Winter has been very mild here in Maine – at least in my part of the woods. It almost feels like spring has arrived, but I know how tricky our weather can be, and I’m just waiting for the massive snowstorm to hit us.
In the meantime, Imbolc has arrived, and with it has come changes, transitions, and the hope for rebirth. Friends are experiencing endings, and we’re celebrating the process of being plunged into the fires of rebirth and initiation.
Take a moment, light a candle, and breathe. The world is shifting, the days are lengthening, the snow is melting, and we’re feeling those first stirrings in the blood and bone. There is wariness and hope. There may be fear and even dread. Something is coming. Will you jump on board and ride the change or tumble off and hide?
Whatever is to come, take a moment for yourself. Stand in the snow, watch the stars and moon, listen to those small stirrings and scurryings. The Earth is awakening and you can too.