Enchanted Tracks for Reflection

As the colors of nature shift and fade from one season to another, so do our moods, ideas, and aspirations. These just are a few of my favorite Jon Darkly tracks for reflection or doing quiet work.

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Every Morning is a New Beginning

Morning Glory is a flower that inspires wakefulness and assists with bringing the subtle bodies into alignment with each other. It is helpful in overcoming substance addictions and sleep imbalances. Taken internally, Morning Glory flower essence can stimulate the vitality of body, mind and spirit.

The delicate blossoms of the Morning Glory vine unravel into bloom in the early morning and always reach toward the sun, reminding us to elevate our own thinking and spiritual ideals. They also remind us to make use of the morning as a special time for setting intentions each day, because it offers a clean slate.

Ginger Root & Plant Spirit

Ginger, aka Zingiber officinale is flowering plant related to Tumeric and Cardamom that offers a multitude of benefits on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. The root commonly is used as a kitchen spice that has many medicinal qualities. It makes a delicious addition to many meals and desserts, particularly in Asian cooking. As a medicine it may be best known for alleviating nausea and increasing blood circulation. It also has potent anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and aphrodisiac properties.

A tea made from ginger root is an aid to digestion and can reduce menstrual cramps. It can be safely consumed during pregnancy to help alleviate early-morning sickness. A strong infusion helps fight infections and can help to reduce both chills and fevers. In a syrup it can help speed the recovery from colds and coughs. Some of the main nutrients and minerals found in ginger include Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Niacin, Copper and Zinc.

Dried ginger root can be stronger in flavor and action than the fresh root because it is concentrated, so less is needed. Grating a bit of the fresh root into a cup of hot water with lemon and honey and drinking this before bedtime can stop a cold in its tracks and aid in falling into a deep restorative sleep.

Astrologically, Ginger is associated with the planet Mars, due to its heating properties. It has been worn by some as an amulet to protect overall health and to attract money. As a root that generates much heat it corresponds with the root chakra, representing overall health, security and the ability to manifest whatever is needed for survival.

The flowers of Ginger grow in clusters of yellow and purple flowers that bloom from pink and white buds. Since they are an Indian Rainforest native they prefer warm climates. When worked with closely or ingested in the form of a vibrational essence the energetic properties of these flowers help to heighten spiritual will and spark creativity.

Into the Mysteries…

The Sun has just entered the sign of Scorpio. The veils between the worlds are thinning ~ the voices of our ancestors more clearly heard.

Deeper into the season of dark mysteries and magic we go…

Knowth Passage Tomb

This photo was taken during my recent trip to the Neolithic passage grave and ancient World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne in the valley of the River Boyne in Ireland.

 

Poplar ~ Ruler of the Autumn Equinox

White Poplar, Eadha is the fourth vowel of the Irish Ogham alphabet. It corresponds with the letter E and the station of the Autumn Equinox. There is a great page about it by: Eco Enchantments

The totem animal associated with this letter and season is the majestic white swan, described in Celtic legends as a shapeshifter…