Cerridwen: Death and Rebirth
I give you life
I give you death
it is all one
You travel the spiral path
the eternal path
that is existence
Nothing dies that is not reborn
nothing is born that does not die
When you come to me
I welcome you home
then I take you into my womb
my cauldron of transformation
where you are stirred and sifted
blended and boiled
melted and mashed
reconstituted then recycled
You always come back to me
you always go forth renewed
Death and Rebirth are but points of transition
along the Eternal Path
Meaning of this card:
Cerridwen’s appearance in your life heralds a time of death and rebirth. Something is dying and needs to be let go of, so something new can be born. We know the earth’s dance of death and rebirth as the seasons. Matter cannot be created or destroyed, but undergoes transformation. So do we. To live fully and in wholeness we need to accept life in all that it is, which includes death and rebirth. Let go of what does not serve you and your wholeness.
Perhaps you have reached the end of a cycle, a relationship, a job, and you fear letting it go. Or feel that you are dying, when only a piece of you needs to give way to the new. Perhaps the idea that there is death and only death is too painful for you to accept. Living in a patriarchal culture has deprived most of us of the Goddess’s way of death and rebirth. Wholeness is achieved when we can say yes and do our dance of death and rebirth. Cerridwen says you will always get back what you give to me. It will be changed, it will be transformed, but you will get it back.
There is a light that shines in the center of your Being that needs to be shining brighter. Open your heart center to new, loving experiences and new loving people. Watch who you so freely shine your heart light for not everyone is as open as you. They will take a piece of your light. Have discernment for who you bring into your precious world, space and hearts.
You are a beacon of light for the world. Connect your light with the light of the world and together darkness will be uprooted. Where there is darkness there can always be light.
Take heed of others and follow your guidance system. Love is the only way. Love is the only way. Forgive and love.
Desire peace of mind, peace of heart and peace of the world.
Don’t look to the mirror for your reflection as your true reflection shines through your heart. That is who you really are. Share your reflection with the world.
And so it is.
I decided it would be fun to ask for a general message for the those reading this post from The Goddess Oracle deck by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Illustrated by Hrana Janto.
Each and every one of us, whether born male or female in this lifetime possess BOTH male and female energy. The ying and the yang. So yes, if you’re male, you do possess energies of the Divine Feminine/Goddess.
Today’s card is Goddess Vila: Shape-Shifting.
I dance from form to form
I shift from shape to shape
I am flexibility
for by changing my form
I freely flow with all that comes my way
I am consciousness
for by shifting my shape
I gain an expanded awareness of what it is to Be
I waltz a whirlwind
tango a tree
salsa a swan
or just plain fox-trot
My dance is an affinity with All
for I am able to become All in order to know All
Becoming All dissolves form
Knowing All creates Oneness
The illusion is that you have a separate shape.
Continue below for meaning of the card…
Vila has come dancing into your life in her many forms to teach you to nourish wholeness by learning to shape-shift. Have you been too long in one form? Are you feeling still and stagnant, losing flexibility in your way of thinking and being? O perhaps you feel that the human is the most important being in creation – that the rocks, tress, animals, earth, etc, are lesser forms. It is time to expand your awareness, to enhance your flexibility by gaining the perspective of other forms. Vila says the way to wholeness lies in experiencing the whole of creation.
It is through my life journey that I will be able to reach others who might be experiencing similar situations. I hope every woman in the world knows her self-worth, above all else, is what is most important. It is then & only then that true happiness can exist because it starts within you first.
The stories I share with you are from my perspective & personal experiences as seen through my eyes and told through my voice. Names & places have been changed to protect the innocent.
Please be sure to start where all journeys do…from the beginning. There is still more to write on the story of how I left my husband. Be sure to check back.