This week’s Goddess Oracle card: Brigid – Inspiration – let’s explore how we can work with her energy in the week to come. Read on for a journal prompt and ritual suggestion! I appreciate this card – I have so much fire energy in my natal chart, it resonates with me.
From the Goddess Oracle:
Brigid, which means “bright”, is a Celtic triple goddess of fire: the fire of inspiration, smithcraft, poetry, healing, and divination. Her inspiration was vital to the bards (poets) who called upon her freely. Legend says that Brigid was born with a flame reaching out from the top of her head, connecting her with the universe. The new (Christian) and the old (pagan) Brigid were merged into St. Brigid in AD 450. St. Brigid, daughter of a druid, was a goldsmith and healer. Nineteen priestesses/nuns guard her sacred fire in Kildaire, Ireland. On the twentieth of each month it is said she appears and tends it herself.
Meaning of the Card
Brigid comes to ignite you with inspiration. Are you feeling a lack of direction? motivation? energy? Has your path gone out of focus, your life become unclear? Are you yearning for something but can’t quite put your finger on it? It is time to nurture wholeness by taking in the sparkle and crackle of inspiration. Brigid says that a life without the fire of inspiration is dull indeed. She further counsels that by allowing inspiration to nurture your life you become sharper, clearer, and more energetic.
Ritual Suggestion: Journey to Brigid
Find a time and place where you will not be disturbed.
Sit or lie comfortably with your spine straight and close your eyes.
When you feel ready, take a deep breath and release it with a sigh, letting go of all you need to let go of.
Take another deep breath and let it go with a hiss.
Take a third deep breath and, as you release it, picture or sense a cave, a cave you have visited before or one that exists only in your mind.
Now take another deep breath and, as you release it, stand before the cave.
Run your fingers along the wall of the cave. Smell the cave. Enter it.
Inside, the cave is well lit and warm, and you find yourself going down, down, down, deeper and deeper and deeper.
It is a pleasant and comfortable feeling to go down, down, down, deeper, deeper, deeper.
There is a light at the back of the cave.
You are at the threshold, the place where the cave ends and the Otherworld begins.
Step out not into the Otherworld.
Notice the dazzling sunlight, the freshness in the air, the vivid colors.
Brigid is waiting for you beside an ancient stone well.
You walk over to her across the soft, spongy, emerald grass.
She tells you she is happy to see you and glad that you have arrived.
You tell her you seek inspiration.
Brigid asks you for a gift, and you give it to her gladly.
Then she rings you in a circle of fire and lights a fire in your crown chakra (the top of your head).
You feel a tingling and stimulating of that energy center.
You feel your energy opening and expanding.
Your power to visualize clears and grows stronger.
You feel inspired!
It is time for you to say goodbye.
You thank Brigid.
She tells you all you need to do to activate inspiration is to visualize that flame at the top of your head.
You enter the cave.
Now you are coming up, up, up, through the warm comfort of the cave, feeling relaxed, energized, refreshed.
Up, up, up, till you reach the entrance of the cave.
Move outside the cave, and take a deep breath, and as you slowly exhale you are back in your body.
Take another deep breath and when you exhale, if ready, slowly open your eyes. Welcome back!
I could use inspiration at times, and will post how the ritual goes when I use it! Comment if you try it as well – let me know how it goes.
Journal Prompt: How do I usually deal with feeling stuck, or uninspired? What makes me feel that way? What makes me feel the flame of excitement and inspiration in a good way?