As May Day approaches, it seems fitting to remember its significance through the ages, and in particular its connection with Mary, the Mother of the World and the symbol of the divine feminine. It is Mary’s Day not just in the Catholic tradition but also in the all-embracing, non-religious, spiritual teaching of the great Masters.
As Britain is looking at her most beautiful in flower–filled spring sunshine, we are reminded that May Day was once associated Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers; it was a time for major pagan celebration in Europe for thousands of years, and even now, with lambing complete and farmers digging and sowing, it is associated with the fertility of the land, livestock and of people. Winter is over and summer is beckoning, and it is a time for festivity.
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Whatever spiritual persuasion you have, remember not just the rites and the excuse for revelry of May Day, but the presence of the divine feminine and its association with birth and renewal, nature and gentleness, wisdom and Spirit. The energy of Mother Mary is present on Earth always but often it goes unnoticed, even though it is the purest, most potent, most loving spiritual force possible. Allow it to touch you and you will be transformed: think of Her, and you will be touched; honour Her, and she will walk with you always.
Fragrance is the sign She is present, and if, unexpectedly, you smell the exquisite, heady perfume of the most aromatic flowers it is possible to find, filling your senses, you will know She is there.
This May Day, ask for her presence with you, inhale her fragrant scent, and give thanks for all She gives you. Have flowers in your life this day, and as you see their beauty, remember Her. It is more than May Day, it is Mary’s Day too.