Posts Tagged ‘love’

TRIPLE GODDESS QUEEN GUINEVERE – GINNY

June 11, 2012

 

The Great Celtic Goddess Guinevere of Wales  , who was born into royalty to Welsh King Lleudd– Ogrfan and his wife, about 490 C A.D.,  is a Trinity . In our  Celtic Wales, she is called “ Gwenhwyfar.”  In Cornish, she is “ Jennifer.”  Her name Gwenhwyfar means “ white waves” and “white sprite” and “ phantom.”  he is the ancient Triple Goddess of Wales .  She was and is a beautiful and desirable Goddess of the dawn and spring.   She is the “ power behind the throne” of her husband King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  Guinevere’s royal parents gave them The round Table for a wedding present .  Trinity Queen Guinevere comes to King Arthur from The Other World.  Her royal role is that of enforcing , expanding, empowering, and enhancing

King Arthur and The Knights of The Round Table in his Kingdom .  One of their major encampments, legend has it, was next to my Welsh Gt. Gt. Gt. Grandfather Evan Davies’ home Fountain Hall in South Wales, and my exploration and visit  there years ago sparked my spiritual and historical interest in Queen Guinevere and King Arthur , The Knights of the Round Table and Merlin whose crystal cave was there .

     Queen Guinevere is of the land and the union which gives kings their “ right to rule.”  Her passion and love gave her not only her King Arthur ( a Winter God and Holly King) but also Sir Lancelot ( The Oak King).  She is recorded in legends as Arthur’s “Three Chief Queens.”  These three aspects of Guinevere show a common Triple Goddess.       Her name Gwenhwyfar of “ white waves” relates to the color white for virgin which indicates she is complete in and of herself.  Waves associate her with the great generative powers of the sea.  She is indeed the feminine eternal symbol of strength and order in a peaceful universe.  She brings energy and powers from The Other World, too. This does create some turmoil in the world.  She has a role, too, as a Flower Maid, a fairy Goddess of Love, of Growth and Fertility.   Her holiday is Beltane.  Her sacred tree is the Hawthorne.  Queen Guinevere is a Goddess of the Old Ones.”

     As Queen of the Round Table,  Triple Goddess Guinevere inspires people to rise  up to greater heights not thought of and of UNITY.  She helps the earth to bear fruit, to grow and to harvest.  She inspires King Arthur and the Round Table to greater goals and she overlooks the Court.  Her Triplicity reveals her role as a Crone in her actions over The Round Table, however.

      It might be added that King Arthur’s wizard Merlin was married to a Gwen-like Guendoloena ( made from flowers.)  Legend has it that Queen Guinevere is linked to Glastonbury, England, and is buried next to King Arthur there.  In legend also, she was abducted by King Melwas ( also Called Sir Meleagant) and was taken to his stronghold at Glastonbury.  It is said she was rescued there by King Arthur and perhaps also by Sir Lancelot ( and perhaps Gawain,too.)

     In the Tarot cards, Queen Guinevere is the Queen of May.  She is the Goddess of Love and Betrothal . It is a merry time with the month of May being a time of new growth and blossoms, as well as intrigues for lovers around you and perhaps also seduction is in the air.

     As the  Celtic Triple Goddess of Wales,  this Mother Goddess Guinevere from The Other World is linked to the Triad of The Island of Britain , where she is recorded as three in one Trinity to King Arthur : 1) Gwenhwyfar, daughter of Cywryd . 2)  Gwenhwyfar, daughter of Gwythyrap Greidin and 3) Gwenhwyfar, daughter Of King Ogrfan Gawr.

      The book on The Mists Of Avalon brings to light more fascinating details on our Triple Goddess Mother Queen Gwenhwyfar of Wales.

 

The Goddess is a Patient Teacher -Kara B.

