This week's "Magic Monday" was inspired by Normandi Ellis, who visited the Louisville Spiritualist Center this past weekend. An author and teacher who's spent much of her life's work focusing on the study of the Egyptian pantheon and translation of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in several of her classes and a private reading at the Center during her visit. (For more information on Normandi Ellis, her works and offerings, visit her website at www.normandiellis.com).
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Until next Monday, have a beautiful and Divine Love-filled week!
CARD 1: DIVINE SISTERHOOD (Community of the Spiritual Sisters & Brothers of Light)
In community that is based on equality, respect, healthy boundaries, and personal freedom, with a mutual desire for spiritual growth and honouring of innate wisdom, great miracles occur. You are a part of this community of light. At one time it existed only in the spiritual worlds, yet now it is being born on the Earth. It is part of your destiny to help create and nurture a conscious community that empowers all of its members and is based in truth.
Letting the Divine Feminine nourish you now into new relationships, collaborations, community, and friendships is very wise. There are many souls with whom you have spiritual contracts decided upon before you were born who wish to help you, and whom you can help, too, as you grow together in peace and light and wisdom. Your light has value on its own course but it is also of deep service when it is visible to others, lighting the way.
You are guided to allow the Beloved Isis to help you now through community. There can be strength in numbers. Community can help you gain the added power of group effort to rise above the old patterns and lift each other into the new patterns that are so much more real and beautiful. In unity with the Divine in each other, we grow and we become capable of such wonders!
Mother Isis says that there is so much light awakening within our planet, and so much spiritual light gifted to Earth from celestial beings at this time, that it makes sense to build a large enough container to receive it. Groups that are willing to learn to connect at heart level, honoring each other as Divine beings, can become capable of calling in and receiving tremendous forces of light in service to humanity and the Earth. If you had enough electricity to power a city, you wouldn't try to fit it in one house. Likewise, with all this spiritual electricity becoming available on Earth, groups are needed to help it to circulate and flow.
You are wise and grounded enough within yourself not to lose yourself in a group, and instead to help a group become a community of honoring individuals. Your leadership by example is important as groups can sometimes descend to the lowest energetic vibration if the members fall into their egos rather than staying in their hearts. Yet if the members can stay in their hearts, the group can lift each other up rather than pull each other down.
The Oracle of the Divine Sisterhood is based on the love between the Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Hathor, Isis, Bastet, Sekhmet, and more. They are often pictured with similar symbols and headdresses and share some iconography that helps us realize that although they are Divine individual beings, they are connected as unique expressions of something greater!
If you accept all of this but still cannot find your spiritual home here, and have been wondering where your community is, you are not alone! They are looking for you, too! Say 'yes' to opportunities to meet like-minded people and let Isis guide you through circumstances, opportunities, and spontaneous moments as you and your beloved sisters and brothers find each other together for group benefit.
This is also guidance that you are moving into empowerment of your own Divine Feminine and are capable of helping others enter into theirs. The role of Divine sisterhood is about empowering all, not one above the other, and growing in wisdom through listening and sharing, through allowing for the uniqueness of all beings, and encouraging all to grow from a win-win perspective.
If you are in a community, but are finding that the group ego is becoming more powerful that the group Soul, and the energy of the community is pulling you down rather than lifting you up, then this Oracle says to trust in the Divine Feminine to lead you onwards. Give your best and most truthful expression and effort, but if this community is not of a vibration that can work for you, then move on, without judgement or fear, just move on and trust that with the law of magnetism, you will attract yourself into a community that has the best vibration for you.
If you have found that you have guidance to build community yourself, and are feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought, stay calm and stay in your heart. Allow yourself to collaborate with others and work in smaller groups in connection with each other as a way to build community together. It will happen naturally. The Divine Sisterhood will guide you if you ask for their assistance with unconditional love.
