Thursday, January 29, 2015

*Honoring the Swelling Belly*

♥ Repost from '12/'13

*1st/2nd of February*
Brigit's Day ~ Candlemas ~ Imbolc  

There are stirrings within the womb of Mother Earth. Light is quickening* 

The seeds that were planted on Winter Solstice are beginning to sprout. 

We are now midway between the solstice and the gifts of Ostara, so the promise of spring is around the corner. Imbolc means 'in the belly', or 'around the belly', in honor of the swelling belly of  the Earth Mother. I think that is so beautiful*

Today we light a candle for the Celtic Goddess Brigit, the Triple Fire Goddess.  
As for many other pagan Goddesses, today she is also revered as a 
Christian saint.  God~Goddess moves in mysterious ways ;) 

Brigit's three aspects are the Fire of Inspiration as patroness of poetry
Fire of the Hearth, as patroness of healing and fertility, and Fire of the Forge, as patroness of smithcraft and martial arts.

She has many sides and faces to her, but she is always associated with fire, and to me that also means courage, and the strength to carry on. In the Northern hemisphere we are starting to feel the heavy burden of a long winter, thankful for all the lessons,  but longing for more light and lightness in Life.  Brigit gives us that extra spark to keep on, not to fall back and give up. 
She is the bringer of hope*

Today I dedicate my candle prayer to Brigit, to ANU the Mother of Goddesses and to the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet
Live well and be Happy*