Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of Resiliency who overcame tremendous hardships – she was falsely accused of killing her son – to rise up and become the Goddess of Inspiration who reminds us of our power and instills in us the knowledge that forgiveness can transcend injustice. She reminds us that we can overcome the trials that we are forced to face, that we can be glorious and goddess-like even when it all seems doomed to failure. Rhiannon is the source of creativity for musicians, writers and artists who need to reach deep inside to find the sources of their creative expression.
To invoke the power of the Goddess Rhiannon in times of loss or grief, light white or gold candles. Purify your space with incense of cedar or sandalwood. Take some white flower petals and think about the issue – loss, grief, illness, disappointment. Focus your negative energy on the white flower petals and place them into a bowl of water while saying the following:
“Rhiannon comforts me in my time of grief/crisis/illness and gives me the strength to let go and move on. I now let go of (whatever it is you are struggling with).
Great Goddess, remind me that my life and its struggles are both meaningful and rewarding.
Lend me your ability to recover from setbacks, Rhiannon, so that I can move forward to the next challenge in my life.
Many thanks to youtube.com for sharing this wonderful video of Stevie Nicks singing “Rhiannon.” In Stevie’s own words, she gives us true understanding of the power of the goddess Rhiannon, “I think I attribute it [her success]to the fact that I am not and never have been a quitter,” says Nicks. “I do not walk away in the face of adversity, and I never have. “