Lady of the harvest, the law, and the infinite loop of growth and destruction, of life and death.
The busy, maternal, productive day yields its fertility in warm breezes,
the feel of solid earth beneath my toes.
As you have reminded me, you do not raise weak saplings, but strong oaks,
hearty wheat, and strong plant stock.
You taught me to trust in what is and to make it a habit to answer the
question being asked, to strengthen what lies within and without.
So often the mundane requires a slight of hand,
be it in office politics or neighborly greeting.
The question being asked, far too often, may not be the actual
question that lies beneath.
You remind me to look past the shade and gather true abundance
that is earned, understood, and deserved.
Each year we celebrate, learn and delve into the mysteries
shared with those of ages past.
I thank you, my lady, and embrace the quiet necessity of regular harvest,
the law, and the seasonal dance of death and life –
Each fall and spring
from your lips words of wisdom
enlighten and bring recall to those who seek understanding
of the mother, the one who helps the crops grow in beauty,
the one who stands tall and straight.
it is you who rules physical nourishment, the rites of marriage and
fertility of the womb,
and you who protect the commoners, the laborers, those who toil
with honesty and just measures.
My maternal day reminds me that you guide and help mothers,
all mothers who are devote to their young.
Those who trespass or violate the earth suffer your wrath;
as protector you are fair, yet accept the blood sacrifice when necessary.
There is much I have to learn about you and I re-dedicate myself to that journey.
When you speak, Ladies Demeter and Ceres, it may be brief, but it is always fruitful. Your words fill my soul with purpose, like the purple flowers that rest outside my door. I thank you both for your support, for your blessings, and for your revelations. Any act of mothering, of law, and of standing up to a variety of tests comes in part through your guidance and wisdom. Thank you.