Sometimes, other Enchanting individuals write something for us at A World Enchanted and it makes my heart sing to hear how others are re-enchanting the world too. Demi Morgen-Fox, whose work as a Priestess, mermaid and dancer I admire, is a dynamic Faery lady who I have followed for several years as she pumped up the rock in her Priestessing! Demi very kindly wrote this for you to enjoy, and it speaks beautifully of the work of becoming a Priestess or Enchantress. So, welcome to A World Enchanted, Demi!
If you want to live a life enchanted, you gotta show up for it.
My biggest inspiration spirituality-wise is the faery goddess, super-enchantress and all-over badass Morgan le Fey.
I actually first read about her in a book called “Faerycraft” about a decade ago. At that time I was 16 and just totally obsessed with finding a patron goddess. I’d been involved in witchcraft for five years and had decided I neeeeded a patron goddess, otherwise I wasn’t a real witch. Duh. I found Morgen and something about her got me all excited: maybe it was her connection to Avalon, or her wild seductive faery nature, or her thing about walking through the darkness to find the light. Whatever. I wanted her. So sixteen year old me did a ritual to call her in as my patron.
So I waited and I got pretty a big fat nothing. No magic, no dream visitations, no signs, nothing that would signifying that Morgan was paying me attention. I began to think that little rationally about this. Why would hell would I want somebody who is all about the darkness and transformation to be my patron goddess? It sounded like a lot of hard work. Faeries are fickle anyway. Maybe it’s a good thing she never responded.
After a few years, she did start turning up more and more. I’d pray for her for help and she’d hit me up with damn good advice. She’d helped me out with my tarot readings. My obsessive search of her lead me to learn about Avalon, and watch a lot of questionable Arthurian TV dramas. Now she’s there every day.
My big thing is becoming a priestess, zealously devouring anything that can possibly related to priestess stuff. To me Morgana, the Queen of Avalon, land of the sister priestesses, is kinda like a High Priestess goddess. She is a loving teacher and a guide, wise and kind and a little bit pushy. As a Faery Goddess and a Sorceress she teaches us how to experience the world as enchanted, and what that means.
To me so much of the work of being a priestess is connection with the divine. I’m crazy for the word “Yogi” right now – Yoga means Union, so Yogi means one who united. That means being present and showing up to be united. This mean being awake to experience the world around us lit up by the divine, being able to see and feel all the magic and joy and awesomeness that’s available to us every minute.
In our fantasies we see magic and enchantment as something supernatural. It’s has to be a faery rade riding by or something big and flashy with a latin startup, something that would embarrass science with it’s flagrant disregard for physics.
It’s gotta be something special, right? It has to be different than what’s already here because, well, I’m here already so this isn’t special. We’ve gotta be drugged out, tripped out, drunk on something, right?
I don’t think so. Seeing magic is as simple as letting go of all our human mind crap for a few moments being present, showing up for enchantment and magic to find us. Holy CRAP there is so much magic and power and freedom when we just show up for a moment and let it get to us. We’ve just stopped paying attention to something that should be our birthright, our greatest comfort: that the world is and always has been a magical, amazing, enchanted place.
It’s stealth magic. Hiding in plain sight. We don’t even notice it.
How the faeries would laugh at us.
Demi Morgen-Fox is a modern-day priestess of the Goddess, Mermaidenly Lady and lover of all things peanut butter flavoured. She lives over at Rockstar Priestess (www.priestesstraining.com) where she talks and teaches about living life with the Goddess, the pathway of a priestess and how to become your biggest, badassest Mermaid self.