What does creativity have to do with spirituality? These two areas of life are closely related in my opinion. Of course, plenty of people explore art in a secular way, but I think it’s really fascinating when these two otherwise disparate aspects of life intersect.
Firstly, I believe that pursuing those activities that bring us joy reunite us with divine presence. That’s because joy is resonant with God. Find that which brings you the most happiness and fulfillment. That’s your spiritual center.
For a lot of us, creativity and making art is that thing that brings us joy and makes us feel alive.
Taking a move out of Egypt’s book and using water as a spiritual tool
As you may know, it’s Keys of Egypt week here at the Diaries, which means I’m talking about the Gifts of the Nile again today!
One of the main features of Egyptian spirituality that I’ve intuitively been shown in meditation is that their priests and priestesses were utilizing what looked like ceremonial bath houses for spiritual initiation.
That makes sense when you think about it. As I said in my big mamma jamma Keys of Egypt post, the element of water is closely associated with the feminine principle which governs and facilitates psychic or mystical experience.Water represents the subconscious, the emotional body and the creative waters of our Genesis. These are areas over which the cosmic feminine principle presides. Water mysteries therefore bring us closer to her, the Goddess. The divine feminine. The heavenly mother.
Here’s something to know before we go any further. Water takes on properties with which we imbue it. It’s affected by our consciousness. We can speak words into a vessel or a body of water, and it will carry that energy. Good or bad. That’s why priests pray over their holy water. They’re filling it with a certain level of intention and consciousness.
Happy Keys of Egypt Week! We’re still going at it over here with all things Egypt. Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite archetypes out of the Age of the Pharaohs. And that is the bird of prey totem.
The Egyptian god, Horus, is known as the falcon-headed sky god. He is son of Isis and Osiris. In some accounts of the myth, he was conceived magically after Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Set. Isis, as the story goes, casts a temporary resurrection spell long enough for Horus to be conceived.
After Horus is born, he and Isis avenge Osiris’ death together. Isis collects the many pieces of Osiris’ body and reassembles them. Some believe that the Goddess’s collection of Osiris’ body and his subsequent resurrection symbolically represents the soul’s journey: our process of recollecting with the help of the divine feminine the forgotten facets of our higher consciousness during the “sleep” of physical incarnation. That our remembrance of our higher consciousness leads ultimately to enlightenment and reunification with God, which in a sense gives us power over death like in Osiris’ story.
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.
It’s Keys of Egypt week here at Satsuma Diaries. Each day, I’ll be making a post about the spiritual legacy of Egypt and how we can put to use their traditions to benefit our personal spiritual growth and healing.
Today, we’re examining Egypt’s deep relationship with the archetype of the lion.
Just to put this in proper context, mystics regard animal medicine as very important to the development of human consciousness. Each animal represents a different emanation of the Godhead or Highest Principle of Reality. Each animal has a teaching.
In case you’re new here, I’m what you’d call a mystic. I’ve practiced many years of prolonged meditation and have developed the siddhe or spiritual gift of intuitive sight. Anyone can do this with a few months of discipline. So, if you’re interested in developing this area of your life too, do check out my Basics of Meditation post.
In short, I’ll be sharing about Egypt based on my meditation journeys and past lives there. I do have an anthropology degree and a natural intellectual interest in Egypt as well, so that will be in the mix too.
How to access the spiritual legacy of Egypt for your healing and growth
You might be wondering what Egypt has to do with spirituality. I might’ve thought the same thing before I started meditating. But after I developed a strong meditation practice and acquired a clear connection to my spirit guides, it became abundantly clear that Egypt was a core theme for me to explore in this life. And that’s true for a lot of us! That’s because Egypt represents a very important time in human history and a unique expression of human consciousness.
In short, Egypt developed a highly advanced spiritual system. Mystics of that period grounded a lot of spiritual science and truths that we are meant to rediscover at this time.
At the moment, I’m exploring the concept of polarity and unity in my intuitive meditation practice. I thought I’d share a bit about that and invite you to reflect with me on these concepts.
In my meditation journeys, I’m specifically tuning into the polarity between the masculine and feminine principles, or what the ancient Chinese referred to as yin (feminine) and yang (masculine). Not to be confused with the male/female dichotomy as seen in sex or biological differences in the animal kingdom (including humans), although there is some overlap. But we’ll go into that more soon.
What do I mean by “polarity?” Polarity is a term used when we discuss the basic divisions of reality. Basic categories or qualities of existence. Opposites that exchange in a complementary and nourishing way. A rhythmic back and forth of primordial essences that make up reality and create the dance of consciousness.
+ How to strengthen your connection to nature spirits
It’s safe to say that most of us as children were raised at least in part with a tradition of the fairy tale. Stories by C. S. Lewis, Tolkein or Grimm likely lined our nursery bookshelves and filled our youthful daydreaming with magical, mysterious beings from the nature kingdom.
Like any good card-carrying mystic, the topic of ghosts and spirits is one of my favorites.
Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? They’re nearly always interesting. They’re also a great entry-point into broader spiritual considerations.
You might’ve noticed that experiences with spirits can seem almost like a “gateway drug” to a more spiritually-oriented life. For a lot of us, before we believed in the “other side,” we had some brush with the paranormal. Often, these experiences with ghosts or spirits in the house or other unexplained sightings may have been a seed for our later spiritual development. Our first clues as to the realm of the soul.