As a Goddess-centric Witch, I am always looking for new ways to connect with the myriad of global goddesses. Even though I know that I can have powerful relationships with different goddesses from the comfort of my home, I’ve also got a bit of a travel bug, so when I am wandering in new places, I try to hold myself open to spiritual experience and divine intervention. Sometimes, though, I only realize how magical the experience was after the fact. I'll be exploring these different experiences and goddesses on this blog.
Giving Thanks from A to Z
As Thanksgiving draws near here in the U.S., many people are getting ready to travel (myself included). Hopefully, we’re all also spending a little bit more time on gratitude each day; it’s a great time of year to count our blessings, and even though I do try to keep an attitude of gratitude throughout the year, I love overloading on thanks almost as much as I love overloading on turkey. In the spirit of the season, here’s one of my favorite methods of giving thanks.
The A to Z list!
I first encountered this idea when I was teaching middle school, and it’s something I’ve returned to every year since; write up an alphabet of the things and people you are thankful for. But don’t worry; I won’t simply be posting a litany of thankfulness today. Since this is the Goddess Travel page, I thought I would share my A to Z list of goddesses whose presence I am grateful for.
*Rolls up my sleeves*.
A is for Athena’s wit and Aphrodite’s charm.
B is for Brigid, keeper of the flame.
C is for Changing woman and her rainbow.
D is for Durga’s fierce strength.
E is for Ereshkigal, the shadow sister.
F is for Freya and spinning mother Frigg
G is for Gaia, the earth beneath my feet.
H is for Hathor’s musical dance.
I is for Isis, my lady, my patron.
J is for Juno, the starry queen.
K is for Kuan Yin and Kali, light and darkness.
L is for Lilith, dark woman, dark force.
M is for Mary, robed in blue light.
N is for Nut and her dark daughter, Nepthys.
O is for Mas Oya and Oshun.
P is for Persephone, dressed in red.
Q is for the Queen of Heaven, in all her names.
R is for Radha, radiant one.
S is for Saraswatti, lady of letters.
T is for Tefnut, great mother of dew.
U is for Uraeus, the sacred serpent.
V is for Vesta, keeper of the hearth flame.
W is White Buffalo Woman, she of strength.
X is for Xochiquetzal, lady of flowers.
Y is for Yemaya, whirling in the wind.
Z is for the Zorya, ladies of light.
I am thankful for all these goddess, and more. How will you express your thanks in this season and beyond?
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