Now the cold and dark of winter is fading, Imbolc (February 1/2) is upon us, the inner fire has survived the winter, it is Candlemas, the brightness of St Brigit’s Day. Imbolc is the time of choice, choosing what to do with the light, choosing what you want to commit yourself to. Valentine’s Day (February 14) is a modern echo of this, but it is not just for lovers, but for all who love life and want to make a difference. The brightening (Brigit-ening) days are a model for breaking with the old and affirming the new. The January sales are over. It’s time to get real. Aquarius, fixed air.
Out of the nothingness of winter's womb we can create having no obligations to the past and to the future. In order to achieve this we will have given up all of our past sourced resentments and grudges against specific people and groups of people, real or imagined. We can now make a choice that is free from the past as a basis for the actions we want to project out into the future. All choices must be free from past resentment otherwise they are not a free choice. It will be a past tense choice based on a mostly hidden agenda driven by imagined expectations of what we think should have happened to us in the past. New year resolutions need to be viewed as what can I give rather than what can I receive.
Sit in a chair, close your eyes and ask a question about what can you give, without listening to any advice from parental figures, experts or voices in your head. Do not listen to what you should or must do, decide for yourself. For example close your eyes and imagine that you are
in the middle of your workplace. View your workplace from the darkness of your mind and ask what does it need to make it work in a better way? The answer will indicate what your contribution could be. This vision can be turned into an action or meeting the need.
This Question can also be asked from the middle of a family, a group, the planet and your own life relative to the health of your body and various relationships and so on. What can I do to make them work in a better way? Whatever you see becomes the basis of what you can produce in the coming year. It can be your job ar hand.
You are the one who perceived the inspiration therefore you have within you the ability to achieve it. You cannot imagine an activity that is not a part of you, so everything you need to achieve it is also part of you. You can only imagine that which is dormant within yourself, so bring it out into the open and manifest it. The art of listening only begins to work when you can become nobody when you receive the words of another, then the spoken words that you give in return will be appropriate. The answer is always in the question and the plant is aways in the seed, so practise asking questions, go on a quest for the light remembering that the end is in the beginning. May those things that rest dormant within you respond to the brightening light.