Sekhmet the Powerful: A fierce Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, She was called on by the God Ra to rid the world of evil. Once the slaughter began, she could not control her blood lust and nothing was safe from her rage. After many days of rage filled purging of anything that ventured in her path, the gods became worried she’d destroy everything, good and bad, so they tricked her into drinking an elixir of beer and pomegranate juice -- beer to soothe, pom for its rich color.
While she slept, the gods poured vats of this brew onto the ground and when she awoke, she lapped it up thinking it was blood. The mix quenched her thirst, and her rage was tempered and Sekhmet became a compassionate healer.
The thing about working with Sekhmet is that She is a catalyst for real change -- her very nature wants to hold you to the fire of your transformation, and if you are serious you must let burn off what is no longer necessary.
As an alchemist, She encourages you to wrap your flaws in compassion and to love yourself no matter what bad habits you may have picked up along the way. She reminds you that you are not broken and she urges you to find the blessing in your bad habits -- junk food, alcohol, sugar, laziness, anger, negativity, jealousy -- and thank them for showing up for you in ways no one else was able to when you needed the support to get through.
As a healer, She lifts you from sabotage and destruction through empowered actions that nurture and sustain. (By the way, you can recognize whether something is simply comfortable vs. nurturing by how it sustains you.)
But the really cool thing about working with the energy of Sekhmet is that She is also compassionate and forgiving. Being able to see yourself as you are, where you are, without judgment or criticism, and forgiving yourself for indulging in bad habits, is one of Her greatest lessons.
Sekhmet was a very popular Goddess in the Egyptian pantheon, and had many statues erected in her honor. Priests would tend to small altars in her honor, with offerings of beer, hops and wine or spicy foods and red meats to appease her fiery, angry nature.
In our modern day, this can be viewed as as a metaphor for giving yourself space to temper your own negativity -- feelings of anger, jealousy, rage. It is ok to experience these, but to let them flare up is damaging. Sekhmet offers these lessons to you, so that you can maintain healthy relationships and enjoy the good life.
Working With Sekhmet
If you choose to work with this goddess, expect rapid transformation!
Chakra: root and solar plexus
Elemental energy: Fire
Symbols: blood, beer, hops, hematite, garnet, ankh, sun
Animal: Lion, snake
Colors: Gold and red
Crystals: garnet, hematite (bloodstone)
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