Blessed almost Yule to all pagans, hope all is well.
Blessed Sheil to all from the heatheru tradition, our sheil (Shee-ill) is much like yule to all but instead of giving gifts and using the yule log, we just meet for food, and sit with friends about the fires for about three weeks. This termed “home steading”, which giving watch for three weeks during particularly cold evenings and a cold time, and cooking for the houses who camped there. This corresponds with Skeil, which arrives in early march or late april when the spring rains wreak havoc after a cold or snowy winter. This is like your Imbolc and Ostara. This teaches compassion services for those who need them, and we were able to give medicine and food and shelter life for those who needed it.
I hope all are well in this time of yr which has always been particularly hard for people like myself and people in today’s time as well. If you can donate food, clothing, money, shelter or other items please give. It really does help people to know that someone cares.
Pagans and Heathens can be compassionate as well.