hello everyone! I hope you had a great winter solstice! I certainly did. Today I want to talk about deities. how to contact a deity, and also how to connect with the deity.
for those of you who don’t know much about deities. what is deity deity is an ancient god or goddess that some use to connect with the earth. most people who choose to connect with deity hold a polytheistic belief that all deities are essentially one. to break this down even further. deities have many faces and names. something like the many facets of a cut diamond. So, there are many sides to this cut diamond, but it is still a diamond. deities are very important to my practice because that is how I choose to connect. this is how many people decide to connect. you can have 1 matron deity or follow many that depend on you.
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the most important thing is that you know that working with deities is optional, you don’t have to work with deities to be a witch or practice witchcraft. this is again a personal preference. I have always been attracted to deities and have always felt a strong attraction and connection to deities.
When you’re just starting out, it’s sometimes hard to understand what exactly a deity is and why some choose to work with deities and others don’t. this is where your intuition comes into play. if you feel a strong attraction to deities or feel a strong connection to deities in general. I would say that you are most likely destined to work with deities. if you’re not drawn to working with deities, that’s completely fine. because there are many paths that don’t work with deities at all.
Another important thing I’d like to mention here is that you don’t choose your deities. they choose you how i found my deity was pretty simple, i realize its not always that simple for others to find their deities to work with.
which I suggest if you are just starting out and feel a strong connection to deity in general. find a list of some gods and goddesses. from this list, choose the ones that most appeal to you as well.
then study, study, study.
Studies in depth the mythology of each god or goddess. take notes on how you feel about the mythology or perhaps how you can connect with the mythology of the goddess and god in particular. to your everyday life. Don’t just read an article online. look up the mythology of this particular god or goddess in books, libraries. study the herbs, animals, stones, colors of that deity. meditate on the symbolism. do this for a long time and I can almost guarantee the results.
That’s how I found my matron goddess. It wasn’t long before she came to visit me in my dreams and I knew she was the one who chose me.
after doing this for quite some time. I recommend that you try to connect with a particular deity. what I did was just meditate and light candles, give offerings. Of course, research is a must, so you know what to offer as an offering. during my meditation I would simply call my goddess, I would say. arianrhod, arianrhod, arianrhod, come and join me if you wish. she would give him an offering of dried lavender flowers and also a lock of my hair to burn as an offering.
It wasn’t long after that she was visiting me in my dreams more and more. although before you start trying to find the deity of her, make sure you have mastered the basic skills of aura protection, meditation, visualization and grounding, protection in magic. Calling on a deity when you’re not ready can make some things go right, a little wrong.
After doing all of this for a few months, I knew in my heart that Arianrhod had chosen me and that she was my matron goddess. sometimes I work with other deities, but very rarely. however, arianrhod is my main. as far as the goddesses go.
so what if you are attracted to a deity like the green man or beli? or another god or goddess and not much is known about them? my suggestion would be to find as much information about that particular deity. just meditate on it. meditate and let yourself be carried away by your intuition. example the green man is a god of forests and trees. it would make sense for his color to be green. he also a woody incense. also maybe a stone that is of the earth element.
this was written by scott cunnigham in the book wicca for the solitary practitioner.
before time existed, there was one; the one was all, and the all was the one.
and the vast expanse known as the universe was the one, all-wise, all-pervading, all-powerful, ever-changing.
and space moved, the one molded the energy into twin forms, equal but opposite, forming the goddess and the god of the one and the one.
goddess and god reached out and thanked each other, but darkness surrounded them. they were alone, alone except for one.
so they formed energy into gases and gases into suns and planets and moons; they dotted the universe with spinning globes and the goddess and god shaped everything.
the light arose and the sky was illuminated by a billion suns. and the goddess and the god, pleased with their deeds, rejoiced and loved, and were one.
From their union sprouted the seed of all life and of the human race, so that we could achieve incarnation on earth.
The goddess chose the moon as her symbol, and the god the sun as her symbol, to remind the inhabitants of the earth of their shapers.
everyone is born, lives, dies and is reborn under the sun and the moon; all things happen down there, and everything happens with the blessings of the one, as has been the way of existence before time existed.
That creation story is my all time favorite and I have it written in my grimoire.
I hope you all enjoy this post!
:crystal_ball: 🖤adaira🖤 :crystal_ball: