Charge of the Star Goddess
I who am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white moon amongst the stars,
and the mysteries of the waters.
I call upon your soul to rise and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion,
honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.
For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am That which is attained at the end of desire.
~Traditional by Doreen Valiente, adapted by Starhawk~
"There are some people who, in order not to pray, use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it prevents them from praying. This cannot be. Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer. "
"Choose a path that benefits others and serve with selfless love.
The supreme Reality is Love ~ this is the message Mother sends you
in the language of the heart.
Serving the world with love and cooperation,
you will find your own true Self.
As you help those in need, selfishness will fall away,
and without even noticing you will
find your own fulfillment."
"My political activism grew out of my spiritual understandings of the earth as the living Mother, because the Goddess is injured wherever there is injustice, wanton cruelty, poverty, and pollution."
With all this though, we are still left with trying to overcome patterns that are unconscious. Otherwise, we are victims to our own patterns.