This is the prayer that began the PTSD recovery process for a transwoman raped in prison. Learn more here.
Prayer to Brigantia for Ruling Yourself (for PTSD recovery)
by Heather Awen
Brigantia, heavenly Goddess most exalted,
Please grant me memory of this primal truth:
Everything between here and here* is under my own sovereign rule.
I am territory in my own possession
Where the past is merely a phantom procession,
One no longer my obsession.
My mind is my own, and my thoughts are free.
Nothing done to my body makes it less holy.
Whatever torments my spirit had, have now released me.
I’m responsible for my behavior.
That’s a truth I shall not belabor.
Who I am is within my own control,
I am owned by none within my soul, and
My psyche is mine, still and always, pure and whole.
Hail, Brigantia, heavenly Goddess most exalted!
* Put one hand under your butt if sitting on the floor, feet if sitting in a chair or squatting, or knees if kneeling. Put the other above your head. If you have only one hand, swoop it around your body. If you have no hands, move your eyes from the top to the bottom. Always adapt all ritual actions to any physical impairments or differences. No gets left out!