). The Red Tent Initiation program also remains available on a rolling enrollment, self-study basis.
Lammas Goodies in Our Etsy Shop:
- Lammas Goddess (Horned Goddess option available too)
- Lammas God
- Harvest Gaia
- Harvest God
- Macha Story Goddess
Our new She Listens sculpture is almost ready to be listed in the shop. Her first casts will go out to our “Mystery Mail” subscribers on Patreon first and then we will open her shop listing at the end of the week. We are still working on the color blend for our Harvest Magic Story Goddess as well.
The last Summer Altar Kits are on sale now too!
My heart overflows with abundance
I know the magic
of golden kernel
The symphony of wheat and corn
And what it feels like to dance sunlight into wine.