These tiny little crocus bulbs are sending up shoots of color in tune with the vibrations of spring. They're aware that something's happening even if most of us don't stop to pay attention.
February 2 marks the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. You can be sure that our indigenous, Northern European ancestors paid attention. Their lives depended on it.
Did they have enough food and fuel to last until the weather got warm enough for them to go outdoors and begin gathering greens and wild bird's eggs?
Would they be able to make it if winter lasted well into April or May?
In the documentary Rivers and Tides, artist Andy Goldsworthy, creates an outdoor piece of art that gives visible evidence to the fact that even the stalks of plants that died the winter before are affected by the quickening. I highly recommend setting aside the time to watch this documentary. It will change your perspective of and relationship with nature. Rivers and Tides.
For any of you who live in the greater Portland, Oregon area, you are welcome to attend a ritual I'm leading Monday evening February 2, 2015, honoring Brigid, the Quickening, and the taking stock of whether or not we will make it to Spring. Contact me personally for information.
Ingrid, the Rune Woman
Changing Lives With Ancient Wisdom
Awaken Your Hunger
I'm available to do private Rune readings and spiritual counseling either in person or by phone/Skype/Facetime.