Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cross Quarter Day

Today, Imbolic, or Candlemas Day, is halfway between Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. For some in cycle with the Seasons, it marks not only the beginning of Spring but marks the return of the light, mirroring the transformation within us from an inner contemplative focus towards one of outer manifestation.

"I who am the beauty of the green earth
and the white moon among the stars 
and mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise 
and come unto Me [aka Tao]. 
For I am the soul of nature
that gives life to the universe.
From Me [aka Tao] all things proceed 
and unto Me [aka Tao] they must return.
Let My [aka Tao] worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold - 
all acts of love 
and pleasure are My [aka Tao] rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength, 
power and compassion,
honor and humility.
mirth and reverence 
within you.
And you who seek to know Me [aka Tao], 
know that your seeking and hearing will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery [aka Tao]:
for if that which you seek, 
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
For behold, 
I [aka Tao] have been with you from the beginning,
and I [aka Tao] am that which is attained at the end of desire.
Doreen Valiente 

As we herald this beginning of Spring, may we each

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