Like many pagans, I am very much in the mind/body/spirit conversation. Notice though, that body is positioned right in the middle of that triangle. Often though, body is left out of the picture for many of us. I am all too guilty of being of the mind and spirit while leaving my body to do it's own thing. This has led to me becoming overweight--a heaviness that drags down my mind and spirit. Over the past few years I have also been ill, making me uncomfortable within my body.
We are the bards and the scribes, the storytellers, myth weavers, healers and spell casters. A while back, I developed a workshop, Healing the Healer. It was telling that there was an abundance of interest in it. As healers we all know that we have a tendency to project our healing energy out into the world and at times that leaves little space for internal healing of our selves.
I have a book called "365 Goddess" by Patricia Telesco. Everyday she invites us to be inspired by the magic and inspiration of the goddess. Today, as I think about re-invigorating my body so that it can enjoy its rightful place between mind and spirit, I am considering the power, prowess, agility, acumen and strength of Goddess Artemis.
Telesco devotes this day, February 24th, to Kali however. Kali's themes are listed as rebirth, cycles, joy; Courage, Hope; Cleansing and Change. A while back I did a powerful series of charcoal drawings reflecting on Kali. when I find it I will post it. So actually as I move through this day, I will consider the qualities I admire and aspire to in Artemis and the promise of Kali. I invite you to do the same.