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Imbolc – Feb 1, 2014
Join us as we honor the Brighid, a Goddess associated with healing, creativity, and motherhood! We will honor these qualities about her, and thank her for her healing, inspiration, and nurturing.
*** Workshop ***
Prior to ritual, Grey will lead a mini workshop to help everyone make a brat bhríde (mini Brighid’s healing cloak) and a cros Bríde (Brighid cross). Both are symbols of healing and protection. There will be materials there for children to use too, but parents must help. The brat bhríde will be perfect for little ones who can use markers. We will bless these symbols during our ritual. Grey Catsidhe will provide the materials as a gift to those who attend, but you must RSVP (please email Grey for details or visit our FB page)! After that, they will be first-come, first served.
*** Ritual ***
This ritual will be held indoors as February is often the coldest month in the North Country! Since Imbolc celebrates Brighid, who is very associated with the warmth of the hearth fire, it makes sense to gather indoors.
If you have any small objects that represent Brighid, healing, creativity, or motherhood, please bring them and we will help you place them around the altar and sacred center prior to the rite. They can both add to the energy and soak up Brighid’s blessings!
Guests are encouraged to bring offerings for Brighid as well as the Three Kindreds.
*** Potluck ***
Potluck will begin after the ritual. Our theme is “A Healthy Feast.” Please see the post below to learn more about it and see what others are bringing!
*** What to Bring ***
Please bring a dish or beverage to share, your own plates, cutlery and cups, any offerings you would like to give during ritual, and a small donation to go towards the use of the Kripalu Yoga Center and our ritual supplies. Thank you in advance!
As always, if you have questions, please fell free to ask!
Place: The Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center in Adams, NY
The ritual is free, but the space is not! Please bring at least a $5 donation toward using the beautiful space at the Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center!