I woke up this morning feeling great. The gloomy introspection of winter is easing more and more. As if to offer their support, bunches of yellow daffodils are blooming along the garden path to cheer on my soaring spirits with the coming of Spring. It’s just around the corner…not long now! This got me thinking of my poem ‘Winding Roads’ which I first posted in 2016!! Where have those 3 years gone? Here’s the poem. Keep in mind the lumpy hills of Scotland, denuded of trees by wealthy landowners over the centuries to make way for livestock farming. Such a shame, although the hills do have a stark beauty. We see them as they really are without any adornment. So this weekend let’s try to see the ‘real’ beauty in everyone and everything we come across. Have a wonderful time. Namaste, Anita. 😁🌳🐂
Winding Roads by Anita Neilson
Winding roads and lumpy hills lined by crowds of daffodils cheering on the weary traveller “Not long now!” they cry. Snow-crested mountains stand strong and serene a majestic backdrop to this wonderful scene: ochre heather and grey-coloured scree trees clinging on at odd degrees ancient rocks clad in moss against the cold respite for travellers in days of old. We are intruders in this landscape yet it seems a part of me – our shared heritage and history. But this land belongs to all, not some, softly winding roads leading us home.
“Welcome home!” How many times in a lifetime do we hear or say these words I wonder? And they’re said with affection, but are they said from a place of truth? What and where is home and what does it signify for each of us? Continue reading →
What do female voices from around the globe think is the meaning of the Divine Goddess/Feminine? To find out, I recommend this wonderful book, Goddess: when she rules (Golden Dragonfly Press). Profits from the sale of the book will go to charities which promote education for women. I wrote the essay below as a contribution to the Goddess book. The editor, Catherine Schweig, also hosts a great blog site for those interested in spiritual poetry: Women’s Spiritual Poetry. Click on the image to read the article which was published in Mystic Living Today e-zine. It’s a bit longer than my usual posts, so you’ll need a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Enjoy! Much love, Anita.🙏
Divine Goddess: Healing our planet through compassion.
Sexism, ageism, perfectionism, internationalism, terrorism, colourism, corporatism and so on and so on. This list can be as long as the amount of words you can attach to the suffix -ism. There was an item on the UK news yesterday which mentioned that ageism is the most prevalent -ism in our society today. How can we turn this around? Continue reading →