Tag Archive | goddess

Why the Knot of Isis?

Laura Janesdaughter always held the “Knot of Isis” prayer from the Egyptian book of the dead also known as the “Book of Coming Forth by Day” was a healing prayer. We (TOILA) closed most rituals saying it together while holding a red ribbon. When you were ordained you got to keep the ribbon used in your ceremony and were supposed to cut it into pieces and share it with those that needed it.

When we put on a weekend workshop and retreat many years ago Laura asked Diana, Denise and Jeni to set it to music and they did and that is what you hear on the video. When Jeni moved away and then Denise and Mary moved up North and Diana moved to Florida. I was the only one left to sing it and lead it for many years. It’s why the video came into being.Laura asked me to make it so we wouldn’t lose it and because people were always asking for it.

Laura had you sing it when you needed comfort or hope or help. When I was unemployed so long she would remind me to sing it or just ask if I had and I had been usually morning and night. Laura was convinced if you sang the prayer it would be answered and it always was. Maybe not as quickly as you would like, being humans we are an impatient bunch and Isis’ time is not our time. Laura even created a webpage dedicated to the prayer and gathered stories about it.

When she was in hospice and the first time we visited she was having difficulty breathing and was getting agitated I started to sing it and the others joined in and her breathing eased and she calmed down. We would continue to sing for her all that week until she passed and I know it comforted her. I’ve been singing it for myself lately and for the last few days for Mary and Denise. If for no other reason than that we hold the prayer so dear to all of us and our shared lives. So today, I’m singing it again for the love in our small Grove and the safety of Mary in surgery and for Denise as she waits. I sing it with love and I know Diana is probably singing it too.

At the end of the universe
A blood red cord
Binds life to death and will to destiny
Let the knot of that red sash
Bind us together
Cradling our hips and weaving all our dreams.

(Chours) We are the knot where the whole world meets
Red magic passes through our veins
Magic of magic
Spirit of spirit
We are the power of Isis

We are bound mind to mind
We are bound heart to heart
Heaven in one hand
Earth in the other
We will walk in harmony

(Chorus)

Give us not consolation
Give us Magic!
Give us the spell of living well
Give us Magic!

Chorus and
We are the power of Isis
We are the power of Isis
We are the power of Isis

Knot of Isis Prayer

At the ends of the universe is a blood red cord that binds life to death, will to destiny, and each of us to the other.
Let the knot of that red sash, which cradles the hips of the Goddess, bind in us the ends of life and dream.
We are each of us with our own share of hopes and misgivings.
Let our thoughts lay together in peace.
At our deaths let the bubbles of blood on our lips taste as sweet as berries.
Give us not consolation, give us magic.
Give us the spell of living well. We rise and walk.
The sky arcs ever around and the world spreads itself beneath our feet.
We are bound mind to Mind and heart to Heart.
No shadow exists between our footsteps and the will of Goddess. We walk in harmony, heaven in one hand, earth in the other.
We are the knot where the two worlds meet.
Red magic courses through our veins like the blood of Isis ~ magic of Magic, spirit of Spirits.
We are proof of the power of Goddess.
We are dust and water walking.

From the book of coming forth AKA the Egyptian Book of the Dead
Translation by Normandi Ellis

A Flameshift for Mary as she goes into surgery and for Denise as she waits

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow
May I seek to know great knowledge,
May I acknowledge the intelligence of others
May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons
May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.
May I be a child of Brighid.

SelfBlessing is by me

Brighid, bean-oirdheirc
Lasrach grad
Fetaim lasrach soillse
Thoir cuireadh sinne
ris a’ bheatha
mhaireannach`

Brighid, Sublime Woman
Quick flame
Long may you burn bright!
You give us the invitation
to life everlasting.

A Prayer for M and all who wait with her

Brighid
Watch over her as she goes into surgery
Breathe for her and with her
Isis
Wrap your wings around her
Keep your tyet tight around her
Kwan Yin
Wash her in your healing water
Show your compassion to those who wait
Hecate
Guide her footsteps in the dark
Until she awakes back with us
Airmid
Guide the knife as the doctors do their work
Heal her so she can go home again
Green Man
Keep her safe and watch over her
Watch over us as we wait
Elen
Guard and guide on the Ways
You are our map and path
Athena
Give her strength and will
To do what she need to do
Diana
Grant us the wisdom to see
And the wisdom to speak or not to do it

We ask all in love and in the best of intentions
For whatever outcome will be the best
And keep out hearts strong for they can break all too easily
We ask for peace, we ask for peace, we ask for peace.

Brighid prayer – because I fear

Brighid,
Let M’s breathing be easy
May she move air as she should and must
May all who are involved in her care
Make the right decisions
May you guide their hands in all the right ways
May she never be alone
May she feel our love and energy around her.
Hold her hand when we can’t
Hold D in your hand as she waits to hear news
May she know she is loved
And held in our arms always
Brighid,
Your healing blessings are so needed
All the time but never more than now.
Make us your flame on earth
Make us your light
Make us the healing touch
We have been forged on your anvil
Let us show your tempering strength
Walk with us in dark times
Hold us as we love.
Bless us as we go
Breathe your breath of life and love in each of us
Remind us we can breathe
When it is difficult
And ease us in the passages
Be with us as we hold our shift
Because there is naught else we can do
And help us to not feel so helpless
When faced with hard choices
And life decisions and waiting
Help us to be your flame in the dark.
And to be there for us when we falter.
Be with is who love.

Kat Robb February2015

Emergency Flameshift for Mary and Denise

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow
May I seek to know great knowledge,
May I acknowledge the intelligence of others
May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons
May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.
May I be a child of Brighid.

SelfBlessing is by me

Brighid, bean-oirdheirc
Lasrach grad
Fetaim lasrach soillse
Thoir cuireadh sinne
ris a’ bheatha
mhaireannach`

Brighid, Sublime Woman
Quick flame
Long may you burn bright!
You give us the invitation
to life everlasting.