Random Goddess of the Day: Demeter

Demeter Goddess of Failure


Demeter Goddess of FailureDemeter slinks into your life to bring focus to failure.

The Goddess beckons you to examine all areas of your life where you have judged yourself, or another as a failure and commands you to awaken from your illusion.

Demeter teaches that there is no such thing as failure or success, only consequence to action. Demeter demonstrates that to be able to love we must experience non-love, to understand success we must accept non-success.

The Goddess shows that failure is our opportunity to identify our unreasonable expectations of ourselves and others, to recognize our attachments and addictions to be forever free of disappointments and upsets.

Demeter tells you that wholeness will be achieved by acknowledging and heeding the wisdom of failure. You shall reap what you sow.

Suggested Ritual

Go to a quiet, warm place where you will not be disturbed for as much time is needed. Play soft music if available. Have pen and paper ready.

Sitting with your spine erect take twenty deep calming breaths. Close your eyes and mentally scan your body from toes to head. Ask yourself "What am I thinking?", "What am I feeling?", "What sensations do I have?".

Taking up your piece of paper and pen ... write down as many instances of perceived failure that you wish to tackle in this session ... e.g

My failings
My partners failings
My family and friends failings
My work and co-workers failings
My Governments failings
The World's failings
Gods failings

Once your list is complete, spend about 2 minutes with each issue.

Permit the emotions and feelings of disappointment, blame or bitterness to surface and "sit within" these sensations for a minute or two. Send your love and apology to those whom you have judged or blamed, until the sensations have transformed into energy and dissipated.

Once complete, thank the Goddess for her wisdom and bask momentarily in the peace that this ritual brings.

Demeter Goddess of FailureAbout The Goddess

Demeter - (pronounced deh'me-ter), Goddess of the Harvest, was the sister of Zeus and the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Demeter is also a Goddess of fertility.

A prominent Greek Goddess she is associated with the seasons, agriculture, social order, and the mystery.

In Mythology her daughter Persephone was captured by Hades, God of the Underworld. In her grief Demeter was filled with a sense of personal failure and blame for Triptolemus who could not prevent the abduction. It is said that Demeter withdrew her life force from the earth dividing the seasons to bring Winter.

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Comment by MommaDragonfly on July 14, 2010 at 1:10pm
Thank you for posting this. Demeter is one of the Goddesses I honor. I can relate to her pain and suffering when she lost Persephone for the time Persephone was with Hades. I lost custody of two of my children 4 years ago and a friend of mine mentioned her in a comment she left me, I was drawn to her immediately and call upon her for strength when they have to leave me again until our next visit.

I never knew about her being the Goddess of Failure though. And believe me I've had a lot of that over my lifetime. I could use the opportunity to be free of disappointment and upsets, they exhaust me.

Bright Blessings!
Comment by Sagemoon on July 14, 2010 at 9:09pm
Interesting. I was thinking of doing a Lammas ritual centering around the mythology of Demeter.


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