How has your relationship with this deity changed over time?

Over the years my relationship with the Goddess has changed a great deal.  I started out as a solitary with no named deity and then after winning a book from a blog giveaway Hecate made herself known to me.  I started my research and was not satisfied with the Hecate's place in the Maiden Mother Crone (Triple Goddess) construct.

A friend pointed me towards the Covenant of Hekate.  I went and read several posts and articles by Sorita d'Este and became interested in joining the Covenant.  After my application was accepted I completed the Rite of the Red Cord and became a Devotee member of the Covenant.

The following two years were a struggle.  I had situations with my immediate family as well as losing my grandmother at the age of 98.  I feel as though my work with Hecate helped guide me through these times.  Helping me understand that death is but a passage to the next plane and we all will call upon her to use her torches to guide us to our next world.

A year or so later I decided to make the commitment to become a Torchbearer for the Covenant.  I have completed each of the goals I placed for myself to make this happen.  I have completed my Ordination, maintain a community service project for feral/wild cats and started the process to create a Sanctuary to the Goddess.  My five year plan is to have a building and an area to hold public rituals in her honor.

Sosanna's Sanctuary - Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

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