Thursday, February 01, 2007

February 1st, 2007 = Happy Imbolc!

Or Candlemas .
It is getting brighter out there in the frozen world as each day the sun stays a little longer. Welcome light into your life in its myriad forms! Tis the day of the Goddess Brigid (also a saint in Ireland ), a goddess of tranforming fire and deep wells, Matron goddess and saint of creativity, smiths, and childbirth.
The feast day of Imbolc celebrates the return of the sun and the quickening of the Earth under its mantle of snow ( its still pretty frozen here in the northern hemispherebut its a nice thought). Spring approaches, Winter is at its halfway mark. If you are a shepherd, your ewes would usually be lambing around now so offerings would be made for the ewes to have plenty of milk and healthy lambs.
Its a good time to do a cleansing of home and spirit. Meditate on the blessings in your life and banish those aspects that bring darkness (bad habits, baggage, hang ups, people). If you can, open a window and air out some of that mid winter staleness as you give the house a freshening. Light some candles in honor of Brigid to brighten and warm your heart and home.
Feast upon some fresh bread and cheeses, nuts and seeds, some of the traditional foods of Imbolc/Candlemas

1 comment:

Scrappytbear said...

I dont know how! A little guidance maybe?