Raven's Green

Friday, 24 August 2012


I've been struggling a bit the last couple of months.  Time for some changes but change is hard.

I read a quote by Martin Luther King Jr.  that I want to share.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction....
The chain reaction of evil --
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars --
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength To Love, 1963

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The meditation as we enter the Perseis Moon cycle is:
We believe that the fundamental purpose in life is to allow ourselves to experience emotional and spiritual growth.
We're in the midst of the new moon right now.  I wrote this in response to a question from my Goddess group. 

"We believe that the fundamental purpose in life is to allow ourselves to experience emotional and spiritual growth."

I'm a social worker, working for the City of Toronto's social services division - or in other words, a welfare worker for one of Canada's biggest cities.

My job is very, very left brained - paperwork, rules and policies.  The clients have many, many needs, some I can help with and some I can't.  There are days that I feel compassion fatigue and just want to cry.  There are days that good things happen for clients and I hold onto those moments.

In terms of my own emotional and spiritual growth, this job has challenged me to tap into my spiritual core to always approach people with hope and compassion without spilling all my energy out.  I've learned to tap into the infinite to energize myself and my clients. 

My partner and I have a 13 year old daughter, who came to us when she was 3.  I love being a mom, with all the opportunities for growth and change that it involves.  Tiana sees the world with such a fresh perspective that she makes me see things I've missed or dismissed.

When I sit in meditation during the dark and new moon I'm always looking for the areas of my life where I need to let go and where I need to be open to new energies and experience. 
I try, as best I can, to see the lessons and challenges that the Goddess offers in all my interactions with people.