Ancient Hearth Mother,
Goddess of the Spiritual Flame,
Come and dwell here—
make of our home your home,
make of our hearth your hearth,
make of our temple your temple,
make of our hearts one heart,
I wrote this prayer around 2010, though it seems like I have been using it much longer. It is no longer something I have to think about, having become something of a beloved spiritual appendage. It always gives me comfort and is, I think, a gentle bonding between this great, often misunderstood and minimized, goddess and I. Over the years, she has brought many heartrending challenges into my life. I hope I have met them well. But then, that’s a post all on its own.