As the balance tips toward the dark of the year, we remember that the God form has sacrificed for us. The body of the grain is destroyed so that we may eat, survive, and flourish through the winter months. I think we focus so much on the grain, and goodness that is gained, we often forget the wisdom of the chaff. What are we willing to sacrifice for our greater growth and cumulative good? I am not talking about the kind of giving that entails money, and material possession, where we say “look at me, see what I have done and given to my community?” I mean a true revealing of soul gifts along with a releasing of ideas, habits, and energies that do not serve.
As we move toward the thinning of the veil, what is your ego desperately holding on to? Remember, that the grain is good, but you can’t take anything with you when we descend, it can only nourish you along the way. As Innanna/Tana is stripped of her finery, her titles, and her power; her control in the material world doesn’t mean a thing. Whether faced with the dark goddess Ereshkigal or Lord Dis, as we make the descent we are stripped bare.
We are vulnerable, and we are the most authentic we can be. It means being fully exposed, and one with our own divinity. All masks and personas are cleansed, all fears and faults are revealed that give way to true value of the spirit within.