In the midst of winter I found within myself
an invincible summer
If Nature is the wisest of teachers, then the Wheel of the Year is her classroom. With Nature as our guide, the Wheel offers us real-time experiences of being in relationship to the light AND the dark of life, to explore our inner AND outer worlds, and to again and again come to new levels of understanding as we develop “Spirit Sight”; the eyes to see meaning and magick nestled within all things.
As the Wheel brings us from one season to the next here on the western half of Mama Gaia we find ourselves poised on the precipice of the celebration of Imbolc. This observance marks the midpoint of the long dark wintertime.The magickal energy of the Imbolc season beckons us to honor both the symbolic seeds and roots of our own life path and to open our awareness to the very real stirring of life all around us. This moment in the dark winter dreamtime carries the message of faith in the Unseen, and beckons us to listen to those creative impulses calling out, nudging us to yawn and stretch and snuggle into a soft awakening.
|Body of Flowers by Meganne Forbes|
Although the journey is still long before us, mystical Imbolc invites us to pause and feel into our own center, the spark of our own creative fire that lights the way and urges us onward. Imbolc initiates us on a quest toward light that cannot yet be seen, but felt, felt, felt in the ancient depths of our Soul memory. Take a moment to do your own path working right where you are: visualize a seed buried deep in the rich, frozen darkness of earth just beginning to get the message to wiggle and grow and crack it's shell. The same force of Life, this Divine Intelligence, that tells the seeds to grow, flows through all of us, at the ready to guide us as we go along, if we listen.
Wishing you much love, a stoked inner fire and heartened blessings for the journey.