LILITHSUGGESTED MANTRA: EQUALITY The first feminist and liberationist, Lilith boldly instructs us to stand up for what we believe in, unbridled and courageous no matter what the cost.
~ I forgive
~ I welcome forgiveness
~ I am free from judgement
~ I deserve to be free from guilt
~ I am creating the life I love
~ I am a forgiving and loving person
~ My vital energy resurfaces naturally
~ I am honest and truthful in all I say and do
Related essences: Patchouli, sandalwood, geranium
Related gemstones: Garnet, bloodstone, tourmaline, smoky quartz (red stones)
This Sumerian and Hebrew goddess, once honored for her wisdom, freedom, courage, playfulness, passion, pleasure and sexuality in pre-2300 B.C., was portrayed as a demon by Levite priests at the dawn of patriarchy. In Western tradition, she was the original partner of Adam, created equally together in the image of Elohin (a word for "god", having feminine and masculine linguistic roots). Her liberationist attitude and assertive behavior was threatening to the emerging patriarchs, and led to her expulsion from Eden to be replaced by the more subservient Eve.
Proudly holding the rod and ring representing Sumerian royal authority, Lilith strives to make modern life equal for all people. She inspires us not to judge our opposite sex, to respect them as our equal, and to nurture equality in our environment.
Customarily women break loose on leap days, asking men out or proposing marriage. But, as the Year 2002 is not a leap year, celebrate a new season instead. As we cross into Autumn, start the new cycle by making a difference, making a new start, making it matter. Internalize Lilith's bravery and dignified strength of character, and make amends with anyone you've wronged with presupposition or prejudice. Or enjoy some daring activity to its fullest without fear or guilt - like Lilith, you are the master of your destiny. Only you can achieve liberation of your inner joy and exuberant passion for life.
Start it today!
Love and light,
~ Anita ~
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