The heart has an amazing capacity for love. I am sitting here today still in casting mode (one more night except for the five day spells which are a couple more nights), thinking about the people in my life that I love. I was thinking too about all the love I sent out to the Universe in spells last night, and the love I will be sending out tonight. No matter what happens in the world, the wars, strife, poverty and starvation of our human brethern, no matter how bad it gets; love is the balm that eases our pain and soothes our souls.
A very dear friend of mine, someone I love very much is struggling and enduring a great deal of pain right now. I am unable to help him the way I would like to and it is frustrating to feel so powerless.
In situations like this normally I would turn to magick. My friend doesn’t believe in magick though or at the very least he is unsure and not ready to explore it or commit to it. It is hard for me to just be there for him in the only way possible, with no spells, no potions, no healing herbs, talismans or ancient prayers.
I turn then to the Goddess for guidance and ask for help. I petition Her with my heart and tell Her how much I love this person and how I want his struggle and pain to cease. How I want Her to embrace him even though he doesn’t believe in Her and I ask Her to give him comfort.
There have been feelings that he and I have shared on many different levels but this is the level it always comes back to; that I love him deeply and purely. It has taken me years to come to a point in my life that I can love beyond expectation, that I can give love freely and ask for nothing for myself. Sometimes I forget that this is possible but then I find myself re-learning the truth again and again.
I am grateful for the love in my life, not so much having those around me who love me, as the great honor it is to love them.