Preparing for Imbolc

What are you doing Sunday morning? Want to bring your coffee and join us for a soul-centered meditation and celebration of the first sparkling seeds of spring? We are gathering in our sacred (online) circle on Sunday, January 31st from 10-11:30 AM to celebrate Imbolc and we would love for you to join us. Imbolc is a celebration of the Celtic Goddess Brigid, and many of the traditions of Imbolc are linked to her magic as Goddess of fire, blacksmiths, wells, healing waters, springs, and poets. Traditionally, Imbolc was a time for visiting holy water (a sacred spring or well) to purify and bring fertility to our dreams. I love this symbolism of awakening from the sleep of deep winter to bless and purify the sparks of our dreams for the coming season. During my sacred pilgrimage to Ireland a couple of years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to visit several of Brigid's sacred wells and other spiritual sites with a magical Celtic guide (she is the amazing red-haired priestess in the pics below). As a little "Happy Imbolc" message to you today (a few days early!), I thought I'd share a few photos from my trip. (Scroll down to see!) I hope you enjoy this tiny glimpse into Brigid's sacred places and I hope you will consider joining us on Sunday morning. Anjali and I will be sharing more about Imbolc on Sunday and I'll be sharing more about my pilgrimage next week. If you have joined us for a Sunday morning circle before, you know what a special way it is to begin Sunday morning with your soul at the center of your intentions. If you haven't joined us yet, what in the world are you waiting for? ;) See you Sunday, Sister! Juli Register for this week's Soul Circle Sunday & Imbolc Celebration on Jan 31st here.

A Blessing for Brigid I am She that is the natural mother of all things, mistress and governess of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chief of the powers divine, Queen of all that are in the otherworld, the principal of them that dwell above, manifested alone and under one form of all the Gods and Goddesses. – Lucius Apuleius