Update

Hello, all!

I have been swamped this past two weeks with a few doctors visits and a few tests. I don’t have the results from one of the tests back yet, but the resulting anxiety has made it impossible for me to do too much besides read manga, write fiction and curl up with my cat. My family and friends are awesome and have been extremely supportive throughout all of this.

Dealing with anxiety and stress is something I am working on, albeit more slowly than I’d like.

So I know I have been really quiet lately and this is why.

Goes back to curl up on the couch with a book and my cat.

Musings on Cycles and Creation

Offerings are given so that the Gods’ Kau (vital essence) are fed and ours are fed when we partake of the physical offering after ritual. Eating, breathing, laughing, doing what we enjoy, sex, and creativity, beauty feed our Kau.

Replenishing creation with ritual and food is a sacred act. It is reciprocal creation with the Gods and people. It is an exchange of energy and the axiom “we give so You may give” applies here.

The world is made of cycles. Duality and complimentary opposites working together are one of the main themes in Egyptian myth. And so are cycles.

And cycles are important because anything that stagnates, dies. The solar cycle, the lunar cycle, the Nile cycle, the stellar cycle, the daily cycle and nightly cycle all renew creation and the Gods and humans and the dead.

All renewal brings back the emerging power of the First Time–all magic, all possibility, all power and all potential are in this moment. And this is what ritual does for us and what cleansing the ka does for us.

It brings us back to this moment where anything is possible. Our True Selves emerge here True-of-Voice. Our Star-Souls are held here and we behold creation with the Gods.

The sun emerges from the waters. Light penetrates the darkness. Daybreak fills creation with life.

Blessings

I hadn’t planned to go to the grocery store today, but I got a nudge to go from the Egyptian Gods. So I went.

And lo and behold, many things I normally get were on sale. I got toilet paper, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, chocolate almond milk, two pounds of chicken and some more items. I got two bottles of wine (also on sale) as a thank you.

Thank you, Netjeru! Thank you for Your blessings today!