I have a sweet spot for the Dark Mother. She symbolizes the raw, erotic power of the feminine, the subterranean creative chaos where we access true vitality. She is not concerned with being socially appropriate or nice, and her life is her own. She has her cycles, as does mama earth, going through the death and rebirth metamorphosis over and over again. She is the great initiator, because she is the center of creation. She has many names, faces, and colors, and I have been set free by dancing with her.
This Saturday a juicy, brave, bad ass group of women is gathering with my Oracle of Initiation deck and I as we meet our muses in a darkened cloak. It takes some guts to welcome in the liberators, the ones who tear down our illusions to set us free. And THOSE are the women I want to create with. In honor of that I will share excerpts from three of the Dark Mother Guardians channelings in my Oracle of Initiation: Rainbows in the Dark book.
Oya is the Yoruba Orisha of the winds, cyclones, and
thunder. As she dances wildly, her skirts create great
tempests of transformation.
Excerpt from Oya’s channeled message:
“I am the calm in the center of the storm that is
the paradox of the changing times. I present as the destroyer, yet I am
the releaser. I present as your fears, your reactivity, your insecurities,
yet I am truly your core in the center of any tempest. Find that place
within that is timeless, that is essential, and you have reached inside
the truth of the outer whirlwinds.”
Isis is the ancient Egyptian mother goddess of the moon,
magic, death, and healing. She is depicted with great bird
wings and holding her son Horus on her lap breastfeeding.
This representation is said to have been one of the influences
for the Christian imagery of Mother Mary and baby Jesus.
Excerpt from Isis’ channeled message:
“I am Isis, great mother of transformation. I am death and life,
disintegration and emergence. I am the winged wisdom stretched
beyond your limited illusions. I carry the secret knowledge of the
ages, the one who teaches that your darkness is your greatest ally,
that the beauty within your rich fertile shadows is the pathway to
Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of the volcanoes and fire. She
is a potent force dancing on the rims of her fiery cauldrons,
watching over her islands of lush vegetation and flowing red
lava. Her primal destructive energy burns away all that no
longer serves you, as the molten rock of her elemental
transformations creates new land in its wake.
Excerpts from Pele’s channeled message:
“I am the keeper of the ancient flames, the mother of transmutation.
I am the catalytic movement, the burning grounds of your new life.
When you come to me you must be quiet, still, and centered. I am
not one to be approached with your wildness. You may believe that
chaos is in resonance with my essence, but my power is actually
deeply distilled and intentional.”
All Images and text from the Oracle of Initiation divination deck and book copyright Mellissae Lucia 2012