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Brigit's Mantle Visualisation for Tara


The Brigits mantle visualisation is for everyone

not just for the people on the ground there and it may be easier to do for people who are NOT in the thick of it  - distance is no object -

Brigit's Day in the Christian calendar is the first of Feruary
but the calendar has been shifted so many times that perhaps it doesn't  need to be too literal and Imbolc is a tide rather than a date

there is a beautiful picture of Brigit here http://www.brighidsacadamy.com/
there is no need for a ritual or anything - unless youy like  : )

Just  hold in your mind and see the Tara  valley wrapped in Brigit's soft green cloak of protection - protected and safe and green and growing

 as the wheel of the year moves slowly around to Spring

Ive just looked on the web - there is a good written visualistion at http://www.chalicecentre.net/february.htm
or " brigit mantle ritual " into google brings up a heap of thoughts on the subject 

Everything starts with Imagination
and Brigit is both a Christian saint and  a Brehon law-giver  and a pre-Christian goddess

Specifically Irish - but important in other countries as well -
very like Tara - so why would Tara not be under Her protection ..?

- and as the Spirit of Creativity and a protecter of the Natural world - be especially the Spirit behind any plans for the Park ...?

Blessing for Hearth-Keepers
by Caitlin Matthews

Brighid of the Mantle, encompass us,
Lady of the Lambs, protect us,
Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us.
Beneath your mantle, gather us,
And restore us to memory.

Mother of our mothers,
Foremothers strong,
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how
To kindle the hearth,
To keep it bright,
To preserve the flame.
Your hands upon ours,
Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light,
Both day and night.

The Mantle of Brighid about us,
The Memory of Brighid within us,
The Protection of Brighid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance,

from heartlessness,
This day and night,
From dawn till dark,
From dark till dawn.

Blessing for Hearth-Keepers
by Caitlin Matthews




Brigit's Mantle (Irish Creation Myth),
WulfWorks© Copyright 2002
In the beginning, the Goddess Brigit heard Earth singing in the pit of chaos and she felt compassion for the planet. 
She called to the gods to go with her to bring gifts to Earth, because its song was so beautiful. Once there, she laid her mantle over the ground and immediately Earth grew green, and the waters flowed. But one of the younger gods grew impatient and jumped down upon the mantle before it had finished unfurling, which stopped it from opening any further. The land beneath her mantle still remains.
Today it is called Ireland.

   from HERE