Cleanse, reflect and look forward to spring with the help of our two experts…
Chances are those well-intentioned new year’s resolutions you set at the start of January have already started to slip your mind. Use the rejuvenating powers of Imbolc to review your goals and think about how to move them forward. Spend some time thinking through any resolutions and ask yourself what you’ve achieved so far. Acknowledge every small step you’ve made, then come up with targets for progressing them further. A simple seed-planting spell for your goals can help renew your focus. While it’s still too cold to plant outside, starting seeds inside is a nice way to bring a reminder into your home of how new life is beginning to emerge once again.
1 Gather the things you need: seeds, soil and a suitable plant pot or container. Spend some time thinking about what you want to plant – would you like flowers you can watch bloom, or vegetables that you’ll be able to harvest and turn into a delicious, healthy meal?
2 Place the soil into the container and gently take hold of a seed in your hand. Cup your hands together, close your eyes and think about one of your resolutions.
3 Imagine in your mind’s eye each step of what you need to do in order to reach your goal, finishing on an image of what success would look like. Really picture it as if you are living in that moment.
4 Open your eyes and, still holding onto the images of your goal, plant the seed in the soil. Repeat this for as many goals as you have.
5 Be sure to care for your seeds, giving them the amount of water and sunlight they need to grow. Place them on a windowsill where you will see them regularly to act as a reminder of your resolutions and dreams.