Working With Hecate

HecateHecate is the patron Goddess of my church – The Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada. I never felt called to work with her, until I went to visit the Mother Church (aka The Tab) in Washington last June.  Then, it was like she tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You’re finally here. Good. Follow me.”

And when a Goddess taps you on the shoulder like that, it is usually a good time to give her your attention.

I’m working on a meditation featuring her right now. I had actually written one several years ago, but my computer ate it. I only had the very beginning – no real journey, no closure. I guess She didn’t like it. So I’m starting over. Only, I’m having a hard time getting started. I think I have added one paragraph in the last 24 hours. Which is why I am writing about it, and Her, here – to get the inspiration flowing.

When I was at The Tab, I read a poem to Hecate that really touched my imagination and inspired me. Perhaps re-typing it now will help inspire me with the meditation.

Daily Prayer for Guidance

Blessed Goddess Hekate
Please continue to show me the path I am meant to walk
And alert me to choices open to me along the way,
So that I may fulfill my own chosen destiny
And make the most of the skills and talents I’ve been given.

Please continue to guide me,
Through symbols and dreams,
Intuition and synchronicity,
And keep me safe and strong,
Healthy and inspired
So that I may follow you, serve you,
And learn whatever you would teach me.

Please keep me under your watchful eye,
And your divine protection,
Lighting my way with your torches
Surrounding me with a shield of light,
That I may walk with confidence,
Knowing that you guide me and guard me,
Now and always.

~Krysta S Roy, Bearing Torches, A Devotional Anthology to Hekate

Where do you turn for inspiration when your creativity isn’t flowing? Share what inspires you in the comments below.



2 Responses

  1. Where do you turn for inspiration when your creativity isn’t flowing? Try walking for starters. Julia Cameron has much to say in her books about its value. Einstein was a walker. Charles Dickens was a prodigious walker. I’m talking 20 mile hikes or better ’round about London and at all hours of the night. Yes, walking. It waters the imagination like few activities will, and oils up our enthusiasm. It joins both sides of the brain into a whole. It stirs up a peculiar kind of alchemy within a person, where experiences, dreams, ideas and such, of an apparently unrelated nature, are Divinely infused, and then refused together into combinations whose offspring are birthed through that canal that can only be called the Imagination. Read up on William Blake’s perspective on the Imagination. It’s distinct, eccentric, and very original. You might also find Brenda Ueland’s book a great help: it’s titled, If You Want To Write. And it’s not just for writers. Her advice is stunning in its ability to inspire and encourage. Read up on it on Amazon. You’ll get the full scoop there.
    Then there’s Nature. She is a splendid bath if you want to “wash your soul clean,” as John Muir put it. There is something about penetrating a forest or sauntering through a garden that gives our soul a rebirth. An encounter with Her can baptize the imagination, even as George MacDonald’s stories baptized C.S. Lewis’s. Clean energies and good spirits wash and nourish us while we are Out There. We forget ourselves and get out of our own way. Sometimes our attempts to force our creations out is much like the struggle of a married couple to “get” pregnant. They are too much in control and have overlooked how critical a thing serendipity is for artistic work; and that includes creating children. No one has the power to make an accident happen. That includes the happy ones, too.

  2. Great reminders! Thank you, Marshall. Sometimes I get so caught up in the “doing” of my life – all the activities and things that “must” get done, and I forget the simple things, like going for a walk.

    Quite often I receive inspiration from meditation, and that (thankfully) happened with the meditation I was working on.