By Audra English
The ancient Greek goddess Demeter is often associated with fertility, agriculture, and the cycles of life. But there is another aspect to her story that holds an important lesson for us as individuals.
According to Greek mythology, Demeter's world came crashing down when her daughter Persephone was taken by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. Devastated by this loss, Demeter neglected her duties as a goddess of fertility and agriculture, causing widespread famine on earth.
But eventually, with the help of other gods and goddesses, Demeter was able to find her daughter and bring her back to the land of the living. This marked a turning point for Demeter, as she once again took on her responsibilities and brought abundance back to the world.
This story may seem like a mere tale from ancient times, but it holds a powerful message for us in our modern world. When we experience loss or fall into depression, we can often feel like Demeter did - neglected and unable to fulfill our duties or find happiness.
But just as Demeter received help from others to find her daughter, we too can seek support and guidance from those around us. Whether it be through therapy, self-care practices, or the love and kindness of friends and family, there is always hope for a revival and return of happiness in our lives.
And much like how Demeter's joy returned when she was reunited with her daughter, our own happiness will also return to us. We must trust in the cycles of life and have faith that what we have lost will eventually be replaced with something even better. Just like how the harsh winter is always followed by the vibrant spring, our moments of sadness and loss will ultimately lead to a new season of growth and abundance.
Try incorporating meditations and switch words for happiness into your daily routine. Practice gratitude for what you do have and trust in the promise of a bountiful harvest to come. With magick and Demeter's guidance, you can find hope and happiness once again on your journey.
Ways to Shift Your Energy:
Engage in Random Acts of Kindness
Dance and Sing to your Favorite Music
Take a Walk in the Sun While Mindfully Breathing in Fresh Air
Meditate and Practice Mudras
Use Switch-words and Affirmations
Start a Positivity Bullet Journal
Color in a Coloring Book or Create Some Type of Art
Cook or Bake Something Colorful & Comforting
Make a List of All your Craziest Dreams and Asperations
Put on a Funny TV Show or Movie and Start Decluttering Your Home While it Plays in the Background
Speak Positive Affirmations To Your Water, Then Drink it to Take in That Positive Energy
Splurge on Luxury Sheets and Bedspread so that you Make your Bed a Place of Rest and Relaxation
Start Reading a Self Help Book that Inspires and Encourages You
Make a List of things you Love About Yourself
Set “Energy Goals” and Follow Through With Them (i.e. staying away from gossip, only getting online for 20 mins a day, looking up positive affirmations, getting sleep, etc.)
Listen to Healing Frequencies
Do Candle Spells to Manifest Positive Energy
Take Energy Cleansing Baths and Showers
Switch words for raising your vibration and energy:
GOLDEN SUNRISE RAINBOW JOY
Use to create instant happiness and joy. Can reverse depression and anxiety. Can clear a dark cloud and negative mood set. Balances emotions.
GIGGLE STRETCH BLUFF
Used to relieve depression and stress. Gives you an abundance of happiness immediately. Can help take away fears and worries so that you can get out of your own way.
GOLDEN SUNRISE LAUGH REJOICE
Helps with feelings of deep grief, overwhelming sadness and depression. Brings angels to you immediately to help lift you out of any stage of heartache.
Use this phrase to help with feelings of procrastination and being overwhelmed. Gets rid of apathy and sluggishness. Increases self confidence.
Helps bring positive energy and happiness to you. Increases confidence and mental strength when going through a difficult moment.
DIVINE ICE BLUE STILL
Used to bring calming energy, calm a panic attack, and center you again. Can also help you fall asleep if you're having insomnia due to a racing mind.
FREE Affirmation Cards:
Click HERE to download some free affirmation cards you can print off or save on your phone for use later on.
Embrace your inner powers, call upon the strength of Demeter, and know that brighter days are ahead. So don't lose hope, my witchy friend, for like Demeter, your happiness will return. And with it, you will emerge stronger and wiser than ever before. Trust in the guidance of the Goddess and practice self-care as you wait for your own personal rebirth - for it is just around the corner.
So when you find yourself feeling lost or in despair, remember Demeter's story and know that help is always available. And with time, your own Persephone - be it a person, dream, or passion - will return to you and bring joy and fulfillment back into your life.
May Demeter bless you on your journey and may you find peace, joy, and happiness in all aspects of your life.