Women Connect to Goddes Selene

Selene, Goddess of the Full Moon, is a Titan – the generation of Greek divinities that ruled prior to the Olympians.  She is called Luna by the Romans.  Selene is depicted as a woman riding side-saddle on a horse, or in a chariot drawn by a pair of winged horses.  She wears a crown with the lunar sphere or crescent on it, or has these moon images on her cloak.  Author Jean Shinoda Bolen writes the following in her book,  Artemis, the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman: “With the description of Selene as the full moon incarnate, I was struck with the realization that it was her fullness as she is that needs emphasis.”   I agree with the author when she also shares that a woman’s maturity brings qualities of her passions, dedication, and perseverance to the place where a woman can say, “I Am A Full Woman”.  This affirmation appeared in Rachel Bagby’s (award-winning artist, author, composer) dream when she was feeling anything by full.  It was a healing song for her.   Since then it has been so for countless other women, who dance and chant, ”I am a full woman, I am a full woman”,  and take this message to heart.

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What can we learn from Selene’s Archetype – The Lover?

Women Connect With Goddess SeleneThe Lover Archetype represents passion and selfless devotion to another person. It also extends to the things that make our hearts sing, like music art or nature.

The shadow aspect is obsessive passion that completely takes over and negatively impacts on your health and self esteem.

How To Work With The Lover

You may be drawn to this stereotype if you are looking to attract a new lover or to re-ignite the fire in an existing relationship.  The Lover can also be a useful tool to discover what you are passionate about in life.

On the shadow side you need to ask, whether the energy and time you are putting into relationships, or enthusiasm for projects is excessive? If this continues for too long you are likely to suffer from stress and physical ill health.

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The root of the word passion is the Latin pati-”suffer.”  Sam Keen, Author and Philosopher, writes: ‘If we ignore our deepest passions, we will suffer…Those who honor their passions rarely get stuck in who they are now.  Instead, they begin to blossom into who they might be.’  Sam Keen was always passionate about flying which he equated the word trapeze with flying. Shortly after his 62nd birthday he started taking instructions on how to fly on a trapeze. This is a reminder, we are never too old to honor or celebrate our passion(s).

Tuesday's Healing Words Celebrate Passion

“Whenever people are totally caught up in their passion,

a timeless quality exists in which they are expressing the real essence

of their authentic self.

And this genuine essence, this authentic self,

thereby helps their inner love grow.”

~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

Tuesday's healing words celebrate your passions

 PASSION AFFIRMATION

I celebrate my passion that makes me whole and honor all emerging passions in the future.