I, Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath ever me unveiled.– Devi Press
Once Upon A Time
there was a god of all things evil named Set. Life was going great for Set’s sister, Isis, and her husband, Osiris. The power couple were happily married, and ruled Egypt at its prime. Of course, this made Set extremely jealous of Osiris.
To make a long story short, Set tricked the king into jumping into a big, beautiful coffin. And unexpectedly, Set nailed it shut, smothered it with molten lead, and threw it into the Nile.
Heart-broken, Isis’s tears were so copious that the Nile overflowed, coining her a fertility goddess. Despite her pain, Isis searched high and low for her husband’s body.
After finally discovering the coffin in another kingdom, she brought her love home for a royal burial. However, before the queen could do so, Set dismembered Osiris’s body into fourteen pieces, and scattered the limbs across Egypt.
Isis and her sister, Nephthys, were able to find all the pieces but one (his penis). Still, all was not lost. Isis crafted a new penis from wax, and brought Osiris back to life for one steamy night, which resulted in the birth of their son Horus.
The Egyptian goddess of marriage, motherhood, and magic invites us to see beyond our wounds and losses. We all go through times when we feel like our life is in shambles. Have courage! Even if you feel like the ground just felt out below you, there is so much positive growth on its way.
Isis teaches us to accept the situation as it is, release all blame, and take responsibility. Look around you, and consider the broken parts that you would rather not fix. Let those pieces die, and put the rest back together.
When it is all said and done, you will be a more powerful and beautiful version of yourself.
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