Amphitrite (pronounced Amf-eh-try-tee) is the wife of Poseidon and Goddess of the Sea. She is the loud-moaning mother of fish, seals and dolphins. I imagine her voice sounds like the deep sounds of a whale underwater. Not much is known about Amphitrite as she doesn't play a great role in any myths or stories. Amphitrite is the Mama of the Sea, Queen of the ocean, nets tangled in her hair as she rides in a chariot pulled by two mermaids who herald her arrival by blowing into a conch shell.
I get a strong impression of her myself. She speaks to me in the guise of a woman swimming in the depths of the ocean, long limbs gracefully moving through the water, someone who is completely comfortable and at home moving through deep waters. She asks me to swim with her, she takes my hand, pulling me deep into the water. I can feel it rushing over my body. I can feel stress fading, I can feel anxiety dissipating, I feel myself finding the freedom to feel the things that are just under the surface.
What she teaches us.
Embrace your ancient wisdom. Embrace the depths of who you are.
Connect with Amphitrite.
You can also sit by the stormy sea and meditate, or spend some time visiting humpback whales. Those videos make a great ambiance for the journaling prompts!
What is something that dwells underneath the surface of yourself that most people don't know about you?
How do you deal with heavy emotions? Do you allow yourself to feel deeply or do you create distance between yourself and your feelings?
Imagine yourself diving deeply into a body of water. You have no need for breath, you can see clearly, you can move gracefully. What kind of things do you feel? Free? Anxious? Calm?
Write down what things you feel right now, and what those feelings mean to you.
“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anaïs Nin