Happy Lammas! (Northern Hemisphere) And, so, the wheel turns. I have spent several hours of late harvesting and preserving the produce from our garden. Although it is tedious, it is time well spent. I find myself in awe of how Mother Earth grants us such bountifulness with just a little bit of effort on our part. I do hope that, if you celebrate Lammas, the you celebrate with gusto!
The name Lammas is derived from the term ‘loaf-mass.’ It is the celebration of the first harvest. This celebration also goes by other names: Lugh, Lughnasa, Lughnasadh, Frey. Lammas is celebrated by baking bread loaves and giving thanks to the Sun God who infused the grain iwth his lgiht and power. In a sense, he gives his life so that we can live.
This is an exciting and busy time for nature worshipers! I can attest to the busyness as our garden continues to flourish and produce. Thank you, Mother Earth!! So, amid the picking, shelling, and preserving, I will try to find time to, well, indeed i will find time to celebrate the turning of the wheel.
Now, there are corn dollies to be made. Hopefully, I can get my granddaughters to help with that. A ritual of thanksgiving to indulge in….you cannot lose with a grateful heart. And some meditation and reflection time.
I wish you the very brightest blessings this harvest season!