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    Before the Beginning

    In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great calm. In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great emptiness. In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great love and nothing more. In the beginning, before the beginning, the great love in the great calm of the great emptiness dreamed a dream. In the beginning, before the beginning, the dream within the great love in the great calm of the great emptiness wished to be.  In the beginning, before the beginning, there was the Goddess and nothing more.

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    In the Beginning

    In the beginning, there were two great forces and nothing more.  In the beginning, there was electricity and magnetism and nothing more.  In the beginning, there was Love and Love and nothing more–the active love of will that pursues all that is imaginable and the passive love of desire that attracts all that is imaginable.  In the beginning, there was the God and the Goddess and nothing more.

    The Goddess had no other desire than to attract, and the God had no other will than to pursue.  And so it was that they found each other.  And so it was that the two become the One.  And it was bliss.  It was ecstasy.  It was sublime.  And there was magic.  There was everything.  Everything was a wave, ever so subtle, barely detectable.  And in the subtleness of the wave was consciousness.  The wave was a great sea of imagining.  An imagining of all that ever was, all that is, and all that ever will be.  The wave was a great sea of will and desire.  The wave was the Void.  The Void was the wave.  The wave was everything and everything was the wave.  Within the wave swam millions upon millions of the most minute of particles.  The tiny, minuscule, barely-there particles contained each a giant awareness.  An awareness of all that ever was, all that is, and all that ever will be.  The tiny, minuscule, barely-there particles contained each a giant cache of will and desire.  The tiny, minuscule, barely-there particles contained each the Goddess and the God.  You are one of those particles.  You are the wave.  You are the everything.  You are the One.  You are an expression of divinity, with no other desire than to experience the joy and the bounty born from the union of the Goddess and the God–the Enchanted Estate of the One.

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    The Sacred 4

    Elements and Directions

    In the beginning, before the beginning, the Goddess desired and whispered her wish.  The breath of the Goddess fueled the tiny spark of desire and the tiny spark became a roaring flame.  As the flame grew the breath of the Goddess grew into a great wind of thought.  The Goddess saw all that had manifested from her tiny spark of desire and cried great tears of joy.  The ashes from the raging inferno of thought and desire fell into the great sea of tears and they became clay.  Unbeknownst to the Goddess, from the clay the God emerged.

    The God wished to pursue and in the wishing desired to know his bearings within the blackness of the great void.  He gazed in the direction of the great flame of his beginning and saw it shining.  He spoke.  “Shining of the great flame of the beginning, I name you so my children may call upon you for guidance. I name you Aust.”

    He gazed in the opposite direction of the great flame and felt the wind fueling the great flame.  He saw that the light of the great flame barely reached the home of the wind and it was not dark but it was not light either.  It was betwixt.  He saw that the great wind could be the end of the flame if it so chose.  He saw that in the betwixt the wind could fuel the flame if it so chose.  He saw that in the betwixt there was magic.  He spoke.  “Betwixt home of the wind, I name you so my children may call upon you for guidance. I name you Vestr.”

    He looked down and saw a blinding light as the shining of the flame reflected off a great sea, protecting–hiding all beneath it.  He saw that the water concentrated the light from the Aust and nourished the seeds protected and hidden in the land below its surface.  And there was growth.  And he saw the winds of Vestr blow across the great sea to fuel the flame of the Aust.  And in the wind of Vestr, the growth became strong.  He spoke.  “Great sea that turns the flame of Aust and the winds of Vestr into strong growth,  I name you so my children may call upon you for guidance.  I name you Suðr.”

    He looked up and saw that a mound of earth emerged out of the hiding of the great sea.  No light from the flame, nor its reflection could reach the top of the mound.  The God saw that without the light of the flame it was cold and dark.  But upon the cold dark ground lay an abundant harvest.  What started from the seeds born of the flame of desire, had grown in the protective water of the great sea of Suðr, and had matured to sweet ripeness in the fading light of the wind of Vestr.  And he saw that by doing nothing, which he was not accustomed, the seeds from the harvest found their way into the fertile ground.  He spoke.  “Cold, frozen tundra, keeper of the harvest and the do-nothing time, I name you so my children may call upon you for guidance.  I name you Norðr”.

    And so it was that the four sacred elements came to be also the four sacred directions.  Forever entwined, forever inseparable.

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    In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great calm. In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great emptiness. In the beginning, before the beginning, there was a great love and nothing more. In the beginning, before the beginning, the great love in the great calm of the great emptiness dreamed a dream. In the beginning, before the beginning, the dream within the great love in the great calm of the great emptiness wished to be.  In the beginning, before the beginning, there was the Goddess and nothing more.

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    Sacred Pride

    The English Oxford Living Dictionaries first definition of “pride” is:

     “A feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.”

    The third definition listed for “pride” is:

    Consciousness of one’s own dignity;

    definition 3.1 is:

    The quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance.

    Definition 3.1 is quite contradictory to the other two definitions.  This last explanation of the word “pride” is more closely related to “arrogance” than “pride”.  Arrogance is the opposite of pride.  Arrogance is born of the pain of NOT using your divine gifts to your best ability.  It is born of the pain of forsaking one’s divine gifts. And so it is that the sacred gift of language has been defiled.  This play upon words has locked us into the spell of not using our gifts to our full potential.  If we do not each individually embrace the power of our divine gifts, then humanity will never blossom into a thing of beauty.  We will forever be slaves to the dark ones.  The time has come to awaken the way of the Goddess—to embrace our gifts and allow them to SHINE. Words are spells—gifts from the guardian’s.  Be mindful of them.  Be enchanted.

    Consult:  Arachne:  Pride of Persia