Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...



Articles/Essays From Pagans

[Show all]


Views: 19,603,095


January 10th. 2017 ...

The Gray of 'Tween

Becoming a Sacred Dancer

Little Dog, Big Love


December 9th. 2016 ...

A Child's First Yule


November 10th. 2016 ...

What Exactly Is Witchcraft?

A Witch in the Bible Belt: Questions are Opportunities

On Death and Passing: Compassion Burnout in Healers and Shamans

What I Get from Cooking (And How itís Part of My Path)


October 10th. 2016 ...

Witchcraft from the Outside


September 11th. 2016 ...

How Did I Get Here? (My Pagan Journey)

Wild Mountain Woman: Landscape Goddess


September 3rd. 2016 ...

Rethinking Heaven: What Happens When We Die?

What is Happening in My Psychic Reading?

Natureís Reward


August 12th. 2016 ...

When Reality Rattles your Idea of the Perfect Witch

Past Midnight

Hungarian Belief in Fairies

Designing a Pagan Last Will and Testament


July 13th. 2016 ...

What Every Pagan Should Know About Curses

Magic With A Flick of my Finger

An Open Mind and Heart

Finding and Caring for Your Frame Drum


June 13th. 2016 ...

Pollyanna Propaganda: The Distressing Trend of Victim-Blaming in Spirituality

Living a Magickal Life with Fibromyalgia

My Father, My First God

Life is Awesome... and the Flu


May 15th. 2016 ...

Wiccan Spirituality

Faery Guided Journey

How to Bond with the Elements through Magick

Magical Household Cleaning

Working with the Elements


April 2nd. 2016 ...

An Alternative Conception of Divine Reciprocity

Becoming Wiccan: What I Never Expected

The Fear of Witchcraft

Rebirth By Fire: A Love Letter to Mama Maui and Lady Pele

Magic in Sentences

Blowing Bubbles with the Goddess

The Evolution of Thought Forms


March 28th. 2016 ...

Revisiting The Spiral

Still Practicing

Lateral Transcendence: Toward Greater Compassion

Spring Has Sprung!


January 22nd. 2016 ...

Coming Out of the Broom Closet

Energy and Karma

Community and Perception


December 20th. 2015 ...

Introduction to Tarot For the Novice

Magia y Wicca


October 24th. 2015 ...

Facing Your Demons: The Shadow Self

The Dream Eater--A Practical Use of Summoning Talismans

Native American Spirituality Myopia

A Dream Message

Feeling the Pulse of Autumn


October 16th. 2015 ...

Sacred Lands, Sacred Hearts


September 30th. 2015 ...

The Other-Side


September 16th. 2015 ...

Vegan or Vegetarian? The Ethical Debate

Nature Worship: or Seeing the Trees for the Ents


August 6th. 2015 ...

Lost - A Pagan Parent's Tale


July 9th. 2015 ...

Love Spells: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The Magic of Weather


June 7th. 2015 ...

A Pagan Altar

A Minority of a Minority of a Minority

The Consort: Silent Partner or Hidden in Plain Sight?

Why I Bother With Ritual: Poetry and Eikonic Atheism


May 6th. 2015 ...

Gods, Myth, and Ritual in Naturalistic Paganism

I Claim Cronehood

13 Keys: The Crown of Kether


March 29th. 2015 ...

A Thread in the Tapestry of Witchcraft


March 28th. 2015 ...

On Wiccan Magick, Theurgy, Thaumaturgy and Setting Expectations


March 1st. 2015 ...

Choosing to Write a Shadow Book

Historiolae: The Spell Within the Story


February 1st. 2015 ...

Seeker Advice From a Coven Leader

The Three Centers of Paganism

Magick is No Illusion

The Ancient Use of God/Goddess Surnames

The Gods of My Heart


January 1st. 2015 ...

The Six Most Valuable Lessons I've Learned on My Path as a Witch

Manipulation of the Concept of Witchcraft

Publicly Other: Witchcraft in the Suburbs

Pagans All Around Us

Broomstick to the Emerald City


NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.












Article Specs

Article ID: 15803

VoxAcct: 443795

Section: words

Age Group: Adult

Days Up: 292

Times Read: 1,256

RSS Views: 6,919
Blowing Bubbles with the Goddess

Author: Stephen Firebird
Posted: April 2nd. 2016
Times Viewed: 1,256

I have been reading Witchvox articles for a long time and have found great inspiration and insight from them. As several other people have noted, every time they started to write an article they discovered something better written in the archives. After several discussions with friends, I realized that my relationship with my Patron Goddess Lakshmi is much different than normally discussed. There are two elements I have yet to see in print, so Iím hopefully adding to the site by describing them. I also feel that the classic division between Maiden, Mother, and Crone is not complete.

