For todays Sunday Respite I have chosen Ernesto Cortazar “Intermezzo.” Also a clip with the meaning and reflection for those interested in what Imbolc is about, music by Enya.
We celebrated Punxsutawney Phil’s proclamation at Gobbler’s Knob yesterday, predicting an early Spring. A reminder that we anxiously await Mother Earth’s awakening once again as did the ancients before us.
It is also Candlemas a Christian holiday celebrated annually on February 2. It celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and it celebrates the Virgin Mary’s purification (mainly in Catholic churches). Celebrated in much of the world. Read more
“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.”
“The divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine.”
Quotes by Thomas Berry
Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends.
Celebrating Mother Earth . . . .Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!
Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!
Imbolc is a Gaelic tradition that celebrates the Mother Earth in preparation for returning spring. It reminds us that Sun gets brighter, the day gets longer, and frozen world has just a few more weeks left before the soil starts to awaken and stir a new life. It is a time of promise for renewal and hidden potential, time to let go of the past and focus on the future by clearing the mind & heart for new inspirations and beginnings.
Text credit: Rivers in the Ocean
I suggest watching the video in full screen.
For those who are interested in a reflection and meaning of Imbolc – Music by Enya