Celebrating the Fall Equinox

This weekend I gathered with a group of friends to celebrate the Fall Equinox. It was an amazing ceremony that we held on Friday evening at sunset, and the days following were life changing. To tell the truth the whole week leading up to the Equinox were really hard for me and I had to face a lot of fears. Interestingly facing my own darkness seemed to go hand in hand with what the Fall Equinox is all about.

Here is an article on the esoteric meaning behind the Equinox. Ancient Sacred Sites Reveal Their Esoteric Message at the Autumn Equinox.

I love celebrating the Equinox and the Solstices. It feels like being in touch with the earth, the universe and the secret mysteries of life.

I hope to post a video from the ceremony soon. Did any of you celebrate the Equinox?

How to make rose honey

  1. Gather rose petals in a jar. I prefer to use wild roses because they are more fragrant and seem to make the strongest medicine. But you can also use petals from domesticated roses, just make sure they have not been sprayed with pesticides.
  2. Fill the jar to the top with lightly packed rose petals. Pay close attention while you work because the roses might silently speak to you.
  3. Cover the petals with honey, preferably raw. If the honey is very thick, simply heat it gently until its pourable.
  4. Stir the honey with a knife or something else handy to you, or simply turn the jar on its head several times a day to make sure all the petals are covered by the honey.
  5. Let the honey stand for a few days to a few weeks, and it just gets better with time.
  6. Spread the honey on toast, put some in your tea or drizzle some over your yogurt. Close your eyes and feel the love.

 

The flower of love

I’m enjoying my last few days in Norway before my vacation ends. Life is very different here. Everything is quiet and close to nature. I’m taking in the silence with my whole being and it’s so soothing. It’s been raining a lot, but I don’t mind as I find the rain to be very refreshing. Perhaps I haven’t been here long enough to tire of it.

I’ve been making wild rose honey. In another post I write about How to Make Rose Honey. Rose honey is one of my favorite treats. It is delicious and so lovely. Rose is after all the flower of love, and I feel that eating rose honey is like taking in a little bit of that sweet love. I’ve gone through a lot of grief in my life and I feel rose is very helpful in opening up my heart again. It’s a wonderful food to give yourself if you feel you need some extra care, or perhaps you can give a jar of rose honey to someone you care about.

Want to capture some love in a jar? Read my post about How to Make Rose Honey.