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Join Us In A Moment of Prayer for Our Troops & Their Families

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Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protection & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be.

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Join Us In A Moment of Prayer for Our Soldiers & Their Families

Veteran's Day Comments

Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protection & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be.

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Join Us In Prayer for All Our Troops & Their Families

Veteran's Day Comments
Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protection & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be.

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Join Us In A Moment of Prayer for Our Soldiers & Their Families!

we-support-our-troops

Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protection & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be.

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Where Has The God Gone?

Where Has The God Gone?

Author: Moonspider

Yes, what is all this Goddess religion stuff? Sure we have a Goddess. Though in this religion we have two main deities, and one is a female, but one is also male. Luckily He is coming back. The Horn’d One is alive and well, and kicking up His hooves.

I believe that while the community was younger and making a unique place for itself, it did have to concentrate on the Goddess since that is a major concept that separated us from the mainstream Christian religions. Many of us were turning away from those religions, because they did not answer our call.

Many women became drawn to this path because of the importance of the female deity, which they could relate to as opposed to a patriarchal deity. Even in the aspect of Trinity, there is the father and son, and the spirit appears, at best, gender neutral. So, it is no wonder that the Goddess became so important.

This shift did bring about awareness of the importance of the female, even in mundane matters. She is responsible for birth. However, she cannot impregnate herself. She is part of a whole.

In all venues, religion being one, things to go in and out of vogue. Certain aspects are important for a time, and then some other focus comes into view. The pendulum does indeed seem to be swinging back. We are seeing more men’s groups. Talks of warriors, though warrior energy is not gender specific, it does apply to both men and women.

It is important to balance all aspects. We all harbor both male and female within us despite the body that houses us. It is the natural balance of things that we are drawn to.

The myths that surround the Gods are wondrous, indeed. Each one shows us facets of ourselves. In each facet is a lesson that we need to learn from. I like the idea that Gods have human qualities, that way we can relate to them. We must remember that in this religion we do not bow down to them. We are on the same plane as they. They cannot exist without us. We have brought life back to them. See, how wondrous we are?!

The embodiment of male energy is, of course, viewed through the aspects of the Gods. While, it is important for us to be aware and use our female aspect, it is equally as important to harness the male in us all. I believe that as a community, we realize the importance of this as we age. Men do age differently from women. We always hear of Maiden, Mother, Crone. But, we need to remember Youth, Father, Sage.

In a broader sense of the God in the shadows—the Green Man in his foliation disappears into the landscape. He is always there. But blends into the woodwork, so to speak. Just like the workings of a computer micro-chip. It is there, it makes the computer function, yet we don’t necessarily see it.

The God, in Green Man persona is there. Systems of nature work, yet we don’t always see him. That does appear to be changing, we are seeing the Gods’ presence again. We do need balance to be restored again in our world.

We do need to remember our God is not the Christian God. Though the Christian God is most prevalent in modern society, especially in American society-other countries seem to have less of a problem with this than in the U.S.

Perhaps because as a country it is so new, so the newer Christian deity is more easily accepted than ours. Though those of us with immigrant backgrounds realize our cultures are older, and in many cases-ancient. We call back to those roots, those roots include our many Gods. The shift in tides is indeed upon us.

Even in our traditional ways we haven’t totally forgotten. Our ways are balanced, we invoke then banish, cast then disperse, white candle and black candle. Each is part of that whole.

I understand that those who came into the Craft from another background, the most different aspect to embrace is the Goddess or feminine side to this way. It does help set us apart from others.

The strength of the Goddess is tremendous-that we cannot deny. We must remember though, that She cannot stand alone in Her most important aspect-creation-change-the ultimate, She cannot impregnate Herself without the male principle.

This is a good thing, for we know in general society-one-sidedness is unhealthy and unnatural. Without two we become anarchistic and dictatorial, and that always cries for change.

Since we are the Craft of the Wise we recognize when we have gone too far one way and make our changes to adapt the the ever changing ebb and flow of our life cycles. It is also how we have survived for centuries, adapting.

