Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.– Rumi
Once Upon A Time
there was a goddess of the sea named Sedna. Before she ruled over the ocean and the subconscious, she was a beautiful Inuit woman, unhappily married to a sea bird.
This was not a match made in heaven to say the least! Sedna felt like a slave in the sea bird’s “palace” which was actually a filthy nest and was sick of eating fish everyday. With the help of her father, she fled the nest.
Furious, the sea bird and his flock surrounded Sedna and her father’s boat, bringing a massive storm from their incessant flapping. To appease the birds, Sedna’s father threw her overboard. When Sedna tried to climb back into the boat, her father cut off her fingers.
As she sank to the bottom of the sea, she grew a fishtail and her fingers transformed into sea creatures. Sedna now rules over the majestic, yet stormy and unpredictable, oceans. She teaches us that we must overcome our fears of delving into the unknown if we are to discover the beauty that resides there.
The Inuit goddess, Sedna, teaches us about the cycles of life. Death is not the end all. In fact, it initiates the beginning of a new cycle. You, too, may be going through the ending of a cycle. What do you need to let go of so that you have the space for new life?
The mistress of the sea shows us how to courageously navigate difficult times with humility and grace. With her guidance, you’ll emerge from the storm a more benevolent and compassionate version of yourself.
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