My Imbolc was simple but meaningful today.
I mixed sea salt, lavender and safflower oil together to make a purifying salt scrub for my shower. As I showered, I imagined scrubbing away anything negative from the past year.
I sprinkled lavender and lemon balm on the carpet and vacuumed. I took all the expired condiments out of the fridge and emptied the bottles and jars, rinsed them out and recycled them. I took some money I've been hoarding and went and got my hair cut in the afternoon. It feels so much better now!
I put on my favorite Sarah Brightman CD, La Luna, and cleared off my altar, dusted everything and redecorated it while the music played. I lit incense and candles on my altar after I finished and just sat a while, relaxing, enjoying the music.
I made the Spring Tonic Soup for dinner and it was very good! I have to admit, never having eaten leeks or mustard greens before, I was skeptical, but I thought it was yummy. I'm having leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
And, because its traditional to have something for Imbolc that involves dairy, I made my very first baked custard! Topped with fresh blackberries... yum...
Even though I didn't do anything very exciting, what I did do today felt like a perfect way to honor the sabbat.
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