Did I Just Draw Down the Moon?
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Author: Lola Stardust
Posted: July 27th. 2014
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I have read about it. I even discussed it with my coven leaders, but I never thought it would be something I could actually do. Not because I don’t believe in it, but because I thought my magic wasn't formed quite yet for that kind of invocation.
So first, before I tell you what happened, let’s talk a bit about “Drawing Down the Moon”. From what I understand, it happens when you request the Goddess to speak through you and you go into a trance-like state. I read that it is usually done by a High Priestess in some sort of ritual during certain phases of the moon. I am intrigued by this and, at the same time, a bit fearful. Here’s why:
For reasons I won’t get too deeply into, as a child I became obsessed with demonic possessions and exorcisms. I read up on the topic, did book reports in school (where I raised the concern of many a teacher) and to this day, I enjoy movies regarding the topic. There was a fear that I had to face when learning about it and I overcame my fear... sort of
When I began reading about The Craft, I came across Drawing Down the Moon. There was a part of me that feared this could be a possible opening for demonic possession. When I brought this concern to my Priest and Priestess, they explained to me that I will still aware of what is going on. I would not be “out of control” of myself (which is something I have experienced before and did not enjoy that much) but would as if I stepped aside and make room for The Goddess within me..
.. which brings me to this past weekend. We had a Super Moon/Full Moon on Saturday night. I invited a couple of girlfriends over, along with my husband, for a backyard camp out. We pitched tents, lit the fire pit and played some music. We were having a wonderful time, indeed...good food, good peeps, and good spirits.
At one point in the evening, I looked up at the moon and felt overwhelmed with emotion. I got down on my knees and requested the others to do the same. I led us all in praising the Moon in all her glory, for she is the center of my religion. I began to tear up and held my hands up to the moon. I began to say over and over “I worship thee, I worship thee...my Goddess, my Lady...you have blessed me with so much and I want to repay you. Take of me what you will for it will not ever be enough compared to what you have given me.”
Something happened... I felt a shift in the air. My friends felt it too. I looked back at one of my friends as she fell to the ground and just wept and laughed. My husband held her while I continued to speak to the moon. And then I felt “it” happen...I don’t know what “it” was. I wasn't me anymore. But yet I was. I began to dance with my friends and husband, telling them these things that I never would have said normally. Mind you, we were not intoxicated or under the influence of any substances, just a few glasses of wine, some amazing music, and that moon!! I can’t even remember exactly what I was telling them. The next day they told me:
During the previous night, I told one of my friends that she is a powerful woman and needs to be on this earth for her journey is not done (Little did I know she had tried to take her own life a few days before our moon celebration) . I had told my husband he was my Lord and his strength was what got our children and me through so much. Now yes, this is somewhat the same thing I tell my husband on a daily basis, but not in that type of wording or vocabulary. It was very intense, they told me. They were not scared. They were amazed. And I don’t remember hardly any of this. It’s like I blacked out that part, but not really. I see pictures of it in my mind, like a movie. But I was the main character of this amazing scene.
I didn't really think anything of it except that I was just so happy and carefree that night. It was only when my husband gave my friend a ride home that she he opened up to him -- they are very good friends, I should add. They were friends before he and I even started dating -- and revealed her sadness and her suicide attempt. She said to my husband, “When Lola told me I was a powerful woman and need to be here for my journey, I felt so good and so cared for! ” When my husband returned home and told me this, that's when I knew we weren't alone that night...and I wasn't scared. I had no fear. I felt at one with my Goddess. I felt like one of the luckiest people on the planet to have experienced that connection.
Even if I didn't Draw Down the Moon, something was there with us that night. We can all agree on that part. This proves to me that choosing Wicca as my path was the absolute right choice and the best decision I have ever made.
Your God and Goddess are there. They are listening. And They are more than willing to assist anyone in this path. And what an amazing path it is!
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