RITUAL OF DIVINE SISTERHOOD
You can do this activity physically in a group setting with others who wish to do this healing practice too or you can visualize it in your mind with your eyes gently closed whilst sitting upright with your hands resting open on your legs or knees. It doesn't matter if in your visualization you do not recognize the faces or identities of those in the group with you. Just intend to connect with your sacred community in unconditional love.
You are in a circle, holding hands with other men and women. Say aloud, "This circle is based on unconditional love, free from harm and fear, those who love us unconditionally are now invited to be here."
See, sense or feel your hands sending love around the circle, pulsing with energy. Feel the love growing and say, "May this community lift us into love, more freely and wholly than ever before, through my own free will, so be it!" Stay with this flow of energy and feel your heart expanding.
When you are ready, gently release the hands and place them in prayer mudra, palms facing together, and resting gently at heart level. Close your eyes and bow your head slightly bringing the hands in prayer position, with your forefingers lightly touching your forehead and say, "I honor he sisterhood and brotherhood of light of which I am one." When you are ready, lower your hands and just open your eyes.
You may like to finish with the prayer below.
PRAYER OF DIVINE SISTERHOOD
This prayer can be said at the end of the Ritual above or at any time you are having a community issue that needs resolution.
Beloved Isis, please help me find my beloved brothers and sisters of unconditional love on the inner planes and in this world of forms, guide me to healthy community that helps me grow with unconditional love, where I can find my rightful place and be my true inner self. Thank you! May I have the courage, wisdom, and openness of heart to trust your guidance an act on it. Of my own free will, so be it.
CARD 2: SCALES OF BALANCE (Ancient Tantra of the Soul)
You are a Tantrika, an Initiate on the Path of Divine Healing of the Masculine and Feminine, the two sacred polarities that are universal to human experience. As these energies come into mutual respect and balance, you attain great power, presence and healing effect in the world of the Soul and in the human world of forms here on this Earth. You are supported in further exploring this path now, under the auspices and blessings of beloved Isis.
You are in the process of sacred relationship healing of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies within your own Soul. This is the advanced spiritual path of Tantra. It is the connection of the body and Soul. The effect of this inner divine relationship healing is genuine enlightenment of the mind and the body. The body becomes a living sacred temple of light, energy and wild aliveness. This embodiment can be experienced in movement, in deep stillness, in vitality and in quietness.
You are a Tantrika, a sacred priest-priestess of the Tantric arts. Some people mistakenly believe that Tantra is simply about sexuality, but it is the journey of the Soul to bring masculine and feminine polarities into wholeness, love, unity, and empowerment - to learn to be the enlightened path in every element of your being. This is Soul-building work that is in great service to the spiritual healing and evolution of humanity, which is in deep need of those such as yourself, who can create sacred connection between mind and body. It might be through your own personal healing of your body-mind connection and perhaps through your healing services for others that you walk your Tantric Path. It might be done in a private way or an obvious way. What matters is that it feels right for you. Walking this path authentically is a choice to live in dedication to the sacred work of Isis who taught us about the creative power that could come of healing the relationship between masculine and feminine consciousness.
You are guided to accept this healing through learning to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself and your relationships with others. Balancing give and take, directing and flowing, play and solitude are ways to do this now. Learning to feel as comfortable as possible with your sexual and spiritual nature, seeing how they can complement rather than compete with each other is helpful, too. Connection with the body is the most powerful form of healing for the feminine energy as it holds the secrets to Divine Feminine wisdom. This can occur through movement, dance and yoga that is based on body awareness and presence, rather than necessarily involving fast flowing postures that may take you more into your head than your body. You can come more into your body through time in nature, swimming, laying in the sun, resting or walking provided that you stay present to the physical sensations that you experience.
This Oracle also comes as a guide for your Path of Inner Healing and Service. You are encouraged to explore Divine Masculine and Feminine Healing within yourself specifically at this time. This may involve forgiveness of past relationships with significant males or females in your life. It may also require an adjustment of softening to situations or relationships that minimize your sense of your own power and capacity to use masculine wisdom as well.
