I found it hard to connect with the deck prescribed
message. But part of working with Goddess is
learning to trust your own intuition more and use
the book as a jumping off point.
Here's where I jumped with The Erinyes.
The only way to appease them were through rituals of purifications and tasks of atonement. It is thought that
the Greeks were so intent on not invoking these
Goddesses wrath they were referred to as The
Eumenides, or "the kind ones" But how would these
Goddesses show up in modern times?
For the the answer, I turn to the geekdom of The Doctor.
known as the Weeping Angels look like statues
to us but move impossibly fast if we even blink.
They feed off a person by sending them back in time
and consuming the life that person would have had.
What if the Erinyes act this way today? Let's meet them.
If any of this is ringing true then congratulations.
You're being fed on by Alecto the unresting.
People give us sympathy and we lap it up while staying stuck in our rut. We may even wish for a savior to come and rescue us. Or we may start to have fantasies about the harm that will befall the person we feel slighted and overlooked by.
Sound firmiliar? Congratulations.
You're being fed on by Megaera, the grudge bearer.
Is this painfully true? Congratulations.
You're being fed on by Tisiphone the Avenger.
Taking personal responsibility for our part of the story and reaping what lesson there was for ourselves is the way to appease Megaera. Forgive ourselves for any perceived wrong doings can empower us and help us to move forward.
The task of atonement for Tisiphone can be the most challenging. It is forgiveness. I say this can be the most challenging because the journey to forgiveness is through the valleys of anger and fear buried deep inside. Forgiveness isn't a one time deal. It may need to be done daily in some situations but it is worth the focus and effort because each of us with our unique gifts are needed in this world. And in case you didn't know it already, you are worth the effort.