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Celebrate the Seasons and Earth’s Natural Cycles

Our ancestors celebrated life together with the rhythms of each season. Many of these celebrations were interwoven and connected to nature and Earth’s natural cycles. Today we celebrate the seasons and our connections to the natural world with intentional and meaningful celebrations that renew our joy in life and bring a deeper meaning to our human existence. By following the cycle of nature, you’ll be able to experience a deep connection with the natural world and see how everything is connected.

It’s important to spend time outdoors, throughout all the seasons, to connect with nature. By observing and interacting with nature, we can tune into its nuances and learn more about it. This will help us remember the nature-language we’ve forgotten through our modern and rushed lives.

The following posts are here to provide you with a foundation to rewild yourself through aligning with the cycles of the seasons and to help you in discovering the energies of the seasonal cycles. You will find outlined seasonal transition days on which to celebrate rituals that connect you with the natural world, as well as tips and inspiration to help you to fully celebrate the seasons and connect with nature while strengthening relationships with family and friends.

welcome
Seasonal Celebrations
Barbi Gardiner

Best Holiday Gifts for Herbalists, Nature Lovers, and Wildcrafters

There’s still time to pick up the perfect holiday gifts for herbalists, nature lovers, and wildcrafters in your life! This list is packed with goodies that will appeal to anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. From books on herbalism and foraging to herb grinders and new pruners, there’s something for everyone on your list.

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fall activities
Connect with Nature
Barbi Gardiner

20 Inspiring Fall Activities to Make the Most of the Season

Fall is a great time to get creative and explore new things. From apple picking to pumpkin carving, there are so many fun fall activities out there for you and your family to enjoy together. What’s more? We have an entire list of 20 ideas right here!

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recipe for soul cakes
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom
Barbi Gardiner

Recipe For Soul Cakes: An Offering to Our Ancestors

Today we are sharing a recipe for soul cakes to help you get into the “spirit” of Samhain, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, or All Souls’ Day! These yummy treats will have your taste buds tingling and your soul bursting with joy.

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the wheel of the year
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom
Barbi Gardiner

Celebrating Mabon With Herbs & Ancient Traditions

Happy Mabon! Autumn is definitely in the air, and it’s time for celebrating Mabon. We’re going to be talking about the mythology and folklore of Mabon as well as the herbs for this season. What better way to get into the spirit of fall and celebrate the season than with some herbal inspiration?

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midsummer celebrations
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom
Barbi Gardiner

5 Magical Summer Solstice herbs for Midsummer Celebrations

The summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by midsummer celebrations, festivals and rituals.  There are also many midsummer herbs that have significant meaning and use during these celebrations.

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celebrate spring
Seasonal Celebrations
Barbi Gardiner

Celebrate Spring With Nature Activities For The Whole Family

Spring is in the air! It’s time to celebrate Spring, enjoy nature and spend time with family. With so many things to do, it can be difficult to know where to start. This blog post will give you some ideas for celebrating spring, as well as a few activities that are perfect for enjoying the beautiful season with your loved ones.

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how to celebrate beltane
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom
Barbi Gardiner

How to Celebrate Beltane: Feasts, Fires & Full Awakening

If you’re curious about the ancient fire festival and how to celebrate Beltane, keep reading to learn more. We’ll explore what exactly Beltane is, how it’s celebrated today, and, most importantly, what foods to make for a Beltane feast.

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