Saturday, September 03, 2005

endless numbered days

this is how i spend my time without a job: sitting on my front porch and researching obscure goddesses. i'm currently reading 'bury me standing' by isabel fonseca, about the roma [gypsies] in eastern europe. fonseca mentions saint sara, the gypsy goddess of fate who is carried into the sea each year from ste marie de la mer in southern france. sara is not canonized by the catholics, but has fascinating ties to the black madonna, astarte, and hindu kali--in fact is called sara la kali by most and reflects the dark goddess by legend and appearance. some say sara was the one who stole the nail from the chest of christ, thus allowing him to suffer three days and rise again. anyway, i could write a dissertation on this, but would need a french and romani tutor first...already tried my hand at hindi to no avail.

the following words encompass my salvation.

Charge of the Dark Goddess #2

Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to Me at the final dusk.

I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream.

I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done, My children find their blessed rest in my embrace.

I am the womb from which all things are born.

I am the shadowy, still tomb; all things must come to Me and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.

I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries. I snip the threads that bring my children home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the heartless. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.

I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice.

I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.

I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm.

I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union.

I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.

I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed. Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.

I am the fire that kisses the shackles away.

I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth.

I am the web which connects all things.

I am the Healer of all wounds, the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time. I make the weak strong. I make the arrogant humble. I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised. I am Justice tempered with Mercy.

Most importantly, child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you. Seek me within and without, and you will be strong. Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness. Take my Love with you everywhere and find the Power within to be who you wish.

~source unknown


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Blogger EEK! said...

I bought Bury Me Standing when we visited Left Bank Books in Seattle! Very good stuff. I'm about 3/4 way through, I put it down and haven't dived back in.

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