Observations Of Imbolc
It’s almost 10 o’clock and everyone in my house is snug in bed. I sit here on the couch with my feet curled under me, reading an excellent article from Patheos on the Holiness of Imbolic.
While reading, I was contemplating what the article means to me. I mean really, What’s the big deal with Imbolc!?! So it’s just another Sabbat… As you can tell, I’m not very religious and something has to mean something to me personally, for me to worship it. Just as the last thought entered my mind, my Spirit Guide softly said, “It means this; What things have happened to you in your life, are you truly grateful for?”
I immediately started naming off about a dozen before my Spirit Guide interrupted me and said, “That’s what Imbolc represents!”
Now I understand and now it’s important to me.
I am grateful for good health. I am grateful for a new home and a beautiful view in every direction. Mostly, I am grateful for the health and love of my family.
Bright Blessings Sisters and Brothers In The Craft,
“We live in a complicated world, where people and events are often aggravating, frustrating, and downright unpleasant. The television brings us graphic scenes of bad news, the people we share our lives with can drive us crazy, and sometimes the universe itself seems like it is out to get us. zThis can get us “hot under the collar” and once you are heated up, it can be difficult to cool back down. But all the evidence shows that this kind of constant stress is bad for us, physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Use this spell when you need to chill out a little, using the cool of winter to help regain your own inner cool. If you want, you can even stand outside on a cold day and breathe deep of the cold (or colder, depending on where you live) winter air.
Cooling, calming winter air / Blow away fear and despair
Banish anger, calm my soul / Make my shattered spirit whole
Cool the fire that burns within / Slow the endless mental spin
Chill the season, chill I’ll be / Cloaked in winter’s harmony “
Copyright Deborah Blake Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2016 Page 33