A meditation for Beltane
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, relaxing completely. With your inner eye, see a dim green valley of infinite beauty and peace, where no tree or plant has ever felt the bite of axe or knife, and no creature has ever known death from predator’s claw or hunter’s arrow. Here stands a grove of huge trees that soar skywards like pillars of a vast natural temple, whose dome is of many shades of green or coppery red. Beneath your feet the ground is carpeted with a rich emerald moss. The air is fresh and fragrant with the scent of growing things, and the air resounds with birdsong high up in the leafy canopy.
Although you see no creatures here, you get the feeling of being watched by many pairs of eyes from holes in the trunks and shadowy roots of the trees. Then barely perceptible at first…
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