It is now time for the God to return to his rightful place-side-by-side with the Goddess. As we move forward in the next level of the Craft we must be balanced. As we know, despite how far we have come there are many out there who would like us to be unbalanced. So for our own sakes we need to remain loyal to both energies that embody us.

We understand that children fare better when raised with both influences of male and female. Modern sociologist’s have suspected for some time that we will have societal problems because of the single parent phenomenon. It does make sense logically that if we need both parts to create a living being it would need both to be raised by them. Each part has special talents and influences that the other cannot substitute.

I chose not to get into the various pantheons for those are so personal and mean different things to different folks. All our mythologies are rich with choices. As such each help us through wonderful lessons spiced with magic. And in this manner it reflects life. Nothing is new under the sun, broken down, our situations reveal the basic components that reflected in life for thousands of years. Some less severe, some more. Nonetheless our trials and tasks are shades of our forebears. We just have other nuances that make our situations unique.

Remember in all of this to embrace both aspects of ourselves-whether called God and Goddess, light and dark, yin or yang. We encompass two sides of a whole. Welcome our Gods back so we can move forward in the dynamic tensions of the universe that moves us onward.

Remember, The Gods are alive, and magick is ahoof!

MoonSpider

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Join Us In A Moment of Prayer for All Our Soldiers. Goddess Bless Them & Their families!

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The following blessing will be said every day until our Troops return home. Not only remember our Troops but also the others that are partnering with us in this operation. If you would like to participant please do so. When you do, if you have a little extra energy or power, send it to them. Hopefully by doing this, their task will quickly be over and they will return home to all of us safe and sound.

 

Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protect Them & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be.

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Goddess Bless America & All Her Military Both Past & Present!


Veteran's Day Comments

I hate to cut things short but at least I have been honored to be able to spend time with you. You are all very special to me. Remember take time out of your day to honor & remember our veterans. With that said, let me close today with this…

Pray for Our Soldiers

May the Goddess Bless Them, Protection & Bring Them Safely Home.

Dear Goddess, to you we bring our pleas,
We humbly ask on bended knee, We pray that You would shield everyone of the,
soldiers from where evils lives & dwells.
 
We pray that from each new day’s start,
You’d bless them with a fearless heart.
 
We know that there’s a time for war,
Goddess, Bless this cause they’re fighting for.
 
Help them bravely fight the fight,
Guide them always with Your might.
 
Be there, O, Mighty Goddess, when times grow lonely,
Help them feel Your Presence only.
 
Lift them up and draw them near,
Kiss away each salty tear.
 
Help them close ’til there’s no doubt
Of what Your Love and Protection is and that
it knows no bounds.
 
Guard their feet on rocky trails,
Bless them as they take to the Air,
Guard their minds, so they’ll not fail.
 
We pray that they swiftly wipe out this
enemy that now invades our planet.
Bless them so this can be made so.
 
We pray that You protect them and shield them
from all harm. Let them remember with You all
things are possible.
 
Guard them well, O, Mighty Goddess, they are not
only our soldiers but also our fathers, mothers, brothers
and sisters. Hold them dear to you, let them accomplish
their mission and return swiftly home to us.

So Mote It Be

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Magick Happens

Magick Happens

Author: RuneWolf

In 1993 I got sober. Prior to that event, my spiritual life was vague, to say the least. I left the Methodist Church in my mid-teens, not in anger but rather in frustration at what I would now characterize as a growing secularization within the Church. While there was much attention paid to worthy causes within the local, national and world communities, I personally felt that there was little attention paid to the Mysteries that I had always, intuitively, felt were central to a religious life.

By my late teens and early twenties, I had developed a personal spiritual concept that included, at least tacitly, the Goddess. My thinking at the time was: “If God is omni-everything, then He can be She if He/She wants to.” I remember seeing the feminist bumper-sticker in the late ’70s that read “God is coming, and boy is She pissed!” and thinking how logical that was—why should the Supreme Spirit be limited by gender?

Unfortunately, my spiritual search soon ran aground on the shoals of alcoholism, and would remain marooned there until May, 1993, when I got sober. I wasn’t an avowed Pagan at that time, but I know my spirit was crying out to my unknown Higher Power for help.

