Message from the Editor
& Senior Archdruid

Summer comes late to the Northwest Coast of California - especially during an El Nino year - but now it is finally here, and although the temperatures are a bit cooler than usual, it is still quite pleasant here...

On another note: I'm sure most of us have had experiences that felt like we were "being tested", and I'm having one of those feelings this season. As most of you know (and if not, you can read more about it here - scroll down to the Mother Grove news, 2nd from the top), having my soulmate/spouse/best friend become seriously ill while I myself am not in the best of health either has been one of the most challenging times of my life! I feel like I am being tested on all levels: physical, mental and spiritual...and I wonder how I'm doing?

Yet I cannot deny that there have been extreme blessings along with the trials - creating an odd sort of balance, or almost balance. It seems both experiences tend to come together - like you're never given only one or the other...

Again, I wish to thank all of you who have sent us Love, Reiki, prayers and other healing and supportive energies - they are definitely helping us to come through this experience, and we SO much appreciate all of you! :)

Seasonal blessings,
In Gaia,
Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\
Senior Archdruid of RDG