June 10, 2012

I would like to introduce myself and share how I have come to know the Goddess.  My name is Kara and I am a Cleveland area native.   As a young child She drew me into the garden and showed me beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables.  Herbs soon were planted outside the back door and She taught me the uses of many.  Since then I have always planted herbs in pots or in the yard wherever I have lived.  The Goddess was teaching me how to nourish and heal.

The Earth Mother further tempted me with crystals and gemstones.  You may call it a rock “collection” but my husband would call it my “hoard”!  She led me to explore the hidden meanings in the stones and, by stringing together the beads, to tell her story.  This encouraged me to learn more about my Chippewa roots, the beading techniques that they use, and Native American spirituality.  The Goddess was teaching me about Her source.

My formal education, while based in Christian values, still taught me more about the Goddess.  The all-girl high school that I attended introduced me to strong female role models in teachers and administrators.  These women lived their strong faith through service to other women- showing us how to find our own female power as well as teaching us geometry and Spanish.  The Goddess was teaching me about my true worth.

College opened up a larger world to explore and I felt the stronger hand of the Goddess in my path.  I studied psychology but was continually drawn to classes on feminism, equality, and sociology.  My liberal art studies included research projects on domestic violence and an internship working with troubled teenage girls.  In the end, the diploma read “Psychology and Women’s Studies”.  The Goddess was teaching me to care for others.

Patiently She waited for yet another decade before I was ready for Her lessons.  I am most currently exploring Arthurian myths and Avalon.  It seems like my Celtic roots are calling this time.

Like I said….  She is really patient!

I would enjoy hearing your story and hope I have encouraged you to share it in future newsletters.

 

Sitting with the Goddess – Gini Judd

April 13, 2011

Now that the Temple Room is devoted full-time as worship space, members are encouraged to take shifts being present in the room during the hours that Goddess Blessed is open. Two-hour shifts are recommended, on a schedule that works for you.  The duties are to greet people coming into the temple room, sell temple items if people are interested, answer questions about the temple (or direct questions to a temple board member), point out the goddess votives that are for sale. But mostly you will be present with the goddess and help promote the temple room’s spiritual atmosphere. 

I highly encourage all members to volunteer for this opportunity. Spending two quiet hours with the goddess is a wonderful gift to grant yourself. At the beginning of the time, you may busy yourself lighting candles and incense, choosing music, perhaps straightening pillows. Then as time passes, you will fall into the quiet presence in the room. You may read, or meditate, or visit with other temple members, but the sense that you are with the goddess, focused in your devotion, permeates your time in the temple. 

I leave my time at the temple feeling calm and refreshed. It’s a wonderful experience that I feel fortunate to enjoy. You may sign up for your temple time on the calendar in the temple room. I urge you to give yourself the gift of that time.

Goddess Card Jan 22nd

January 22, 2010

 

Islot – Undying Love- The love you have shared is eternal, regardless of the situation. It is time to heal. Go out in nature and help heal your heart. Revive your sense of spirit. Your heart will mend. Then you will be able to help others along the same path.
 
To me this card means whenever you have truly loved another it has never been a wrong choice. Even if the person did not love you back or it did not work out in the fashions that you wanted. When you love you are doing what we are all meant to do. That alone makes us closer to the Goddess, The Source. When you love you turn on the light inside of you and that causes lighter and goodness in this world.  Sometimes we do get hurt but if you didn’t you would not learn, grow, change, and know what real love feels like.
 
So take the time to think about the good things you have learned about loving someone else, even if you didn’t get the outcome you wanted. You learned, you grew, and you loved again.
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you everyday!!!!

Goddess Card Dec 15th

December 14, 2009

 

Islot – Undying Love- The love you have shared is eternal, regardless of the situation. It is time to heal. Go out in nature and help heal your heart. Revive your sense of spirit. Your heart will mend. Then you will be able to help others along the same path.
 
To me this card means whenever you have truly loved another it has never been a wrong choice. Even if the person did not love you back or it did not work out in the fashions that you wanted. When you love you are doing what we are all meant to do. That alone makes us closer to the Goddess, The Source. When you love you turn on the light inside of you and that causes lighter and goodness in this world.  Sometimes we do get hurt but if you didn’t you would not learn, grow, change, and know what real love feels like.
 