If you also drew the Oracle of Healing of the Divine Masculine, then you are actively encouraged to explore Tantra as a personal healing journey during this lifetime. There are so many different teachers and approaches under the heading of 'tantra' these days. Use your discerment and trust what feels right for you.
You are also guided, if in healing work with others, that you can help others heal through exploring the interplay of masculine and feminine energies. It might be through connection of mind and body, through inner and outer worlds, through sexuality and spirituality joining for healing. Enjoy the unfolding journey, beloved Initiate, for it will be highly creative and could involve art, movement as dance or yoga, breath work and much more!
RITUAL OF ANCIENT SOUL TANTRA
You will need a soft blanket or covering, and a comfortable place to lie down and not be disturbed. You may like to light a candle or have soft lighting.
Lay down in a comfortable position, preferably on your back with one hand resting on your public bone, below your belly and one hand resting near your heart. Focusing on the breath, imagine that you can breathe all the way down to the belly, feeling it rise and fall with the breath.
Imagine thoughts falling away and all you notice is the breath. If you start thinking, it is a trigger to go back to the breath and the rise and fall of the belly and chest under your hands.
Allow the energy in the belly to grow, like a bright sun, growing with the breath, neither too warm nor too cool, just growing comfortably fed by the breath.
Allow the energy to grow until it flows all the way down your legs. You may feel sexual energy stirring as you focus the breath and if so, just stay relaxed and focus on your hand resting on your belly and the energy growing and spreading through your body in a pleasant, comfortable way.
As your awareness goes deeper within, imagine that you can become aware of the heart chakra. Become aware of this center in your chest being nourished with the energy that is growing deep in the belly.
Imagine the energy rising from the belly and warming the heart, and love from the heart responding and travelling down into your belly. Keep the sensations comfortable and relaxed, allowing thoughts to drift away as you more deeply engage with your body.
Allow yourself to take your awareness deeper into the space within your body.
With peaceful respect and patient love, it will open to you. Starting with your awareness resting in your belly and then in your heart, imagine as if a powerful inner light is flicked on, and your awareness grows, becoming sensitive to the light that is within your body.
Whatever you feel is what is perfect for you at the time.
Feel the love of your heart growing and the energy in the belly flowing. The more aware you are of your body, the more deeply you shall descend into Tantric awakening of the body of light, that perfectly balanced masculine and feminine consciousness brought to life in an awakened body. It feels beautiful, peaceful, sublime and very alive to be in such a state.
Stay with this sacred communion process until you feel ready to re=emerge more whole and refreshed.
Then, when you are ready, just open your eyes.
Quietly as you come out of your experience, say aloud, "I love and approve of myself unconditionally. I call upon those beings who love me unconditionally and ask for healing, protection and assistance that any negativity or clearing that occurs from my work today be released with the least harm to myself or others. May I be blessed!"
Don't underestimate the power of this exercise. Though it is a simple practice, it is very strong. Be gentle with yourself in the days following as you integrate the healing.
INCANTATION OF THE SCALES OF BALANCE
You can say this Incantation at the beginning of the Ritual above or at any time you feel out of balance. You will know this is the case if you are drained, feel pulled in too many directions and with too many demands and not much productivity, or if you are just feeling not quite right within yourself.
The Scales are balanced with perfection
Feminine and Masculine in Divine Connection
Surrender and strength, Body and Soul
Together are loved, united and whole
I know when to act and when to rest
Scales of Balance allow harmony to vest
Deep within I am now at peace
As imbalance I effortlessly now release
I feel imbalance, wholeness and vitality
As I balance and heal my Divine Humanity
CARD 3: INITIATION (Spiritual Testing of Ra and the Lady Isis)
When you are being spiritually initiated into the mysteries of light, love and power, there are moments of deep challenge. The key is to find the light within the challenge - the learning, growth or wisdom that can be summoned to turn the challenge into an opportunity for healing. Whilst the scorching heart of Ra seeks to burn through any resistance, the Lady Isis with compassion and cleverness will protect you from burning and instead enable you to be nourished and grow from the Light of Ra. Let Isis help you pass the test of intense growth as you thrive with new life.
