May your neighbors respect you

may your troubles leave you

may the ancestors protect you and heaven welcome you.

May the luck of the Celtic Hills embrace you.

May the blessings of the Gods contemplate you.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart light.

May good luck follow you

every day and every night

a wall against the wind, a ceiling for the rain

an herbal tea by the fire

laughter that comforts those who are pure in spirit

and may your heart be filled with whatever you desire.

May the Gods be with you and bless you

that you see your children's children

may misfortune be brief for you and may it fill you with blessings.

May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

May fate grant you many years of life….

and may the flame of love be in your heart forever.

So it is every day, 

Every month

Every year …. in time .



According to the ancient legend, a young man named Cisso, who performed in the festivals in honor of Bacchus with reckless jumps and acrobatics, had a serious accident one day. 
The divine Bacchus, who had become attached to the young man, to prevent me from dying, was then transformed into a plant, ivy, capable of tearing apart any surface. 
From the ancient legend was born the artistic habit of portraying Bacchus with an ivy crown on his head and with the chalice wrapped in ivy branches.
Since, therefore, the planta is sacred to Bacchus, among the Greeks and then among the Latins, the convention spread that surrounding the forehead with a crown of ivy prevented the effects due to intoxication from excess wine. The belief was so rooted that even the ancient writers documented that, to appease a hangover, it was enough to boil some ivy leaves in wine and drink it all. 
The ancients also believed that the plant could separate the water from the wine with its leaves, in reality nowadays it is known that the fibers of the ivy leaves do not separate the water from the wine but absorb the molecules pigmented by wine and other liquids. 
Even today, in the taverns of small urban centres, it is a village tradition to hang a sprig of ivy outside the door to signal the production of wine.
In Celtic mythology, ivy was once connected to the cult of the snake and dragon, which represent the symbols of the afterlife.
Finally, in recent decades it has been discovered that helix ivy has the ability to remove harmful substances from the air, especially in closed environments, in particular formaldehyde which is automatically produced by electrical objects commonly used in homes. Recent studies carried out by NASA, the American aerospace agency, have scientifically demonstrated that ivy has proved to be a very efficient plant for purifying the air, therefore, in summary, it can be said that it is the best houseplant one can have.
In the language of flowers and plants, ivy symbolizes continuity and fidelity. It is the most suitable plant to be given on Valentine's Day because of its heart-shaped leaves that cling inextricably to everything around them. Even in ancient Greece it symbolized union and fidelity, crowns of ivy leaves were, in fact, used to crown the heads of the spouses on their wedding day. When you give a seedling as a gift, it means being attached to the person to whom you give it.


When I rescue a bug by trying to get it back to the wild by getting it out of my apartment, I often make major mistakes that are vital to the bug.
I just try to save his life or at least help him be part of nature and set him free. Even if I have, I believe and hope, a positive thought towards the insect, if I don't find its collaboration or the right way to do it, I could really hurt it or even deprive it of life.
Then I wonder what conception the insect might have of me. How do you perceive me? What am I to him? Surely it does not ask itself these questions but simply, the insect perhaps feels a danger or at least something strange that is placed between it and its world, its knowledge, its instincts, its receptors.
In my small way, for him I am an anomaly that while trying to help him in reality, if I don't have his collaboration, I could harm him a lot.
If I don't have your cooperation. This is the most important reflection I want to arrive at.
In the same way, what I tried to do to that insect, could something do to us too, to me?
Is it if I weren't collaborative by my nature and my limits, could this thing harm me instead of helping me despite the good intentions that I haven't been able to perceive?
When I hear that someone has made a mistake because he didn't follow his destiny, could it be comparable to the situation of that insect that didn't cooperate with me and frustrated my help towards him?
It could be silly reasoning or perhaps a reasoning in which to find a philosophy that I ignore, but I often wonder if some situations actually indicate a way


Many spiritual seekers today are exploring the shamanic beliefs of the world's indigenous peoples, but experts believe that there was also a form of Celtic shamanism, though the details of this tradition appear shrouded in the mists of time. Through the careful study of archeology and the reading of the stories of Greek and Roman authors who had met the ancient Celts and considering the ancient traces still visible within the medieval manuscripts and folk tales, we are able to meticulously reconstruct the tapestry vibrant of ancient Celtic spirituality. If we approach it with respect, inspiration and an open heart, the voices of the past can speak to us today and share their wisdom with us.

