That we may awaken to live to the full, the dream of the earth, who chose us to emerge and incarnate its hidden night , in mind, spirit and light. – John o’ Donoghue
Imbolc marks the beginning of Spring in the Celtic tradition. It is a time of rebirth and new hope. The earth stirs from its winter slumber, the hard frosts thaw, the first green buds and shoots appear, bringing with them the promise of transformation.
Brigid the ancient triple Goddess, is celebrated on Lá Bríde – ‘Brigid’s Day at Imbolc. She stands on the threshold of Spring invoking the archetypal energies of healing, creativity, imagination and poetry, as well as symbolising the alchemical fires of the forge and of transformation. She is said to breathe life into the mouth of the dead winter. In the Celtic tradition, in Samhain, the Cailleach, the old hag of winter, made her descent into the underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life. These are the seeds that will emerge at Imbolc, (meaning ‘in the belly’) in the Celtic spring.
On this morning’s zoom gathering we will light the symbolic fires of Imbolc once more and we will journey inward, attuning to the stirring in our own underworld. We will connect to our place in the cycle of the seasons listening to the ancient wisdom that is held within.
This year has seen many changes in our lives. We have all, at times, felt anxious, stressed and sometimes frightened too. This morning’s workshop will be space where we will create a time for reflection, to connect and reconnect in an embodied way to our inner ground and to hear with that inner ear, what meaning we can glean from these challenging times for our own journey. What gifts such dark times can also bring to our lives and what we will bring forth into the Spring and new life.
During this morning’s gathering, I will incorporate some aspects from the popular Deepening the Senses Retreats, as well as a talk on the ‘Journey inward’, – drawing on a variety of perspectives and thought from the field of Psychology, Mythology, Psychotherapy, Philosophy, literature and art utilizing images from art and poetry in a way that aims to be accessible and thought-provoking, to inspire you and support you on your own path.
During the morning workshop, we will draw on the wisdom of the Brigid, the transformative power of mythology, utilizing mindful meditation, the medium of poetry as well as exploring the thoughts and ideas from philosophy and literature – supported by images from art, to deepen our understanding of ourselves. It aims to be a nurturing online space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.
Saturday 30th January 2021 – Zoom workshop – starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 1.15pm. The package includes 4 hours online group facilitation with a limited number of participants to ensure opportunity to interact online. A certificate for 4 points CPD is available
The morning online workshop is 45 euro. Early booking is advisable as there is a limited number for the morning. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place. Fee is non-refundable once payment is made. Places are allocated on a first come first serve bases. Participants are advised to ensure they have a quiet space for the morning where they will not be interrupted. Further suggestions on what to bring with you for the workshop will follow.
For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087-7126271. Gift voucher available on request.
The aim is to create a warm atmosphere together online where we will awaken the senses, meet like-minded people, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.
‘Awake your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you’ – Benedictus – John O’Donoghue
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