''... at various junctures in one's life, one has been seized by the god[dess] for purpose of initiation, instruction or restructuring. It is this series of seizures and our awareness of their import in relation to the deity that has chosen us that then marks the path.' Joseph Landwehr
This weblog, begun in 2008, is dedicated to the twin goddesses (Sulis and Minerva) who captured my soul and led me on a journey I was not fully prepared for. Sulis happened to have her spa-shrine in Bath, England, where I was living at the start of this millenium. There was more to my goddess than I bargained for when I had the audacity to take her name.
I used this name in my aquatic healing practice and everything flowed well at first. But each of us must seek balance in our lives by confronting those things that contrast with our natural affinities. Fire contrasts with Water. This is my journey through Water (my element) and Fire (fear) and on to the other elements, Earth (especially wild land) and Air (the spirit of communication and travel).
I hope what I have to share will inspire you on your own archetypal adventure. To live a truly conscious life requires each of us to consider what qualities we wish to embody as we make our mark in the world, however flamboyant or subtle that might be. Perhaps, most important of all is to participate as fully as we can, and find beauty every day.
An example of the elemental alchemy referred to above: I will leap: a poem