Friday, February 1, 2013

Imbolc Blessings

If Candlemass day be dry and fair,
The half o' winter to come and mair
If Candlemass day be wet and foul.
The half o' winter gane at Yule.

Well, as another Friday rolls around, we enter February.  Imbolc has finally arrived.  I can't find the white candles I bought several months ago, so I plan to stop on the way home and buy some.  Hope I don't have to run around to much because on Friday, all I want to do is get home. This  is a shopping and cooking weekend, I plan to make the best of this Imbolc.  Actually, cooking won't be so bad.  It seems that I overcooked last time and have three meals still left for hubby and enough to last me two weeks.  But, I do want to make more black bean soup and some garlic chicken. 

Something happened this week that I just had to share with you.  Hubby's sister called him on Wednesday night and asked him not to go out on Thursday because she had a dream that something bad was going to happen, that someone was going to rob him.  Well, to make a long story short, he did go out out yesterday to move his car and discovered that  someone had broken into it.  They broke the window and took his GPS, but nothing else.  I'm so grateful that the insurance paid for it. For that I am so grateful.

Wow, time has flown by so quickly this morning that suddenly it is time to get ready for work. It's cold again outside, but hopes for Spring abound.  Love you all.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. May your Imbolc be one of love, joy, new beginnings, and peace. Many blessings to you all. See you on Monday.

Perhaps on this Imbolc, Brighid will ignite some fire in me that will illuminate ways in which I can better align myself with the rhythms of the earth. Perhaps I will see in the mind of my heart some memory of a simpler time; an ancient world that my spirit belonged to, and still belongs to. Perhaps when that happens I will think of the ewe, and the newborn sheep, and I will see in them something true about the world, about myself, and about the Great Mystery to which we all belong.” 

 Teo Bishop


  1. May you enjoy your weekend Mary. It's a cold one here this morning. A few degrees below zero. X.

  2. Wow, your SiL's intuition or ESP or whatever was right on!

  3. Hmmmmmmm, your hubby's sister's dream, was quite spot-on.

  4. Wishing you a fun filled weekend Mary! That garlic chicken sounds so good, you make me hungry and I just ate some spinach dip. You do know, (I read this somewhere, LOL) the quickest way to find something that you have misplaced is to go out and replace it. Do something fun this weekend, we are going to head to the flea market I do believe.


  5. Sounds like your Imbolc may be one of beautiful light. Enjoy and sending you blessings.

  6. Amazing about your sister-in-law's dream. Thankfully your hubby is okay.
    Blessed Imbolc to you, Mary. It is snowing like the dickens here, already 5 inches, and more to come. So, Spring is coming, right??!!

  7. I really do believe some dreams carry a message in them.