Istustaya

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The goddess listed for today in my goddess book is Istustaya. She is a Turkish goddess known for divination. Her symbols are sacred dance, circles, mirrors, and thread.

In honor of circles and sacred dance I put on Kecharitomene by Loreena McKennitt. (This is off her new album. I’m not a big fan and I realize that I may have to turn in my pagan card for saying that out loud but I like this song. It has a slightly Middle Eastern vibe to it.) Then I closed my eyes and just let my body move how ever it wanted, incorporating circles when it seemed appropriate. It was a very peaceful way to worship.

While I was researching Istustaya I came across this site about the Sufi poet Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi. I like this poem.

Come!
Come whoever you are.
Doesn’t matter if you are an unbeliever.
Doesn’t matter if you have fallen a thousand times.
Come!
Come whoever you are. For this is not the door of hopelessness.
Come,
Just as you are!