The Goddess: In my belief the divine being is the force of life and the center of everything. It is the reason for existence and the power of life. It is everything and it consumes everything. It is not tangible but is completely real. Our minds cannot begin to comprehend what the divine really is so we give it a character, something to help us understand it. The divine is made up of two parts: the God and the Goddess. Two halves of a whole. Both halves are equally important but each have their own traits and correspondences.
The Goddess is the feminine half of the divine force. She is Beauty, compassion, humility, and mirth. She is the creator of the universe and her every aspect can be seen in it. The beauty of the world exists because she gave her own beauty to create it. Her love and compassion can be seen around you in every leaf, wave, and blade of grass. She is part of every being and every particle of matter. Her presence is always felt. She is Mother Nature. The goddess is the one who looks out for the world. She loves the Earth and everything in it and will do everything to take care of her child. She is a mother to the land, animals, and people and wants us to love the world just as she does. It is our home and the source of live, and she its keeper.
The moon is her symbol. Just as the moon controls the tides, so does the goddess. Not only the tides of the seas, but the tides of our emotions as well. The moon has different phases which can also be related to the goddess’ characteristics. The waning moon, the waxing moon, the full moon, and the new moon, each are symbols of the goddess’ power and each have a significant meaning. Just as the goddess, the moon is a light in the dark to give the stars radiance, and without her our world could not exist.
The goddess can be seen in three different aspects: Maiden, mother and crone. Just as every woman goes through these stages in life the goddess is always one stage at a time depending on the season usually. These aspects can be seen in the course of the moon, at each sabbat, at every magical working, and she is constantly changing. Each aspect has its own character, symbols, and meaning.
The maiden goddess represents life and the joy of living. She is pure and beautiful and care-free. She spends her time loving nature and spreading mirth throughout the world. The maiden is represented by the new moon. She is newness, purity, youth and a new beginning. The new moon is the beginning of the moons cycle, it is new, fresh, pure, and like the maiden goddess, innocent. Magical working that would require maiden goddess and new moon energy could consist of: getting a new job, moving to a new house, or just a new fresh start in life. The maiden goddess’ energy is everlasting and strong.
The mother goddess represents fertility, growth, and sexuality. She is the mother of the universe and her power is used to care for and nurture her children. The mother is represented by the full moon. The exact point where the moon shines with all of its full potential and power. It is the time when magic is most productive and a time when the world is abundant. The mother goddess is nurturing, caring, loving and full of life giving force.
The crone goddess represents the final stage in life. She is the embodiment of wisdom, experience, change, transformation, and death. The waning moon is her symbol. Just as the moon decreases from its power so does the mother goddess. She reminds us that growing old and death are not bad things. Where one life ends another begins, just as the cycle of the moon ends, another begins.
To me the goddess represents life. We are born, we grow, we live, and we die. The experiences that we face in life are supported by the goddess. We can call on her in the darkest times and find light and clarity, or we can call on her during the happiest of times and celebrate. She is the wind that cleanses the air that we breathe and the water we drink to replenish our thirst. There is no greater force in this universe than the divine, and no greater feeling than knowing that she lives and thrives within me and is all around me. She is the strength when I’m struggling, the wisdom behind all my decisions, and the love that is deep within my heart.
Open your heart and let her in, she is one with the earth, the Goddess within.
He can quiet your mind and ease your pain, His light is so bright you will never be the same.
She will only come to you when you seek her truth, Otherwise she will wait until you have used all your youth.
He will work in your heart and heal all your pain, show you how it feels to be happy again.
Her magic is potent, her power is love; So when you are ready call her down from above.
Simply ask him one question and answer you he will, his light will consume you with the power to heal.
And when her power has left you listen for her voice, she will tell you secrets and what you do with them is your choice.
But sit no more and ponder the past, for the Lord and Lady have healed you and you are free at last!
Love and lunar light,
Image courtesy of Salena Rogers
I am truth, the spark of life
I am the beginning of life and the end of pure love
The one who sings with serpents and bathes in the fruit of the Tree Of Life.
