Wild and Free
I have to say, I certainly feel this way about Freyja… she came to me on her terms, unbidden. I was dancing with a hula hoop one moment bidding Loki to stop stealing the hoop… and then… I WAS HER. My hoop a weapon on the battlefield. The hearts of men and beasts at my command. My dance, a siren’s song and warning. Power overwhelming. She caught my attention and my heart.
Years later… I hear Hekate whispering… uncertain that she was really calling me… I approach to commit to a dedicated practice… she turns it into an initiation and a challenge. “You want to work with me?” She said… “then, find me”.
I appreciate the challenge, the utterly terrifying call to action that my goddesses require.
They have not beckoned me to sit on the sidelines while they play the game. They insist I step up… I enter the field and make every attempt to succeed at my full potential.
They do this through whispers… sometimes stumbling blocks when I’m stubborn… through giving me an answer, a solution… but insisting that I do the work to attain it.
In her article, Cyndi Brannen mentions finally acquiring a statue of Hekate. What that statue means and the place it holds.
I have statues… many! I enjoy the physical representations of divinity. I don’t believe that my goddesses live in these statues awaiting my command.
I built a shrine for Hekate when I first acquired a statue of her. A statue that screamed at me to take her home. I had read that Hekate should be housed in a temple, shut away from potentially being seen by the eyes of the profane. So I have her curtains to hide behind…
I couldn’t keep the curtains closed. To shut her away, only exposing her at my discretion is what felt profane!
I appreciate and follow the goddess I do BECAUSE they aren’t meek, subservient, or mild mannered! I honor them for their strength, their passion, their wildness!
I, too, find my goddesses wild and free – just the way I like ‘em!