When I first came to Glastonbury, 20 years ago now, it was a Pagan/Esoteric pathway that led me here. After about a decade, and the birth of the Glastonbury Unity Candle, I had experienced and taken part in many different representations of belief and I could feel these involvements were pushing my understanding and self-imposed boundaries to recognise how each different path was simply a representation of the whole town. For me, to not acknowledge that with love and understanding was to fail to see the bigger picture and the whole of the landscape and its people.
Glastonbury/Avalon of the Heart, a Facebook group I initiated in 2008 the day before my 49th birthday, consists of people from all over the world with very diverse beliefs; yet each sharing a common love for the energies of this small Somerset town. There, we can find a shared connection and common bonds, regardless of our differences and here we create a heart-space for everyone; not solely for those of any one persuasion. All are welcome to be free there and to express their own selves. Avalon/Glastonbury of the Heart has room for everyone, of good intent and loving kindness. Unity through Diversity.
"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein
The second outing of the Glastonbury Unity Candle at Chalice Well, prior to being hosted at the Festival of Lugh in the White Spring. Lammas 2010.
My experiences are as yours - filled with challenges, pain, joy, laughter and love.
The settings of our scenes might be different but along our journey together, we will discover similarities and shared experiences.
Adventure with me for a while, for it is in the Journey, we become One.
High Sierra Winter Solstice
Postcards from America (1)
God's Own Country
An Avalonian Anniversary
..'And did those feet?'
Glastonbury/Avalon of the Heart
Finding Colour in the Grey
Lessons from Morocco
Under African Skies
The Earth Mother
The Glastonbury Unity Candle goes to Knight's Enham