Around the 1st of August, nature is at the peak of its fertility, crops are ripening in the fields and we celebrate the Harvest Festival - Lammas. This magical holiday connects us to nature, celebrates motherhood and fertility, and helps us appreciate and express gratitude for what we have.
It brings positive energy and joy into our lives.
This article will take us through the essence of Lammas and its relevance in today's modern times. It includes a short ritual.
Lammas: History and origins
Lammas has roots in Celtic culture and was one of the 8 days celebrated by the ancient Celts. This holiday, also known as Lughnasadh, was named after the Celtic god Lugh. It symbolises the Sun, arts, crafts and grain.
The celebration of the Harvest Festival, which is part of Lammas, dates back to the beginnings of agriculture.
The magic of fertility and motherhood
Lammas brings magic associated with fertility and motherhood. At this time the grain is harvested and Mother Earth offers us her fruits. Rituals dedicated to motherhood celebrate the strength of women and their ability to give life.
Motherhood does not have to be limited to parenthood. We can imagine it as a birthplace for the creation of new ideas and projects.
The Harvest Festival is a part of Lammas. To this day, people in the villages celebrate the harvest as a reward for their work in the fields. It is a time of joy and gratitude for the abundance we have received from Mother Earth.
People come together to celebrate the harvest and thank nature for its gifts.
Goddess Zhiva and Motherhood
The festival of Lammas is associated with the worship of the Goddess Zhiva, who personifies the life-giving power of Mother Earth. At this time we remember the power of motherhood and feminine energy, which promotes growth and blossoming.
The modern meaning of Lammas
In today's hectic times, Lammas still has relevance. It is an opportunity to slow down, connect with nature and express gratitude for all the blessings that surround us.
We can celebrate Lammas by thanking the people around us or taking time for ourselves and our loved ones.
Ritual and Gratitude Diary
You will need
Notepad or notebook, pencil, BEWIT Moon essential oil blend and a quiet place in nature. Also prepare an object that has personal meaning to you orrepresents your gratitude. It can be a flower, a stone, a sun symbol, a photograph or even a picture.
Sit down, place your symbol of gratitude in front of you and reflect on everything you are grateful for- family, friends, health, work or even that morning cup of tea that always lifts your spirits. Write everything downin your new Gratitude Journal.
Now relax, close your eyes and focus on your heart. Drizzle 2 drops of BEWIT Moon essential oil blend into your palms to enhance your femininity. Inhale deeply and with the exhale imagine all your negative emotions being released and disappearing deep into space. Take your time.
Then focus on gratitude. With each breath, imagine a feeling of gratitude and joy flowing into your heart for all the gifts you have.
At the end of the ritual, place your gratitude amulet in your pocket or purse. It will remind you daily to be grateful for all the blessings that surround you.
Carry the BEWIT Moon essential oil blend with you and use it as an olfactory anchor whenever you need to calm and anchor yourself. You can also use a lightweight and foldable inhalation stick. Just drop a few drops into it and you can leave the essential oil bottle at home.
We encourage you to continue writing your Gratitude Journal. Find a small moment each day and write down what you are grateful for. It will bring you much joy and improvement emotionally, physically and socially.
Lammas, the festival of motherhood and fertility, reminds us that we are part of nature and its cycles. The festival teaches us to appreciate the harvest and mutual support.
In this magical season we can find power and strengthen our ties with nature and our loved ones.
Author of the article
Ing. Sandra Čermáková
A marketing woman with 14 years of experience who is not afraid to stand in front of and behind the camera. She always looks at marketing from the customer's point of view.
With BEWIT, we are united by common values. She leads a content team that creates content for social media, blog and newsletters.
She is 182 cm tall and her life has been strongly influenced by the figure of the Little Mermaid. She has 5 children (2 of her own and 3 lovingly adopted) and she also writes - sales texts, newsletters, social media posts, blog articles and in her spare time, poems like the world has never seen and will never see.