For advanced aspirants on the path, initiation will occur at various stages. Sometimes your entire life will feel like an initiation, at other times specific areas will be flowing easily whilst others are deeply challenging. This Oracle comes as confirmation that you are not needlessly suffering. If you can find the light within the struggles, tests or challenges that face you now, you will experience breakthrough healing.
It is the almost unbearable solar fire of Ra that can cleanse the Soul of wounds and the love, compassion and intelligence of Isis that can temper the heat of Ra and stop it from burning and drying you out, or else you would be left with nothing but emptiness, anger, bitterness and despair in your heart. These are not meant to be the outcomes of life's challenges! Rather than losing love and hope through the challenges of life, the Initiate understands all aspects of life are growth opportunities in various states of disguise, waiting to be discovered.
As an Initiate, this Oracle urges you to honor life as a gift and treat any challenges or pressure as a way for you to grow into a brighter and purer light capable of great spiritual service on this planet. That spiritual service includes growing an ability to be able to love freely and beyond limits, to love with courage and faith.
In fact initiation for you now, dear one, is an opening to new levels of power and peace, self-possession and love. There are such sweet fruits waiting for you at the top of the tree you are currently climbing. It may seem as though you are in barren land at times with little hope, nourishment or encouragement, yet your spiritual oasis is not far away! The Lady Isis and the Power of Ra together are helping you grow. Stay focused on the Lady and Her love for you and you shall pass through the desert of Initiation unharmed and deeply transformed.
RITUAL OF INITIATION WITH RA AND LADY ISIS
Rest quietly in a space where you will not be disturbed and close your eyes.
Become aware of a quiet dark space within your heart that is peaceful and vast. Allow your awareness to travel within until you are aware of a light in the distance, far, far away.
Travel towards that light and become aware of a great Sun, shining so powerfully that if you kept travelling towards it, it would surely incinerate you! Despite the great Sun's intensity, you feel drawn to its light and power, and you sense a Divine Presence within it, ancient and powerful.
Suddenly you feel a sweet coolness, like a breeze fanning over you. You sense the wings of the Lady Isis around you, offering you protection and assistance. Feel Her loving gaze and protective cool barrier. She creates between you and the powerful energy of the great Sun, using her wings.
She holds out a large sacred golden plate before you, and upon that sacred plate you may place any struggle, question, issue or concern that you are ready to surrender to the Divine Wisdom of the great central Sun, knowing it has the power to consume and destroy any human issue with its great heat and nuclear power.
Using your mind, you easily place any issue, thought, feeling or concern that you are ready to release now on that sacred plate. Just imagine or intend to let it fire out of your mind onto the plate held by the Lady.
Once you have sent all that you wish to release to the sacred plate, the Lady Isis winks at you, takes the plate in one arm, and then powerfully hurls it, like a great golden discus, right into the belly of the Sun where it is gobbled up and burns away effortlessly. Feel the lightness of your being as this release is completed.
Allow the Lady Isis to guide your awareness back to your body and your heart by feeling Her carrying you, on the breeze of her Divine wings, until your awareness fully enters through the crown of your head and sits gently in your heart, and then in your entire body. Hear Her whisper blessings of peace and reassurance to you from deep within.
When you are ready, just open your eyes.
INCANTATION OF INITIATION
You can say this Incantation to finish the Ritual above or as an independent practice to assist you during times of intense initiation when you need help to stay true to your path, because it is difficult not to believe that everything is just going wrong!
Winged Mother protects me from the Fiercest Light
Shelters me in cool sanctuary of Her wings in flight
Wraps me in safety of Her compassion and peace
As with trust, the portal of Initiation I reach
I pass through the portal with trust complete
I now successfully attain this feat
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