This year Imbolc falls on Friday 2nd February. Imbolc is the time when we ‘Celebrate the Divine Spark of Inspiration’. It is a Fire festival and is the beginning of the awakening of Mother Earth when we start to see the first signs of Spring. So brave the elements go outside and light a fire.This is a time to use your intuition and delve into your unconscious, see what the fire has to say.
When we start to feel the return of Spring we begin to awaken from our slumbers and become active again. The days become lighter and we are drawn out into the bright, crisp mornings of Spring. We light candles to signify the return of the sun.
This is the time of year where we are drawn to clear the clutter to make way for the new things that are coming into our life. I am clearing the clutter in a big way this Imbolc, as we are preparing to move to a new home. I intend to clear out loads to make space to spend more time socialising with my family and friends, getting out in nature and writing. The more stuff I have the more cleaning is required and although I find cleaning cathartic at times, less is more is my motto! Life is for living not cleaning. I am not going to sit on my deathbed and say ‘ if only I had cleaned more I would have had a better life’
My first step will be to clear my mind and set my intention for Imbolc. I will spend some time in meditation, before I began the task of clearing the clutter ready for the Spring, where I will be busily car booting all the clutter. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram over the next couple of weeks for some of my tops tips for clearing the clutter! Have a wonderful Imbolc and enjoy taking time for yourself to meditate and connect with your ‘intuitive self’. Don’t forget that Wednesday is the Super-moon.
This meditation will help you to approach Imbolc with a clear mind and a vision of where you want to be. Find a comfortable place to be, turn off the phone and give yourself as long as you need. Gently close your eyes and surround yourself in a ball of light. Feel the light penetrate deep into you bones and feel the love that the universe has for you.
Imagine the light travelling from your feet going deep into the earth rooting you in Mother Earth. Imagine a column of light coming from the top of your head through your crown chakra going out to the universe. Feel yourself connected with Earth and the universe and bathe in the light.
Now take yourself in your imagination to a place in nature that you love. Get a sense of the energy of the light returning to the earth as you watch the sun rise in this magical place. You see a path appear and as you look in the distance you get a sense of where you are heading in this year.
As you walk the path you notice things appearing in your path that may be obstacles, they may be people, things or objects which are symbolic of a feeling you have. Notice how you feel and listen to your intuitive self, who knows what needs to be done to clear the path.
Gently bring yourself back into the room staying in the light and record your thoughts and feelings in your journal. Just let whatever comes flow out of you, without judgement, just let it be.
Now in this enlightened state you can start to see what needs to be done. Think about who you will need to help you or if it is something you can do on your own. When all thoughts have been explored and you are clear then gently close your eyes again and see the path in your minds eye, being cleared. How does that feel for you? When you let things go sometimes initially it can be quite scary, if it is just feel the fear, be with it and send it light.
When you feel ready you can come back to the room. See a band of gold light go under your left foot up and over your head and then down under your right foot. See the light expand until you are standing in a beautiful ball of golden light. Gently come back to the room.
You are now ready to embrace the energy of Imbolc and clear the clutter of mind, body and spirit.
Love and Light