Today I noticed.....
MnemosyneTue, November 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM
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Remembering brings me joy
Writing my story (memoirs) is easy
My mind knows the answer already
I recognise the right answer at the right time
I am able to concentrate for as long as I need to
I am surrounded by people who remember my story and who are happy to pass it on to my descendants. They are my story keepers.
Mnemosyne (pron: nem-oh-zeen) was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus. Originally honoured as the Greek goddess of memory, today Mnemosyne is largely remembered in her capacity as the mother of the nine Muses. The nine daughters she bore to Zeus became the Muses of the creative arts, and are still known today as inspiration to poet, musicians, artists and scientists.
Her Modern Energy
In the ultimate of ironies, the Mother of Memory is largely forgotten apart from her role as mother of the muses. Perhaps that is because now we have computers and multitudes of recording devices to record our stories for the next generation. In Mnemosyne's day, all of civilisation's learnings and progress relied on the recall and retelling of history.
Psychologists classify memory into "The Four Rs" --
recollection (remembering through the use of hints or clues),
recall (unaided remembrance of past events),
recognition (correct identification of previously encountered information), and
relearning (the ability to assimilate new information based upon previously learned information).
Mnemosyne's gift to modern women is all of the Four Rs combined -- she is the mother of Remembrance. With her energy we can recollect our journey as women through hers/history, we can recall the wonderful moments in our lives, we can recognise the beautiful beings we were born to be, and we can relearn how we present ourselves to the world.
Reconnect With Your Inner Mnemosyne
As the Greeks often worshiped her in the form of flowing water (representing flowing ideas and energy), head to your nearest sources of moving water - the ocean, a river, a creek or even the water feature in your back yard. Sit and "muse"... spend a healthy part of your day playing, singing, reciting poetry, dancing on stage and planning your memoir.
Australians have the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mnemosyne's energy at 11a.m. on Nov. 11 -- Remembrance Day here in Australia -- and remember those who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts and all those who have served during the past 100 years. Now that's something worth remembering.
Love and delight
Creatrix :: Goddess.com.au
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