Sunday, January 31, 2016

Imbolc 2016 tomorrow xxx

Imbolc seems to have crept up on me this year. Suddenly realizing February tomorrow  caused somewhat confusion! It feels like it was only Yule last week. As I sit here typing the wind is howling outside, almost autumnal not spring-like.  And whilst Imbolc heralds the first of 3 spring festivals, I think spring arrived a while ago! Autumn, Spring, not quite winter, it is all jumbled up this year! Snowdrops have been here a while and almost over, primroses are fading, the woodpecker is hard at work, and I have seen lambs already too.

Anyway, Imbolc? that is that all about then? Basically it is when life is returning to the earth now that the sun is getting stronger.  The green shoots are appearing, life is visibly happening around us. Now is also a good time to have a good declutter and clear out ready for the busier times ahead - hence the term spring cleaning. Don't forget, this is not just a physical clear out, but mental too. What no longer is useful or holding you back? What would you like to let go of, of invite into your life to grow or create in the brighter months ahead?  Want to know more than my brief words, an excellent resource for more in depth  details about Imbolc is over at Goddess and Greenman - Imbolc / Candlemas  Check out their shop too whilst you are there! You can also visit OBOD - Imbolc and read an interesting Celebrating Imbolc - Glennie Kindred Article too.

Last Year on the blog...

Before I disappear to plan Imbolc tomorrow, a few things you could do...  Maybe plant some seeds, there are some lovely £1 pots with basil and other herbs available from pound shops.  How about take a moment to just look out of the window, notice what is out there, what birds can you see? As part of the big birdwatch I noticed we seem to have a very brave wren whom takes on my chickens for food! 
Have a look over on My Imbolc board over on Pinterest  aswell, there are some lovely recipes and craft ideas people have shared. 

Bright blessings for tomorrow

xxx