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Brighid comes to mind as a trifold goddess, associated in her different guises with healing, fire and smithcraft, and poetry, as Patronness of Bards.
This relates in the fire (energy), specifically in that her flame is kept burning constantly by her devotees... in other words, for us, keeping our flame, our energy and commitment going strong, and allowing others to help us, and encourage the flame to keep burning brightly. Her fire is also strongly associated with smithcraft, in the shaping of a lump of ore into a beautiful and useful form, the ability to see the potential in the ugly lump and know how to guide it towards its highest form.
In healing, in allowing ourselves to heal ourselves, to make healthy choices, to be priestess to our own soul.
In poetry, in bringing beauty to our self-talk, allowing us to work our way out of the self-sabotage that plagues so many of us (i.e. me). Allowing us to talk to ourselves gently, melodically or even sternly if that is what is needed.
The path of a Bard is to interpret the world (the world of both body and spirit) as it is in a way that can be comprehended by those who live within it. This can be brought down into the level of self as well. How one part of ourselves talks to the other part of ourselves...
This is a great subject for discussion. I would think any of the goddesses or gods that their realm revolves around strength and agility would be open to the call for guidance or help when it comes to exercise and physical fitness. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.
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This is a really great topic you've started here!
One of my allies (Great way to refer to them btw!) is Artemis- I go to Her for strength, usually strength of will power, as I tend to lack that, but I have called on Her for general strength as well.
I'd also love to know other people's thoughts on self-care and diet/cooking.
I've worked with a few different pantheons and kept connections to them, but at the moment I'm being strongly called Norse so that's my POV on this topic. :)
Anyone have "allies" supporting their exercise goals? At the moment I feel that for me in particular Frey is very encouraging re: general cardio/aerobics and that Skadhi is inclined to consider helping if asked with more focused strength training.
'Diet & cooking' and 'general self-care' seem like two separate categories from the exercise, and I'm not as clear on Who would be open to being called upon for them yet.
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