My Goddesses Are Wild And Free

My Goddesses Are Wild And Free February 23, 2019

You say you put your goddess on a shelf,
Claim she comes to you upon command.
I don’t understand.
My goddesses are wild and free.
Inconvenient, independent.
I don’t think we know the same ones.
Rebellious.
Resisters.
Revengers.
My goddesses are wild and free.
Hunting the wicked.
Conquering monsters.
Turning fools into swine.

Riding off in a blaze of glory.
Shining pale moon beams,
Burning torches.
My goddesses are wild and free.
Do they scare you?
They don’t care much for the religions of man,
Nor for his power plays.
Enduring, changing.
Fleeing, remaining.
My goddesses are wild and free.
Don’t look for them on your altar, they aren’t there.
Death walkers.
Truth talkers.
Trouble makers.
Impatient with fakers.
Claiming those they desire,
Casting the rest into their fire.
My goddesses are wild and free.
Ignoring my calls,
Showing up uninvited.
Forever travelling that wheel of theirs,
Leaving behind a trail,
That I must follow.
My goddesses are wild and free.

Are yours?

The Trail of the Goddess

I am forever compelled to push further, an explorer of the mysteries. A perpetual student on a quest to understand. I wonder and wander under the pale moonlight, following a dim torch towards truth. Of course, the wisdom I seek is already inside me, waiting to be unlocked. What are the limits of human understanding? I’ve often contemplated my own weakness in comparison to the mighty goddesses I work with. My wild and free goddesses don’t reveal all to me. My goddesses gift me with glimpses of their majesty. They attend my rituals on their terms. At times, I’ve been ignored. Then there was the time when Circe insisted on speaking through me. They are as complex as writing about my understanding of them is.

All I can do is try to stretch out to them. Elusive. The energetic currents that they emanate are more readily available for my workings. Are these the goddesses themselves? To me, this is more like a trail that possibly leads to them. A path of discovery. Of witchcraft. Down to the Underworld. Up to The Starry Road. Their freedom nourishes me, compelling me forward.

We Complete the Goddesses And They Complete Us

Are the goddesses merely projections of what we need? A mother? A lover? Are they attributes we wish to have? The answer is complicated. We do project our needs on them, but that doesn’t define them. Where is that line between our projections and who they are? I’ve wanted to write about the way I understand my goddesses for some time. The poem above is very much how I see them. My clumsy poetry is my way of venerating these goddesses that are both familiar and foreign to me. They are projections of what I need. I also firmly believe they are far, far beyond my comprehension. What I know for sure is that my goddesses are wild and free. We complete each other.

My wild and free goddesses have taught me so much. Emulating their characteristics makes me a stronger witch. Summoning their energy currents, from drawing down the moon to petitioning their favor, is as much part of my life as breathing. I have beheld visions of them and spoken to them. However, I would never try to control them because my goddesses are wild and free.

My Wild And Free Goddesses

Artemis, Wild Goddess: Her Story, Themes, Correspondences and More

Demeter: Fertility, Fury and The Fall

A Witch’s Understanding of Hekate

Persephone, Emotional Warrior Queen: Her Story, Themes, Correspondences and More

Kirke (Circe) Is A Goddess We Need Right Now: Her Story, Themes, Correspondences and More

Medea: Her Story, Themes, Correspondences, Rituals, Spells and More

Great Goddesses of Magick & Mystery: Ritual for Unleashing Your Inner Witch

Hekate and Her Four Sovereign Goddesses: Artemis, Medea, Persephone and Kirke (includes a ritual)

 

About Cyndi
Cyndi is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at keepingherkeys.com to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.
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