I spent most of 2021 living a quiet life. Like a house cat and I learned a few things about myself on this road to recovery. Surviving the ectopic pregnancy brought stillness and more love into my life. A tranquility I never thought possible.
I learned that I do really enjoy being solitary, although I do have bursts of extroversion. As a whole I prefer my own company and the company of a few loving souls who are jovial in nature too.
I’ve learned to have strong boundaries. My life is so precious and short and I won’t feel guilty for being more discerning of who I choose to be in my inner world.
I have also learned that I’ve spent the majority of my life externally focussed with my creativity. I made things in the hope I’m worthy of others, to be externally valid in the rat race. I used to go above and beyond to create what is asked of me for free or exchanges-believing one day that individual or company would see my worth and choose to pay me. I believe this is where my imbalance is in my bodymind.
An anthology that simmers with suffering, shame, loss, strife and yet, unparalleled strength – all that makes us human in an increasingly inhumane world. A body of work that houses the inhospitable. A series of truths and fictions that cycle through beginnings, ends and rebirths in a phoenix fashion.– Hecate Magazine
Hecate Magazine was the first online poetry and literary magazine that accepted my work for publication. It took the longest to publish as they chose to include it in their first PRINT anthology!
The C Word Mag is an incredible women’s platform bringing you fresh, new, exciting content (in all its forms) from all over the world. They are an online magazine created by women, for women.
What the C Word is really about, is to support and celebrate women of all ages, sexualities, orientations, ethnicities and countries. They want to encourage a new era of free-spirited thinkers who know who they are, and what they stand for.
With the C Word Mag, I have three new poems published! These poems were actually created in my early 20’s and I re-edited them to be more speculative and mature.
So you’re asking “Why Priestess of Shadows? I see you as light hearted and kind with a sunny disposition, I’m confused?”
In the past two years of my life, I’ve come a long way. I carry a lot of ghosts and I’ve always been afraid to truly embody this side to me…Until now.
I feel like this post is a long time coming as I finally feel like I am embodying who I truly am.
Hecate of the ancient Greeks was actually a very beautiful goddess, unlike the Wiccan depiction as a skull faced crone which I dislike very much because it continues to emphasize that death and the shadows are scary, evil or wrong.
Hecate of the ancients was known as the “Luminous one”. She was a gentle being that helped souls cross over. This goddess is radiant with a gentle demeanour and yet she represents the shadows.
She symbolizes being accepting of the shadows in whatever way that manifests. Hecate teaches not to fear our shadows but to walk through them with her as she shines her lantern to lead the way.
The shadows doesn’t just represent death but is symbolic of other realms too including the dream space and subconscious mind.