“See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as trying—through their individual experiences—to find their way back to that calling, back to that Source Energy. And even though there are billions of them going about it in a way that is different than you would choose, there’s no right or wrong way. In other words, bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of Well-Being.”
Excerpted from the workshop in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, February 28th, 2004
Today we celebrate the gathering of the Light and its return. Slowly the days will be getting warmer and the land begin to prepare for new bloom …its certainly reason to celebrate!!!
Today light all your candles, open your curtains and let the natural sunlight in, welcome the light into our life by practicing gratitude for the bounties received continuously and abundantly. Sing, dance, laugh, read poetry, make up your own and let the natural self from within you emerge and feast in life!
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Imbolc is the time when things stir beneath the surface. It is the time of infinite possibilities for the new cycle of life and creativity, when energies are still gathering in the astral, preparing to manifest. The celebration is sacred to Brigid, goddess of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Take time to concentrate on what you wish to manifest in the coming year. What needs craftwork applied to it, on any level? Can you sing or write it ito existence? Does any healing need to happen in your life?
Decorate your altar in red and white. Place a bowl of white roses in the center, flanked by red candles. Write a poem dedicated to Brigid. Don’t worry , it doesn’t need to rhyme–it only needs to be from the heart! Take a specially painted and prepared pot of earth and place several seeds in it. Let each seed represent something you wish to manifest. Honor and nurture these seedlings. Take a glass bowl filled with clean water and a handful of small, clear crystals. Name each crystal for something in your life that needs to be healed and drop them one by one into the bowl. As each healing occurs, remove that crystal. When the bowl is empty, pour away the water. –Cerridwen Iris Shea