“Sweet Goddess born
of a blinding light
and a changing wind
don’t be modest
you know who you are
and where you’ve been.”
~ Bob Dylan
When I was a young woman I was sleeping for the first night in a new house house that I had just moved into when I had an early morning dream.
In the dream, three beautifully glowing women came to me to tell me that they were going to be moving into the house with me.
It turned out that they were sisters and they were goddesses.
Their names were Compassionata, Intelligencia and Erotica.
The oldest of the three, Compassionata, explained to me that that each of the goddesses had separate gifts that they brought with them and that once they took residence in my home, their gifts would become part of me.
Compassionata, the Goddess of Compassion, brought the gifts of forgiveness, understanding, empathy, and insight into other’s needs and pains. She had a tender and open heart and it was through her open heart that she saw the world.
Intelligencia, the Goddess of the Intellect, brought the gifts of insight into problems and their solutions. She embraced new ideas and creative approaches to life’s challenge and saw reality as it was.
She had a fearless and open mind and it was through her open mind that she saw the world.
Erotica, the Goddess of the Senses, brought the gifts of touch, smell, and taste and a lusty love of life, food and the arts. Her breasts and hips were full. Her mouth and lips were full and her eyes were satisfied with all that she saw.
She had gracefully open arms and it was through her embrace that she saw the world.
I have never forgotten these three goddesses and the gifts they brought in that early morning dream over 45 years ago. As promised, they have lived inside me all of my life and I write now in gratitude of their visitation and to give them greater visibility in the outer world.
I would like to introduce them to you.
Open the doors of your house. Invite them in.
They will come.
(Goddesses are female deities associated with creation, life-giving, healing and compassion. They are also commonly associated with the Earth, fertility, motherhood and love.)
Author: Carmelene Siani
Editor: Renée Picard
Image: Wiki Commons