At the Still Point of the Turning World

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Earth is warming and waking up and I have been craving the outside.

So I put my trusty wellies on and marched down to Bosley Patch.

“Tamsin, I need my hands in the Earth again”

My help was gladly accepted and I asked to barrow manure, a job that although is a lot of hard work is very rewarding! I planted onions and picked salad and spinach and did I ache the next day? Most definitely yes!! I have returned in the following days just to soak up some beautiful dusk sunshine and along with friends we helped skin a polytunnel – a process I am becoming more and more familiar with as Bosley Patch grows!

Soon the hours of daylight will equal the hours of darkness and in that moment, amidst the buzzing activity that Spring always brings, there will be a pause – a stillness.

“At the still point of the turning world…neither from nor towards. There the dance is.” – T.S. Eliot

So if you feel your projects and dreams are flourishing at a pace just beyond your comfort zone, try not to worry, instead call on this stillness, find your space in it and remember, it’s all a dance. For now is the time for Freedom and Courage – take the risk, do the thing that scares you, put the most dreaded task at the top of your to do list, there is only Growth. Just like the new life we can see all around us, never pass up the chance to be Young at Heart.

It’s not just you that will be doing scary but vastly exciting things. In between time spent in treatments with you lovely Earthlings, there are many things Red Earth HQ has in the pipeline.

“I’ve got a plan, I’ve got an atlas in my hand” – B.F. Leftwich

Okay, so maybe not quite an atlas, more of a map of England! Red Earth will be on the road – but where to and for what you ask? Sssshhh! It’s a secret for now, I’m not quite ready to share that Sunbeam with you. I can tell you, however that Doula Training with The Red Tent Doulas is this weekend! New, exciting, open and ready to learn!

Mamma Red Earth is paying me a visit soon, she recently informed me that the grassy bank in her garden is covered in Primroses – she has such an affinity for them! Ahoy there! Such Joy! So this little plant profile is for you Mamma and all my Earthlings that also love this cheerful little flower! See if you can spot some!

Primrose (Primula vulgaris) – Also known as “The Key Flower”, this little plant has a very pure healing energy that washes away extraneous mental activity. Bringing deep peace and instilling a calm, secure sense of connection with the Earth – Carol Guyett.

Until next time my Lovely Earthlings

Sarah

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