So here's the Dreamboard spread...
Once again, I took my journal cues from Amy Palko's Bloom by Moon - choosing to focus on the Celtic calendar, according to which this is an Oak Moon...
I always learn so much reading Amy's ebook, for example - the Gaelic for Oak is duir which means 'door' - and this is a powerful Moon as we stand on the threshold of the height of the year, waiting to step into the second half and counting down to Midsummer, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.
So here, on the left-hand page, we have a Full Moon under which I've written:
Gaelic for oak is duir - door. Stepping into 2nd half of 2014...Powerful place to stand
under which is a beautifully carved oak door bearing the name of the month and a paper butterfly. Under this are two wee images I found in my stash of a keyhole and a set of keys...
Top right of the page is a B&W photo from Countrylife magazine of a castle ruin, on which I've stuck words from a vintage ad 'Gateways to the "Land of Enchantment"', a cut-out orange oak leaf, and a piece of cotton ribbon saying 'follow your dream'.
Bottom right is a page from my quote-a-day 2014 calendar with these wise words:
It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to.
On the left-hand one, I've stuck a wee Rumi quote: May you stay in your infinity.
Underneath are several small images - a flower and girl dancing under which is this quote:
Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.
And a butterfly, the words 'Beautiful by nature' from a magazine advert, another page from my calendar declaring 'Believe in your Dreams', on which I've stuck more cotton ribbon with the words carpe diem stamped on it...
Actually, I found making this Dreamboard very energizing and very exciting...
I'm really looking forward to the second half of 2014. I do sense I'm on the threshold of something... I feel I hold the keys to open the heavy, oak door onto something new and exciting... if I'm brave enough to use them...
I'd love to hear what you think of this Full Oak Moon, the Summer Solstice, what you think the rest of 2014 may hold for you...
PS I found this quote and just to share it - Molly-cat was definitely acting a tad crazy last night...
as you approach the longest day of the year, we have the opposite here, and my moon board reflects - without the use of any words, what I am dreaming about this winter moon time. Sometimes I prefer not to use any words at all, just images, which I am drawn to at that particular moment. I've just enalarged yours and reading the quotes!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful Claire, for the flower moon last month I made small board. It was nice, I could feel more in contact with nature. I'll do another one maybe tonight.ReplyDelete
Hello- Oak Door & Threasholds - wonderful. I feel that to! Very stylish blog. MReplyDelete
Wow, what an energising moon board, indeed! I can feel its power just from looking at it on my computer screen…ReplyDelete
So beautiful and honest and brave, and thank you for sharing its personal symbolism.
P.S.: what is the intriguing V-shape in the photograph of the moon? A window pane, tent poles…? Can't figure it out...ReplyDelete
What beautiful dreams are emerging. There is such power, presence and grounded aliveness here. May all of your dreams come true.ReplyDelete
Ah ... Always such beautiful pictures! I really do like all the ancient Celtic tree stuff: I'd never heard of it before you posted about it a while ago, but it's very interesting.ReplyDelete
Incidentally, both the Irish and Scots Gaelic for door nowadays is "dorus" (or "doras" depending on how modern your spelling is). I think the "duir" word is actually old Ogham, probably a precursor of modern day Gaelic. It's a very old word, I believe? The modern Gaelic (Scots, not sure about Irish) word for oak is "darach", so not a million miles away from "doru/as" :-)