It's February 1st!! Today not only marks the beginning of a brand new month but also the half-way point between Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere). Even with the snow on the ground here in Wisconsin, I'm feeling the energy of possibility and newness that is associated with Spring :) For me it's like the air is electric. Are you feeling it too??
Today is also known as Imbolc or Brigids Day. Traditional foods for the Imbolc celebration include those made with seeds, (to symbolize growth), raisins (a fruit of the Sun God), pork, poultry, or lamb, with sides of potatoes, cabbage, onions, and garlic. (See photo for other ideas on how to celebrate Imbolc.)
This afternoon I unexpectedly found myself home alone and so decide to do a sacred salt soak/sweat. I like to do these soaks around the new and full moon, solstices, equinoxes and days like today to connect with the energy of purification and rhythms of nature. For part of my soak I listened to this meditation: https://youtu.be/IQvm-jv_k1s
The meditation app Insight Timer, also has a few Imbolc meditations. Check them out :)
Another way to harness the energy of Imbolc is to clean and declutter. Ironically my husband was doing the latter this morning without even realizing he was tapping into the energy of Imbolc!
How have/are you going to harness the energy of Imbolc?
Hi! I'm Heather Rizzo, a.k.a The Body Whisperer. I hope you enjoy reading my insights and tips on how to be your most vibrant self!