Lammas – A Harvest Festival

If you follow The Wheel of the Year, July 31/August 1 marks the celebration of Lammas. It’s a celebration of harvest – sometimes called “the first harvest.”  On a very practical level, a lot of fruits and vegetables are now “in harvest” and ready to be picked and enjoyed.

Traditionally, it’s a time of year to bake bread and make corn dollies (dolls made from corn husks).  Another way you can celebrate this day is to simply give thanks for the harvest in your own life. What you have, what you have reaped so far this calendar year…and for all that is yet to come.

The simple act of lighting a candle and taking a few moments to pause, reflect and give thanks are all you need to do to celebrate this day and express gratitude. And remember, when we express gratitude….its a green light to the universe to give us more of the same – more of what makes us happy or fulfills us.

A time of harvest is draining near, I thank the universe, my heart open and clear….

The Smiling Raven

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