Message from the Editor

Many warm blessings of joy, abundance and empowerment to each and every one of you who reads this e-zine, and may the Crone of the Winter season bring you wisdom, offer you guidance, and awaken your muse...

2007 was quite an intense year, wasn't it? Practically everyone I know has had experiences this past year that they will never forget (though there are some they would LIKE to!). It seems to have been an especially challenging year for most, yet there were some undeniable blessings scattered throughout - taking the edge off , giving us renewed hope for the future, and perhaps rewarding us for all the work we did towards spiritual growth...

I like to think of it as a "compost" year, serving as the fertilizer for a whole new collective cycle to sprout and grow. 2007, reduced down to a "9", was the ending phase of a 9-year cycle on the collective level. All the karmic loose ends that needed tying up...many endings of relationships, jobs, and changes of spiritual practices, beliefs and lifestyles...many "wake up" calls - especially on a global environmental level, plus many other levels as well...

All of this was instrumental in clearing the slate for a new 9-year cycle to begin: 2008 is a "1" year collectively, and the need and readiness for CHANGE is definitely in the air - a palpable force! It's a time to start anew, make those changes we've been talking about, take chances, put ourselves out there - and sow the seeds we wish to see growing in the next 9 years. It's time to forget what we don't need to remember about last year (or the last 9 years for that matter)...to drop whatever no longer serves our growth and evolvement and free ourselves up for the next step on our Path...

I am thrilled to announce that we have had a banner year of growth in the Order and RDG - and am grateful to all the new members who have joined our cyber family as waterkin. We are enriched by your presence and look forward to your feedback regarding the direction you wish to see us grow and evolve!

And so...

My Wish for You in 2008

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and
may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words...
May 2008 be the best year of your life!!!

Winter blessings to you all,
In Gaia,

Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\
Editor-in-Chief
Former Archdruid of OMS/RDG