Last night, February 1st, instead of going to a superbowl party, I had the honor of Aspecting the Celtic Goddess Brigid for my coven, Guardians of the Windsword's Imbolc ritual. The whole day had been warm and sunny, melting the snow and making everything feel like winter really was washing away.
I was nervous. Last year, this ritual had been my first opportunity to Aspect the Goddess. I practiced diligently all through 2008. As the ritual got closer, the more keyed up and nervous I got. Once we got into the ritual everything changed. I let go, Brigid's light filled me and spilled everywhere. I was the observer in the back of my etheric form and watched amazed, as the passionate, yet compassionate Goddess gave everyone a carpe diem message. I didn't have to think, she spoke for me. I wasn't shakey or faltering, she just poured through. In fact, the whole time, she told me to stand at the forge and just concentrate on the flame.
The gods feel emotion on such a purer, higher level than we do and yet all that raw power is controlled. It is like looking into the core of a star. I am so blessed by Brigid that I was used as her vessel. I really feel like looking forward I am looking into the light and hope of Springtime. New beginnings, a new life, and a lot of closure on the old cycles that I can no longer hold onto.