Fertility-Sexuality- Creativity- Healing- Life
Beltane is the pagan holiday that falls each April 30/May 1 in the Western Hemisphere. It is the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice, the height of spring, a time of celebration, of fertility, of letting your juices flow. As I begin to deepen into how I may honor and celebrate Beltane in my own life, I cannot help but recognize all that I have accomplished. I have let go of addiction, and am feeling good. I am deeply connected with spirit, and am reveling in how alive and energetic the Earth appears; every tree, flower, bird and rock speaks to me in ways that are beyond words. The green energy of the Earth and golden light of the cosmos feed me each day as I sit in meditation. I am blessed 🙂
Yet there is still more. More to open, shed, compost and seed. My second chakra is ragingly closed, something I am acutely aware of this year, as Beltane is a celebration of pleasure and sexuality, two energies that reside in the second chakra, and ones I have difficulty embodying. And while the road may be long and steep (I deal with issues of incest and molestation), my intention this Beltane is to open my arms as wide as I can comfort, and embrace pleasure and sensuality with as much acceptance as my nervous system will allow. To venture even past the point of comfort to discomfort, for in my discomfort I know there is healing.
April Aronoff/Diana Ray
Photography By Diana Ray