WELCOME IN THE NEW
She is fragile and gentle but strong,
that is where many get her wrong.
Ancient wisdom, forever young at heart,
Birch tree in Ogham, heralds a new start.
Aches and pains may heal and be gone,
from the magical properties of this one.
Healing tonics when gathered; delicious.
cradle for baby and yule for Christmas.
Spiky green leaves, silver white bark,
kindling of passions ignited from spark.
Sweep away the old, welcome in the new,
this is what Birch tree means to me and you.
Twigs used for brooms, or tinder of fire,
what then, flames your hearts desires?
Victoria Healing ~ 15.12.2020.
WELCOME IN THE NEW
CELTIC TREE MONTH
From December 24 – January 20.
Birch Tree ~ The Achiever.
Ogham Tree Meaning: Beginning. Renewal. Youth. Vision.
Birch is the first of the tree symbols, for the first moon cycle in the Ogham Tree Calendar. Known by the celts as Beith (pronounced ‘bay’) it is the symbol of new beginnings, regeneration, hope, new dawns and the promise of what is to come.
The druids carried birch bark with them as kindling.
I could see that she was sad by her grumpy attitude.
“But all of this is unbelievable” I stammered,
in fascination, I was besotted, enamoured.
Swinging my legs off the edge of the bed,
listening intently, to what was being said.
She ushered “it’s all just easy stuff,
are you curious and willing enough”?
“Is this science fiction”? I prompted
“do I know you, or have I forgotten”?
Like a moth to a flame we were drawn,
with foresight, ideas and potential galore.
“When awakening, to wipe the sleep from my eyes”
she was still there, chit chatting inside.
Even when I’m sleeping, she’s awake
I had heard her, for goodness sake.
When switching off the lights,
she’d always been present, that was right!
I shook my head knowing that I was resisting this idea,
but then my unconscious awareness became clear.
Then a most peculiar thing happened,
becoming mindful of old repetitive thinking patterns.
Conforming to the laws of scientific reasoning and logic,
my subliminal self, had long been forgotten.
At once, I felt a settling of nerves,
shifting between past and present senses on alert,
Feeling a great gush of excitement,
formed by our renewed bonds of alliance.
“This must be it”, I then thought,
our friendship has been recovered, after all.
Hugging, squealing and shrieking in delight,
I thanked my long lost friend for her dreaming insights.
Victoria Healing ~ 29.6.2019
A Dream Friend
“The unconscious mind is an enigma. The things we do are determined both by our conscious and unconscious minds. Thus, delving deeper into the unconscious mind is a fascinating adventure. It also helps us better understand who we truly are” ~