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ONLINE: Full Moon Meditation for Peace
The Greenlake Grove welcomes you to the monthly Full Moon Meditation for Peace--online. Dial in from anywhere in the world. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Please join us online for a time of simple chanting and stillness.
Druid Prayer for Peace: Deep within the still center of my being, may I find peace. Silently within the quiet of the Grove, may I share peace. Powerfully, within the greater circle of humankind, may I radiate peace. May there be Peace throughout the whole world.
Bring your Intentions: As is consistent with the OBOD tradition, we gather for a Full Moon Meditation on or around the Full Moon each month--for this 30 minute stillness meditation. Nicole hosts and Ruth assists. We hope to see you there!
Join Online via GoToMeeting: Full Moon Meditation. It's easy to join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Art by Tino Rodriguez
'Las Hijas de la Luna' (The daughters of the moon)
Please join the Greenlake Grove in the University District to celebrate the full rite of Imbolc. All those of good intention are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2m3BNqHW1
From the OBOD Site:
"It is hard sometimes to think of Spring in what feels like the depths of Winter. But if we look at the ground we can see the first shoots of green beginning to reach towards the Sun. Imbolc can be celebrated on either the 1st or 2nd February, or more naturally when the Snowdrops cover the ground.
Deeper into Imbolc by Coifi:
This is the Feast of Imbolc. The Light of the Sun in the Wheel of the Year stands in the North East, within the Cone of Darkness. This is a time of hope and preparation. This is the time of the growing of the Light.
This Feast is known by many names to many people, for the Truth is reflected from many mirrors. It has been celebrated as Februa and Candlemas. Our ancestors called it by names long forgotten, and our children will call it by names as yet unconceived.
At this time, our ancestors saw the Sun, the weak and helpless Child of Light, grow stronger day by day. The land still lies in darkness, but the rule of the darkness is challenged by the infant Lord of Light. Little by little, the skies grow light and the blessed Earth gives forth her first flowers, snowdrop and crocus, as promise of the Summer that is to be when all creation will rejoice in the One Universal Light.
This Feast of Imbolc is sacred to the Lady, the child-woman, the virgin who is known as Brighid and Athena and Britomartis and names without number. She it was who brought forth the Child of Light out of the Darkness in the darkest of the Dark Days. She it is who has nurtured the Child and now brings him forth as the new hope. She it is who has prepared the sleeping Earth to bring forth her bounty in the Summer which even here has its first beginnings.
As we see the Child of Light grow stronger day by day in the arms of the Mother, so do we understand that we ourselves will grow under the protection of the Mantle of the Lady, and the Light that shines within us will bring forth a great harvest in the ground that She has prepared. This is our knowledge and our affirmation. This is the Holy Word that is written in no less than the Earth and the Sky and in all things that are made. This is a wonder and a marvel."
Event Location: Edge of the Circle Books in the heart of the University District -- Seattle's resource for Paganism & the Occult. There is a room downstairs we can use to meet for festivals. Please check out the website for all things pagan including new and used books, jewelry, ritual items, clothes, and more. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057643021822
After we will adjourn to a nearby eatery (Big Time Brewery). Looking forward to seeing you there. With the blessings of the Oak, Yew, and Silver Birch! Ruth Oskolkoff
Please visit our Facebook Page "Greenlake Druid Grove" which contains past events, photos, and assorted posts at https://www.facebook.com/Greenlake-Druid-Gathering-106961691695549/ or join our private Facebook Group "Friends of Greenlake Grove" at www.facebook.com/groups/407523864303821/