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Persephone - The Grace of Receptivity
Persephone was the youngest daughter of Mother Nature, responsible for the abundance of the harvest, of flowers and fruits upon the earth. Whilst gathering sweet perfumed flowers in the meadows, her youth and beauty draws the attention of Hades, the King of the Underworld. He opens up a great chasm in the Earth and sweeps her away to the depths of his underground Kingdom. Mother Nature looks everywhere for her beautiful daughter, overturning mountains, flattening forests, draining seas in every attempt to find her missing daughter - causing much chaos and destruction. In her despair, she neglects her duties and the Earth suffers as crops die, animals starve and the land becomes barren and lifeless. All of a sudden, the Gods and Goddesses are faced with the fate of the world and its imminent destruction, so a bargain is struck with Hades that Persephone should be allowed to return to the World to spend time with her Mother. They agree upon six months of the year - so that Persephone may return to spend the Spring and Summer with Mother Nature on the Earth creating much mirth and merriment until the time of Harvest. After which, she must then retreat to the Underworld in the Autumn to spend time with Hades during the Winter months, during which time Mother Nature will rest in sadness lamenting and awaiting the return of her daughter at the next Spring.
To harmonise with the nature of this world is to be fully open to Divine Manifestation in whatever possible form it takes.
All of these differing forms serve a Divine purpose whether they are positive (summer) or negative (winter) in nature.
To open to the force of Divine Will and allow it to guide one's actions, whilst overcoming personal desires and Ego will, is to become a willing recipient of Divine Power flowing through you as the work that is done to achieve your Soul Purpose.
Receptivity: I call upon the Grace to surrender to the Intelligent Consciousness of Divine Will.