Praise to Hathor!

Praise to Hathor!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Lessons from the Lover

As we move into Domnu's season I felt it necessary to record a summary of the lessons Rhiannon has taught me this season. I feel like I have written the most so far from Her teachings.


Rhiannon opened my eyes to my need to have constant reassurance from my partner due to previous experiences of being made to feel inadequate and small. I need to expand my own self-love to eradicate this clingy need of approval.
- Rhiannon comes swiftly riding

I am filled with passion. I want to do so many things and desperately so! This is why I often feel overwhelmed and even depressed when things aren't moving. This passion, my heart, my ability to love deeply, are all Her gifts! Instead of seeing this passion as a cause of stress and constant yearning, I need to see how fulfilling it can be.
- Rhiannon comes swiftly riding  

Surrender - I need to learn to fully surrender to love without fear. Allow myself to fall in love as many times as I need to without fear of heartbreak or endings. Just surrender to love and let go.
The Naive Princess and the Woman - The love of a child, looking up to a prince in shining armour is not the same kind of love as an empowered woman who is experienced in love. I need to stop trying to recreate the childhood fantasy and embrace the deeper and experienced love that comes with moving on.
Platonic Love - I had been feeling guilty about missing my previous partner, but then Rhiannon showed me this was unnecessary. I was not longing for him as a lover, in fact that was not a consideration at all. I was mising my friend and the memories of the past. Realising that this is what I missed lightened the burden of it in my heart. I still want to let go of this, but the guilt of it is no longer there.
- Her Love Grows: Lessons from Rhiannon

I look better naked(!). Clothing is often made to fit women's natural bodies in a somewhat awkward or constricting way. I realised after moving the bedroom mirror that I quite like my natural body and that it was the restriction of clothes that created an illusion that I did not approve of. I am able to accept my body better simply because I have allowed myself to look at it, in its natural, unhidden form.
- In Her Image

"The Goddess of Love requires us to surrender to Her, to trust that we don't always know what's best, and to go with Her tides. Being a Priestess is about saying 'yes!' to Goddess when She calls. So here it is: I say yes, and I surrender to you Rhiannon!" 
I decided during this Beltane season that I would move on to the Priestess of Rhiannon training after completing this Spiral of the Avalon course. I was afraid of making a mistake in following this impulse, but as soon as I made the decision I felt relieved and that everything was falling into place. It was so obvious, for so long. I just had to be brave. I had to listen to Her and not to myself.
- Gazing into Her Mirror

I spend too much time dwelling in the past or longing for the future. I need to live in Her sensual present, enjoying being alive and what life is doing right now. 
- The Present in Her Presence 




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