So another resolution this year is to explore the world of Pagan celebrations. Something that I haven’t done in the past or really even thought about until recently. And what started me thinking about holidays? Well to be honest my thought process went something like this-
Thought 1: Calorie counting for the day
Thought 2: Zodiac postings
Thought 3: Exs and the signs they fell under.
Thought 4: What was the sign of the last one?
Thought 5: Elemental reference of signs
Thought 6: Anniversary
Thought 7: Lyo’s birthday
Thought 8: Celebration of birthday/holidays/random
Thought 9: Oh…Pagan holidays….
Thought 10: Fashion TV show…
Thought 11: Mini keyboard for Thrive
Sometimes I’m amused by what my brain does when I don’t make it focus. ~wry grin~
In any event after that process I did go and look up what Imbolc historically means. Thank the gods that Wikipedia was back up. It gave me a brief idea of how Imbolc came about and how it is celebrated. And of course me being ME- I take what I want from it. (Honestly I don’t think I’m that unique in doing this, but sometimes I catch a lot of flack for it.) But basically I’m taking it as a celebration of Light.
Now comes the fun part.
What is Light?
Not just the illumination of the world around me, but at the core…what is Light?
Now perhaps I read too much into what is supposed to be a celebration of winter being nearly over, but I don’t think so…to me Light is so much more than illumination of the world. Though if I really wanted to be complicated I could go the route of saying that Light is illumination of not only the physical but the spiritual as well. But I don’t want to get that far off…at the moment.
One of the core beliefs for me is that there is Balance between Opposites. And since I lean more toward the Darker side of things I tend to view this not so much as a Celebration of Light, but a Gracious Parting of Darkness. THAT makes sense to me. Where are Light doesn’t really do all that much for me.
I know I said that this year I was going to try to be a bit different (I did say that right?) but it still has to make sense. I’ve had more experience with Yin than I have had with Yang. So it makes sense that I would lean more toward that side of things. ~wry grin~