Picture of my Altar with spirit bear cloak laid out awaiting to be filled with blessings.
Happy Imbolc friends and family. Imbolc is a traditional Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring. It lands about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid. Keeping faith in anticipation of the coming spring is a potent theme for Imbolc which celebrates the emergence from darkness into the light of the sun.
While Brigid is associated with many traditions and slight variations in name, which roughly translates into “fiery arrow”, she is known as the keeper of the eternal flame. Light is retuning back to us as days are getting longer.
“Brigid’s mantle” or cloak, is a cloth that brings health and assist in the manifestation of magic. You can make your own magical cloak from shawls, blankets or piece of fabric on the eve of Imbolc. Place it on your doorstep, altar, or hearth. Brigid will pass by overnight and enchant the fabric – filling it with her blessings for the coming year. Wear your enchanted cloak for rituals or spells, or anytime you need extra power. To welcome Brigid arrange your altar with elements that signify both the darkness and the light in balance.
Brigid is the star of many forms of creation and manifestations in the mundane world. Here is a simple prayer that honors her in her role of the light.
Bride of the earth
Sister or the fairies, mdaughtwe of the Tuatha de Danaan,
Keeper of my he eternal flame.
In autumn, the nights began to lengthen,
And the days grew shorter,
As the earth went to sleep.
Now, Bridgit stiles her fire,
Burning flames in the hearth,
Bringing light back to us once more.
Winter is brief, but life is forever.
Bridgid makes it so.
You can also read a little more about Imbolc in the post below.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight for our weekly Reiki healing at 7 PM PST. See you then. 🙏🏼💙