I am the High Priestess of the Weavers of the Moonfire. I have worked for years to earn the privilege to serve this coven, this family that I love. I am blessed and honored to guide and nurture these amazing witches, as they seek knowledge, of themselves, of their path, of their own power and magick. I find immense joy in fulfilling my purpose in guiding my beloveds as they seek to heal themselves, transform themselves into stronger, happier people.
I have worked hard for years to know how big I truly am, big enough to do this, bigger than I was taught I should be. And I am, big enough. But sometimes I feel small.
There are days when I feel low, weary, anxious. There are days when I do not feel big enough to do the work I love. That does not mean that I am NOT big enough, that only means that sometimes I do not FEEL big enough.
When I feel small, I can pretend that everything is fine but, that tends to give the smallness more power. Last week I told my lover that I was feeling small. He heard me, understood me, and reassured me that I would be big enough when I needed to be. The smallness passed, as such feelings will, but I am grateful for the way he holds space for me to feel however I feel in any given moment.
We do not have to be big always. We do not have to be strong every moment. We can allow ourselves to be human, small, weak, afraid even. We can be sad, or wild, or angry, or mean. We can feel petty and over-sensitive and churlish and childish and selfish. (We do not have to indulge in behavior that hurts others just because we feel these things). We do not need to be perfect. And when we are feeling small, we can ask for those we love to hear us, and hold space for us, and be patient with us until we are able to return to our better selves. (And if some of that leaks into our behavior, we can ask for forgiveness.)
It is helpful to remember that I am a guide, and that those I care for need me to walk the path that they will walk but, they will walk it for themselves. I do not need to be any bigger than is needed to hold the torch so they can see the path before them. And even when I feel small, I am big enough. Blessed Be.