Down the centuries the onset of spring has been experienced as the pregnant time of the year. Expectancy, the hidden stirrings of new life, the slow return of warmth and light. Great things to come. New hope.
St. Brighid, goddess of fire, of the returning sun and the warmth of the hearth in winter, of candlelight and the eternal flame of hope, is honoured and celebrated at the pagan festival of Imbolc (a celtic word associated with the round belly of pregnancy). So celebrate the fire within you and everything it inspires. Be the light in your own life. Go forward with hope, nurturing the flame within. Drop flames as you pass, burn with passion, creativity, joy and inspiration. Let others take light around you. Have a blessed Imbolc.