She came to me as I sat inside my Earth Star. She arose from the shadows, powerful in Her carriage, purposeful in Her stride. I stood to greet Her. I found that I could not meet Her eyes. Honestly, they frightened me a little… Deep green with many reflected surfaces… I felt raw & exposed. So I bowed my head, held my hands in prayer over my heart & waited for Her to speak.
“To look upon you is to see the woven web of my creation. Do you see the treasure hidden in the weaving? Do you understand the beauty of the pattern? Come, give me your hand & I will show you…”
I held out my hand & She took it. Suddenly I was looking at myself. Standing before me with head bowed & hands in prayer position above the heart, was a shadow of myself embedded in an amazing display of light! It took me a while to understand the pattern, but when I did, it was indeed a beautiful thing to behold. It spoke to me of how my past has danced with my future, how my present never exists, how all of me can move in all directions at all points in time to all spaces that ever exist.
Then I saw the movement, the flow & the colours of the lights. It was alive with activity, full of colours I have no point of reference for describing! There seemed to be a pulse, a rhythm to this movement, which I studied long & hard. Until it came to me, the ancient Song of my Soul. The words & melody that remind me of who I always am, what I always do & how I do it. The treasure had emerged from the weaving… And then She released me & spoke to me once more.
“Child, you are now responsible for this piece of wisdom. You must decide how to weave it into your surface world. Treat it with care for it may become a gift or a curse. Weave Well Woman Child.”
Then She was moving back into the shadows, singing my Soul Song as She went. I sent out a prayer of thanks Her way & returned to my Earth Star meditation.
Delving into Arachne’s shadow brought rise to mystery, which led to fear, overcome by wisdom & accepted as a gift… for I will weave well the treasures of my spirit.
Blessings on you all this Dark Moon night.