In the old ways, February 2nd, is the high Sabbat of Candlemas.
Candlemas falls exactly between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox. It accentuates the waxing light and reminds us that our souls, too, can we waxing with bright light.
Today, let us celebrate Candlemas by lighting white candles and/or visualizing bright, white light cleansing ourselves, our souls, spirits, abodes, the planet and all of its inhabitants.
This world can appear very dark and dreary, especially mid-winter. Especially THIS winter .... divisory politics, anger, frustration, violence, depression, mass shootings. It seems that the negative list can be infinite.
Darkness can be replaced with light.
What to do?
Where to start?
Let the illumination start with each one of us.
Now. Today. This very moment.
Candlemas asks us to purify, cleanse and renew ourselves, for the darkest hours are just before the dawn.
Candlemas teaches us that we are also the light that shines in the world.
Make the personal choice to shine brightly! Not only will you attract positive energy, the world will be a better place because of your light!