Wanderland Iseum honors the eight seasonal Holy Days with ceremony from 12-2 on the days listed below. These natural turning points in the Earth’s cycle have been celebrated by people of many cultures throughout time. At these junctures, the energy alignment of sun, moon, and earth is particularly powerful.
These seasonal cycles form the basis of myth, ritual, planting customs, and our understanding of birth, growth, death, and renewal. Honoring the continuous cycles of nature brings us into a closer relationship with the living Earth.
For a more detailed description of a Holy Day Ceremony, check our calendar about three weeks prior to the date of the Holy Day.
WANDERLAND RAINFOREST SPRING EQUINOX HOLY DAY CEREMONY CANCELED
(but Spring is not!)
Although we are joining in the community effort to not give the coronovirus a chance to spread, I would like to share with you the meditation that would have been the center of our planned ceremony. It is a “walking” meditation; that is, you let the words go through your mind as you walk through your day. And your day will, of course, always present all kinds of bumps and jolts, surprises, and– Beauty. The meditation helps you keep Balance while you go through the changes.
From the Navajo
Walking In Beauty (Blessing)
Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me,
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever,
nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful.
As you walk the Earth, welcome the return of Spring as life returns in a myriad of forms. Here at Wanderland, trilliums are budded; oxalis is opening on the forest floor; and the golden ears of skunk cabbage are tuned to bird song and spring breezes.