Sustenance and Magic

“Eating the first corn, cutting the first ripe tomato, grilling fresh fish in the open air: if done consciously,  these can become rituals of love and thanksgiving to the earth that sustains us.”

–Patricia Monaghan, The Goddess Companion

What is sustaining you lately? 

We went to the river this Sunday  and I laid on my back and immersed myself in the healing waters of the aptly named Cold Spring. We went kayaking and looked for rocks and watched a heron swoop overhead and watched little fish gather around our toes. It was just what I’ve been july-2017-040missing and needing and I am thankful.

“It’s about opening yourself to magic and surrendering yourself to the ancient, magical powers–the basic natural laws of the universe–and letting them work within and through you. Although it requires your full attention, life continues, and you quickly learn to live in multiple dimensions simultaneously.”

–Nicki Scully

I recently received the new book Sekhmet, Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess, quoted above, to review for SageWoman magazine. I was captivated by it. It was an immediately intense read. While I’m very interested in the goddess temple of Sekhmet in Nevada and I loved Anne Key’s Desert Priestess memoir, I’ve never been specifically interested in Sekhmet or her history before, but I was instantly compelled by the book. The intensity of the personal, embodied experiences with the goddess is what is drew me in and I will be sharing a guided meditation from the book during our free Lammas ritual for the Creative Spirit Circle.

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