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Hello friends and family, and those beyond the worldly eyes,
A thing that hit me earlier this week was a huge fibro flare. I was utterly useless. I was exhausted, in pain, and unable to purify myself like I wanted so that I could do my weekly senut (ritual offering) obligation. I was very angry, as this was a day I designated to do nothing but worship. I couldn’t shower, and I couldn’t cleanse my mind of the pain, and I thought to myself.
“Why am I limited by my body when what I want to do is so simple? Why am I stuck in bed, why was I cursed with this hurt, and anguish?” I felt so betrayed by myself and my plans, and a little hurt at this inability to communicate with my Gods in shrine. But that’s when an idea picked into my brain like no tomorrow.
“What if I made a beside shrine, for when I am forced to stay in bed and nurse myself back to health as I cannot be a formal ritual do-er today?”
What if instead of going to them, I bring them to me, so I set up a Beside shrine, and mentioned this to a couple of friends who have graciously participated as they also require self-care days!
A white cloth, a space for Incense, and icons of one of each of my parents from the RPD, Khonsu and Wadjet. ( Carved Ear a gift from KentaurusDesigns during a Retreat gathering of Wep Ronpet! Go check out his shop!)
I find myself meditating on this Shrine, and finding what can I do to have simple worship, what can I do with this to help others!
I reached out to a couple of friends of mine, and one of them set up a shrine bed-side to support Her on days she is also struggling.
Feeling like you are stuck behind a bodily-paywall is horrible, and having to put up with feeling alone, and like you have broken promises is not what my Gods want for me, I am sure. So, I adapt. I do what I can, when I can. When I am not able, I leave offerings beside me on the stable tray. I recommend if your bed is not level to a tray, to get a table-tray, or sitting tray (think laptop tray!) to leave items on!:
- Electric Candles (So you don’t fall asleep with them going)
- Icons, statuettes or pictures of your Gods
- (Optional) Incense holder (with sand or without) (If you cannot do incense, oilve oil, or ritual oil (I recommend from Tatuayinepu, their oils are fantastic) .
And anything else you’d like to have, on there, go for it. I recommend keeping a bottle of water, a spray bottle so you can purify, and a snack that is non-perishable at your bedside!! Beyond that, not much else is needed. I like to have lunch on the table tray with my Gods when I am bed bound. It’s not a fun time, but they yunderstand, and enjoy my presence.
I hope that this helps give you a little idea of what you can do while ritually impure. This applies to disabilities, and things like cuts, or menstruation, depressive episodes. Whatever you are dealing with, the Gods will be there for you.
Until I see you next time, Senebty and much love……… Stay Strong
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A Prayer to Yinepu, Lord of Liminal Existence
Blessed is the Lord who walks the path unseen,
for the gentle dark embraces You,
and the silence You walk with creates an unending chorus of peace,
for none know when You come, or when You leave.
Hail to the Lord of Ma’at, I invoke your wisdom,
Great, and Foremost in the West,
The Sacred Land is yours, and so too it’s knowledge,
impart upon me the wisdom of Ma’at, Great Lord, that I may be patient like you.
Hidden from sight, you wander, and I wonder.
Guide of Heaven, of comfort and mystery,
Great Jackal, hear my call to You.
Lord of the Beautiful West, in you I trust.
Lord of the Crossroads, beloved and pure,
Be with me, Great Jackal, as I speak to you,
The Beautiful Lord of Life and Death, How great are your colours,
shown to me in a brilliant splendor of mist and mystery.
You stand between the truth of time,
resting before the twin pillars of Life and Death,
balance hangs on the edge of your palm,
and yet, as always, Your balance brings peace to my Ka.
Em Hotep (in peace)!
I am making this post in multiple places, but I want to just make something clear. This is My Own experience with Wadjet. I do not want anyone to think this is an exhaustive list. That being said, have fun, and enjoy your offerings to the Cobra Goddess Wadjet!
Offerings to Wadjet 🐍☀️
Wadjet is the Egyptian Goddess of Lower Egypt, protector of Kings, goddess of Justice, Time, and Childbirth. She is also called “Uraeus”. She’s been seen depicted as a Snake-Headed woman (sometimes with two snake heads), sometimes as a Winged Snake with a Woman’s head, a Cobra with the Deshret(red) crown, or Cobra upon the crown of Pharaoh. She is paired often with the Protector of Upper-Egypt, Nekhbet, thus they are dubbed “The Two Ladies”, sometimes compared as the twins, or two sisters. It is said the Papyrus emerged from Her body, She is associated heavily with the plant and the planet Earth because of that. She is also associated with an interpretation of the Milky Way and is in some myths known as the “Primordial Snake”.
“It is said that Wadjet is the daughter of Atum, the first god of the Universe. He created Her as His Eye. Her purpose was to search the Universe for his lost children, Tefnut and Shu. Wadjet found his children, and Atum was so happy to see them that he cried. It is those tears made the first humans. As a reward, Atum placed Wadjet upon his head in the form of a fire breathing Cobra, Protector of Pharaoh.”
In another Myth, Wadjet is the one who shielded Aset (Isis) for the birth of Heru (Horus) in the Swamps of the Nile Delta when She fled for Her safety.
Offerings I’ve found yield a favourable result:
💕Sweet fruit (Plums, Mangos)
💕Cinnamon-y/Heat based food
💕Chocolate Milk/Hot Chocolate
💕Ginger // Lemon flavoured foods
💕Sour or Bitter Candy (Dark Chocolate)
💕Hymns (She loves Poems and drums).
💕Green Jewelry // Green Candles // Green Gems
💕Tea // Chai (rhubarb, hibiscus, peppermint).
💕Eggs (Boiled or Over easy).
Much Love and Senebty,
Child of Khonsu and Wadjet.
Beloved of Hethert-Sekhmet.
A poem Wepwawet-Ra
for all its might,
never held a candle to your flame.
however hard it tries,
will always be sunny.
regardless of its preference,
will always break tension.
And, despite its desires, Dusk is a perfectly willing host for those who wish to travel.
But time isn’t a concern when you shine through the keyhole. Indeed, any lock is more likely to bow and greet me then cause a retreat.
You have no use for unneeded words, and words are not spoken without purpose, but your voice, so proud and quiet, requires me to listen close.
For when you speak, though not often, every word is spoken like sunlight. Precious and Golden.