Dueling goddesses

The day started out with an auspicious omen. As I was walking the dog I heard the caw of a crow. I saw it sitting there under the tree across the street. Morrigan was letting me know it was going to be a big day. I thanked her for the message. And got to it.

I knew I would be performing a ritual today to mark the autumnal equinox. I had already planned to affirm my decision to follow Cerridwen as well as following Morrigan. Little did I know…

I started the ritual. I lit incense. I got myself into the correct state of mind. I started all the steps I had already learned in performing a druid ritual. Then came the seeking omens phase.

I turned to my crystal ball. I started gazing. Soon enough an image appeared. It was me. I was very busy shuffling some wooden blocks. On the blocks were symbols. Runes and /|\.  As I shuffled the blocks I started stacking them one on top of the other. Higher and higher I stacked until I had to get on a ladder to continue. And then the vision faded out.

I took it to mean that as long as I kept shuffling my two spiritual paths of Asatru and Druidry I would continue to grow. Grow beyond this reality into the higher places of existence. Not a shabby vision to have!

Now came the time in the ritual when I made it apparent that I would be a follower of Cerridwen as well as Morrigan. I stated my intent. I got a vision of a dark haired woman busy over a mortar and pestle. She looked up at me and said “Welcome” then went back to her work. I felt her energy. It was supple and pliable. Very different from the hard steely energy I had sensed from Morrigan. As I was making mental note of the differences I sensed Morrigan’s energy start to push through. As that occurred the Cerridwen energy pushed back. Back and forth between the two like a tug of war. The two energies were overwhelming me. I said aloud that I would follow them both. Both would get my attention. Still the battle. I stated again my intention to not ignore either of them but to follow them both with equal devotion. Finally in a great snap the battle was over. I sensed both energies of the goddesses. In tandem. Neither pushing the other out. Coexisting in my ritual room.

The rest of the ritual was a blur. I finished off exhausted. I was going to have my hands full being a follower of these two!  But I was sure I was up to the task.

As if to get the last word in I heard a crow caw.

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