Breathe deep the scent of the ocean.
The eternal abyss.
Breathe deep the starlit skies.
The never-ending void
Breathe deep the love your Self, of sisters and those who have come before.
The womb of our Mother.
Breathe deep the Moonlight, our most Holy of Guides.
As you stand at the shoreline, you know you are safe.
You take one step into the incoming tide, and feel the water splash around your ankles. Another step and another still, until you are completely immersed within the Ocean embrace.
Water fills your lungs as you begin to get sucked down to the very bottom of these dark waters. Deeper you go…dreaming in emptiness.
A voice calls to you from the watery depths, “Release these things that hold you back and immerse yourself in the Goddess.”
You find that you are able to breathe and before you stands the entrance to a cave hidden beneath the waters…Before entering the cavern the Voice calls to you once more, “What is your name? For your name itself holds power…Do not forget your name.”
As you make your way into the cavern the water slowly recedes. You find yourself emerging into an enclave with many doors in crescent moon formation. Sparkling stalactites hang precariously overhead. The soft trickle of water droplets collect in a small dark pool at the center of this room, separating you from the doors that lie ahead. Slowly you make your way to this pool, “To go up one must first go down”, you kneel and see your reflection within the black waters.
What do you look like? What do you want to look like…. what do you really look like?
“Your purpose” demands the Voice from the abyss.
“Why do you seek Us in Our Halls?”
“What can We teach you that you cannot learn yourself?”
The pool begins to quake and the doors open forcefully, shaking with power.
“Why have you come?” asks a voice from one of the doors. “What makes you think you are worthy?” asks another. “Who is She who dares stand before Me?” says a third. “How was Her price paid?” . . . One by one a woman emerges from each of the doorways.
Robed in feathers and pearls…in blood and in satin…in wool They come. Some, stand naked before you, primal and refined, hungry and satiated, in unison They say, We are that which the light has hidden. We are They who have known you since birth. We are She who will destroy you, and from Our hands, create you once more. Now what is it you fear?
As you step forward, you are approached by the Goddesses. One by one, spend time with as many as you see fit.
(allow time for your personal journey to manifest)
When it is time, and you are ready, saw your farewells. Remember, these are your Mothers, your Grandmothers, Ancestors and daughters that have yet to come. See within Them the reflection of that which has always been and ever will be.
“Return.” , calls the Voice, “Return, Return, Return”
As you make your journey back to the world of Light you reflect on the things you have seen, heard, and spoken. You are armed now, and ready. The choice is yours. You have stood before the Dark Goddess in Her many forms.
“Return, Return, Return…for She will always be within you.”
You float blissfully up to the surface, collected and empowered. You have come face to face with She who is You, as only a Woman can be.
Creatrix and Destroyer. Mother of Rebirth.
Take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to come fully back into your body…When ready, take a deep breath, open your eyes and smile.
~ original work by Jessica ~ http://bandaidctrl.wordpress.com/