Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It is very important to me for my babes to feel a connection to Mother Earth, to understand she has much to teach us about ourselves. I feel society has robbed so many of us of this. Replaced this insight into God, ourselves and each other, with technology, progress and "things". It baffles me that anyone who would believe in a higher power, would not make protecting everything created a huge priority. Don't get me wrong, technology is wonderful, as is progress, but as with anything there should be a balance.
I received this book as a Christmas gift and it is full of wonderful ideas. Many of which I plan to make traditions in our family, in hopes to foster that deep connection.
The next celebration is Imbolc, which falls on Groundhog Day. Many of these ancient Earth-honoring celebrations fall on or around present day holidays. Coincidence? I think that is a whole other blog post! Anyways, Imbolc celebrates the stirring of the seeds. The energy stirring deep in the earth as winter tapers off and life will begin to emerge. How exciting right?! Picturing roots "waking up" and seeds "vibrating" these images stir something in me as well. Just as they should for we are all connected.
I am hoping by stopping and taking time to be present in this time with Mother Earth, I will better be able to harness my stirring energies, to propel me on my journey as well as my family's. Its all about being present and soaking it up!
Can't wait to dive into the crafts and music the book suggests, with my own twists on it of course :)
Pictures of the celebration to come....