A Joyful Lammas Day

Whispering Earth

Lammas, or it’s Gaelic equivalent Lughnasadh, is celebrated today in honour of the first harvest, the wheat harvest. Lammas is derived from the Anglo Saxon for ‘loaf-mass’ but was also known as the ‘festival of first fruits’ as the first berries are now starting to ripen in the hedgerows.

This is a time to be grateful for all the beauty of the natural world; for the harvest of herbs and foods, for the wildflowers and the insects that pollinate them, for our communities of friends and family and for the waters that feed the land and its creatures.

So often the nature of the human mind is to look for what is wrong and find ways to fix it. The coming months are a time to reap what we have sown and dwell in the simple gratitude of what we have, not looking for ways to change it or to make…

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One thought on “A Joyful Lammas Day”

  1. Thank you for the reminder- I have been so agonized over the state of the world lately, and have been receiving gentle reminders to enjoy my blessings. This is yet another timely reminder that I am abundantly blessed and a nudge to share in that goodness with everyone I can! Blessed Be!

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