We as women are images of the Divine. We, young, middle aged, old, of all colors, shapes, sizes, inclinations and temperaments. When you look in the mirror, I hope you see that you are a manifestation of Goddess, of Light, of Divinity. Notice the faces in your circles, in your home, at work. What if we could each see the divinity within each of those faces? I love the word “Namaste”- loosely translated from Sanskrit to mean “the spirit in me honors the spirit in you”.
How can we honor that spirit in each other? Take a deep breath, and ask, when do I image the Divine, when do I look like the Goddess?
….When I offer support and compassion to someone who is lonely, needing support or has suffered a sorrow.
….When I spend time in nature and honor “all my relations”, the plants, the flowers, the trees, the birds, the fish, the insects, the animals, the earth, the water, the air and the sun.
….When I choose to do what is right and holy, not necessarily what is easy or acceptable.
….When I work for environmental sustainability or social justice, when I do my part to make the world a better place for my children’s children’s children.
…..When I look in the mirror and see myself as a manifestation of the Divine.
In these challenging times, I honor you, in your role as priestess, as prophet, as teacher, as leader. I also honor your role as servant, helper, pray-er, as community member. I also honor you as one who is weary, sorrowful, scorned, or unrecognized for the gift that you are. I honor you as a manifestation of Divine Light in the world.
“May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you,
like a candle set in the window of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you,
soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day;
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Goddess bless you, and bless you kindly.”
Scottish Blessing (adapted)
Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing. She is a Priestess, a Network Weaver, a Flower Essence Practitioner, a photographer, a socially responsible investor, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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