Imbolc and the waning crescent of the Shadow Mountain Moon
Wednesday gratefuls: The cold. Fresh snow. Murdoch. Kep. Rigel. Gertie. Ruth. Jon. Gabe. Seoah. Kate. Joe. This body I inhabit. The idea of soul. Panentheism. Monism. (Priority Monism). The moon and its phases. Mother earth in all her garbs. Fresh water. Sea water. All the seeds waiting patiently for the right temperatures, the right angle of the sun. Those bears huddled up somewhere nearby.
Imbolc is the Celtic cross-quarter holiday between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. In-the-belly. Imbolc. The freshening of the ewes. This meant milk, cheese. It was a sign that the days would warm, the snow melt, grass green, and food crops grow. The triple goddess Brigid presides. She is the goddess of the hearth, of creativity and inspiration, artisanship, and healing.
What pots do you have cooking over the fire? How is the health of your home? What seeds have begun to stir in your psyche? How is your body? Is it well? What does it need? Seek Brigid over Imbolc. She’s active in your psyche right now. Preparing, readying things for the coming spring.
We need her here on Shadow Mountain. Health of the body, healing of the body has taken so much of our time, our energy. Bites. ILD. Tube feedings. Prostate cancer. COPD. The hearth, too. Dogs. Murdoch gone. Gertie dead. Seoah here. Cooking, cleaning, laughing, smiling. The artisanal craft of sewing, quilting lies dormant, awaiting its mistresses return. What will come to me over the next weeks and months? I don’t know, but I know I need to make.
Class this morning, the last section of the Torah chapter. Looking forward to that. Fell far behind on the Daf Yomi during the bites and Gertie’s suffering. Will catch up. Two pages a day, at least.
Seoah and I will visit Murdoch today. No movement yet on a new place for him though Joe’s made some inquiries and so have I.
Back to working out. Resistance with some cardio and high intensity interval training. 3 of the resistance and 2 of the hiit. Using an old workout now, will wait another six weeks before getting a new one. I have several old ones that I could use.