This year as we move towards Imbolc I can feel the energy gently whispering in my ear. I’m not feeling the excitement I usually feel for numerous reasons but what I am feeling is right for where I am right now. This weekend I will plant my intentions and wait for them to flourish, I will freshen my altar space, and do my yearly rededication to my practice and my gods. It may be quieter than some years but quiet is ok for Imbolc. I will reignite my quest for fire energy and continue to try to cultivate that energy like I did last year. I will also do some sort of hearth blessing for Bridget since she is the goddess of our hearth. Some of this will be solitary and some will be alongside my partner.
What are your plans for Imbolc? Do you have intentions to plant?
Tuesdays are a devotional day for me. I will sometimes bring Morrighan a token or devote a work out to her. Other times I will talk with her about whatever things are going on in my life. I feel when you choose to walk with Morrighan you are not choosing an easy path. She seems to choose those who challenge themselves and she almost always has a challenge for me. Her challenges never feel like a burden and I know that I will be better for having taken her up on it.
Right now my main challenge has been dealing with my health issues. I felt like she was telling me way back at Samhain that this year was going to be very self-focused. I felt a little guilty choosing that path but I trust her and so that is the direction I started to walk. Soon I found out why that was needed and I’m so glad that she gave me the heads up about it. I’m starting to see that part of the challenge is living life to the fullest and not just moving from commitment to commitment. I have also been focusing on turning down all the negative noise in my life which means less time on social media. The world may need me but I need me more.
Over this waning moon period, I have been working on letting go of any lingering guilt or shame that I feel but that doesn’t really belong to me. Each time I work on this process it gets easier and there is less to let go of. For the new moon, I’m planning to set intentions around positivity and not letting my illness rule my life. I can’t believe that Imbolc is just a few weeks away! Before you know it we will be enjoying spring.:) The wheel keeps turning…
Do you have a primary deity? How do you honor that deity?