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 whoever you are.
Doesn’t matter if you are an unbeliever.
Doesn’t matter if you have fallen a thousand times.
Come whoever you are. For this is not the door of hopelessness.
Just as you are!
My name is ystashua, I was named after istustaya.
Copying that down, I just realized it’s by Rumi. I’m not used to seeing his full title/name. I just bought a huge Rumi book (The Essential Rumi). It’s nice to just open to a random place in the book and read.
I like that. I will have to add that to my quote journal.
(I’m a bit behind in blog reading)