Our group is moving toward preparations for The Feast of Awakening in our area. We will be enacting the sevenfold blessing of stepping through Brid's Girdle (the Crois Bhrighde ). Healing and Protecting Mantles (Bhrighde Bhrat) will be hanging in the branches all around our Clan's Nemeton. Our clan family and guests will be told to take them home but leave them outside all night to fully impart the Blessings of Breo-Saighit...our much loved Fiery Arrow.
scars os mo chionn
Do bhrat fionn dom anacal?
[Trans: "O Brighid,
spread over my head
your bright mantle to guard me?]
No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me,
No lake, no water, nor sea shall drown me,
No arrow of fairy, nor dart of fay shall wound me.
May the blessings of Brid of the Many Names
be with all of our Keltrian family as we collectively
join our Tree selves in the Great Work of awakening the Earth!
As was shared by our Matron
I put songs and music on the wind
before ever the bells of the chapels were
rung in the West or heard in the East.
I am Brighid-nam-Bratta (Brighid of the Mantle),
but I am also Brighid-Muirghin-na-tuinne (Brighid of the conception of the waves),
and Brighid-sluagh (Brighid of the immortal host),
Brighid-nan-sitheach seang (Brighid of the slim faery folk),
Brighid-Binne-Bheullbuchd-nan-trusganan-uaine (Brighid of sweet songs and melodious mouth),
and I am older than Aona (Friday) and am as old as Luan (Monday).
And in Tir-na-h'oige (Land of the Ever Young)
my name is Suibhal-bheann (Mountain traveler);
in Tir-fo-thuinn (Country of the Waves) it is Cu gorm (Grey Hound);
and in Tir-nah'oise (Country of Ancient Years) it is Sireadh-thall (Seek-beyond).
And I have been a breath in your heart.
And the day has its feet to it that will see me
coming into the hearts of men and women
like a flame upon dry grass,
like a flame of wind in a great wood...
May your hearts open with hope and joy like the first peeking flowers of the coming Spring!
Walk with Wisdom,
Eibhlean and GryphonSong Clan