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The Seven Selves

The Seven Selves by Laura Janesdaughter Based on the Seven Shrines at Abydos – October 20th

One of me lives in the woods by myself. I spend my days watching everything that happens around me.

One of me lives by the ocean – I watch the waves all day. Sometimes I “dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free” and rattling my sistrum in the other hand. Sometimes I stand in the sand at the water’s edge and let my feet be buried in the sand.

One of me lives in Bubastis where I am one of the Priestesses whose job it is to sweep the floors free of cat dung an strew the floors with straw and herbs. I also shake my sistrum and carry platters of fruit to the Goddess and I dance.

One of me lives in the ocean. I am a mermaid. I sun myself on the rocks and dive into the clear waters to cool off. I live on kelp and other sea plants. Sometimes my sisters and I sing to the passing whales.

One of me lives on an island with a beautiful Temple to the Goddess. The shores are meadows with red poppies and wild flowers. I am Priestess and it is my task to admire the beauty of the ocean and the moon.

One of me lives by the Blue Heron River. I listen to the rustle of the wind in the pines, watch spider webs dazzle in the sun, and gasp at the beauty of the Heron. At night I watch the Moon through the trees.

One of me lives on Sirius where I am stardust walking.

Barbara Mertz, Egyptologist and Mystery Writer, Dies at 85 – NYTimes.com

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I’m going to missher beautiful writing.

Isis Rising II by Laura Janesdaughter

Isis Rising II

 

I am Isis

            I am Isis

I am Isis Rising

Hidden power of the Sun

Magic I am

Compassion I am

Isis shining fills the Sky

Joy I am

Dancing I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

I am Isis, Mighty One.

 

I am Isis

            I am Hathor

I am Hathor rising

Serpent power of the Sun

Cobra I am

Fire I am

Hathor splendor fills the Sky

Joy I am

Dancing I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

I am Hathor, Cow-eared one.

 

I am Isis

            I am Hathor

I am Hathor

            I am Sekhmet

I am Sekhmet rising

Cobra power of the Sun

Fierce I am

Fire I am

Sekhmet blazing fills the Sky

Destruction I am

Creation I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

I am Sekhmet, Powerful One.

 

I am Hathor

            I am Sekhmet

I am Sekhmet lapping

Do not annoy the Lady of Flame

Rage I am

Sleep I am

Sekhmet drinking slakes Her thirst

Waling I am

Dancing I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Brearer!

I am Sekhmet, Lioness One.

 

I am Sekhmet

            I am Bastet

I am Bastet purring

Joy I am

Dancing I am

Bastet sunshine fills our homes

Gentle I am

Protecting I am

Behold the excellet Sistrum Bearer!

I am Ba-Ast, Soul of Isis.

 

I am Bastet

            I am Nebhet

I am Nebhet rising

Secret power of the Sun

Mouring I am

Compassion I am

Nebhet dawning fills the Sky

Singing I am

Dancing I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

I am Nepthys. Isister.

 

I am Nebhet

            I am Aset

I am Aset rising

Hidden power of the Sun

Magic I am

Compassion I am

Aset shining fills the Sky

Joy I am

Dancing I am

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

I am Aset, Might One.

 

I am Isis

            I am Nephthys

I am Hathor

            I am Sekhmet

I am Bastet

            I am Nebhet

I am asset

            I am Isis

Behold the excellent Sistrum Bearer!

            I am Isis rising.

 

Laura Janesdaughter