Sekhmet – The Fierce and Loving Mother. Part Two
Updated: Apr 1
We arrived in Luxor on the 7th of January 2023 and one could immediately feel the watery energy and the vibration in this very special place. What a delight to the senses to be greeted in the morning by the fiery ball of the rising sun, listening to the dawn chorus and the neighing of donkeys, the boats honking their horns and the call to prayer echoing out over the Nile.
All this served as a reminder to be still and invite the sacred in.
Enter Sekhmet – The powerful and multi-faceted mother goddess of creation and the dazzling eye of the sun god Ra. She symbolises and embodies duality – the fierce warrior, destroyer of evil and the compassionate creator, loving mother and healer. Revered and feared at the same time, quite an intimidating and incredibly powerful combination.
Throughout history, we have experienced times when humanity is living in too much excess and succumbing to forces and influences of a lower nature. Sekhmet was called on to bring disease and pestilence to destroy this and then also called upon to bring healing.
In other words, she was created to bring things back into balance, natural order and cosmic law.
Our first encounter with Sekhmet was when we visited Karnak Temple and met her in one of her forms – Mut – seated in her sacred feminine power with her uraeus crown of upright Egyptian cobras - a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity and divine authority in ancient Egypt. Sitting in her
power and connected to higher consciousness.
Then came the day we met the standing version of Sekhmet in the Temple of Ptah at Karnak. This small temple consists of three dark rooms. The room on the left contains a headless statue of Sekhmet’s spouse Ptah, the room in the middle is an empty space or waiting room and the room on the right contains an intact standing statue of Sekhmet.
Our wonderful tour organiser and dear friend prepared this dark room on the right with beautifully lit candles. We all waited in the middle room, seated on the floor in the dark waiting for our turn to be called and spend private time with Sekhmet.
I can’t say I didn’t feel a little apprehensive sitting there not knowing what to expect. I held my daughter tightly and then we were both called in together.
Read Part 3 here