Hestia (and her counterpart, the Roman Goddess Vesta) were viewed as the “complete” goddess, the goddess who was whole, “one complete within herself”. Fittingly, the circle was her symbol.
Hestia’s Hearth was first created in 2009 when the Soul Food Cafe was still operating as a virtual writing/art group. The archives contain all the posts that members of this site posted at the time.
Consecutive loss silenced me and Soul Food has lain fallow since late 2010! Soul Food and collaborative, virtual retreats such as Riversleigh Manor, the Lemurian Abbey, the Gypsy Camp and the Hearth disappeared into the mists.
Hestia has been calling my name, gently suggesting that I have been with Hel for long enough, reminding me that these places provided sanctuary, that they are life affirming and that they still welcome me and offer sanctuary! It’s a choice to want to heal those hurts that broke me at one point in time. As I restore myself… I emerge stronger, ready to take on life once again.
Welcome to Hestia’s Hearth, a site designed to promote the virtues of calm, security, stability, mildness, gentleness, forgiveness, serenity, and, above all else the state of being centered.
December 26, 2015