I AM a firm believer in the Prospering, Healing, Joy-producing Power of Gratitude.
Personally, given some of the challenges and Blessings, I have experienced and received, especially in the last three years, if I AM breathing, then I must express Gratitude (and yes, I AM breathing!).
For now, I wish to take a few moments to express Gratitude to the following; I AM most thankful:
To my Celestial Mother, Auset, the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Magick, Witchcraft, Psychic Powers, Healing Love, and Restorative Love, more commonly known as Isis, for giving Birth to my Soul, for Counseling, Guiding, and Healing me, as I Counsel, Guide, and Heal all those who come to me;
To Sekhmet, the Ancient Egyptian Lioness-Headed Goddess of Magick, Prophecy, Healing, Carnal Lust, and the scorching heat of the Sun, for giving Birth to my Body, for Re-Minding me of my Courage and Strength,and for teaching me that there is nothing wrong with anger or rage;
To Oshun, the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of All Things that Flow: Joy, Money, Sweetness, Honey, Rivers, Waterfalls, Music, and Dance, for Re-Minding me to celebrate my life, my joys, my pleasures, and my “Goddessness;”
To Hekate (also known as Hecate), for claiming me back in September, 2006, and for sternly teaching me not to care about the credentials, status of other Witches, especially those that have always been members of Covens, and to remember that She Is Law, regardless of what others say;
To Oya, for teaching me that it is OK to celebrate my Shadow;
To Ymoja (also known as Yemaya, although lately, I feel Divinely Guided to call Her Ymoja), the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of the Full Moon, and the Ocean Waters, for Blessing me greatly;
To Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Full Moon, for giving me the opportunity to learn more about Her;
To Laxmi, Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Opulence, for Blessings me with Money, Financial Supply, and especially for being One of many Celestial Beings Who teach me that people, positions of employment, conditions are NOT the true source of my supply, but the Goddess Is;
To Brighid, Irish Goddess of Divine Healing, Divine Inspiration, and Divine Prosperity, for Her Triple Goddess Blessings;
To Sarasvati, Hindu Goddess of the Arts, Creativity, and Eloquence, for Her many Blessings and Gifts;
To Athena, Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom, as well as of Arts and Crafts, for Her Many Blessings, Gifts, and Miracles;
To Mother Mary, just because;
To La Virgen de Guadalupe, for Her Love;
To Erzuli Danto, for being a Savioress to all those that are sick and tired of being broke, and sick and tired of crying;
To all those who have written about the Great and Glorious Goddess; they include, but are not limited to: (the late and great) Merlin Stone, (the late and great) Patrician Monaghan, Margie Lapaja, Rev. Laurie Sue Brockaway, Shekhinah Mountainwater, Nancy Blair, Priestess Brandi Auset, Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D., Z. Budapest.
To the participants of my very first, Goddess-themed Course, “Goddess-Graced Guidance,” and to the participants of my very second Goddess Course, “Goddess to the Next Level…” for giving me the honor and pleasure of having me teach them about the many forms of the Goddess.
To Pan, Greek God of Wild Fields, and Wild Lust, for Re-Minding me of my many Birthright Blessings;
To Shango, Afro-Caribbean Lord of Thunder, Lightning, and Fire, and the “Hammer of Justice,” for Being another one of my Divine Fathers;
To Ausar, the Ancient Egyptian God of Agriculture, the Underworld, and Sacrifices, more commonly known as Osiris, for allowing Himself to be slain so that I may live;
To Lugh, Irish God of the Sun, for all His Blessings of the Holy Harvests, Prosperity, and Infinite Supply;
To Orunla (also known as Orunmila), the Afro-Caribbean Lord of Divination, for His Many Blessings and Gifts;
To Damballah, the Lwa of Hidden Wealth;
To Frere Etoile, the Lwa for Gay Men, for His Blessings, Gifts, and many Miracles.
To Archangel Michael, for protecting me and mine;
To Archangel Gabriel, for filling my Mind with Knowledge and Wisdom;
To Archangel Raphael, for Healing me and mine;
To Archangel Uriel, for Divinely Guiding me to where I need to go and with whom I need to work, to strengthen my Psychic Powers and Energies;
To Archangel Ariel, for Prosperity Power.
To Saint Germain, for enfolding me in the Violet Flame;
To Ascended Master Merlin, for Divinely Guiding those who shall become, and who already are Practitioners and Initiators of the Vortex Healing Modality;
To Saint Jude, for favors given;
To Saint Francis of Assisi, for so many Blessings;
To St. Therese de Lisieux, for being the beloved Little Flower;
To the Sacred Fey, more commonly known as the Fairies, or Faeries, for Their Beautiful Blessings of Love, Money, and Health;
To all my Crystal Companions, especially Fluorite, Amethyst, Citrine Quartz, Aventurine, Moonstone, Selenite, Angelite, Red Jasper, Tiger’s Iron, Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Pyrite, and others;
To all the Herbs and Essential Oils that bring me Joy, Peace, Prosperity and Delight;
To all the foods and beverages, that I love and adore, including but not limited to: tomatoes, Granny Smith apples, Italian bread, cucumbers, mushrooms, green peppers, red peppers, bananas, peanut butter, rye bread, cookies and cream ice cream, iced tea, COFFEE, ginger ale, and so many others;
To my books and journals;
To all the Tarot Decks, Divination Decks, and Oracle Card Decks that bring my clients and me Clarity, Illumination, and Insight;
To my clients, students, and friends, who Lovingly and Lavishly, with Money, Gifts, Love, Honor, and Joy;
To all my blog followers and readers, especially those who follow both my blogs (hint, hint!);
To the Moon;
To the Sun;
And to the fact that I AM almost done (with this post, that is).
Today, I have received Money Miracles, eaten delicious food, imbibed fantastic beverages, and received many other Blessings, Gifts, and Miracles, that to have refrained from expressing my Gratitude to so many and for so much, truly would have been a cardinal sin (and, as a Cardinal Sign, I know exactly what constitutes a cardinal sin!).