Saturday. Womb Blessing. Cullerne Garden. Camp Fire. Full moon.

These things summarize the day. But let’s start at the beginning. During the week I had received an invitation to a womb blessing. Now, that might sound really strange, but here in Findhorn nothing is really strange. So I looked at it and since it was to be in the Natural Sanctuary, which I really like, I decided to register myself and to participate. findhorn30_500x295  Natural Sanctuary in Findhorn Park nature_sanctuary

What is the Womb Blessing?

“The Womb Blessing returns our female nature back to its sacredness and awakens and restores our female energies

Relationships, upbringing, the stress and pressure of living in a masculine, modern world – all these things regularly disconnect us from awareness of our authentic female nature.“ – this is how Miranda Gray describes it. womb-logo-tiny The women met at 11:30 o’clock in the sanctuary and we had a little introduction. Than at 12 o’clock we were guided with a meditation. After the blessing there was room for some sharing. For me it was  a very new experience. I did not feel anything special during the blessing. I liked the images we were given during the meditation and I tried to motivate my busy mind to get back to those pictures. One of the images was seeing ourselves like a tree with two main branches, roots growing from our feet into the ground, and the full moon shining from above our heads.

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I love this image. And when I googled womb blessings I also found drawings by Juliaro, which I really like. mujer-verde-montaña

So anyway after the blessing the whole family went into Cullerne Garden for a family project afternoon, well, so I thought. It had all started by being asked if I could water the seedlings in the polytunnel on Saturday between 2-5 pm. And since we had not really made any plans I had checked with Stéphane how he would feel about spending the afternoon in the garden and doing some work there at the same time. He is always ‚in the office‚ and doesn’t have a chance to appreciate the beauty and energy of that place. But instead it turned into yet another revelation, that we all have a different agenda, different needs and most definitely a different work ethics. While I was working in my flower garden and Stéphane prepared the BBQ, the girls were busy playing and even after lunch, they weren’t motivated to help. So in the end it was the very frustrated version of myself and Stéphane who finished what I had wanted to do.

At some point a friend had offered that the girls could stay at their place for the night and her and our kids could play together. Had I know how frustrated and angry I was with them I would have said ‚no‚. But all the arrangements had already been made. So instead of feeling the consequences of their behavior, they were given a hug gift. By 7 pm they were at the friends place and Stéphane and I decided to stay in Cullerne Garden, to start a camp fire, to have dinner there, drink a glass or two of wine and later some whisky and watch the full moon.

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Full moon above Cullerne Garden

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