Monday, April 25, 2011

Prayer of Becoming

In sharing the following Prayer of Becoming - I thought I would mention here that this Prayer (or statement), is a simple little exercise you might to perform before your altar or sacred space.

Basically all that is involved is as you speak the words, to think about what you are saying .. how do they resonate with you? Do you actually believe in the words?

If you feel that there are certain words which make you feel uncomfortable or unsure of, then have a go at writing your own Prayer of Becoming.

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Prayer of Becoming

May clarity grow within Me
Open my eyes to life's many Wonders
May I feel the pulse of all creation within Me

Open my spirit to Awareness
Fill my heart with Understanding
May my life be of service to Earth and the Goddess

Open my ears to the needs of those around Me
Make my hands strong & gentle in Your Service
May I remember always, the Goddess works through Me

Breathing in the Goddess

This exercise has been taken from Z Budapest's Dianic University sample lecture.  I personally like it because it helps to make us aware of the Universe, the cosmos around us - not to mention our place within it.

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Hold up your hands to the Heavens and breathe in deeply seven times, each time follow your breath with your consciousness to each part of your body, starting from the head, moving to your throat, your heart, your breasts your solar plexus, to your genitals and finally to your feet. With each breath you are bringing in blessings from the Universe.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In Silent Contemplation

As the venue used by The Goddess House for our monthly devotional services and healing circles is the covenstead of the Temple of the Dark Moon runs, this means that just prior to each service I strip the Temple's altar and create something more fitting for The Goddess House. 

Usually the altar resembles something  of a gathering of Goddesses as I love sharing my collection of statues with others.  For the upcoming April service however, I decided to make the focal point the beautiful piece of artwork that was gifted to The Goddess House by a regular attendee, Tara-Jade.

Adding a beautiful lotus candle that I recently found in my local Asian grocers, surrounded by devotional candles for all those who will be attending on Tuesday night, I cannot wait to see what my creation actually looks like in the subtle hue of the flickering candles.

As we will also be including a special rite in honour of the passing of Merlin Stone, I have added to the altar two statues of the more ancient Goddesses that I have, being what Marija Gimbutas described as a Snake Goddess (left of picture) and and Bird headed Goddess. 

Now that the altar has been prepared, all that is left for me to do is to finalise the handouts for the month and decide what passages from Stone's books "When God was a Woman" and "Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood" I will share ....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Prayers to the Goddess

Throughout time and across the ages there have been recorded various praises, chants and prayers written to the various guises of the Goddess.  In the West, those from the Catholic faith will be familiar with the "Hail Mary" prayer ..

"Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee,
Blessed are Thou, Amongst Women,
And Blessed in the Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus;
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death, Amen."

"In Her Sacred Name"

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Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.


You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.