Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thank You to the Goddess of Healing


I pushed myself too hard for too long.
I didn't take care of myself -
My body, my mind or my spirit,
And it took a toll on all three.

My body took a break and I fell ill,
Which made me too tired to think and
Too low to focus on my practice.

As I recovered and shook the sickness from my body,
I felt tired but renewed.
I felt rebuilt from the ground up -
Weaker but getting stronger.

I don't like being sick, especially for that long,
But I reminded myself that my body will recover.

I have to be patient, and I have to go through it.
It just takes time.

In the middle way we learn that we must live through our pain,
Through our sickness,
Through that which brings us suffering.
Trying to avoid our suffering doesn't heal us of it -
It just pushes it further in front of us,
Prolonging it.

It is by walking through the fire that we truly heal,
That we truly change and
Lose our suffering.

But we don't have to do it alone.

Goddess of Healing,

Thank you for walking through the suffering with me,
Thank you for letting me lean on you for support,
And waiting for me when I came through the other side.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Simple Thank You to the Goddess

Hello Goddess,

Sometimes I remember to allow myself to relax.
Sometimes I allow myself to take a break and celebrate.

A time to put all of the stuff in my head aside
And enjoy what is around me;
The people, the time, the season.

My life will never get easier.
I need to learn how to pause, just for a moment,
And rest, to be better prepared for what is next;
Whatever it may be.


Thank you for working in me,
To remind me to stop,
To find the time to celebrate - even if just a little.

Thank you for sharing a wonderful Samhain with me
And giving me the pause I needed to move ahead.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Meditation on the Goddess of Life

A simple meditation on the Goddess, the Creator of Life
The Goddess is life.
She creates it.
She nourishes it.
She makes it grow, both
In us and around us.
This is connects us to Her.

As I meditate on my connection to you
Through the life you created,

I feel you with me,
And I find peace.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

To the Goddess who Guides me through the Darkness


As I slide back into the darkness,

It hits me harder this time;
Harder than the last time.
I know that I'm tired and pulled in different directions,
And I know this makes it worse,
But there isn't much I can do about that.

So I talk to you,
And look to you;
To keep me company while I walk through it.
To guide me to a lighter place.
To encourage me along the way.

Goddess of the Light,

Keep me company
While I walk through this,
Through the recurring darkness.
Guide me through,
This time and the next.


Monday, May 12, 2014

A Prayer to the Goddess of Wisdom

Goddess of Wisdom,

I have a decision to make.
I'm torn between two choices.
One is right in my mind, but it means giving up on something that I helped build;
The other means holding onto that something but it may already be gone.

Guide me as I make this decision,
Knowing I've made the best choice.

Give me your strength
As I deal with the consequences of making it. 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Holding On, Letting Go


I've let situations frustrate me lately.

I know that they aren't holding onto me,
I'm holding onto them;
My frustration does nothing for me but weigh me down.

I'm letting it take away my happiness,
I'm giving it away for nothing.


I'll hold onto you instead;
Help me to let go of the things that weigh me down -
Help me to hold onto the things that lift me up.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Thank You to the Goddess on a Peaceful Night

Walking one night, on a road by a field,

I walk by a young oak tree with wind blowing through its winter-dry leaves.
I stop and look at the stars shining brightly through the moonless sky.
A small, lonely, wispy cloud floats by, silently watching me from above.

It's cold but I am warm, and an unexpected sense of peace, of right, rolls through me.

Just a simple, sudden, unexpected moment in time,
In a clear, cold night,
I found a peaceful moment where I didn't expect to find one.

Sometimes, that's how it goes;
Sometimes, that's all we need.

Just a note to say thank you, Goddess -
Thank you for giving me a moment of your peace
In an otherwise hectic night.