In the wheel of the Celtic year where I live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Imbolc, the first inkling of Spring, half way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. During this time in my Reclaiming Witch tradition we work with, and honor the Goddess Brigid who was adopted as the Irish St. Brigid in the Catholic tradition. The stories of Brigid as both Goddess and Saint are many, but Her aspect as healer, flowing from Her holy and sacred well, are powerful. In the early 1980s the Reclaiming community (which is built on activism, particularly Earth activism) felt a call to address the issue of water rights and world wide water contamination, and began to incorporate a ritual of healing the waters of the world as part of our Imbolc/Brigid rituals and celebrations. So as my witch community, and the Christian Catholic community, honors Brigid, I hold in healing the Marilao River and all the beings in its watersheds, the Yellow River and all the beings in its watersheds, The Flint River and all the beings in its watersheds, indeed all the waters of the world and the beings who depend on them for life. May we as a species change our relationship with our waters so that they may once again run free and clean for the health of our whole Earth.
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