Sunday 21st March 7pm
Chris Park is a Druid, artist, musician and storyteller, immersed and versed in the ancient lore and wisdom traditions of the Isles of Britain. He lives in a luxurious hedge with a wayward family surrounded by beehives and organic farmland in the Vale of the White Horse. There he teaches and researches old ways and new. Hosting community ceremony, working with bees and apitherapy, fostering peace and seeking an ever renewed sense of purpose and service
Spring Equinox Meditation
Spirits of this time,
Guides and guardians of the Vernal Equinox gateway,
We humbly beseech your blessings.
Shine upon us the illuminating powers of the East,
Open around us the light of the Earth
Goddess of the morning, grant us your inspiration.
You who come riding over the equinox horizon with the golden quickening force.
You who inspire & initiate all that is, has been and will be.
Germinator of idea and insight,
Life giving ensouler of the mind.
Unfurling arts, sparking science and gifting magic,
Winding winds of change abound, refreshing our senses,
Awakening resolute radiance,
Chest expanding, in breathing, fulfilling, breath of the new day.
Stretching ever forwards, central ray of light, nourishing new dawn, seeding harmony, unlocking bardic lore.
You who raise up the irrepressible, summon the insurmountable, encourage the courageous and excite the insightful.
Safe guarding, earthing and enriching. Guiding natural ways, cultivating elemental equilibrium, calling us to the great work as the year waxes faster forth.
As the hare and the lapwing dance between earth and sky.
Heralding floral fecundity, fox cubs and bumblebees,
As leading light from east to west shows speedy station of the sun.
As springtime’s height unlocks the land, quickens the pulse, deepens the breath.
As frowns begin to fall away from people’s faces, warmth tingles upon skin, lambs jump, frogs leap, and those hands in love with the earth garner more growing.
Amidst the chorus of birdsong, the ceaseless social media, the breezes, the speedy season of new growth, the noises of notifications, the flourishing, stimulating, exciting time of now.
Grant us a generous moment of centred standing and considered ceremony.
Fostering a deeper sense of place and a more peaceful sense of purpose.
Opening an ever more compassionate heart for all existences.
Allowing wiser inspirations and wider horizons.
Merry Vernal Equinox