Author: templeofathena

Not Normal

This is normal, you tell yourself As you drag yourself to a job you hate To make just enough money to pay for someone else’s home. Pop a pill to get thru the day Drink a fifth to get to sleep Convince yourself that this is normal – Another day of your life, gone.  .…

The Choice

I actually wrote this about 6 months ago. I knew what my choice was. It just took me too long to make the right one. Must there always be a choice  Between sacred things and the safety and security this world offers? I know I’m being called to make a sacrifice, but I fear what…

That Which Is Most Essential

Originally posted on Gangleri's Grove:
JKE recently asked, “Here’s a question, if you have time. What is the most fundamental part of your devotional work? If all else had to be eliminated in a crisis, what would you keep doing? This year, I have had multiple hospital stays, been temporarily displaced from my home, etc.…

Demeter and Persephone: My POV

I’m sorry I forgot to post this last month when I filmed it. I’m hoping there will be less chaos in my life going forward. Please forgive me if I seem more distracted than usual in this video, but this was the first time I filmed outside and I should have picked a less crowded…

I’m single again

So, I’m single again. It sucks. I still love my ex, but we weren’t well matched. Many of our values did not match up. He is a good person, but I don’t believe we could build a life together. I made the hard choice. Perhaps one day we could even be friends, but not right…

I Am

I am the heartbeat within the storm. I am the prickle on your skin when you realize you are not alone.  I am the shapeshifter, the skin of man and bear and wolf. I am the howl that brings the wild out of the civilized.  I am the dancing flame, and the blackness beyond it.…