Remembering the divine feminine through Egypt
It’s Keys of Egypt week here at Satsuma Diaries, so I thought I’d share another post about one of the distinctive features of Egyptian spirituality. Namely, their recognition of the feminine aspect of God.
Just so you know, when I talk about Egypt, I’m speaking form the vantage point of a mystic. I’ve “seen” into the Egyptian spiritual system in prolonged meditation, and want to share with you what I’ve found.
The most important medicine Egypt has to offer us at this time is an understanding of the feminine aspect of God.
When you look at the world’s religious systems, you find (especially in Western and Abrahamic traditions) that the feminine face of God has been forgotten or erased. I refer to this problem as the “erasure of the Goddess.” I wrote about this in my Polarity and Unity article, so check that out when you can.
To be fair, everyone has their own definition and experience of God. Our relationship to the divine is of a very personal nature. So, I’m not here to tell anyone how to view God. I don’t want to tell anyone who God is. But here’s what I do feel is worth sharing:
Some mystics believe that the Godhead is an unknowable, non-personal presence. The source of All That Is. There are so many ways to describe this highest principle of reality. The Absolute. The Oneness of all things.
From that One principle, some believe that God’s presence descends into the spiritual and physical realms. That God’s presence permeates all things, and appears to different times, cultures and people in a way that is therapeutic or needed by the soul.
In essence, I believe that God takes many forms and that it can be so nourishing for us to willingly make contact with each aspect of God that appears to us.
That is all to say that I have encountered many faces of God. Each one has been holy and healing to me on my journey. And one of the most recurring images of God that has appeared to me in meditation is Egypt’s holy mother, Isis.
For a long time, the Mother that came to me looked like the holy mother of the Christian tradition. The Virgin holding Jesus. But she had a decidedly desert persona. I believe that my spirit guides were showing me early on that the goddess of Christianity and of Egypt are the same presence, with slightly different faces.
The reason I felt this holy mother was Egyptian was because she was always surrounded by hieroglyphs. In visions, over and over I was shown that her tombs and statuaries were being uncovered or unearthed. She was rising from under the ground. My guides would tell me the “old ways” or humanity’s inclusion of the divine feminine was cycling back around.
The deeper I went with Egypt, the more faces of the goddess I was shown. I saw her as Isis, with gold wings and a queen’s head-dress in the desert.
I saw her in her Sekmet form, surrounded by the cosmic spirit of the lion. A protector and courageous leader.
I discovered her as Hathor, the cow-headed goddess, where she taught me that as Hathor she could help a soul remember their time in Atlantis and Egypt and then eventually reunite them with their star lineage in Sirius.
So, what’s so important about Egypt’s depiction of the feminine side of God? Here’s the deal..
Egypt’s celebration of the feminine principle set the stage for their mystics and priest-class to thrive.
As I wrote in my Polarity and Unity post, the feminine principle represents the receptive, nurturing aspect of the cosmos and our consciousness. It’s the yin principle. It represents, governs and facilitates the mystical impulse and experience. This is the energy that we use when we meditate. We turn off the active, masculine (yang) side of our consciousness and receive from the higher realms. These are the energies of the cosmic feminine or the goddess.
The honoring of the divine feminine is the single most important key to advancing as a mystic.
Because Egypt recognized the value of the feminine principle, their spiritual study became incredibly advanced. This is a much different system than the ones we see today in the west, where direct connection to the divine and mysticism is marginalized (by academia and secularism) or forbidden (by the Abrahamic traditions).
The prioritization of the yin or feminine principle allowed Egyptian spirituality to explore the vastness of the cosmos, to work with higher-dimensional beings that allowed them to integrate advanced technology and improve their lives. It allowed them to preserve Atlantean spirituality, balancing technology with consciousness. The opportunities available to them spiritually were infinite. And that’s true for anyone who deeply integrates the mystical feminine principle in their lives.
PS, people of any gender identification can live this way. This definitely isn’t a gender thing. It’s more about accessing both hemispheres of your consciousness.
I guess that’s all I wanted to say. In the light of both the divine masculine and the divine feminine, Egypt thrived. To learn more about this important milestone in human history, check out my full Keys of Egypt post.