Good morning out there from a sunny Brooklyn, New York. I can't believe that by next week the temperature will be in the 50's. Now, that's when my annual bout of spring fever is sure to arrive...and I will be unable to control myself as I begin to pack away some of the "very" heavy sweaters and such that I know I definitely will not be wearing again this year. Yes, Spring is definitely on its way.
According to the Celtic calendar, March is the second month of spring, and Brigit's flame is gaining strength until finally, on or around March 21st, the daylight will at last equal the hours of the darkness. The Spring Equinox will have arrived. For those of you with gardens, it will be a time for you to begin preparing the ground...for seeds will forever remain dormant unless planted in an earth that has been well prepared for it. And we, as humans, as souls, we have an inner groundwork that must also be laid before we can reach our full potential. What groundwork do you need to do before you can give full expression to your soul?
"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself".--St. Francis De Sales
Last night I was doing some thinking, and I realized that, in recent times, I have been allowing the negative to gain a foothold in my life. And it downright scares me. Is it the darkness of winter that has taken hold? Or is it the darkness of those around me? Perhaps as the days grow longer, my spirit will lighten...or perhaps it is time for me to take the bull by the horns and further the work I began doing on myself during the Bardic phase of my Druid college. So, I have decided that I am ready to work with the Medicine Wheel, a traveling Medicine Wheel which features a small group of stones which can be carried in my pouch, will be easy to carry with me, and quickly assembled...And I already have the stones...a gracious gift from a friend who lovingly empowered them for me.
So, I am hoping that you all will take a walk with me...a walk around the wheel...a wonderful tool for inner reflection, prayer and connection to all that is. Each stone has a different story and a special significance which I hope to share with you. So join me on my journey. Keep me company. I love each and every one of you.