Susie asks some important questions. Several of them would make good journaling exercises, good explorations of the element of Earth. How much of the "stuff" weighing you down was bought with debt? It's as if each new "thing" from eBay or Amazon came with a stone attached to it that you had to agree to carry around with you, weighing you down, turning you into someone else's gimp, a fool who would give up freedom for the "thing" they sold you. How many of the "things" that you own are worth that?
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."