For the ancient Celts, as originally in the Irish creed, the cosmos consisted of the three realms of Nem (sky), Muir (sea) and Talam (Earth), and these are mentioned in various Irish texts. As in other cultures, the Celts understood that there were deities or spirits who inhabited these three realms. Ancient inscriptions record deities associated with the realm of heaven, such as Taranis the Thunderer and Sirona the Goddess of the Divine Star and other sources give us hints of Gods of the Underworld, such as the ancient Gallic god Maponus the Divine Son.

In British and Irish mythology and folklore, divine beings are encountered near fairy mounds, groves of trees, or streams, and their parallel realms are understood to be under the earth or under water.

The world tree - the tree which many cultures say resides in the center of the world and connects the Underworld, Middleworld and Overworld, is very important in Celtic lore and many sacred gathering sites are characterized by a tree, carved wood or stone pillar or offering pit in the centre. The Irish word “bile” refers to ancient and revered trees. It was historically forbidden to damage them, and rituals took place in their presence. This type of sacred site was known as a "nemeton" and existed throughout the Celtic world. 

Often the nemeton was represented by a pillar or tree, a sacred mound and a sacred well. Caesar wrote that the druids of Gaul congregated at the cosmological center of Gaul which is located near where Chartres Cathedral was built centuries later. In Ireland the cosmic center was near the sacred hill of Uisneach, while in Scotland it was called "Medionemeton" (Holy Place Centre), which was located somewhere near Fortingall, a small Highland village in Perthshire.

Another Irish text describes the main characteristics of the four directions and the sacred centre. They are these: East - Prosperity, South - Music, West - Learning, North - Conflict and Center - Sovereignty. There is often a sacred tradition associated with these sacred places. A very early Irish tale tells of a man sitting in a tree with a blackbird on his right shoulder, a bronze vessel containing a trout in his hands and a deer standing near the tree. He shared the apples and nuts with the animals - both of which are symbols of divine wisdom - and they all drank from the sacred vessel together. 
The blackbird may symbolize the Upper World, the deer Middle World, and the trout the Under World, similar to the animals said to be associated with the World Tree Yggdrasil for the Norse.


Declining our life in obedience to the game of opposites seems to give us a true destiny and therefore a broad freedom but it is precisely this obedience that makes us deluded souls wandering in the world in search of a goal that does not know how to exist because it cannot be a product of dance of opposites.
Friendship and enmity come from judgments we make on the real according to our advantage but is our advantage a truthful messenger from the front or does it have deeper layers where strange utilities flock to tell us their secret gaze on the things of the world?

I remember the Buddha's statement: affection is a vice.
causes attachment. attachment generates rights over the other rights over the other impose boundaries, they take their breath away and shortness of breath makes the quality of life poor.

Everyone wishes to have a friend, as in a pact of love, for better or for worse.
A friendship begins for a reason, for a context, for an emotion, and these will be the coordinates in which you will find it.
Is a friend a place in the world or a time to express yourself?
A friend becomes an enemy when his dreams are forgotten.
The enemy will still give you a place in the world and allow you to express yourself.
Enemy and friend will both give you the illusion of freedom.



“I don't have time”: how many times have we repeated this phrase or heard someone say it?
The main reason we don't have time is that we accumulate so many possessions, affections, obligations, desires and ambitions that we feel compelled to dedicate ourselves to it every single day.
Having a home, a job and lots of friends, for example, will greatly reduce our free time. This is because possession enslaves us, leading us to act out of obligation, not out of choice.
Let's imagine for a moment that we have to move to another city: how many goods would we like to take with us, and how many of these will we have to do without to prevent the suitcases from exploding?
The essential lives within each of us, in our memories, in our thoughts: the essential is ourselves. Everything else is pure selfishness to which society has accustomed us since we were little.


I believe that if we really open our hearts there would be love for everyone and not just for some people.
I believe that if we unite the love we have within us,
if we all believe together in a love that saves the world then we can really save it.
Evil creates many divisions among us but we must resist all ideologies, 
all prejudices and try to follow only our heart and free ourselves from all conditioning, 
have love for all and give freedom to all to be able to love. 
I believe in the Good within each person,
I believe in the light energy within each of us so let us not let ourselves be overshadowed by political, 
religious or other issues. 
We must come together to save this planet,
it's the most important thing right now.


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