Welcome to this latest news update.
The weather here in Kent has been hot and dry for weeks now. I am longing for rain, and scan the forecast each morning to see if we might be lucky enough to get a thunder storm. I love the feeling of the air clearing after a storm.
August is a slow month for many. Schools are, under normal circumstances, on holiday, many businesses also take time off and there are few emails in the inbox and a general feeling of slowing down.
August also marks the start of the harvest season in the UK and the combine harvesters can be heard in the fields around about here, cutting the wheat and barley fields. In our garden we had a good blackberry and bean harvest, both of these are now coming to an end though the courgettes (zuchini) are still flourishing.
This month I am reflecting on what is needed to flourish. What conditions do we need to encourage our growth? While there are times for frantic action there is also great value in following the seasons and allowing ourselves time to slow down. In The Witch's Way (one of my Patreon classes) several students have completed their first phase, after which they are encouraged to take a space to reflect, to pause, before continuing their studies.
Such moments give us time to digest what we have encountered, to regroup, to decide what we find most valuable and what we will use in our own lives and practice moving forwards.
I've created the spread above to explore some of the benefits of slow time this month.
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Sending love and blessings to you wherever you are in the world.
Fiona Beth xxx