The Healing Beat
This Imbolc’s ritual was one of healing. Imbolc is the festival of Bridget and one of her gifts is healing. And I was also inspired by a wonderful poem about the change of the light from the cold white of winter to the warm yellow of spring. I combined these two ideas and mapped them to the pentacle. We drummed up the power of each of the elements and of the fifth element, spirit. As we drummed, we lit candles. We also turned a salt lamp for the fifth element. We raised the power and as it consolidated and sparkled, we touched a poppet who was a stand-in for all the peoples of the world who needed healing and could accept it from us.