The Fire of Imbolc 2020

IMBOLC is an ancient festival, one of the 4 great festivals of our ancestors celebrating the cycle of Life and Death: Imbolc, Pregnancy 1Feb, Bealtaine, New Life 1May, Lúnasa, Harvest 1Aug and Samhain, Death 1Nov. Imbolc is an Irish word meaning ‘in belly’, which for me honours pregnancy, pregnancy in all sentient beings, as weContinue reading “The Fire of Imbolc 2020”

From fear come home to the Light

Recently I read an article about coping with fear and it read something like this:  ‘Examine what makes you feel fearful. Ascertain how much validity there is to it and discard the rest. Confront your worst case scenario and take charge of it. Bring yourself to a state of peace’ This is impossible to do,Continue reading “From fear come home to the Light”

Calling all Singers & Musicians, Male & Female

  My voyage through the world of music, sound, song and dance continues. My true sound has been dormant long and is slowly re-emerging. My lifes purpose can be described in part: to share with people everywhere, the song and dance of my mind and body, heart and soul I’m looking for singers and musicians to joinContinue reading “Calling all Singers & Musicians, Male & Female”

IS IT THE CASE ?

On Thursday morning 10 July 2014, I woke completely unaware I was celebrating Thor, the God Of Thunder (whyever he got such good press, I don’t know), and found that I could not remember the specific dream I had…. and then as I wrote I asked myself ‘but what of the great on-going dream…..’     Continue reading “IS IT THE CASE ?”

IT’S ALWAYS ME

No matter what I do, where I go, who I meet, what age I am, what I call myself, whether I succeed or fail, I always seem to be the same person. This sea is crossed, that mountain is climbed, this is where I live, that is where I used to live, this depression isContinue reading “IT’S ALWAYS ME”

NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR

  FIONNTÁINS NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR    Over the last year a lot of changes have occurred in my life which have inspired me to write new songs and create new sounds. With these my body, mind and spirit open fully to the world. With these I bathe in beauty. With these I travel to the four cornersContinue reading “NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR”

The power in the changing of the seasons.

Last December Solstice, the darkest night, I completed my first ebook called Aschouving, pushing the publish button at the beautiful stone circle at Lough Gur, near Limerick, Ireland. At the Spring equinox I wrote a poem called ‘Ode to the Spring Equinox’, what else!! Summer solstice manifested a fantastic song called ‘I can’t fly’ inspiredContinue reading “The power in the changing of the seasons.”

Voices In My Head

I watched a wonderful talk in the TED series given by Eleanor Longden which touched me very deeply. She spoke of her childhood abuse, hearing disturbing voices in her head as a young adult, dealing with psychiatric misdiagnosis and further abuse and thru the help of compassionate loving people finding the power within to healContinue reading “Voices In My Head”

Power, Energy and Light

Power, energy and light remind us of electricity and other finite phenomenon outside of ourselves, but do not forget, as you breathe in and out, your own omnipotent infinite unique universal powerhouse of energy and light that dwells within. image credit:  conscious/subconscious by Aldo Cauchi Savona, Flickr

The Light

I post this message from my mountain retreat in the Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary. The light is fading and the sounds of distant motors are ever present. The clouds brush along the ridge of ancient Crotta Cliach. The light is still fading. What then do I need? Only to breathe and smile, be and receive,Continue reading “The Light”

Worship

‘All forms of worship and devotion are the inappropriate substitute for the devotion we all feel for god’ Russell Brand quoting a Swami One might also say: All forms of worship and devotion are the inappropriate substitute for the devotion we all feel for ourselves, our true selves Jesus said something like ‘LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOURContinue reading “Worship”

IT’S ALWAYS ME

No matter what I do, where I go, who I meet, what age I am, what I call myself, whether I succeed or fail, I always seem to be the same person. This sea is crossed, that mountain is climbed, this is where I live, that is where I used to live, this depression isContinue reading “IT’S ALWAYS ME”