I want to wish you all a very happy May Day, which is called Beltane in Celtic tradition. It is a time of joyous, open-hearted fun and a festival of flowers, sensuality and delight.
Beltane means bright or sacred fire; it is so named because the blooming of the hawthorn, in Northern Europe, was the signal for bonfires to be lit in every community. The festival included maypole dancing and love making as a way to celebrate the beauty of nature and the renewal of life. There is good reason that the people honored sexuality at this time since everywhere there were signs of flowering plants and bees pollinating their fragrant blooms. All of nature is making love. May Day is above all, the celebration of desire which is the creative energy that brings forth life.
Since Beltane is about celebrating desire, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we create what we desire in our lives. I wanted to share a guided meditation I’ve written that evokes the ancient Celtic lore about Danu, the Great Mother of the legendary tribe, Tuatha de Danaan, who is now known as the Queen of Faery. It is blended with some present day teachings from Abraham Hicks. For those of you who don’t know about the Hicks material, you can go to www.abraham-hicks.com and enjoy.
Once you have read the script, go into a peaceful and relaxed place and imagine yourself walking your path and meeting Danu, then seeing your Vortex of creation. Anytime you wish, you can imagine that shimmering whirl of energy and see yourself placing your deepest desires in it.
I’d love to hear from any of you about your experience with this.
Danu’s Rewrite Your Story Process
Settle in and relax, close your eyes and let yourself sink into the floor.
Imagine yourself walking along a well worn path; a path that is uniquely yours. It contains everything you have experienced in this lifetime; the path you have been walking. Imagine stopping along the way and savoring your milestones: you notice the markers, each representing a valuable lesson in your life, and you pause at the important crossroads where you chose new directions. This path has been absolutely perfect for you, with all its highs and lows, losses and gains. All these experiences are what have made you the incredible person you are today. As you walk your path, celebrate the life you have lived.
Soon, you arrive at a meadow, sparkling with wildflowers blooming in abundance. The scents of the flowers are intoxicating. Take a deep breath and breathe in all this beauty.
As you look to the far end of this meadow, you notice that there is another crossroad waiting for you. Once again you will be making a choice; which direction will you take? A voice inside you says, wait awhile and seek wise counsel.
You look to the heart of the meadow and see a shimmering stand of trees. Their bark is an incredible silvery white and their broad green leaves filter the light of the high noon sun. They are in a perfect circle and you realize that this circle of trees is a Faery ring.
Now you see a woman, seated on a fallen log, robed in a silver gown and magnificent purple cloak. On her head is a golden circlet with precious gems. She is Danu, the Queen of Faery. She beckons for you to approach and greet her. As you do, Danu bows her head in response, a mysterious smile on her lips.
As you sit by her, she asks you to tell her your story. You begin by narrating the path you have traversed, telling her about your life and all the challenges you have endured. She smiles as she holds up her hand, motioning you to pause.
“What is your story now she asks? What is it that you truly want for your life now? Tell me as if it were right here just waiting for you to see it.”
And you think about it for a moment.
You feel her hand touching your shoulder, she is pointing to something and your eyes follow. There, just at the end of her fingers, you see a swirling white Vortex, a mist of energy that has appeared inside this magical Faery ring.
Danu smiles at you again and says: “This is your Vortex, your place of creation. It holds a
ll that you desire and it is ready for you. In this moment, let go of resistance and align with your desires. Feel it happening now. Say to yourself: What I really want is: ___________, and fill in the blank again and again. Each time you think of something wonderful, put it in your Vortex.”
And each time you do this, Danu encourages you saying: “yes, and that too.”
Visualize your life as you truly want it, with everything that fulfills you. As the images appear place them into this shimmering Vortex. Imagine your life from this place of certainty, where everything you want is here right in front of you.
Now Danu motions for you to come closer to your Vortex as she says, “Feel HOPE bubbling up from inside of you; can you feel it?”
And she waits until you nod. “Hope is the closest feeling you have before you enter your Vortex. The next step is to feel it, really feel it and you will attract all manner of helpful people and situations to bring your desires to fruition.”
“Now walk into your Vortex and feel the incredible whoosh of pleasure.”
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And now it is time to return from your Vortex, knowing that you can visualize it at any time. Remember that feeling of hope and then turn it into the feeling of certainty and you will be there.
You take leave of beautiful Queen Danu, thanking her for the gift of her wisdom. She points to the far end of the meadow, to the cross road you saw when you first arrived and you move towards it, step by mindful step. As you reach the cross road, you take a step in a new direction, trusting that you will be guided. You know that are never alone.
This path is the direction where you tell a different story about your life and you will tell it as often as you can. You tell it to yourself and you tell it to others, affirming that it is so until you believe it.
Every time you find yourself wanting to go back to your old story, pause for a moment and see Danu smiling at you, encouraging you to tell your new story, the story of living your heart’s desire.
So take a deep breath, coming back into this time and place and feeling the sensations of your body. Wiggle your toes and fingers and stretch. When you feel ready, please open your eyes. Stay in sacred silence and take a few moments to write in your journals. Write about the images you saw in your Vortex and write the story, your new story that you will tell; the story that affirms your life as you want to live it.