The Goddess in the Garden
by Rev. Rita Scheibeck
After a few deep belly inhales and exhales, I let myself take an imaginary stroll, barefoot and relaxed, down an unpaved garden path. The birds and dragonflies make the forest sing, and the multicolored butterflies add a soft bling to my internal vision.
Some of the mature grasses and budding flowers add their fragrant aromas to my short, leisurely walk. Realizing that my time today is limited, I slow my pace to fully appreciate all the nature around me.
I come to an unexpected treat along my path: a small, pretty fountain surrounded by benches and oak trees, inviting anyone to sit and enjoy the sounds of falling water. For now I am alone, enjoying the peacefulness of this tranquil scene.
When a few minutes have passed, I see a blurred vision off in the distance. At first it appears to be a person coming toward me. As the fuzziness fades and the vision becomes more clear, I see what looks like a person, only different. This being, a woman, shimmers like silver, and instead of walking, glides smoothly several inches above the garden path. With a wide smile and open arms, she comes toward me, and as I stand, she welcomes
me into a firm embrace. It is there, in her arms, that I realize she is a goddess; she is my goddess. I feel like I know her intimately and that she has forever been a part of me--a guardian, a guide, the giver of life.
We take seats close together on the bench, and without words, she shares her great love for me. She tells me she has always loved me and that she always will. She whispers in my ear that when I have difficulty loving myself I must think of her and of her unconditional, unwavering and unending love that fills and enfolds me every moment. She looks at me with approval and acceptance in her eyes and let's me know that she will never falter, never fail me. She assures me that when I have self doubts, she will be less than a flash away from my heart, helping me hold onto my self love, my confidence, and my vision for the perfect life I desire and deserve.
Without words, I allow her to see into my heart and soul. I know she sees me as I am, sometimes doubtful, sometimes weak and insecure. I let her know that I have total belief in her message for me, and that I fully accept her love.
She smiles at me with her whole face and we stand to hug once again. She leaves the message in my mind: "I am only a thought away, always."
She turns to go and glides to the other side of the fountain, becoming less defined as she puts distance between us. I hear what sounds like a soft voice in my ears..."think of me."
I sit alone for a moment and I cry. I seem to be full of big, fat, happy tears. In my life, I have never felt so loved and at peace. Through my heavy sobbing, I smile. I feel truly grateful and blessed by my experience in the garden with my goddess. When I rise and prepare to leave, I am confident that my meditations will always bring my goddess to me. I vow to myself that I will call on her if I am ever in doubt that I am loved.
I feel like I am gliding back up the garden path, much like she did. I realize that I have the goddess spirit within me and that I am loving, whole and strong. I am buoyed by happiness, and I am content.
Affirmation: Love has been demonstrated to me by my goddess. I now love myself without limits.
I now allow acknowledge, accept, and affirm that these things are so.
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