Blessings of the First Harvest to you
Everyone gathered their newly plucked corn, and tomatoes, zucchini and peas, strawberries, plums, pears and on. The smell of freshly baked Bread wafted throughout the fields from women baking in outdoor ovens. In this Ritual, all the neighbors and farmers came together, brought their freshest delicacies to share with one another and always there was feasting, dancing and much laughter. There is even an older movie called Dancing at Lughnasad with Merle Streep.
These times are remembered throughout history and continue today. Lots of us these days desire to return to simpler times… communities gathering together in celebration…. Real communication, not coming from a screen.
I feel grateful to live in such a community. People know each other by their first names, and we gather together to celebrate and honor all kinds of life’s passages and seasonal holidays.
Traditionally the First Harvest is a time for Gratefulness…. For all that Mother Earth provides for us.
I invite you today, to have a quiet moment to reflect on what you are grateful for.
There is always so much.
I am grateful for you in my life.