Have you been trudging through your day-to-day life?
Do you sometimes wonder, “When do I get to have joyful experiences in my life?”
As Wiccans, we have a true gift.
Goddess offers us the opportunities to learn to access ecstatic experiences with Her.
Meditation is one path. Holding a ritual is another.
Here I’ll share a Prayer to recite just before you begin a meditation session.
I was inspired to write this prayer as I was studying this excerpt fromThe Charge of the Goddess.“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.” – fromThe Charge of the Goddess, written by Doreen Valiente, in the voice of the GoddessPrayer for True Connection with Goddess.Goddess,Remove any distractions from my pathThat separate me from the ecstasy of the spirit.Give me my share of joy on earth.Help me know Your Law of Love in my heart.May I feel Your blessing on me throughout my journeys.So Mote It Be.May this process bless your life.Blessed Be,Moonwater
“No, I don’t think I’m strong enough to move on from this hell I’m in,” my friend, Amy, said.
“If you realize that Goddess loves you, and you do the things so you can feel Her support—you can do the hard things in life,” I replied.
Here I’ll share three points.
You are not alone.
The God and Goddess are always with you. You can call on Them to help you through the tough times in your life.
“Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess
Sometimes, it feels like everything in the world is trying to stop you from your desired goal. At those moments, look beyond the mundane world. Call on the Gods for Their support. Ask the Goddess, in Her nurturing aspect, to help you and guide you on your path.
Goddess is the Loving Form of Deity.
“Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess
The Goddess has explained that she doesn’t demand that you sacrifice your desires or dreams for Her. She wants you to be happy. The Gods don’t want us to suffer.
Sometimes, we get the answer of Light, having gone through a time of darkness.
“The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess,
Of this did our ancestors teach.” – Doreen Valiente – in The Witches Creed
If we don’t have the hard times or dark times in our lives, we can’t fully appreciate the light parts. In one discussion, one of my friends emphasized that an important part of happiness can be feeling relief after a dark time.
When we see the good times stand out from the dark, we truly appreciate the good times when they arrive.
The dark times can be a powerful form of teacher. Dark times teach us certain lessons we need to learn. When the Light finally arrives, the Light illuminates our progress through those lessons.
We need both times of Light and dark to grow into our full potential and full destiny.