The gift of making love
I open my body to love's flow the most when I open with you sexually.
Usually my body is something I use - to work, to play, to get things done.
But when I feel your body opening to mine, my body remembers love.
Your sexual surrender awakens me to a depth of love
I rarely feel in my body during any other time of day.
And through entering your heart and body
with mine in love's deepest bliss,
I open together with you to God.
Your pleasure of surrender blesses my life
and opens me in ways that feel new
and deeper every time we make love.
Author David Deida
Excerpt from book :"Dear Lover: A Women's Guide to Men, Sex, and Love's Deepest Bliss"
The Charge of the Goddess
The Charge of the Goddess
Now listen to the words of the Great Mother, who was of old also called among men Artemis,
Astarte, Athene, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Dana, Arianrhod, Isis, Bride, and by many other names. At her altars, the youth of Lacedaemon in Sparta made due sacrifice.
Whenever ye have need of anything, once in the month and better it be when the moon is full,
then shall ye assemble in some secret place, and adore the spirit of me, I who am Queen of all witches.
There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets;
to these will I teach all things that are as yet unknown.
And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye be truly free, you shall be naked in your rites;
and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise. For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is joy on earth; for my law is love unto all beings.
Keep pure your highest ideals; strive ever towards them, let nothing stop you or turn you aside.
For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth, and mine is the cup of the wine of life,
and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Vessel of Immortality. I am the gracious Goddess,
who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man.
Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom,
and reunion with those who have gone before.
Nor do I demand sacrifice; for behold, I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the Earth.
Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of Whose feet are the hosts of Heaven, whose body encircles the universe:
I who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man.
I call upon thy soul to arise and come unto me. For I am the soul of Nature, who gives life to the Universe.
From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of gods and of men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded, in the rapture of the infinite.
Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices, for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinketh to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not, unless thou knoweth the mystery; for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.
For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.
Author Doreen Valiente
(Starhawk adapted version)
Hymn to Isis
Hymn to Isis
For I am the first and the last,
I am the venerated and despised,
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin,
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother,
I am barren and my children are many,
I am the married woman and the spinster,
I am the woman who gives birth
and she who never procreated,
I am the consolation for the pain of birth,
I am the wife and the husband,
And it was my man who created me,
I am the mother of my father,
I am the sister of my husband,
And he is my rejected son,
Always respect me,
For I am the shameful
and the magnificent one.
Isis: Goddess of Love, Magic, Fertility and Healing
Written 3rd or 4th century BC, discovered in Nag Hammadi
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking...
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
Author Marianne Williamson
Excerpt from, " A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles"
The Place Where You Are Now
The Subject Tonight Is Love
This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
against the earth and the sky,
the Beloved has bowed there –
knowing you were coming.
I could tell you a priceless secret about
your real worth, dear
but any unkindness to yourself
any confusion about others,
will keep one from accepting
the grace, the love,
the sublime freedom
divine knowledge always offers to you.
Love... medicine for the heart
There is no difficulty
that enough love will not conquer:
no disease that love will not heal;
no door that enough love will not open
no gulf that enough love will not bridge;
no wall that enough love will not throw down;
no sin that enough love will not redeem.
It makes no difference
how deep seated the trouble,
how hopeless the outlook,
how muddled the tangle,
how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love
will dissolve it all.
If only you could love enough,
you would be the happiest and
most powerful being in the world.
Poem by: Emmet Fox
Dear Sacred Heart,
When I grew up, this poem was often shared by my Mother, as a philosophical way of being.
I know it's a lot to live up to, but it's made me stretch my comfort zone,
when it comes to my view of humanity.
When I was a teenager, my Mother wrote out this poem handwritten and framed it.
I still have it today! I've meditated on these words throughout my life,
as it's been an anchor as to what it means to be a human being in this world.
I hope this 'love' poem brings you some medicine for your heart <3
Love & butterfly kisses,
P.S. This post is dedicated to my birth-Mother!