Art by Tiana
All of our past experiences go into Her cauldron. In order to change things in our lives, we must put them in the cauldron to transform - nothing just disappears; instead it transfigures and evolves. I had to put my bad experiences into the cauldron, let them go from my present, and change them for my future. Even now (writing in January) this is still in effect.
Jane Meredith wrote in her Journey to the Dark Goddess,
"She asks that we notice Her existence and regularly express Her energy, so that it does not build as if behind a great dam that will one day burst horribly."
I accept this to be true. So writing this months on from that weekend I know that my time with Cerridwen is never really done for the season. It continues. The Dark Goddess is surrender. She is not comfortable. She is challenging and frightening. She is just as must life as She is death. She is a fact and Her scythe is a gift. Her release, Her unburdening, Her transformation, as hard as they may be, result in new beginnings and rejuvination.