Category: Priestess

Mary and Devotion

Over the last couple of years I’ve been drawn to Mary. Being raised atheist, it wasn’t something I looked for and I understand that Mary can bring up a lot for people. I don’t go to church but I do sit in churches when they’re not in service. I’m so drawn to sacred spaces. I talked to my mom about…

Quiet Leader

I’m a quiet leader. I don’t always have something profound to say right at the moment it seems to be asked of me. I do have things to say but it takes me a long time to process. I often feel like I don’t fit in anywhere and have a lot of things to say that don’t really fit in…

Not Separate from the Mystery

I am truly coming to understand, on a physical level, how separation creates suffering and connection creates freedom. Each day, I’m choosing to spend more and more time in silence and meditation. Choosing not to fill every moment with external stimulus that can very easily slip into disconnection from both myself and others. The result of this time in silence…

Burning Woman

When I took this photo this morning I thought there is no way I’m keeping it let alone sharing it. I’ve been asking each day, as I sit at my altar, what wants to come forward. Today, it was what I didn’t want to share. Didn’t want to show. There is a wildness that lives in me that wants out.…

Be You

Be You. Because there is no one else you can be. I know this may sound simple, but in my experience, it’s one of the hardest lessons of my life. I spent 15 years in the closet trying to be someone else. It sucked and didn’t help anyone. On days when I’m being my most Priestessy, queer, fat, femme, survivor…

Priestessing Ourselves First

Guest Post by Yarrow Magdalena I have always been interested in ritual, magic and authentic spirituality, but it took me a long time to really feel brave enough to make a commitment to these things in my everyday life. When I was eleven I bought my first book on witchcraft – I had some questionable spells in it and explained…

Priestess of Darkness & Light

I walked to the water, and like the boat in front of me that drifted on the surface of the dark blue ripples, I felt anchored in this place. There was a strength inside of me that I could feel. As I sat by the water, I contemplated the balance of darkness and light. How I hold both within me. I…

No More Goddess Policing Please!

In late July I was in a Glastonbury coffee shop talking to a local woman. We started chatting about finding places with consistent Wi-Fi and then moved on to how good the coffee was. It was a pretty friendly and unassuming conversation. As I was about to leave I said goodbye, and she asked me how long I was staying and if…

Spirit Moves Through

I don’t want to tell you a pretty story. I want to tell you about the pain of regret. How my heart just broke open, my breathing quickened, and my tears flowed. As I remembered myself 20 years ago when I first discovered I was a healer and did nothing about it. When I discovered that I loved the Goddess…