Beloved Venus, tender-hearted
friend of those who seek love and beauty
please hear my prayer.
Touch the center of my soul
and ignite the flame of passion inside of me.
Grant me the power of sensuality and desire.
Hold my heart in your gentle hand
and shape it as you will
so that I may better reflect your divine beauty.
Goddess, fair one, kind one
giver of the most precious gifts
open my spirit to joy and gladness
open my mind to possibility
open my heart to love.
Heal me of hurt and release me
from fear and insecurity.
Grant me the innocence of true love
so that I may see the world
in all its promise and beauty.
Grant me the wisdom of experience
so that I may choose with sense,
wisdom, and good judgment.
May my eyes be keen
may my vision be true.
May my perception of others be accurate
and uninfluenced by lies and deception.
Venus, I pray to you, Goddess
grant me your gift of love and desire.
Help me to better reflect who you are.
If this be your will
then so mote it be.
“If a wave, on the sea were able to look around and think, it would see all of the other waves and might well conclude “Here am I, one insignificant little wave amongst all of these thousands of waves; doomed to a perilously short existence fraught with danger. Even if I should grow to a giant tidal wave, though my life might be dramatic and go down in history, it will be over all too quickly and my existence will be no more. And inevitably the wave will die but when it does so it finds that it is nothing less than a part of the vast ocean; that its imagined separate existence was only an illusion; that its apparent birth and death was just a play on the surface of the deep.”