Sekhmet Returns as Healing Goddess
of the Relational Mysteries
by Cayelin K Castell
Venus is with the Sun October 26 igniting new insights into the Shamanic Expression of the Goddess as she prepares for her new Journey as the Relational Goddess. The Solar Goddess Queen Sekhmet is inspiring this new journey.
There are many examples in our cross-cultural ancient pantheons of Goddess Queens, including Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Hera, Juno, Amaterasu, Astarte, Rhiannon, Lakshmi, Persephone, Erishkigal, Selene, Freya, Ixchel and many more. Many of these Goddess also had partners.
Unfortunately, for Hera her partner Zues did not value conscious, co-creative, collaborative partnership. Hera had a lot to endure from a philandering husband who did not care one bit about how she felt even though she was highly revered for loyalty and fidelity by other Gods and Goddesses. (Asteroid Goddesses by Demtra George)
Her story has informed the nature of relationship between the masculine and feminine for eons of time. Fortunately this story is in the process of changing as we grown and evolve, and we have other stories we can look too, including the story of Sekhmet and her consort Ptah. (More on Hera/Juno in a future article)
Sekhemt’s Story begins as an Expression of the Wild Warrior Goddess
Although Sekhmet’s story has been distorted in its patriarchal telling, there are remnants within these Tellings that let us know Sekhmet is a pure divine solar light being carrying the best of the Royal Codes of Queenship, Healing and Conscious, Co-Creative Relationship with all life. She reminds us these light codes are within each of us and it is time to remember and reclaim our divine heritage.
The ancient Egyptians describe Sekhmet as the daughter of Ra, the feminine eye of the Sun, sent to Earth to restore balance and order. She was sent to alchemically transform any negativity plaguing the Earth. She does this by devouring it, taking it into her belly, or alchemical cauldron, digesting and transforming it in to a powerful expression of Pure Divine Love.
Sekhmet’s name, derived from Sekhem, describes her purpose, as Sekhem is an ancient Egyptian word meaning “sacred power” or sacred energy. Sekhmet (a Solar Goddess) restores cosmic law (for Maat) and balance through the process of Divine Alchemy – transforming negative energy restoring it to its original Divine expression.
In ancient Egyptian times the first step on the path of initiation to reclaim one’s divine sovereignty and power was to go before a priestess of Sekhmet, in essence standing before Sekhmet herself. These priestesses would determine if the initiate was truly willing to let go of negative egoic patterns and step into their power from a place of integrity and humility before they were allowed to begin their initiatory journey.
It was important for the initiate to know that this journey was NOT about gaining personal power to rule over others but rather to stand in the strength and power of their divine essence as an inspiration to all those who were seeking the path of divine self-love and divine relationship with self and others.
Sacred Relationship – Sekhmet and Ptah
Once Balance has been restored Sekhmet becomes the consort (wife) of Ptah and together they give birth to their son, Nefertum, a healing god who predates Asclepius. Sekhmet, Ptah and Nefertum were known as the Memphis trio, renowned for their healing abilities and maintaining the cosmic balance Sekhmet was sent to restore.
The relationship between Sekhmet and Ptah represents the gift of co-creative, conscious, collaborative relationship. Their union represents the outer sacred marriage that is possible when inner wholeness is the beginning point.
Pilgrimage to the Sekhmet Temple 2015
In August of 2015, a group of 8 powerful women traveled to Nevada (outside of Las Vegas) to a Temple dedicated to Sekhmet where we met her face to face. There we asked for her support in alchemically transforming any negative, or lower vibrational energy we may carry that interferes with our ability to truly love ourselves. It is a process, a journey that requires willingness and surrender as we reclaim our divine nature and our ability to fully channel, metabolize and radiate divine light while further invoking the strength, power and love Sekhmet has for all who have felt called (or feel called now) to engage this ceremonial journey.
Sekhmet is fiercely compassionate, she is a powerful feminine force that restores balance and love. She is also a relational goddess helping to restore balance, equality, and conscious co-creation through collaboration between our inner and outer selves, as well as all relationships including the divine feminine and the divine masculine, with each other, and all life on Earth.
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