Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Imbolc or Candlemas

Although the snow still covers the ground and winter cold is present, Imbolc is about the beginning of the awakening from the slumber of the earth. As I walk outside I hear birds chirping in the trees and think about all of the life to come soon. New life is taking form in the wombs of animals. The sun is getting stronger day by day and the night time is no longer as dominant. The clear blue sky makes the world more colorful. February 2nd is the time to honor the coming change of the seasons and to remind ourselves that winter is almost finished. Listen to the silence of nature and hear earth waiting for the sun to melt the snow and provide life.