Wonderful visit to Alsia Sacred Spring near St. Buryan in Cornwall today. This spring is said to be named by visiting by mariners looking for fresh water, who brought the the name Alsia, via France, from ancient Greece as part of the cult of Mother Nature Demeter. It is full of lush wild plants and a small stream trickles from the well all year round. Today the May Flower Hawthorn trees were glowing at the entrance gate - a cloud of inflorescent white. The Hawthorn tree is associated with May day rituals and goddess worship where the trees were often grown around a sacred place. May flower is said to bring bad luck if picked and brought into the house. My Aunty Tilly once scoulded me as a child after I picked what I thought were lovely branches of white blossoms and wanted to bring them into the house. She wouldn't entertain them crossing the threshold.
I've been guided by nature spirits to create flower and vibrational essences at some of the special sites of holy wells and springs in Cornwall and based upon my interpretation at the different places, I've developed the Voyage Holy Well Essence set which may take you to on a personal journey of self discover.
Goddess-well from the Voyage Holy Well Essence range is an interpretation of the energy signature at Alsia, focusing on my feelings of being able to find a still place to gain perspective on self and being able to "let it be". The invocation of the goddess relates to the gentle and fruitful surroundings, and the principle of fertility of mind and body coming from a still, calm place within ourselves. As we celebrate May Day the beginning of summer after our Beltane fires, we acknowledge our energy being reignited with the increasing light - all the better from being at a calm, peaceful centre.