Susan Morgaine February 1, 2020
It is all one
It is all energy
energy in constant motion
energy in constant flux
restless energy that is never still
ruthless energy that acts like a steam roller
boundless energy that brings possibilities
sparkling energy that tickles and sings
stored energy that waits for release
The healing waters at my shrine
with energy flowing
the dance of life resumes
illness and wellness
(Image and Poem Credit: The Goddess Oracle by Amy Sophia Marashinsky, Illustrated by Hrana Janto)
Sulis is the ancient British Goddess of healing waters. She oversees all sacred wells and springs. She was also seen as a life-giving Mother Goddess. It is said that She is a sun Goddess as the meaning of Her name in Celtic means “sun” and “eye”. She is a Goddess for light, healing and wellness.
She was normally shown as matronly, with a hat made out of a boar’s head and a foot resting on an owl.
Her power was strongest at the mineral springs in Bath, which, archeologists say, have been in use at least 10,000 years. The spring has been renowned since these ancient times for its’ healing powers. People came from all over the world, and still do, for their own health and healing.
(Image Credit: ancient-origins.net)
When the Romans came to Britain, they build a bath complex around the spring and called it “Aquae Sulis”, The Waters of Sulis. The Romans equated Sulis with their own Goddess, Minerva and called her Sulis-Minerva.
(Image Credit: Wikipedia)
Sulis’ themes are healing and blessings; Her symbols are water and fire.
Sulis asks us to look deep within ourselves to see where we are healthy and where we are ill. She wants us to take the time for self-care and to see where we are lacking in taking care of ourselves and to bring our focus and our energies to where they are most needed.
Fill your bathtub with hot water and sea salt. Light yellow candles and incense of cinnamon or cloves, next to a vase of sunflowers. Lower yourself slowly into the bathtub, lie back, closing your eyes and slowing your breath. Open yourself up to your inner most thoughts and speak to Sulis. Listen for Her words and heed Her advice.