I wrote about the connection to Goddess and to the energies of the different elements, and how the thing that strengthens that connection is practice and presence.
I touched upon calling Goddess in but I want to share more about that and also the experience of being in sacred circle and sharing our true selves with eacher other.
Calling Goddess in
In every ceremony, as I open the circle, I call Goddess in. Goddess is One. She is One with 10,000 names. She has different faces, or aspects, like Kali, Freja, Domnu or Oshun. They are like our own different roles at home, at work, with our friends.
As I get to know the different Goddesses I can sense their energies. I know intimately how The Lady of Avalon feels. I know it in my very essence.
So when I call Goddess in I may call on specific aspects or the Great Goddess. It depends on what ceremony I am holding. And I think it is perfectly fine to call on a Goddess that you wish to know, but do not know yet. How else can you get to know Her?
You can call upon Her in meditation and see how it feels. Just breathe with it and let it be as it is. Just know She is there. There is no need to doubt.
The sharing circle
Another thing that I always include in ceremony with others is the sharing circle. Normally I ask everyone to share something about themselves and why they have decided to come.
Other times we may be focusing on gratitude, abundance or love. I then invite the participants to share something around that.
I love these spaces where we are held, heard and respected. When we share in sacred space there are no comments. No responses. Each person is allowed to speak without interruption.
This so rare in our society, and it always moves me so much.
I always find that everyone brings so much magic to the space and to the circle when they share from their heart.
This is where we find sisterhood and brotherhood. In accepting spaces where we really take the time to see other people.
I love it! I love ceremony and I LOVE guiding people into a closer connection to Goddess and the energies of nature! Interested in finding out how I can guide you on this journey? Click here or read below.
I will share more about ceremonies and my own Priestess journey in later posts.
(Part 3 is available by clicking here!)
Sending you all my love,
"The work in this course gave me a deepened contact with the elements - both the ones I felt comfortable with and those that felt more distant have become much more familiar.
I learned hidden, important things about myself through the meditations, it started a deep process which is still ongoing, almost a year later. It was very transforming for me.
The meditations by the way were all lovely, and I've continued to use them after the course! The imagery was easy to imagine and the voice of Elin is both soothing and focused.
If you have a wish to deepen your contact with the elements, or if you're new to the elements and just starting to get acquainted, you should give yourself this gift."