Imbolc season ~ halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox
Reconnecting with yourself at Imbolc
This year, I invite you to take time for self reflection and pause to focus on your self care. How have those needs shifted in the past year? Notice which aspects of your own self care need tending. You may even want to carve out commitment to yourself for the year.
My encouragement to you–while we are still in the midst of winter–is to allow yourself to sink into a place of self care and a slower pace. The last several months have been hard . . . many of us have been on alert, with needs for safety and security rising to the surface.
As women, we have been socialized to put the needs of others before ourselves, often disconnecting from our own needs and desires in the process. You may be feeling depleted or exhausted. Carving out time to focus on our own needs and feelings allows us to live more fully and to thrive in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Want support around reconnecting with your own needs? I’ve got something for you, sister! I invite you to download my free worksheet: It’s Your Time Now!
And remember, like the plants, we’re still in the “roots” time of the year. Give yourself permission to sleep more while the nights are still longer, to rest as the plants do below the ground.
Some traditions even consider Imbolc the beginning of the new year. A powerful time to set an intention to take time for self care this year. You are worth it. It’s your time now!
Corinna Wood, teacher of the Wise Woman Tradition for 30 years–from herbs to self love
"I became an herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition at the tender age of 22, initiated by Susun Weed and a beloved patch of nettles. Today, I support women with earth-based, woman-centered tools to ground you in your own innate wisdom, needs and desires. My teachings draw on earth wisdom of our foremothers–the shoulders on which we stand–to navigate the challenges we face as women in the world today."