In May, everything old grows young again!
It is the season when we bathe our faces in dew, early on May morning.
We gather herbs and flowers, tie them up in ribbons, and leave them on our neighbor’s doorsteps.
We dance the Maypole dance, weaving in and out!
We keep an eye out for the Fae, as the veil is now quite thin between our world and theirs.
We luxuriate in the sensuality of our gardens, and spontaneously buy bouquets for ourselves, our friends and lovers. We sparkle and shine just a little bit more than usual, and have that certain twinkle in our eyes.
“I want to do with you what Spring does with the cherry trees,” wrote Pablo Neruda, and we do — oh, we do!
In May, we get out of our heads and into our bodies. In May, we remember that “you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” (Mary Oliver)
In the season of Beltane, the prelude to Summer, we celebrate self-love and sensuality.
And we become Lovers of the Land.
Like my other “30 Days” courses, this ecourse is for those who want a daily inspirational touchstone during the season of May, the Prelude to Summer.
It’s for those who want to align themselves with the rhythms of nature as we bedeck ourselves with blossoms and greenery, and celebrate the passion of the Green Man and the Queen of the May.
By the end of the 30 days, you’ll be reconnected to your own creative core, with a daily practice in place for taking in beauty and responding to it in your journal or with your camera or paintbrush.
Best of all, you will have taken a divine pause each day to mindfully experience the shift in the seasons as the earth comes into full bloom during the Prelude to Summer.
Sound good? I’d love to have you join us.
People are talking . . .
“This was the second time I took the Brigid course. I got so much more out of it this time. Having the Facebook group added such a delicious layer to the prompts. It has been such a wonderful journey to share my own stories and to and bear witness to others’ heartfelt stories. It’s so easy to feel all alone in your struggles, it’s been helpful to hear about others going through similar issues. These groups have brought together a safe nurturing community that I am so glad to participate in.”
“I loved the Spring course, Joanna, as it inspired me first thing every morning. Though many mornings I had to rush to work, it began my day and allowed me to ponder throughout. I did not write as much as I’d hoped to share with you, but the questions ran through my mind and heart through each day and made me smile to get so in touch with the soul and Gaia in that way. Thank you so much for sharing this. Touching and grounding the spirit with the earth is something you are so very gifted with and it is the kind of thing that feeds my soul.”
“I really loved this process. I looked forward to sitting down with my journal every morning and spending 10 or 15 minutes exploring my thoughts and feelings via the prompts. I felt complete in the process even after such a short time, and it felt so sacred to pause and to carve out this time for myself. I loved reading the poetry and creating my own — there was no pressure to share, so this felt completely personal to me. I look forward to the next session!”
“Joanna has once again created an accessible portal to Spirit! In 30 Days of Brigid, the many ways of exploring Goddess were distilled into personal relationship. Each day I was invited to ponder, What does Brigid mean to me? How might I invite Her into my life and practice? How do I see Her? Joanna has offered a devotional course that is fresh, simple and profound nourishing a woman’s soul. It feeds the stars.”
30 Days of Bringing in the May is open for registration now. Your daily emails begin on Monday April 24th, one week before the holy-day of Beltane / May Day on May 1st.
How it works:
~ You’ll receive an email every day for 30 days, beginning Monday April 24th.
~ You respond, in the privacy of your own journal, or share online. I encourage you to set your timer for 5-10 minutes, and free-write in response to the journal prompt. Some days you won’t have time, and that’s OK. Other days you’ll write more.
You can also pick up your camera or smart phone, and take a photo each day in response to the photo/art prompt. Or you may want to sketch or make art in an art journal.
You’re most welcome to share your writing, art, or photos on social media using the hashtag #30daysofmay.
~ We will also have a private Facebook group where you can post more privately.
~ At the end of the 30 Days, you’ll receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
This is one of my new “30 Day” courses that have grown out of the “Gaian Soul Seasonal Practices” courses I offered for several years. Watch for other courses throughout the year.
If you have found this page after April 24th, you can still sign up for this course. But your emails start the day after you sign up, and you won’t receive the ones you’ve missed. At the end of the 30 Days, you will receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
– Loran Hills
If you feel moved to share this info with your friends and community, I’d be honored.
Here are some posts you can copy-and-paste on Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc. Our hashtag is: #30daysofmay
A daily Sacred Pause for Sensuality & Beauty, 30 Days of Bringing in the May. Join us? http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay #30daysofmay
Aphrodite, Flora, the May Queen & more usher in the tide of Beltane w/ sensuality & beauty. Join us for #30DaysofMay http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay
Just registered for @joannapcolbert’s course 30 Days of Bringing in the May! http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay #30daysofmay
Celebrate Beltane with beauty & sensuality! Join us for 30 Days of Bringing in the May. http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay #30daysofmay
Align yourself with the rhythms of nature & blooming sensuality in #30DaysofMay. http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay
Contemplating @joannapcolbert’s beautiful course for Beltane, 30 Days of Bringing in the May. http://bit.ly/30DaysofMay #30daysofmay