Saturday, October 27, 2018

Another Crone to share

I am the one who weaves the strands of your destiny and inner wisdom into the rich tapestry of Life. I am the one who says always honor Me by being true to yourself at all times and by having the courage to walk with Me.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Another Day, Another Crone

"I am one whose wisdom is ancient and timeless. I am one who understands the place of suffering and joy in life, and sees that they are two sides of the same coin - they are both what we pay for our passage. I am one who is filled with love for humanity and for Mother Earth. I am one whose knowledge is deep and strong. I am wise."

Monday, October 15, 2018

Charge of the Crone

For the mid point of October I share one version of the Charge of the Crone.

Charge of the Crone

Hear the words of the Grandmother of Time:
She who has been known as
Hecate, Erishkagel, Cerridwen, Kali-Ma,
Anna, Perenna, Spider Woman,
and many other names
– some feared, and some loved,
but none ever ignored.
She it is who brings wisdom and
the awareness of eternity.

She has been the Maiden, and remembers that joy.
She has been the Mother, and recalls that pleasure.
But age has changed her,
and taught her the mysteries of
the Wheel that is ever turning,
the Wheel that is life, death, and rebirth.
She is the whirling tornado, the erupting volcano,
the rising tidal wave, the trembling of the
earth’s crust.

With age comes an understanding of the past,
and a glimpse of the future.
For, in the turning of the Wheel,
the past is the future,
and the future is the past.
She is the Learned One, the Teacher,
the Bringer of Inevitable Change.

She is the Dark of the Moon, the Hidden One,
the invisible unknown that lies ahead.
But do not fear her for she is not malicious,
and her touch, however harsh, is love.

Only in ignorance is she scorned and reviled.
Those who do not know her,
parody her as the ugly old woman
whose powers were said to blight crops
and sour the milk in the cow.
It is fear that turns her age into abomination,
her wrinkles into hideous deformity,
and her voice into an evil and manipulative cackle.
For those who sought power over the earth were afraid
to face her wisdom and her unalterable truth.

But in the old days, we sat at her feet to learn the most ancient lore.
From her came the knowledge of the healing herbs, and the chants and songs that shaped our lives.
She sat in honor at our councils, our marketplaces, in our homes.
She governed our governing, and interpreted our laws.
She gave focus to our changing seasons.
She was our teacher, our oracle, our promise of rebirth.

Come, honor her as of old,
listen now to the words of Wise One,
the ancient Seer, the Crone!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Crone for the Day

Behold the Crone... 
Dancer of Time 
Completion of the Sacred Cycle 

She Who is Wisdom 
Beloved, respected and feared 
Honored as Grandmother, Ancestress and Hag 

In the end ~ there is beginning, 
Death brings Birth, Life renews through Her 

Behold the Crone, Dancer of Time 
Mother of worlds, Maiden of re-birth, 
Child of the next generation 

Dancing through Time 
She Who cuts the cords…Of life and death, 
Grandmother of all 

The Crone comes…….. 
Silently, powerfully, relentlessly 
Crossing space and time, 
Holding the threads of life and death, 
Mistress of endings and beginnings 

Speaking through elders 
I am the Crone…. 
The Grandmothers….The Wisdom of Age…. 

I am Hecate, I am Kali, I am the Eternal One 

I cross space and time, 
Holding the threads of life and death, 
Mistress of endings and beginnings 

I am completion of the Cycle 
Maiden….. Mother….. Crone..... 
I have come as the Goddess, 
And in me... all life renews 
All things are possible 

The Crone comes dancing 
Silently, powerfully, relentlessly, 
To all 

by Abby Willowroot

Monday, October 8, 2018

Another Day another Crone.

The Crone is a symbol of inherent wisdom that comes from experience. She has lived through love, sorrow, hope, and fear, coming out of it all a wise and confident spirit. Through these experiences she has learned the secrets of life and death and of the mysteries beyond this world.

And a little hand embroidered piece to decorate during the Samhain season, I plan to make her into a little sachet filling her with rosemary for remembrance.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2nd another Crone image

Affirmation of the Crone

Ancient Crone,
You are the source of eternal knowledge
That leads to the completion of the spirit.
Let my soul seek your lessons,
And strive to understand your mysteries.
I will not fear the darkness
For I know you wait for me within it.

Use this affirmation to seek the wisdom of the Crone within yourself.