Imbolc fun!

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Imbolc.

Spring’s Awakening Season.

It’s all about emergence, inspiration, cleaning, and promises of all kinds.

Promises to ourselves and others, and the promise of potential for new beginnings.

What awaits you in the coming months?

Caitlin Matthews gives us some ideas and activities…

“Clarify your life by spring-cleaning surroundings and lifestyle. Check and reassess your aims and objectives in life. Bring into focus your plans for the unfolding year.”

Think: eco-friendly cleaners that are toxin free. IDEA: make your own with powerful natural essential oils that have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal properties. Add vinegars, and lemons or other natural goodies. It will smell divine and wont be bad for you, and plus (THEY’RE CHEAPER!) This hits 2 birds with 1 stone.

“Practice your craft or art or skill with dedication, drawing on the inspiration of your heart.”

Dedication can be hard, but start small. Do one small thing that will bring you that much closer to your goal. Draw forth some passion from that dusty shelf if you have neglected it, and polish it up shinier and new.

“Remember all young life-forms and their parents.”
This is the “twitter-pated” season after all. Love is truly in the air, babies are being born, and this is something to be respected, acknowledged, and celebrated. New life is beautiful, no matter how gross it may seem in the beginning, ha!

“In this burgeoning season of life, meet up with your spiritual kindred and soul-friends whenever possible for mutual encouragement and fun.”
This goes without saying, and then sometimes we need those certain friends that get us for who and what we are. We can make it very complicated for those we love sometimes, and sometimes they can make it hard on us and our way of life. Sometimes, we just need those crazy earth-loving, respectable and action-conscious people to reassure us that we are on the right path.

“Be aware of the inspirers, the door-openers of the spiritual traditions to which you are drawn.”
This is the season of inspiration after all! To be inspired means the juices will be kicking! Rearing and gearing towards some new project that may in turn inspire others.

“Create a shrine to focus your spiritual intentions.”
This can be an elaborate or as simple as you like. It can be as simple as a tea cup on a wooden plank in front of a window, or as elaborate as gilded statuary with all the bells and whistles. It’s a reflection of you, and what will work for you. Have fun!

“Plant flowers and vegetables for Summer and Autumn.”
This will take some research, but it will be oh-so rewarding come harvest season when you have all this bounty to be proud to show and share with your loved ones.

“Walk and meditate outdoors for at least fifteen minutes daily.”
It’s getting warmer now- no excuses! Lol.

“Identify five plants or trees growing near you.”
It’s good to know your surroundings, and in the coming months with new foliage and green coming and growing you will know what you will have in your area so you can harvest for certain things and need not grow/buy it yourself.

“Be active, with like-minded others, in defending human rights, world ecology or local issues where injustice currently prevails.”
As spiritual people, we sometimes have a duty as human beings, spiritual beings, real people beings, to foster the golden rule of love and to defend and be an advocate for those who may be afraid to voice their opinion. To stop injustice when we see it. We can choose to ignore the problems around us, but think of the untold impact you could make by just lending a helping hand instead of apathetic ignorance, which could lead to a true horror.

“As you travel through the land of Spring, relate your spiritual journey to the unfolding beauty of this season.”
How will you allow Spring’s beauty to bloom in your own life?

Be evermore in Love,

Derek

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