It has passed, the midwinter is now behind us in Ireland as we rise towards the light.
Imbolc is near, less than four weeks away.
The four great Celtic festivals that mark out the year, embodied in four faces that in turn are faced into the light, catch the future, as the past is shadowed. Look forwards…
The birds are calling to one another as the mornings lighten and the dusk is stretched out in lengthening days.
The great birthing is underway as we wait in eager anticipation of all that is promised. New life awaits planting, for Mother Earth loathes scarcity…a human imposition!
The light grows.
Imbolc is known as “in the belly” for that promise of rebirth, life and light.
I wish to thank all of you who sent me gifts during the dark midwinter, brightening my days and reminding me that even though I live a solitary life, I am not alone… and the many who sent donations, I have thanked you via email, thank you XXX Colette
Hello from Long Island… seventeen frigid degrees here today, and while the light is returning, am definitely longing for the heat to return as well! Blessings!
Today is the day of the Wolf Moon…Imbolc draws near!
Wonderful post Colette, photos are inspiring and uplifting. Looking forwards.. to the light to come. Many Blessings 🌿
Thank you Dawn and blessings to you XXX
Thanks for these moving photos – as daylight increases, with it’s promise of new life and green vistas, it is wonderful to spend the time with you. Blessings & Love to all.
Thank you LoisMarie XXX
Hi Colette…I love this time of year, the days here on the shore in Maryland are noticeable longer already. I look forward to seeing the rebirth of your beautiful property, it’s always just lovely.!!
It really is a very special time of year, filled with anticipation!
Blessings from Aotearoa New Zealand … I am inspired by all you do and look forward to the unfurling of the seasons and how you celebrate them …. Blessings Be )O(
Blessings to you XXX
Good evening Collette, so lovely to receive your message, I wish you well and look forward to your next video, I noticed that you mentioned you would be busy for a while, hope all goes well with your writing etc ., would love to see maybe another doggy in your life. Happy New Year. Stay Happy and Safe. Xxx
Busy is my favourite word…though sadly, not enough hours in the day, is my only complaint!
Thank you Collette for sharing your life. I to live a solitary life in New Zealand so we are right in the light. I have alot of irish ancestry and have a strong pull to irish and Ireland so learning traditions of Ireland and all your philosophies make me feel happy . Thank you and blessings to you
You’re very welcome Colette. Lovely photos xx
Blessings for the return of the light. I always shed a tear at the passing of winter and the water that the goddess gives us in the rains. But spring will bring new greenery and it will still be a few months before the sun scorches us once again, and we struggle through till the next blessed winter.
Looking to the light and patient with the turning of the seasons~now reading,writing and learning from people like you! Thank you Colette!💚~from Michigan USA
What a lift your post brings!
Such beautiful photographs and hopeful sentiments. Love and light to you Colette
Said so beautifully as always Colette . Thank you for all you do and being such an inspiration. Xxx
Loving your newsletters and pictures as always. Have shared and linked on the divine feminine app. Thank you!
Thank you, Colette, for the uplifting reminder that the light is increasing each and everyday! I love getting your emails! Wishing you the best in the year to come 💫✨🌻🔆
Seems strange,well for us in the northern hemisphere,but it’s winter yet yesterday, the 4th, Earth was at perihelion the closest to the Sun it’s orbit being a tad elliptical but nothing like Mars’s…. Venus and Mercury are almost perfect circles.Shows it’s not distance that matters but angle.
You never be Alone,although 1000 km between us but in the Hearts WE are together and fighting For Mother Earth….. Blessings and greetings from Daggy Kiel Germany
Happy New Year to you xx
Good morning to you Colette ,thank you for your lovely words relating to Imbolc.I am looking to the ligh, as it brightens each morning gives hope to all. Lovely captures through the lens. Hugs and blessings….🌹💚
Lovely to see your pre-Imbolc land and home. We are just moving into much colder temperatures and snow here in Michigan, USA. Sending you cozy blessings as the light returns.
sending love & best wishes from Australia…we have passed our longest day an the light will start moving away …the circle of life continues ..❤️
Thank you for your timely reminder that the light, and warmer days are returning and that the past is behind us. Ann