It’s been a long, cold winter!
So when February arrived, and with it, the beginning of Imbolc (the Celtic season of spring and renewal), I wanted to do something to tap into the energy still well-hidden beneath the snow, ice and bitter winds we’ve had the past several weeks.
Inspired by the I AM songs of ancient Ireland, I wrote a praise poem to connect with the promise of this season.
I’d like to share it with you now, with a wish that it will awaken your own spirit to the sense of hope and renewal held deep within the heart of spring:
I am the poet’s inspiration
I am the fire in the head
I am the time of wish and wanting
I am the longing to be fed.
I am the first step on the journey
I am the threading of the loom
I am the healing power of Brigid
I am the quickening in the womb.
I am the promise in the crescent
I am the crocus on the snow
I am the smile after grieving
I am the song that soothes the soul.
I am the magic of transformation
I am the trickle from the thaw
I am joyful expectation
I am wonder, hope and awe.
©2014 Kimberly V. Schneider
The birds are finally singing again here in St. Louis, the days are getting longer and the ground is starting to thaw.
I’m sending some warmer breezes and birdsong your way!
And if you’d like to deepen into this season of wonder, hope and awe, I hope you will join me and the fantastically brilliant Irish singing/songwriting brothers Owen and Moley O’Suilleabhain for one day retreat on March 8th!
Owen and Moley live in NYC now and are becoming very well known, not only for the Celtic wisdom they embody, but also for the way they transmit joy through their music! The brothers count Steven Spielberg, Russell Crowe and David Whyteamong their collaborators and fans, and I’m so honored to be creating this retreat with them. It will be an intimate day of poetry, music and experiential exercises designed to renew your spirit and transform your life! Please consider coming to the concert the night before as well; if you come to both events you can get specially-priced tickets.
Hope to see you there, and please spread the word to anyone you know who might be blessed by the retreat or the concert. I’m delighted to be sharing the magic of Owen and Moley with my part of the world.
The Manifestation Maven
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