Water Wheel Grove
New beginnings are sometimes thrust upon us, managing to benefit from them is sometimes difficult. In our case it was both sad, at leaving Sunwheel Grove, but adventurous as we had moved home from South England to the Scottish Borders.
With purpose in mind to establish our own Grove within our (largish) garden, plus the eager help and advice from all at Sunwheel Grove, we have now created Water Wheel Grove. Daunting? yes, a little, but after the first step and with Hawk, Glentaowen and Paviland at the end of a fibre optic cable, every conceivable problem was surmounted.
A Grove is a place to celebrate The Seasons, The Vegetation and The Planets that support life on earth.
Places that are focal points for like-minded people to meet to appreciate nature and to learn from each other.
We are a combination of earth, water, heat and air, the four elements common to all.
We learn from The Ancestors that have weaved their paths before us. We see the humps and diggings where they have lived and wonder about them.
Certainly, they were in consciousness and thought much like us, with worries and concerns about daily life and obtaining food.
But sometimes, in the harshness of that they had stone circles, to seek the spiritual, places to celebrate beyond the mundane of survival.
Sometimes seeing a wildflower or a view of distant country, causes the eye to relax and the heart to still.
Instinctively, realise the peace of that and know it to be something worthwhile.
A hope is that we can, through Groves, all find the quiet way of being unified with ourselves and nature.
The Waterwheel Grove is a seed Grove of The Mother Grove....... The Sunwheel Grove.
Whilst there are common threads in all Pagan/Druids groups/groves each one develops, dependent on its adherents and, in The Waterwheel's case, nearby terrain and an abundance of water.
Water is an ever-present element, so it is not surprising to be aware of it in its locations and quantities.
Similarly, our inner flows can support growth as well as ceremony.
Water flows downstream, according to the slant of the land. Bringing that thought into consciousness it may be realized that the streaming water is at ease as it flows and does not struggle, as we often do, to achieve what are often simple objectives.