One of my favourite absolute pass time.
It soothes my soul and heals my heart.
Written By Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
It takes a great deal of energy to produce light. It is always there no matter how dark it feels. For light is energy that can neither be destroyed nor made, it just is….
“You did not come to serve.
You came to create and to SHINE.”
― Abraham Hicks
Since humanity has walked this earth, sun worship has been a major aspect of many spiritual paths. The sun brings light, life, energy, it brings our solar system into being, and it is the crux of our creation. So, it was only natural that the bright light worshiped in the sky was a metaphor of the light in the hearts and minds of humanity, one that represents the God head within.
I believe when we shine, just like the sun, we have the ability to create a gravitational force to attract other energies within our own personal solar system. We attract people that want to be with us, like us and do things for us.
We create our decisions and our circumstances based on this energy. Our internal light creates a pull for both light and dark energies, regardless, there is a pull. I don’t associate light with good and dark with bad. I do a great deal of very healing shadow work in the dark as without the dark there is no light and vice versa.
As above so below as within so without, it’s really ALL the same no matter how you choose to look at it. This is the perfect balance of the yin and yang symbol, one that both creates and destroys life, it is the lemniscus of what the true meaning of energy is, the power of infinity and the infinite energy. It is in the Sun God and the Moon Goddess that come around in the cycle of life, it is in every living energy on this earth and beyond. It is even in the plants we eat. Plants are filled with light energy that they get from the sun, when we eat these plants we absorb that light. We absorb the light by being exposed to it, for very few living things that survive for too long without this energy.
So for now concentrate or building up the energy source within you. Eat more natural plant matter, go outdoors, and spend time in the sun, in nature, in the elements. Begin to physical absorb the light in your body and create a shining beacon mentally and physically. Store this light in time of need. Our body naturally stores light in the form of an essential hormone called Vitamin D, so we physically store light.
Metaphysically light comes in so many forms. It comes in gesture of kindness, forgiveness and love. It is a metaphor for knowledge and wisdom. It is a source of guidance, a beacon and compass. It is the element of fire one that involves creation and invokes consciousness or what the Buddhists call Vijñāna.
I shine my heart light to create all that is beauty.
Something that most of us spend a great deal of time avoiding.
Because when we do, things that have been repressed come to the surface. They come out of the illusionary state and into reality, they emerge from the shadows, they rear their head in all shapes and sizes. They poke and prod us in our dreams and in our waking life. They become relentless if we don’t confront them, face them head on and even embrace them. Confronting our shadows can be debilitating where emotions of shame, anger, rage, humiliation and so forth surface.
However, without confronting such perceived thought processes that play like a real of an old movie in our head over and over again, it is difficult to move forward, to move away, to grow, to create, to thrive and at times to even live and breathe.
One of the biggest confrontations I have found in this unsettling time is confronting our fears. For some this can be so debilitating to the point where they have become ill from it and nothing else. Fear is one of the major factors I believe that can hinder us from confronting our true selves. Fear of Rejection, Judgement, offense, abandonment and even fear of our own power. Not all fear is bad, but fear that takes a hold of your entire being and represses your growth process, then this is not beneficial.
Without confronting these perceived self-inflicted barriers we will never be able to move forward, move away from what is holding us back to become our better selves. No one said it was going to be easy, life sucks some of the time, but it’s how we confront ourselves and others that are playing a role in our wheel of fate. Take control of your life, confront your fears, they don’t need to control you. Confront the people you feel judged by, degraded by, bullied by, controlled by, dominated by etc… Confront yourself and anyone who is controlling the aspect of your free will. Confront your shadows, your regrets, your uncontrollable behaviors. The cost of staying silent to yourself and others far outweighs the perceived threat of being honest, open, vocal and communicating your feelings and thoughts.
Finally remember to confront your true inner being of love. Open your heart to what you love and to who you love, sometimes this is even harder to confront. Stay true to yourself and don’t allow others fears to control you, don’t make their fear yours. Open your mind and your heart will follow.
I will confront all that is holding me back to become a better version of me there is
And so we come to the Universal Equilibrium……
There is nothing in existence that was, is and will be that does not require Balance for its continuation. “It is the key to everything”.
So here I am, like many across the globe challenged in balancing the new normal. Our world has changed, it is evolving in a new way. Is it better? Who knows? What I do know, as part of the web of life, if we, I, you, want to continue on this earth, balance needs to be restored and the best place to start is with yourself! Respect this delicate balance that Nature has used to nurture humanity for so long.
Start on the inside and work your way out.
Having a balanced life can assist in making a better and more functional you. Master this space first before you start with the rest of the world. Fix you first, as so you can have the ability to fix all that is around you. It can assist in organizing your immediate surroundings. Begin by cleaning and clearing what is no longer needed by understanding your actions and decisions of your past. We now have the opportunity to turn inwards and momentarily turn away from everyday actions and distractions. Yes……”There is no time like the present”
There is not one spiritual or religious path that humanity follows that does not promote balance within in order to balance without, even the TAROT has this theme.
Take responsibility of you own life, own your actions and decisions, own the consequences that come from those actions and understand that for every action there is a reaction. BECOME AWARE! This is the key to a balanced life, this is what growth looks like. So understand that whatever you do, whatever you experience contributes to the development of your personality. Learn to understand your physical existence which includes its limitations. The universe is vast and mysterious, and no one has control over what happens in it, but you can learn to respond to the universal energy that will allow you control over your own life. The Greeks have a saying that dates back to 2500BC-
“Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your character, your character becomes your destiny and your destiny your fate, and no one can escape their fate”
Watch your thoughts as they are a conversation with the universe. How many times have you heard that, be careful what you wish for……
I will restore the balance in and around my life by accepting responsibility for all my actions.
Written by Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
Picture taken 2019, Acropolis in Athens, the temple dedicated to Athena.
What a sight it was. A temple dedicated to the Goddess of the city that identified itself with Athena. Athens is the epicentre of some of the most beautiful temples, museums, historical locations and architecture of the ancient world.
You truly feel the Gods around you here.
Written for Coven Life
By Priestess Hypatia
Pictures from the National Hellenic Museum Athens, taken 2019.
Above is a wonderful display of ancient Greek ritual objects used by the priests and priestesses of the ancient Hellenic, Minoan and Egyptian world.
Nothing more connects me to my magickal ancestors than when I visit the museums of Europe, this one is in Athens. 2000BC Couldrens, drinking cups, ritual containers no wonder I am drawn to the craft.
Magick was part of their everyday life. Temples were overflowing with devotees and ritual of daily devotion. Magick has become part of my daily life too, the only difference is my temple has become the Great Earth Mother or Gaia as the Ancient Greeks knew Her.
When I visit these great temples, to me they are a place of devotion, to most a place of amusements and to others a place of mysteries long past.