Hecate: The Wisdom of Cycles
September 25, 2017
image (c) laurie rae dietrich 2017
artwork by River Roberts & Wren Anjali
Just concluded Expanding Inward's autumn intensive. As always, the facilitation team came into the weekend with a loosely-held set of ideas about the wisdom encoded in the story we have chosen to work with. And, as always, those ideas shifted and grew richer in the cauldron of community.
In the end, we entered into Her temple and were offered a wordless mystery. This revelation, these words, are just one interpretation. Mine.
We have learned - in contradiction to our immediate experience - that the earth is round. Follow any line far enough, you'll meet yourself again. There are no straight lines on a globe. All is cycles. All returns, and spirals, and begins again. But that is a perspective available from very far away. A gods-eye view.
one shows you everything that will comfort you
one shows you everything that will not
as a goddess of knowledge she stands at the crossroads
illuminating your moment of choice
as a goddess of wisdom she holds this secret:
the path you choose does not run straight.
beyond the horizon it curves
joins the others
joins the dance
for everything is Choice and nothing is Chosen
and both are True