for She has delivered me
to my Olam haBa of
joy and contentment.
Who works steadily in the background,
working with me,
in all I ask of She-of-Happiness.
I committed to you
and took your name to myself,
to live You.
Hineini: Here I am, Malkah/Queen, your daughter:
Ashirah bat Asherah: I-Shall-Sing, Daughter of She-Is-Joy
O Asherah: Smiling Lady, Bountiful One
offering all earthly delights
of home, nourishment, comfort, and ecstasy.
O Asherah: I renounce these ways inculcated by the patriarchy: my doubting, my forgetting you, for,
i knew you as a child and now come to you again.
Upon my plea I see you smiling at me
and offering bounty,
cornucopia of Earth’s bounty and blessing,
may I always set you before me,
face to Face.
O Asherah, may your malachim/messengers remind me
of you when I, human, forget.
When I, a human trapped in time
for it is but a cloud covering your Face
a cloud of discouragement and regret.
These clouds, in Your time,
You shine your Face upon me once more.
Thank you, for your teshuva,
and may I follow in your ways.
I renew my covenant with You,
my sweet, powerful, abundant, wise Goddess.
10 July 2016/4 Tamuz 5776
Faces of Asherah
You reveal your Faces to me
and fill me with wisdom of your ways.
O Joyful One:
Your path is bright
O She Who Walks Upon Water:
Your path floats above the deep.
You are eagle-eye vision,
ease of movement,
beauty, mystery upon the waters…
Like ripples, like reflections, like mist
O Sacred Tree:
Branching into the heavens,
Rooting into earth:
You know the gestational power of darkness
and the ways of air and light.
Home to Sarah, Teacher to Abraham,
you call me to know wisdom in your groves.
2 October 2014/8 Tishri 5775