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My thoughts today are based on today’s meditation from the book The Celtic Spirit by Caitlin Matthews. The way we relate to the land has changed. Where once we saw a link between the fertility of land & beast & people now there is a disconnect. Few people equate hamburger with the cow it came from. Few have actually pulled a carrot from the ground or an apple from a tree. Our food comes packaged clean & sanitary, with no mess & very little effort. We don’t give thanks to that which dies to support our life, we fail to even acknowledge that it happens. In the time of year when planning & planting is taking place very few of us are a part of it. Even in the depth of the city, trees are budding, grass is greening, spring flowers are blooming but do we celebrate it or even notice? Changing this takes conscious thought because we have lost the habit. But I believe it is a habit well worth regaining. To say grace (thank you) for our meals, to take our daily walks aware & engaged in our surrounding both are worth the time it takes.

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1 Shawn Bose = ""Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. She is the author of over 50 books including Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, a study of Divine Feminine in Gnostic, Jewish and Christian thought and King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld, a new translation and study of the Welsh poet Taliesin’s extraordinary poem, itself a major cross-roads of British mythology."Learn more about her on her website."
2 Cary W = "When we contemplate the mystery of fragile life in a cold, empty universe, then the connection to all things returns to our awareness, and gratitude of true understanding bursts forth like the sun which sustains us."