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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Goddess Card of the Week~Demeter


Demeter

Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest

Demeter (deh'me-ter) translates to doorway of the mysterious feminine.

Represents ~ Feelings & Emotions


I felt it all
the rage the anger
the joy the happiness
the tearing the anguish
and I searched
for the middle ground
for sure path
between what I felt
and what I did with it
Then I shed the skins
the layers that build up
when feelings aren't voiced
aren't heard
aren't acknowledged
By giving my feelings
their rightful place
I keep myself far
from the intensity
immensity
sheer density
and cost
of emotion



Demeter's Story:

Earth Mother Demeter is a Greek Goddess. The story that most folk hear is the one including her daughter, Persephone.

On a spring day, Hades (God of the Underworld) captured Persephone. Demeter became so overwhelmed with grief and emotional trauma that she withdrew her life force from the earth and winter came.

Zeus stepped in to return Persephone to Demeter. However, Hades tricked Persephone. It is said that if someone eats the food of the dead, no one could return from the Underworld. Persephone was given a pomegranate from Hades in which she ate six seeds. She was allowed to return to Demeter for six months of the year, only to return to Hades for the other six months in the Underworld. Dirty, dirty, trick Hades.

The Message from Demeter:

It's time to nurture wholeness by accepting, acknowledging, and expressing your feelings. Feelings are what you feel. Emotions are your reaction to your feelings. Feelings left unexpressed build up and can create disease for they take up space inside you and stop healthy energy from flowing.

Demeter says the more you learn to accept and acknowledge your feelings, the less time you will spend in emotional turmoil, and the more energy you will have to live life.


Reading is from "The Goddess Oracle, A Way to Wholeness Through the Goddess and Ritual"
by Amy Sophia Marashinsky



Thank you Demeter for your infinite wisdom.


Inspiration, Peace, & Love,
~Amy Riddle The Spirit Dancer