So take the time to think about the good things you have learned about loving someone else, even if you didn’t get the outcome you wanted. You learned, you grew, and you loved again.
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you everyday!!!!

Goddess Card Dec 14th

December 14, 2009

Goddess Mary Magdalene- Unconditional Love – Love yourself, others, and every situation – no matter what the outward appearances maybe. I am one with the Divine, just as you are, and it is here I choose to reside. I choose  to do my work from the higher consciousness, where love reigns supreme. Focus on the good you can find in people.

 
This is one of my favorite Goddess cards. For me it is the truth to my soul and the key to my being. This is what I strive for everyday! I believe that we all need to look upon each other with unconditional love. There is a light inside us all and sometimes we all have to look to find that within each other. It is very sad to me when some souls turn away from the light that is truly there for us. Yes, it is hard to be away from the Goddess, the Divine source. When you are in her arms and feel her love you can’t help but be moved and brought to the highest high, safest place, and have the most joyous feelings of love and light in your heart. So yes, being down here on this earth can be very hard. The way we miss our mother and that safe place can leave some of us very lost and very torn. So those of us who remember or truly keep her alive inside of us need to reach out and help the others remember. You don’t know a person till you walk a mile in their shoes, I don’t remember who said that, but I know that it is true. What I find is helpful sometimes is to put yourself in their shoes as best you can and look at them from that angle. Sometimes when you do that you get to meet an amazing person and find a friend!!
 
I know it can be hard to not judge others when we sometimes feel so judged ourselves. The key is to remember how it feels when we feel judged and then not do that to others. What I have tried to do since I was a kid really is to try to put myself in someone else’s place, to see their side of things. I think sometimes that helps, even if you don’t agree with the other person. If you look at it from their angle sometimes you can at least sympathize or empathize with what they are going through. It is like a dear friend of mine says someone who loses a leg may have the same amount of pain that someone with a broken finger nail may feel. The pain is relative to the person. Even though we can see that the person who has lost the leg may have “lost” more than the person who broke a nail. But it is relative to the person feeling that loss. The person who lost the leg may have a great attitude about it and is in a very positive place and feels less of a loss than the person who broke a finger nail. It is like looking at where pain starts for that person and trying to help them help themselves though it.  Even though from an objective 3rd person point of view we can see that a broken finger nail vs a lost leg is really on different scales of “pain”. We Still have to take into consideration where that friend or person is on their path in life. Maybe they have never experienced the pain of a broken finger nail, so it is a “first” pain like that for them. So that is where they need support and need us to help them see that they can get though it. The person who lost their leg may need our help and support when it comes to getting out of their wheel chair and trying to walk with a prosthetic limb, maybe that is their threshold for pain and or need for support lies. Just be good to each other and remember take a look at things from their point of view before you judge or decide what is appropriate for someone else.
 
May the love of the Goddess Be with you all today and everyday!!!!

Goddess Card Dec. 10th

December 10, 2009

Goddess Mary Magdalene- Unconditional Love – Love yourself, others, and every situation – no matter what the outward appearances maybe. I am one with the Divine, just as you are, and it is here I choose to reside. I choose  to do my work from the higher consciousness, where love reigns supreme. Focus on the good you can find in people.

 
This is one of my favorite Goddess cards. For me it is the truth to my soul and the key to my being. This is what I strive for everyday! I believe that we all need to look upon each other with unconditional love. There is a light inside us all and sometimes we all have to look to find that within each other. It is very sad to me when some souls turn away from the light that is truly there for us. Yes, it is hard to be away from the Goddess, the Divine source. When you are in her arms and feel her love you can’t help but be moved and brought to the highest high, safest place, and have the most joyous feelings of love and light in your heart. So yes, being down here on this earth can be very hard. The way we miss our mother and that safe place can leave some of us very lost and very torn. So those of us who remember or truly keep her alive inside of us need to reach out and help the others remember. You don’t know a person till you walk a mile in their shoes, I don’t remember who said that, but I know that it is true. What I find is helpful sometimes is to put yourself in their shoes as best you can and look at them from that angle. Sometimes when you do that you get to meet an amazing person and find a friend!!
 
