I who am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white moon among the stars,
and the mystery of the waters, call unto thy soul:
Arise, and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature,
who gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed,
and unto Me all things must return;
and before My face, beloved of gods and of men,
let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.
Let My worship be within the heart that rejoices;
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
And therefore let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion,
honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinkest to seek Me,
know that thy seeking and yearning
shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the Mystery:
that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without.
I have been with thee from the beginning;
and I am that which is attained
at the end of desire.
- from Doreen Valiente's Charge of the Goddess -
posted by elafini