The Goddess Demeter


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Goddess Demeter


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Want to bring more Demeter qualities into your life?
Everything you do to nurture yourself and others
will help enlarge the influence of Demeter.
Some suggestions follow:

Demeter was a most compassionate goddess, always perceptive and sensitive to the needs of others. Practice really focusing your attention on someone else, to listen to them with all your heart. Don't tune out or become distracted by your own thoughts.

Don't let those you really care about just wander off, like Demeter's daughter did. No matter how busy you might be (even if you're mostly busy looking after their needs) set aside some time each day to really connect with them...take just a few minutes to give them your full attention and some quiet appreciation.

Send greeting cards, write letters, and give thoughful little gifts to those you care about. Do small things to show your appreciation. Let others know how you feel about them.

Take care that your compassionate, forgiving,  and nurturing nature, like Demeter's, isn't being abused. When you need to cut your losses and channel your energy in  more rewarding ways, visualize what you want to happen and repeat it with persistence . . . until your positive thoughts become a habit, and your intentions a reality!

Don't be afraid to speak your mind and let everyone else know what pleases you (and what doesn't). Everyone knew just where they stood with Demeter, and they should with you as well.

You do a lot for others;   insist on some gratitude. Call attention to your contributions.  Learn to expect  appreciation. Ask for it even if doing so makes you uncomfortable at first.



Goddess Demeter Ceres Quiz

Donate some of your time, money, or energy to a local foodbank or homeless shelter.

Once a year set aside all the hustle and bustle of your routine life, and be a bountiful goddess! Surround yourself with family and friends. Invite your favorite people to share a feast you have lovingly prepared. Get in the spirit by watching a video/CD of the beautiful film "Babette's Feast".
Plan and cook with intention! Infuse your food with love! With every stir of the spoon and every chop of the knife, think of them with appreciation and gratitude. Then      express your love  with this feast for the soul that you have so lovingly prepared.

Demeter had to learn to not always take life so seriously. Go see a "chick flick" with a friend and have some fun. Your work will still be there when you return!

Exhausted and emotionally depleted after looking after everyone else but yourself?? Do like Demeter and  just let yourself collapse occasionally! Pamper yourself with a Mental Health Day without feeling guilty. On that day let go of being so responsibille, put yourself first, and recharge your batteries.

Bake bread! Let the kneading rid you of your tension and the solitude and the heady aroma fill you with pleasure.

Set a relaxed pace. Slow down and take your time. Rushing can make it difficult to be nurturant  and caring.

Share a word of encouragement with a young child. Better yet, pass on a sincere compliment about the child to his/her parent, "You must be very proud , your child is so. . ."

Plant a vegetable garden. Lavish it with tender care, for it has much to teach you. Digging in the dirt to find your roots, weeding out the things that interfere with healthy growth, and following the movements of the moon and the rhythm of the seasons of your life. Celebrate the harvest, and share your produce. It's a lovely way to meet your neighbors! 
Surround yourself with
Demeter 's symbols. Dress in her colors, think of her as you spread honey on your freshly baked cinnamon-apple bread, and fill a vase with daisies!

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