I have been Blessed by the Goddess. In more ways than I could have ever imagined. She has been there beside me through thick and thin. She has Blessed me even before I knew that She was my primary Goddess. You may ask, just who is this divine Goddess.
Her name is Hekate. She came roaring into my life very early in March of 2017. She changed my life forever. Yes, I have been very Blessed by the Goddess. I wrote about what happened here.
Every year at Mabon, and the Fall Equinox, I take time to reflect on all that She has given me. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Even with the shorter days and longer nights heading into the dark time of the year. More on this here.
I wonder at times why She has blessed me so much. What makes me so special? I know that my life hasn’t been easy at times. But a lot of other peoples lives aren’t either. I believe it’s because She gives me unconditional love and support. Anima Mundi, the World Soul. To me the Great Mother.
As my Great Mother, She doesn’t coddle me, and expects that I will do my part in our relationship. Which includes daily devotionals, and living my life in harmony with nature and other people. I know when I have drifted off the path that She has chosen for me. And not always a gentle shove back either. But always with her love for me.
It was Hekate who wanted me to return to New York State to take care of my youngest sister. At the time, I knew it was what She wanted, not what I wanted. I’ve had times over the years when I did what I wanted. Not necessarily positive things. She is my Great Mother who has, and still is, teaching me hard life lessons. Lessons I hadn’t learned, or didn’t care to learn from anyone.
Since my sister and I moved back to our matriarchal homeland I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my life. I’m not dwelling on it, just remembering all the Blessings I’ve had. Not just the hard times, bad relationships, but the positive aspects of what has happened in my life.
Being retired, I take every opportunity I can to learn new things. Including taking online witchy classes. I’m reading a lot more since we moved back here. Currently I’m reading a lot about the patriarchy. I’m co-facilitating a Zoom event the end of October on that subject for my UUA Fellowship in Wisconsin. Books that I didn’t think I’d ever read. More on that as it progresses.
Living with my sister in our apartment has really opened my eyes with just how much I have been blessed by Hekate. I wrote about our apartment in a totally reconditioned high school here.
An update to that article is that my 60th high school reunion was canceled this year because of the pandemic. Our 61st reunion is rescheduled for next year in 2022. Since I’ve been here I still haven’t connected with any of my high school classmates. So many moved away or have crossed over. Hopefully that will change. Recently I drew an Oracle card that said: “an old flame is circling”. Hmmm…wonder who. Patience is one of Hekate’s Keys for me.
I’ve been blessed with really good weather lately, and have been walking outdoors in nature a lot more that usual. I’m in pretty good health compared to many of the residents that live here. I live within easy walking distance to the Erie Canal Trail and the cemetery where my matriarchal ancestors are buried. That helps immensely with my mental and physical health. Another blessing.
Last year I was feeling sorry for myself. I was missing my pagan friends. My sister missed her friends back here in New York when she moved to Wisconsin. She’s much happier now since she can see her friends again. Another lesson from Hekate. It’s not always about you, Brianne.
Even though I miss my pagan friends, I stay in touch with some through texts, phone calls and on Zoom. I’ve been blessed since the pandemic started that I don’t live my myself. So has my sister. We both have been blessed to be with each other. I know too many people who live by themselves and had, and are still having problems with isolation during the pandemic.
Carla, my crone friend in Illinois, was having a hard time with her isolation during the pandemic. We have been staying touch ever since she was croned at Pagan Spirit Gathering 2019. We both miss our pagan community, especially at the Sabbats. Most all in-person Pagan events this spring were cancelled. So we decided to celebrate Beltane 2021, in person. Just the two of us, since we both are fully vaccinated. You can read about it here.
I am meeting a few new friends here. There is another LGBTQ woman who lives in our building. We connect with each other almost every week. Once in awhile we go places together. That helps both of us a lot, as she doesn’t relate well to most of the other residents either. A few weeks ago I met a Wiccan woman outdoors on the trail. We walk together several times a week. More blessings.
I do a tarot draw every day as part of my practice. Right before writing this article, I drew III, The Empress. “Embrace the feminine energy within you. Go into nature”. I’m sure that was part of why I’m writing this article. A lot of times when I blog, I get words and/or a feeling from Hekate about what to write. Within minutes after my draw, and meditation afterwards, I received the title to this article. From Hekate.
Yes, I have been very Blessed by the Goddess. My Goddess, Hekate. “Mighty Hekate, Queen of the Witches, Blessed am I to be called one of Your chosen”. Hail Hekate!!!
Until next time…in the future…