Saturday, February 25, 2017

Blessings of the Growing Light

This is the view from my bedroom window just now.

It's 4:58 PM on a Saturday afternoon. We've had some severe thunderstorms, and now the air is colder and so fresh.  And it is still light out!

Here's an Imbolc blessing that I love.  I think it applies to today:

Blessings of the growing light
Blessings of the quickening earth
Blessings of the morning chorus
Blessings of the first shy flowers
Blessings of Nature waking
Blessings of Maiden singing
Briganti’s fire light your path
Briganti’s blessings on your hearth



Imbolc is an old Celtic/pagan feast. This year it's celebrated Feb.1.  It also connects with the Christian feast of Candlemas. "Briganti" is Brigid, our Saint Brigid.  She was the daughter of a Druid priest before she and her mother became Christians.  So the pagans still honor her, too.


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