Persephone, that indomitable goddess who turns the wheel of the year, has such wisdom to share with those willing to listen.
She’ll show you the way to transmute that pain into your power. Acceptance of the past, resistance to remaining stuck in the Under World and claiming your crown are all things she will reveal through the practices outlined below. Take the bones of those who caused you harm, hold each one, learn from them all and construct your own crown.
Contemporary society says, “Pain is bad. Run from it.” However, closing our eyes to our suffering, and that of others, only serves to render us the helpless victim. Through practice we can learn to be a conquering sovereign of our pain. Following Persephone’s example, we can become a Queen of Pain. Like Persephone, our crown can be constructed from the dust, blood and tears of the wisdom gained from our suffering.
Staring Pain in the Eyes
Opening our eyes to our personal pain, and that of others, is a necessary part of the awakening of our sacred wildness. We must stare pain right in the eyes. This is in direct contrast to the popular cultural belief that pain is to be avoided at all costs. This is the denial of the truth.