Category Imbolc/Early Spring

Beauty “to die for”

As I gaze upon my Imbolc decorations and enjoy their beauty, and I remember the beauty of new young ones … easily seen in my grandchildren and all other gorgeous baby beings. The expression comes to mind: it is a “beauty to die for!” And so we do!  We will pass on to make room for […]

Celebrating and Invoking the Young One: the Future

As the first ceremonial marking of the growing light after Winter Solstice, Imbolc/Early Spring is a particular moment when the Young One within all may be celebrated; and dedication to this Young One may be made. As Earth’s tilt takes this region of the Planet back towards the Sun, we may celebrate and commit to […]

Our True Nature: at the Centre of Creativity

In the Season of  Imbolc/Early Spring we may remember our true nature, our beginnings, from whence we come. In the ceremonial calling of the directions (associating the elements according to your region): We are from the East, and we are Water – filled with the primordial oceans. You may feel Her in you, Her moistness, taste it. […]

Virgin Warrior of Spirit

Virgin,        – warrior of the spirit,        urging me on        calling forth my green shoots singing them out of the darkness.        in love with this new life        no-one can distract you. Yet you do not curse the darkness        you know it and trust it. … After the storm, the tempest, the destruction,        in the compost, Is […]

The Sea of Generosity

“Take a deep breath, and as you let the breath go, follow it down to the Space before your next breath. Imagine this Space, this Emptiness, as the Sea of Generosity … from which All springs forth. Feel the Urge of Creation springing forth – as the Urge to Breathe arises. Imagine this breath as […]

Misirlou Dance for Imbolc

For years this dance has been done at PaGaian Imbolc/Early Spring ceremonies, as referred to in PaGaian Cosmology Chapter 7 (p.207 if you have the book), and also in the Imbolc/Early Spring Meditation on PaGaian Cosmology Meditations CDs The music for it is Sto Perigiali by Mikis Theodorakis, sung by Maria Farantouri, but you may like to buy it: […]

Imbolc-Lammas Moment @ EarthGaia August 2018

In the Southern Hemisphere, we are in the Season of the growing light celebrated as “Imbolc”/Early Spring: it is the first Seasonal Moment after Winter Solstice, the “cross-quarter” or meridian point between Solstice and Spring Equinox. In the North of the Planet it is the Season of the growing dark, celebrated as Lammas/Lughnasad: the first […]

Imbolc Process of Her Red Carpet: Her Flow

In PaGaian Imbolc ceremony there is a tradition of each participant processing on a red aisle/carpet with lit candle in hand; this processing is done upon making a dedication to the unique self, to tending and nurturing its unique gifts and beauty. This dedication is a commitment to Being, expressed as a commitment to the […]

Beginning Again

I have often felt the Season of Lammas as a beginning: perhaps it is all the black fabric and ribbons I use for decoration and expressing the celebration of the waxing dark. Black offers such a fresh start, a total dissolving, all slips away and new formation is possible: a merciful immersion. This poem below […]

Lammas/Imbolc Earth Moment

In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the Season of the waxing dark … we are transitioning to the cross-quarter moment between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox: it is the time to celebrate and nurture the new dark, and our native allurement to the Dark whence we come and to whom we return. At my place […]

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