When a Goddess Calls
So, those of you who watched my video on the Harmony Headwraps You Tube channel about why I wrap will know that I cover because I feel called to do so by Goddess. You’ll also know that I didn’t know any more than that … (if you haven’t seen it and would like to, here it is)
So a strange thing happened last night. I was doing some reading about other Pagans who cover their hair and you know how you kind of get lost down the rabbit hole on the internet ….
Well (sorry, this is not very coherent, I’m still shaking and buzzing from what I think I’ve found out), it seems that a Goddess has been trying to get my attention. For some time. Like several years. By now, I’m surprised she hasn’t hit my over the head with something heavy.
I’ve never really paid much attention to finding a patron Goddess before. I’ve always regarded Goddess as a whole, and individual Goddesses and Gods as manifestation of that sacred energy, not separate beings in their own right. So in that sense finding a particular manifestation has never really been high on my priority list.
So I was more than a little surprised to be hit full in the face with the realisation that one of these manifestations has been trying to make me take notice. The more I read about her, the more I could see that the signs have been around me for years, and that they have become more potent as time has gone on. I don’t want to go into detail about those signs, it’s enough that I now recognise them (or some of them; perhaps there was still more that I have missed) and have taken the hint.
I spent last night after everyone else was in bed reading everything I could find about her, reading several different versions of “her story” and more interpretations of those. I read about her correspondences, I read accounts from her followers. I’ve got a lot more reading to do. She is not a Goddess I have read much about before now, though I was certainly familiar with her name. I’d assumed I would find connection with one of the very well known Goddesses, not one who is little known in comparison to Goddesses like Brigid, Hekate, Artemis and the like. This might explain why most of the information I was able to find online so far has mostly be little more than her story and its meaning, with very few articles about following her.
But I also need to get to know her, to find out what she wants from me; if she’s the one who asked me to cover my hair. Perhaps she doesn’t want anything, but I assume there must be something since she’s spent so long trying to get my attention.
She is Arianrhod.
I would love to hear from people about their experiences of Arianrhod. I’d also love to hear how you found your Patron Goddess or chose which Goddess to follow.