Imbolc is the harbinger of Spring, a return of the Sun, and a reminder that better times are coming. We begin to see buds on the branches and the sprouting of the first flowers of Spring. Although the ground may still be covered in snow, there is hope for renewal. We all seem to be in need of hope at this time. After a long hibernation through the cold winter months, we anticipate the warmer weather to come. We may feel a quickening within, the urge to purify, to cleanse our home, or to plan our gardens. There is a sense of excitement in the air as we move out of the stagnancy of Winter into the hopeful promise of Spring.
Imbolc is a celebration of women, who gather together to honour the Maiden aspect of Goddess embodied by Brighid. To honour the Goddess, light white candles, invoking Brighid’s Flame. Whatever needs to get fired up in your life, call on Brighid and let Her Sacred Flame ignite your desires.
Connecting with Brighid’s Sacred Flame
Items needed :
White candle to represent Brighid
White candle to represent your intent
Sit with the two white candles in front of you.
Light Brighid’s candle, asking for Her guidance.
Close your eyes and visualize yourself surrounded by the cold and the snow.
Draw your awareness below the snow, past the ice and frost.
Take yourself deeper into the earth, notice the ground slowly melting around you.
You feel a quickening, the earth is awakening below the frozen surface.
You find yourself drawn to the warmth of a fire ahead.
You have arrived at Brighid’s Cauldron, where Her Sacred Flame resides.
As you look into the flames, think on what needs to be re-ignited in your life.
Set your intent as you look into the flame, perhaps it is for purification, or to add passion to your life, a spark of creativity or maybe for protection.
When you have a clear idea of what your intent is, light the second white candle, using the flame from Brighid’s candle. Sit with your intent for as long as you need to.
Whenever you feel a need to re-ignite your passion, light the white candles and call on Brighid to share Her Sacred Flame.
Imbolc Blessings from the Muse