I know it can be hard to not judge others when we sometimes feel so judged ourselves. The key is to remember how it feels when we feel judged and then not do that to others. What I have tried to do since I was a kid really is to try to put myself in someone else’s place, to see their side of things. I think sometimes that helps, even if you don’t agree with the other person. If you look at it from their angle sometimes you can at least sympathize or empathize with what they are going through. It is like a dear friend of mine says someone who loses a leg may have the same amount of pain that someone with a broken finger nail may feel. The pain is relative to the person. Even though we can see that the person who has lost the leg may have “lost” more than the person who broke a nail. But it is relative to the person feeling that loss. The person who lost the leg may have a great attitude about it and is in a very positive place and feels less of a loss than the person who broke a finger nail. It is like looking at where pain starts for that person and trying to help them help themselves though it.  Even though from an objective 3rd person point of view we can see that a broken finger nail vs a lost leg is really on different scales of “pain”. We Still have to take into consideration where that friend or person is on their path in life. Maybe they have never experienced the pain of a broken finger nail, so it is a “first” pain like that for them. So that is where they need support and need us to help them see that they can get though it. The person who lost their leg may need our help and support when it comes to getting out of their wheel chair and trying to walk with a prosthetic limb, maybe that is their threshold for pain and or need for support lies. Just be good to each other and remember take a look at things from their point of view before you judge or decide what is appropriate for someone else.
 
May the love of the Goddess Be with you all today and everyday!!!!

Goddess Card Dec. 3rd!

December 3, 2009

Goddess Aphrodite- Inner Goddess- Awaken the Goddess within you through dance, self care, and appreciating your divinity. Allow your inner feminine wisdom and dynamic beauty to rise to the surface.  It does not matter if our bodies are male or female we all have inner femininity and now is the time to get to know that part of yourself.

 
Allow the inner you to be reflected in the outer you. You are beautiful from inside out. Allow your inner beauty to come out and play. Maybe wear something that make you feel more feminine. That could mean wearing something that makes you feel beautiful, sexy, flirty, fun, or maybe you choose something that makes you feel more like the mom that you are. Whatever makes you dive in to your inner Goddess is right for you!!!!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you all!!!!!!
 
 

Goddess Card Dec. 2nd

December 2, 2009
 

Butterfly Maiden – Transformation – You are experiencing enormous change right now, which brings great blessings!
 
This Goddess brings the amazing gift of transformation. She shows you that you can transform yourself, you life and have all that you have ever wanted. You just have to have faith, keep making little steps on your dream path and know that you will make your life what you want it to be.
 
Transformation can be such a wonderful time in your life. Take the this time to really appreciate and work with all of the aspects of the transformation in your life and be thankful for every part of the process!!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you!!!!!!!

Goddess Card Nov. 11th

November 10, 2009

 Islot – Undying Love- The love you have shared is eternal, regardless of the situation. It is time to heal. Go out in nature and help heal your heart. Revive your sense of spirit. Your heart will mend. Then you will be able to help others along the same path.

 
To me this card means whenever you have truly loved another it has never been a wrong choice. Even if the person did not love you back or it did not work out in the fashions that you wanted. When you love you are doing what we are all meant to do. That alone makes us closer to the Goddess, The Source. When you love you turn on the light inside of you and that causes lighter and goodness in this world.  Sometimes we do get hurt but if you didn’t you would not learn, grow, change, and know what real love feels like.
 
So take the time to think about the good things you have learned about loving someone else, even if you didn’t get the outcome you wanted. You learned, you grew, and you loved again.
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you everyday!!!!