I hope each of you are honoring this special time of the Dark Mother Goddess [DMG]. I am going to revisit my transformation ritual’s meditation, “Charge of the Dark Goddess”. It is a mash-up of others work, but it serves its purpose:
“The symbol of the Dark Goddess is the New Moon. She is warrior, protector, wise woman, and healer. Her animal is the raven or the crow. The Dark Goddess is the patroness of witches, the Queen of the Witches.
“Wisdom and empowerment are the gifts of the Goddess of Transformation. She is known to us as Kali, Hecate, Cerridwen, Lilith, Persephone, Fata, Morgana, Iktome, Durga, Inanna, Tiamat, Cailleach Bheur, and by a million, million other names:
“Whenever you seek wisdom at the Darkening Moon, come together in love and trust, and learn of me. Hear me child, and know me for who I AM. I have been with you since you were born and I will stay with you until you return to me at the final dusk.
“I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream. I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. I am the womb from which all things are born.
“I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.
“I am the glowing forge that transforms your demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.
“I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union. I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.
“I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed. Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.
“I am the fire that kisses the shackles away. I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth. I am the web which connects all things.
“I am the Healer of all wounds, the warrior who rights all wrongs in their time. I make the weak strong. I make the arrogant humble. I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised. I am Justice tempered with Mercy.
“Most importantly, child, I AM YOU. I am part of you, and I am within you. Seek me within and without, and you will be strong.
“Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness. Take my love with you everywhere and find the Power within to be who you wish.
“Of you shall I demand the utter truth of all that you are, and in return shall I give you all that you may be, all that I AM.
“For My Wisdom is beyond the Ages, and Knowledge of My Secrets is Power over self, over fear, over death. Nor do I demand aught of you which you cannot give.
“For I am the Mother of Mysteries, and As you know Me, so shall you learn to know yourself.”