Wednesday, February 1, 2006

INVOCATION AT THE THRESHOLD

Actually this is supposed to be said at the front door on the evening on January 31st. So I'm a day late. :-)

THRESHOLD INVOCATION FOR THE FESTIVAL OF IMBOLC

Midwife of Mystery, open the door,
    Infant of the Infinite, come you in.
Let there be welcome to the newborn truth,
    Let there be welcome to the Spring of the Year.
In cold and darkness you are traveling,
    In warmth and brightness you will arrive.
May the blessed time of Imbolc
    Kindle the soul of all beings,
Bringing birth to innocence and integrity
    From the depths to the heights,
From the heights to the depths,
    In the heart of every soul.

From THE CELTIC DEVOTIONAL by Caitlin Matthews

And a thought for the day: the most powerful tool we all have is the word NO. Just a little something to think about at the turning of the seasons.

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

This invocation really cheers me up.  I love Spring and can't wait for the trees to bud.

xo
Russ

visionarydiva1 said...

Thanks for sharing. I have never heard of this before.

Amy

lisaram1955 said...

Interesting that the Celts imagine spring arriving a full month and a half before the vernal equinox.  And I can't argue with them, since I have little bulbs blooming and peas sprouting in my back yard...  Lisa  :-]