Artist, writer, arts educator and self confessed tree hugger! Passionate about creating art that inspires others to reconnect to nature, to tread lightly on this precious planet and to tap into the well of wisdom that lies within.
First Stirrings © Emma Tuzzio
Unfurling into Being
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For me getting creative in nature is my favourite form of celebration. It not only lifts my spirits and anchors my awareness in the present moment, but it also really connects me to the seasonal cycle of nature. My intention for this ritual was to journey within; to leave behind aspects of self that prevent the blossoming of my full potential, and to plant seeds of intentions for the new year.
I was guided to position myself beside a beautiful ancient yew tree, where I mindfully arranged the leaves in a spiral shape. At the centre, I lit three tea lights upon a pile of acorns to invoke spirit. Spirals represent the path leading from outer consciousness (external awareness, ego) to the inner soul (unity consciousness, nirvana) and the acorns symbolise seeds of new beginnings. After connecting in with my higher self, my guides, nature spirits, the elements and the divine, I selected a decaying leaf to represent what I wished to leave behind, (outdated energies, patterns and behaviours that no longer serve me). I then walked mindfully towards the centre, visualising these aspects releasing. At the centre I burned the leaf – transmuting the energies it represented, and I picked up an acorn upon which to impart my intentions for the coming year as I spiraled back out again. After expressing gratitude to all involved, I buried the acorn, planting my seeds for the future.
Samhain Spiral Ritual (image and text) © Emma Tuzzio