Apollon, my Lord, in these days past You have graced me with Your stalwart presence, always the pillar of excellence. You have shown me what it means to be truly responsible, and to exist not as a quiet observer of my own life. Through Your blessed guidance have I stepped into the role of my truest self, for that is Your commandment, and it is Your will.
I ask now, O Lord, that You keep me strong of purpose, strong of deed, and excellent in thought and word. May only truth pass through these lips today, and on days to come. Truth is the law by which You live, and the ideal for which I will continue to strive.
Let me not succumb to societal pressures, that my soul should dwell in Your domain forever. Today, let me not be swayed by what is easy, to the detriment of my integrity. I will be a beacon. I will be Your light. I will be as You have instructed– a speaker of truth, even if those truths be hard to hear– even in the face of hostility.
Yet, by Your grace, it is possible to speak truth in kindness and compassion. These I choose, for cruelty serves no purpose in the cause of truth. And what is difficult to accept may be better served upon a plate of tenderness and understanding.
Therefore, I beseech You, my Lord, to keep my reason sharp, my wit fine tuned, and my words compassionate in their delivery. If I am to be Your example in this world, may I be an example that those in contact with me may truly take to heart. Let my words be concise and clear, and let them carry the allure of enlightenment, and the illumination of darkness.
Apollon, Speaker of Truth, hear my prayer, and grant me Your blessing as I further Your will within my life, and upon this Earth. And take with You my love, always freely given. You are the Prince. You are the Truth. You are the Illuminator.
Hail, and praise be to You, Apollon! Hail, and praise!
— Columbine [Aegletia, Day 5]
Aegletes teaches indirectly. He brightens what was once left dark and void. He glimmers from a far distance, drawing our attention, then driving our glances away, as He stings the eyes of those who dare gaze upon Him.
Aegletes is the setting sun. His path leads Him to concerns we may not fathom. His is a world between worlds, where the fates of all living and unliving dwell.
Aegletes will lead you to the islands; all those long forgotten parts of your own soul. He will make you see what you have avoided, and will not relent until you have accepted.
Aegletes disappears into your darkness, only to reemerge, brighter than your elation at His return. He knows what parts of you are too far gone to save, and what must be coaxed back into the light.
Aegletes is a healer, but He heals through the absence of medicine. He will not hold your hand, but will instead thrust you toward the trial you must face; and there will you find your remedy.
Aegletes is the promise of a new day. His is the security of knowing that the worlds will dance their spiral dance, on through the ages, while He Himself conducts the symphony which drives its movement.
Aegletes will ensure that we are not stagnant. He will pull and prod us through many terrible things. He will have no remorse for His actions, and we will lament His attention, many times.
Aegletes is our Lord and Master, and through His guidance we will master our own imperfections. He wills us to be strong, and by His illumination we sever ourselves from those fragile weaknesses.
Aegletes does not settle for less than perfect truth. He sets the example that we are to follow, and He never demands anything that He Himself would not do. His is the pride of the general leading polished troops.
— Columbine [Aegletia, Day 5]
Phoibos, You are irresistible, and how well You know it, how well You carry the aura of Master.
Phoibos, the One Whose eyes are full of triumph, and bloody success.
I cower at Your smile, so very slight, for it bodes the unspeakable Things which we have done.
Phoibos, Who only need shine, and the world grows, both in knowledge and in action.
I humble myself before You, I lay my head at Your feet, for they are worthy of such honor and still more that I would give.
You are the Master of my Chains, binding and unbinding me to this world, Phoibos, and Your Light shines brightly upon me.
— Columbine [Day 5]