The Charge of the Dark Goddess
(as compared to The Charge of the Goddess
) that I became familiar with a few years back was a dash
than the one above and focused on the deeper and often suppressed but omnipresent
She shines through my eyes when I seduce, when I bite you hoping to taste blood. She helps me put you in your place when you cross me. She is what keeps me laughing in moments of life chaos. She enables me to transform pain. She balances my little girl energy out with maturity and knowledge beyond my years. I accept these gifts, knowing I have been entrusted to use them wisely.
I do not equate darkness with evil, as evil and good are innate within and controlled by all beings. She is dangerous to those who call upon her with malintent. But at that point, don't blame Her for what you get back later on. Girl, don't ever close your eyes and pretend that fire can't burn.
She is known to us as Kali, Hecate, Cerridwen, Lilith, Persephone, Fata, Morgana, Ereshkigal, Arianhrod, Durga, Inanna, Tiamat, and by a million, million other names:
Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been
with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to meet the final dusk.
I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream.
I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done, My children find their blessed rest in my embrace.
I am the womb from which all things are born.
I am the shadowy, still tomb; all things must come to Me
and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.
I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries. I snip the threads that bring my children home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the heartless. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.
I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice.
I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.
I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm.
I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union.
I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed.
Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.
I am the fire that kisses the shackles away.
I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth.
I am the web which connects all things.
I am the Healer of all wounds, the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time. I make the weak strong. I make the arrogant humble.
I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised.
I am Justice tempered with Mercy.
Most importantly, child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you.
Seek me within and without, and you will be strong. Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness.
Take my Love with you everywhere and find the Power
within to be who you wish.