Here is a wonderful affirmation that Amejo Amyot wrote for Lydia, which was read at the gathering to celebrate her life. Thank you, Amejo, for finding the words to say what so many people were feeling.
Lydia, in Celebration of your Life
And so the Great Goddess said unto Lydia, as she entered the wise woman time of her life, “what dear one will you do with your one wild and precious life?” 1
And Lydia looking up to the Great Mystery, straightening her spine and opening her crown chakra, she breathes:
Oh Blessed one: I will travel all over the world. I will visit all the sacred sites, the caves and temples and ruins. I will feel what the women felt who honored the Goddess of their lands. I will come to know in my bones what was being honored here. I will bring this back to the women of my world so that they too will remember. And then I will lead tours so that hundreds of women can see and feel for themselves the wonders of ancient ruins like Gobekli Tepe.
And so she did!
And oh Blessed One: I will lead women in ceremony and create sacred space before all our meetings, assemblies, classes and conferences. I will call in the goddesses of the East, the South, the West, and the North, the Above and the Below and all the goddess energies of the Middle World. I will call in Kali, Guadalupe, Pele, Sedna, Skywoman and Pachamama. And the women will remember to bring spirit back into the mind.
And so she did!
And oh Blessed one: I will create great large banners to honor hundreds of Goddesses from all over the world. I will help women to know and remember their ancestors and the deities that were honored thousands of years ago when the world was a matriarchy and all things essential to women were honored. And these banners will fly all over the world, wherever people are gathered to celebrate Goddess. And so the banners have graced many a conference and the women remember.
And oh Blessed One, as I transform to the world of spirit, I will teach the women how to celebrate life as I call us all together to celebrate my one wild and precious life. I give thanks and gratitude for allowing the divine feminine force to flow through me and I’m grateful that you Oh Great Goddess have trusted me to be your messenger on Earth.
And so it was!
Amejo Amyot, Ph.D.
1. Mary Oliver, The Summer Day