Everyone hopes to discover that they have some hidden talent that has somehow been overlooked through their life. Once I decided to investigate Wicca I discovered I had one. Through some combination of luck, genetics, or mindset I have a knack for communicating with the Divine. During my Wiccan training, my friend Crystal suggested that I go into a trance, travel to the spirit plane, and ask ďDo I have a personal divinity?Ē To my surprise, Lakshmi arrived in a golden blast. She is an extraordinarily pretty Goddess in flawless clothes. Finding out that Lakshmi was my Goddess was even more surprising since Iím Caucasian and was born in the middle of the U.S. I had to politely ask who she was (Goddesses should have nametags) .

After a few more visits, I learned to Draw Down the Moon and soon afterwards I pledged myself to her. Lakshmi became my Patron. (I donít like to use the word Matron since it reminds me of prison guards.) Lakshmi became my spirit guide and we have had many interactions where she provided great insight into my problems and aided me to their solution. While great for me, I believe this is the classic outcome of having a Patron. My initial relationship with Lakshmi was quite standard. You have a wonderful trusted friend who is willing to help with everyday problems.

Something that I do not feel is widely known is that Drawing Down the Moon goes in both directions. The Goddess meshes with your spirit, provides great joy, and can communicate to you/through you. Each time Lakshmi and I have blended, Iíve felt that the Goddess has gained greater insight about me. However, I did not realize that each time we blended, I learned more about Lakshmi.

Several months ago, I visited her and she was distracted and upset. Iím not sure what caused it, but Goddesses seem to have bad days also. I believe I broke all sorts of rules, but I went up and hugged her. She was surprised, but cried a bit and hugged me back. Evidently Goddesses arenít given sympathetic hugs too often. At that point our relationship shifted. She is still my Patron and spirit guide, but is now also my friend. So the first novel part of our relationship is that I occasionally offer the Goddess a friendly shoulder to cry on.

After this surprising turn of events, our interactions become less formal. While she continues to appear in her full glowing Goddess regalia when pissed off, she now wears very simple clothes in most circumstances. I expect that most Patrons shift from the formal clothes as they become more comfortable with their clients/worshippers/followers.

Once we became friends, the second novel part of our relationship occurred about a month later. I visited her palace and was met by a Goddess Child about ten years old wearing the childrenís equivalent of Lakshmiís formal apparel. Lakshmi decided to appear as a child. She is the Goddess of Beauty and Elegance, so she was an extremely pretty child in a beautifully tailored set of childrenís clothes. Some things donít change.

The Child Goddess Lakshmi was fully intent on having some fun while talking to me. She provided guidance while blowing bubbles to make specific points. I now believe that the standard list of Goddess as Maiden, Mother, and Crone should be expanded. It should include Child, or in my case, a happy child blowing bubbles.

I would like to offer some thoughts about why a Child aspect makes sense for the Mother Goddess Lakshmi. My perspective is that Lakshmi is the Mother Goddess of planning and noble outcomes. If a person has a noble goal and follows the rules to achieve it, then she will be there to cheer you on. Sheís the supportive parent that occasionally provides a small boost, a spiritual cookie, to help you get to your goal. Like any good parent, she is happy to support her children in achieving even mundane goals such as finishing high school/college, being a good parent, paying off the mortgageÖ

The link back to children and childhood is straightforward. Most of my lifetime goals were decided when I was a small child. I know that when I was ten I wanted to have a family, visit Disneyland, and get a college degree. These goals have flowed through much of my life. Lakshmi is dealing with childrenís dreams and ideals on a daily basis and tracks how people do versus these goals throughout their life.

An additional thought is that until the 1800s, there was no clear distinction between children and adults. Iím not sure why we implicitly leave off the child aspects of our life when thinking about our relationship to Divinity. It is not clear that a toddlerís goal to learn to walk is any less important than an adultís desire to get an MBA. Both involve dedication and, in the case of the toddler, an ability to keep going even through the inevitable tumbles. I think that the Mother Goddess, indeed all Gods and Goddesses, is intimately involved with children as well as adults.

Let me phrase it a different way. I think every adult has started as a child. I donít think that Gods and Goddesses start paying attention to us only when obtain our driverís license. I believe they are with us from the beginning all the way to our eventual ending.

So my relationship with my Patron involves the expected daily worship and asking for guidance. However, it also involves providing a friendly shoulder for the Goddess to cry on as well as blowing bubbles with the Child Goddess.





ABOUT...

Stephen Firebird


Location: Monterey, California




Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE




Email Stephen Firebird... (Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales)

To send a private message to Stephen Firebird ...



Pagan Essays
1996-2017





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2017 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Witches, Pagans
of The World




Search Articles
1996-2017










 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide


NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).