Charge of the Goddess
© 1986, Kyri Comyn
am the quickening of the seed in Springtime, the glory of ripe
fields in Summer, and the peace of the quiet woods as the snow calms
the Earth in Winter. I am the lilt of the maidens' melody in the
morning, the patient hand of the Mother and the deep river of the
mysteries taught by moonlight.
give the creatures of the earth the gifts of song rising from the
heart, the joy of autumn sunset, the cool touch of the renewing
waters, and the compelling call of the drum in the dance. To you I
give the joy of creation and the companion of beauty to light your days.
the powers of the steadfast Earth and the wheeling stars I charge
thee; by the darkness of death and the white light of birth I charge
thee; and by the terrible strength of your human spirits, I charge thee:
always for the growth of your eternal soul, never intentionally
diminish your strength, your compassion, your ties to the earth or
your mind, never accept complacently that which has been the
standard merely for the reason that it is the standard by which the
majority judges itself.
Thirdly, I charge thee, act always for the betterment of your brothers and sisters. To strengthen them is to forge the true chain of humanity, and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
are my children, my brothers and sisters and my companions. You are
known in great part by the company you keep, and you are strong and
wise and full of the powers of life. It is yours to use them in my
service, and I also, am known by the company I keep.
Go forth in joy and the light of my love, turning to me without fear when the darkness threatens to overcome you, and turning also to me to share your triumphs and your achievements, and know in your heart of hearts that we are together in blood and spirit 'til the last star darkens in the sky and winter comes to the universe.