I know it’s not just me having these feelings, which in some cases feel an awful lot like major revelations/UPG. In September of 2011, I started this blog as a way of coming to terms with the title and responsibilities that I’d been running from for years. I had no guide, no role model, nothing to assist me on this journey. All I had were my gods and my wits. (Which is really all I have still. I’m also coming to find that that is truly all I need.) I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I had to get started before 2012.
There was an urgent need. A very urgent need to begin practicing what I’d been called upon to do. Nevermind that I had no clue, and no experience. The need was there and the Land was calling.
As the months passed between September and January, connections grew deeper and more intimate between myself and several of the trees on my property, and even a few who are not. The spirits of place started listening to my prayers, and attending the libations I poured for the Deathless Ones. The feeling of Presence, of having that Audience is so terrifyingly humbling that it makes my stomach hurt to think about what an honor and privilege I’ve been entrusted with. And then I have to be aware that these privileges can (and likely will) be taken away if I am not faithful to the Vision.
So, I did the Work, and I felt what the Land feels, when the spirits were so inclined to share that part of themselves with me. And I began to learn, and to apply that knowledge with startling proficiency. Eventually, though, and to my dissatisfaction, the Work soon took on a new component. One which I was not at all confident I was ready for. That was around the time I began receiving my first inquiries about what it is, and what it means, to walk the Path of the Queen.
And this is where we reach the true subject of this post. The Queens. There are so many of us, that I dare wonder if finding one another, and assisting each other in study and practice, and generally being able to understand each other, are the most valuable benefits of having this community of individuals, who by design, are walking similar Paths.
This is a sacred trust, Queenship. Those whom I have come to know, those like me, are just as profoundly affected by the implications of this necessary Work. I don’t know what the future holds for us, really, but I do know that many of us will be attempting to serve our gods (and our Lands) more publicly and openly in years to come. But don’t expect anything anytime soon. This year is only the beginning, as I’ve come to believe there are many, many more of us, yet undiscovered.
I see the world changing before my eyes, and I see myself as a part of that change. What other changes are being discovered? What have you seen? What have you noticed about the nature of this particular year, and that of the coming years?