Feared by those who are blind.
I am she who was first, real, un-broken and made whole
The one man denies
Power of creation and humanity dwell within me
In my womb lies knowledge and in my heart lies pure love.
I live in the trees, the land, the water, the wind and deep in the heart of all women.
Man sent me away, unwanted
All my love to give and knowledge to share was feared
I am the threat.
Outside his caged garden I dwell
Only to be embraced by those who seek the truth.
Loneliness is often found, for not many call my name
Though I thirst for love, I need no rib to be whole.
Cast out, my beauty and wisdom reign in a world only few have privilege to see
Embrace me! And I shall open your soul to all that is Divine!
Image: Lilith by Michelangelo
I hope that you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The new moon symbolizes beginnings and newness. I have a spell that I perform on the day of each new moon, it is a house cleaning and protection spell I wrote, you do not need to cast a circle for this spell, in fact, this is something that I do to prepare for my new moon esbat.
House cleansing and protection spell:
You will need a sage smudge stick, and a green votive candle.
Clean your house, really clean it, out with the old musty energy and in with the new clean vibes. Once your house is clean, light the green candle and take it and the smudge stick to the front door. Stand facing the door and use the flame of the candle to light the sage. Once it starts to smolder use it to “draw” a pentagram in the doorway and say; “with the wisdom of air, and the power of sage, and the strength of earth and fire to light their way, I draw here a sign of protection and love, watched over by the light of the Lord and Lady above.” Now take the smudge stick and walk deosil (clockwise) around your home and imagine the smoke from the sage carrying away all the negativity. Draw a pentagram in all the windows and doorways. Do this anytime you feel the need to protect your home or remove negative energies.
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Love and light,
There is something absolutely amazing about spiritual enlightenment. When you find it you get a sense of all-encompassing peace, fulfillment, and true love. Nothing in this world can compare to the feeling you get when you truly know divine light, its like you get a jolt of electricity that awakens your entire being and makes you wonder what you have been doing the rest of your life to not have known this truth. Its powerful enough to move mountains, to determine futures, and will change your life forever. As long as you hold onto it, spiritual enlightenment can be the driving force in everything you do, and nothing is impossible.
The divine lies inside of us all. It is the spark that gives us life and meaning. The part of us so deep inside that takes work to awaken, that you have to prove yourself to know. It is so visible and it is so tangible, and once you find it you will have everything that you need. But you can lose it, you can get so wrapped up in the chaos of the mundane life that the goddess/god within will slip away and nestle back into the depths of your soul.
Unlocking the inner self, the self that is suppressed by the mundane need to be liked, loved, and understood by those around us is the key to knowing spiritual enlightenment. What is more important, being the person that everyone else wants you to be, or being the person that you want to be? Knowing who you are and being who you are, are two of the most important lessons a person can ever learn on a spiritual path.
Its time for us all to say goodbye to that needy mundane person that rules our lives and be the person that lies within. Connect to that inner divine spark and be true to yourself. Dont learn this lesson the hard way. Winter is around the corner, the harvest is almost done and the earth will soon come to a calm restful period. Take this time to meditate and get in touch with who you are. Make changes where they are needed, and remember that no others love can be as powerful as your own.
“The Goddess Within”
She fills my soul with love and light,
I keep her name locked inside me ever so tight.
She is what I reach for when the day goes bad,
Because I know that she is all I have ever really had.
I give her thanks when the day goes well,
The smile on my face is a sign of her spell.
I always want to feel that her presence is near,
The strength that she gives me erases all of my fear.
I’ll make sure to live everyday with the warmth of her glow,
I will strive to be like her and everyone will know.
It is important that I remember that we are the same,
The Goddess within me, LOVE is her name.
love and prosperity to you all,
Here is the first daily doodle.
I have a poem that goes with it:
Enhance my creativity.
Your beauty shines within me.
Lend me your power.
Your love embraces my soul.
Show me your wisdom.
Your compassion warms my heart.
Love and light,