Imbloc / 1st February 2015
1st February - some say the start of spring the start of a new year of growth. It is almost the Chinese New Year, a little late this year 19th February but the year of the Sheep.
We associate spring with lambs and new arrivals and that is sort of how it has been here at Slievenamon Holistic Therapy getting things organised for a new venture or two in 2015. Getting things under way this week with Mindscape at the weekend, followed by BodyTalk Access on Valentines Day (click here to book your place: http://www.bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=23996)
I thought that setting up a new venture would be relatively straight forward: business name, website, cards and off we go. Oh the joys of being enthusiastic and naive: I am quickly having to learn and go back to the drawing boards, I am ever thankful for the help and guidance that I have been given along the way. So what gets posted here is going to be a mix of business set up information, little tips to help you maintain your health and details about courses, study days, information evenings being held here.
So what is Imbloc? Well it is a quarter day between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Old traditions are associated with St Brigid which quite likely predate the Christian ones and possibly had associations with early pagan goddesses such as the divine hag (Cailleach) or maybe even the Sheela Ni Gig. It was said that if the weather was find on Imbloc then the Cailleach could go out and collect more firewood to see her through the winter, ie winter was going to drag on a little longer but if it was bad weather then she would not go out for wood and winter would end sooner. Let's wait and see what happens it is a glorious sunny day so far here but either way using BodyTalk Access everyday to help ward off colds and 'flu, keep energy levels up and stress levels down, what more could one ask for? Look forward to seeing you here 14th February to learn the techniques for yourself, click here to book your place: http://www.bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=23996