Brigid’s Day Ritual

Brigid’s Day (also known as Imbolc, Bride’s day or Candlemas) has long been a Gaelic traditional celebration as a time halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  Happening on February 1st or 2nd, this event marked the welcoming of spring and was tied with the ewe’s lambing.  Fire represented...

Loving-Kindness for Mothers

Compassion is a far greater and nobler thing than pity. Pity has its roots in fear and carries a sense of arrogance and condescension, sometimes even a smug feeling of “I’m glad it’s not me.” As Stephen Levine says: “When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when...

Brigid’s Day

Brigid’s Day (also known as Imbolc, Bride’s Day, or Candlemas) is a traditional Gaelic celebration marking the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Happening on February 1 or 2, this event marks the welcoming of spring. As part of the celebration ritual, fire represents the returning of...