Even being nominally non-Christian, I immediately took to the waters of AA. While recognizing the indisputably Christian origins of the program, I seized upon the strong foundation of spiritual tolerance that keeps the fellowship standing. When I was presented with the words “God, as we understand Him, ” I knew in my heart that Him could be Her, and that I had found a spiritual path roomy enough to allow my long-stifled spiritual life to blossom.

And blossom it did. I was soon involved in shamanic practices, and from there slowly entered the online Craft community, and eventually became an initiated Witch.

But it wasn’t a completely seamless and pain-free process. I had my moments of doubt and trial, and what I have written above sets the stage for the two stories I am about to relate.

One Friday night, in my third year of sobriety, just before a late AA meeting I arrived early at the community center, and sat for a while, by myself, under the full moon. I was having grave doubts about whether or not I should actively pursue the Pagan path, and as I sat there in the moonlight, my heart was aching with equal parts longing and uncertainty. So I looked up at the moon, and said something to the effect of: “My Lady, I know you don’t do requests, but right now I really need some reassurance. If this is the right path for me, please send me a sign.”

And I waited. And, of course, nothing happened. No shooting stars, no earthquakes, no visitations. So I sighed heavily, and went on into the meeting.

To my complete and utter shock, the second person to share that night was a young woman who said: “I just got sober, but I’m having a hard time relating to all this ‘God’ stuff because I’m Pagan.”

All the hair on my body—and that is quite a bit—stood on end, and I knew in that instant that I had just gotten my sign. I didn’t have long to bask in the afterglow, however, because as soon as the young woman shared, she was set upon by a couple of fundies who ridiculed her spirituality, and insisted that she could never really get sober until she “found Jesus.” I had about 10 seconds to decide if I was going to sit and say nothing, or stand up and be counted. Considering the fact that, against all rationality, I had just had a prayer answered in specific detail, I felt I had no choice. I took the floor, and informed the fundies that AA does not, in fact, require that anyone “find Jesus” in order to get sober, that we are a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one, and that if they insisted on berating people in meetings for their spiritual beliefs, we could all “discuss the matter” in the parking lot.

Oddly enough, no one took me up on my offer.

Please don’t misunderstand me—my reaction was probably no more appropriate than that of the fundies, and I make no claim to being “right.” But in that moment I was infuriated at the naked prejudice that was being displayed in a fellowship whose very lifeblood is tolerance. I don’t know which part of me was more offended—the AA member or the Pagan.

Sadly, I never saw that young woman again. Even though things calmed down a bit, she left the meeting early. I followed her to the parking lot, and tried to assure her that what she had just been subjected to was not AA. She promised to be at the same meeting the next Friday, but I haven’t seen her since. I hope she has found her way and her peace.

Whether she did or not, she made a tremendous difference in my life that night. Perhaps she never was there, except as an avatar of the Goddess…

Years later, after serving as Priest at a public ritual, I was suddenly and unaccountably overcome by the desire to drink. I sank down on a nearby bench, because the desire was so strong I knew that I would never make it home without stopping somewhere for that fatal first drink.

And then the Priestess with whom I had served during the ritual came up to me and said “I wanted to give you this, in thanks for all you have done today.”

She put something in my hand, and walked away. When I looked, I was holding a medallion that consisted of a pentacle—the symbol of my faith—within a circle and triangle—the symbol of recovery. Once again, all the hair on my body stood at attention, and I felt the undeniable and immediate presence of the Goddess. I can’t say that it was easy, but with that medallion around my neck, I somehow found the strength to make it home without drinking.

There is a tenet in AA that says “In this world, nothing happens by accident.” Still, I could look at the two instances above, and easily write them off to coincidence. But to me, that would be stretching the definition of ‘coincidence’ a bit too far. I still have my times of doubt and trial—I’m going through a very hellish one right now. But in the deep dark hours of the night, when I look back on these particular occurrences, I cannot deny that I have been brushed by the wings of the Goddess more than once in my life.

In Their Service,

Runewolf

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