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Musings from Sharon
Many moons ago (more than either of us care to remember) my seven
year old daughter came to me and pointed to the legs of her jeans to
bring them to my attention. The hems were rapidly encroaching upon
the territory usually reserved for capris. Poor little goddess!!
"We need to go shopping. I think I've had another "growth sprout!",
Growth sprout, indeed! I knew she meant "growth spurt", but "sprout"
really does seem, well . . . perfect! This delightful memory comes
to mind each year when spring arrives.
Today, in my part of the world, the daffodils are bursting out and
all green things are sprouting, filled with that marvelous
possibility of growth. New life is arriving.
If asked, all those bulbs and buds would no doubt tell you that all
that budding and sprouting can indeed be a tad uncomfortable and
disconcerting at times. After all, that's why we talk of "growing
But grow we must. It's what we were put on this earth to do -- to
learn who we are and to be who we are and to express all that
uniqueness out into the world.
In the spring we marvel at the newness of life around us.
Intuitively, and with emotion, we enjoy the richness of all the
possibilities that growth can bring,
And that's a lesson from the . . .
Myths of Brigid, the Celtic Triple Goddess
Who Became a Christian Saint
Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fire
(the forge and the hearth), poetry, healing, childbirth, and
unity, is celebrated in many European countries. She's a goddess
known by many names in many countries. One of them is Saint
Brigid who is one the most powerful religious figure in Irish
history, right up there with Saint Patrick (who she probably
prevented from running all the snakes, aka Druids, out of
It is said that wherever Brigid walked tiny flowers and shamrocks would
spring up from the soil.
Born at the exact moment of daybreak, Brigid rose into the sky
with the sun, rays of fire beaming from her head. As a sun
goddess her gifts are light (knowledge), inspiration, and the
vital and healing energy of the sun.
The Brigid first worshipped in ancient times was
the daughter of the great Irish god Dagda, the 'Good Father'.
She had two sisters who were also named Brigid.
Taken together, they were called the 'Three
Mothers', 'Three Sisters', or simply the Goddess Brigid.
Different than in Greek mythology where the
Triple Goddess represents the three developmental stages of a
woman's life (Maiden, Matron, and Crone), the Irish Bridgets
were all of the same generation and the distinctions between
them were based on their areas of divine responsibility.
Brigid (the Fire of the Hearth) was in charge
of fertility, family, childbirth and healing.
Brigid (the Fire of the Forge) was, like the
Greek goddess Athena, a patroness of the crafts (especially
weaving, embroidery, and metalsmithing). And, like Athena, she
was also responsible for justice, law and order.
Brigid (the Fire of Inspiration) was the muse
of poetry, song, history and the protectress of cultural
Her feast day, known as Imbolc, is celebrated near the end of
winter. It is, like the goddess herself, meant to give us hope,
to remind us that spring and change are on their way.
Read the intriguing myths of the
here. . .
Back to the lesson of the knee-hi blue
jeans: As a young, working mother struggling to keep too many
balls in the air at one time, I often felt I was frequently
failing at one thing or another.
Bet you know that feeling too.
But the lesson of the goddesses is
something quite different.
As a wise one once
"The true enemy of the good is
There is little point
in agonizing over one's mistakes and imperfections.
It's ever so much
better to view them as learning experiences.
I gave up all dreams of perfection years ago.
Life has been easier ever since.
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a reminder to...
Take time to smell the flowers,
to notice the vibration of this wondrous world we live in,
and to celebrate the possibilities in your life.
Then sprout and grow!
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