February 1st is the Start of Black History and what a wonderful way to commemorate by Honoring The Goddess Brigid on her Feast Day of Imoblc.
February 1st is the Irish tradition in both religious and mythological remembrance of Goddess Brigid by the pagans and St. Brigid by religious tradition. This Feast day is known as Imbolc which is in honor of Brigid, the Goddess of Muur Celts, who was later to be bestowed as a Saint by the Catholic Church. She is attributed as the elevated or exalted one. She in her ancient representation is that of a Black Woman or Moorish Celtic
In mythological texts, Goddess Brigid is the keeper of the eternal flame, which represents the essence of an inner dawn. She is the halfway of light and darkness. This is why her feast day is half way between winter and spring solstices.
It is said in ancient texts that at the moment between dusk and daybreak, Brigid arose into the sky with flames like rays of the sun blazing in her hair.
In Ireland, you can find a shrine near Kildare that is sacred to the druids for it is believed to have been the a place where Brigid’s priestesses tended to her eternal flame. The Priestesses were taught the healing properties of ancient practices that associate to Brigid. She is the keeper of all things sacred, elevated wisdom, and higher states of consciousness.
In 480 CE, Saint Brigid, who is believed to be the human incarnate of the Goddess, built a monastery in honor of her and consecrated it as a center of women’s religious learning and spiritual instruction to elevated consciousness. Saint Brigid is credited with organizing communal religious rites for women and later revered for founding the development of religious learning into a cathedral city.
Her message, whether as the Goddess or Saint, is to remind us to reconnect to our inner fire where our soul yearns to sprout forth. She reminds us to create sacred space within our home and bodies that allows full soul presence.
Brigid reminds us that there are always bridges between darkness and light; and that we are never alone in our journey of soul maturation. With each dark time comes dawn, reminding us that our light never leaves us and with each new day is bound to be brighter and fuller because we traveled through.