Where did Ground Hog’s Day come from? Perhaps this traditional Scottish poem can offer a clue:
“As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and snow
Winter will quickly go
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop”
Candlemas, a Christian celebration evolved from the ancient Celtic celebration known as Imbolc, which loosely translates into English as “In the belly”. It is the time where the first stirrings of new life start happening from deep within the Earth, in response to the growing, lightening days. What do you wish to manifest this year? Try this meditation in February to get the manifestation process started:
- Deeply relax
- Visualize a beautiful golden flame illuminating gently in your belly, burning away and recycling the old and used.
- Feeling cleansed and renewed allow that flame to turn into a scene that best describes what it is that you most wish to manifest this year. Visualize in firelight, using all your senses and see this scene as if it’s happening right now, in the present moment. Feel the positive emotions emanating powerfully from the power of your vision in your belly until you feel immersed in joy..
- Start to visualize this scene, with the same emotional content as in step 3 vibrating outward allowing all your cells and organs to resonate in the fire of your dreams
- Start to see your vision expanding outside yourself into the world around you while imagining yourself as part of the vision. See, with all your senses this happening as your desired outcome and again in the present moment. Feel the joy of your vision manifesting into the world around you
- Open up the space to receive by offering a prayer of gratitude for anything you feel blessed about, ground, center and open your eyes.