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Winter brightness

It has been so long since I have posted here! Life was just too busy, I guess.

But today was a day off, free, and I went for a walk with the dog. It was cold, frosty but sunny and here are some pictures from the land here. What a gorgeous day, what a lovely moment to just breathe the cold air and bask in the pale glorious sunshine that only lasts for a few short hours now. The Solstice is coming ever closer…

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Contemplation et transformation

Caché tout au fond de mon être, il y a une source d’eau vive qui jaillit sans arrêt. Caché tout au fond de moi-même, il y a plus que moi. Notre vie de tous les jours le rend difficile de redécouvrir ces trésors mais si nous prenons un peu de temps pour mettre les distractions à côté et pour nous concentrer sur notre coeur, une grande aventure peut commencer.

Le savoir autour de cette vie intérieure n’est pas oublié par tous. Ici et là, il y a des groupes de personnes de différentes convictions et croyances qui ont pu expérimenter la rencontre avec ce grand Mystère que certain parmi nous appellent Dieu. Différentes traditions ont conservé et transmis des enseignements autour de cette rencontre mystique. Une d’entre elles est celle des Céile Dé, une petit groupe monastique écossais qui vivent une vie de silence et de contemplation. Venez découvrir cette tradition avec ses pratiques de prière, de chants et de méditation au long d’une journée avec Heike Killet, Oide (enseignante ordinée des Céile Dé).

 

Dimanche 24 avril 2016 à L’ArBre, Bruly-de-Pesche (Belgique)

Renseignements et inscription +32-(0)496-86.32.10, ceiledebooking@gmail.com

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2014 in review

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 420 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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After my struggles with my asignment and the completion,of the “Iona” yarn, I had a look at the workbook (yes, I should have probably started there but well…). After reflecting on “what if…” questions, dreams, missed possibilities and letting go of all this, I wondered how a new start into creativity might look. The colours would have to be bright and contrasting, the texture both rough and smooth. Unfortunately, my selection of wool is all in fairly tame colours but I remembered a bright pink silk scarf in my cupboard that I hardly ever wore. I ripped it in long shreds and started my second yarn with this! The locks from the French Alps got mixed with rabbit fluff, very white and soft, plus the bright blue and green ramie that already appeared in the “Iona” yarn. The third thread was in shades of purple, and all three together make a – for me – pretty startling effect! Have a look:

Pink silk scarf shreds…

All three ingredients side by side

Can you see the rabbit fluff ? 🙂

Just a quick snapshot before I block it

 

And her is the finished yarn, “Iona”, very ordinary looking but check out the colours coming out here and there 🙂

 

Imbolc







Brighid has come out of the hill

Bleak are the fields
Stretching to the horizon
Barren the trees
Under a leaden sky

Burdened is my soul
With its load of empty thoughts
Beat for beat
My heart labours on

Cold wind, cold air
Chill me to the bone
Cailleach the Crone
Craddles me close

Burning in my soul
Is a glowing ember
Blinding me almost
As it bursts into flame

Bright Brighid
Bountiful maiden
Bearing so many gifts
Bringing hope and joy

Two and yet one
Old and young
Wisdom and strength
Gifts without measure




 

Rainbow footprint

 

 

 

 

Orkney Colours…