Full Moon - Women's Healing Circle
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I came across this beautiful, beautiful inspiring post below from my fellow Slovak sister Zuzana Palovic - thank you for reminding me of my roots!
" May is the month of love in Slovakia and its first day is suitably honored in the heart of Europe. The fragrant blossoming cherry trees swaying in warm spring breeze become the scene of a ritual of love older than time.
Couples of all ages pilgrim to the glorious trees to kiss under their blooms. Why? The common narrative goes that a woman unkissed on May Day would wither within a year. Truth, however, is more more alluring.
Kissing under a tree has pagan origins. The old Slavs worshipped trees as sacred. They were their churches and their antennas to the divine connecting heavens and the earth. This is where engagements took place and marital vows were made. Holy trees and sacred groves became the witnesses and guardians of love.
Delving further, the bygone cultures connected love to new life and fertility. It is no wonder they associated these with spring, a season of nature awakening its potent creative force. Traditionally, rituals were held at the beginning of May and throughout spring to honor, celebrate and lay prayers at the feet of Mother Earth. These were the rituals of abundance, fertility, dance and joy. People connected to the pulse of the earth laid themselves on the altar of nature to offer the best and purest of themselves in the celebration of life. They called on benevolent nature to keep them in her nurturing and nourishing embrace, safeguarding plentiful harvest and all that is asking to be born.
The legendary May Day kisses under cherry trees pay respect to the roots, the authentic ways and indigenous ceremonies of life. It is an ancient act of connecting to all creation, those who cane before us and those who are yet to come."
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