Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Isis: Protector and Empowerer

Today, I was able to spend a little time with some old friends (Eunice and Gerard) as they were passing through CU. They gave me this cool gift, a necklace with the Egyptian Goddess, Isis. It is just the neatest thing! For those of you who don't know, Isis is the goddess of rebirth. She remains one of the most familiar images of empowered femininity. She was worshipped as the goddess of medicine and wisdom. She is a winged goddess often portrayed with wings outstretched in a protective position. As a winged goddess, she brought the heavenly scent with her through the land, leaving lingering scents of spices and flowers in her wake. {Eunice's way of saying I don't stink! LOL}.
Isis spent time among her people, teaching women necessary skills including how to tame men enough to live with them (well somebody had to!). Isis has many gifts to share with modern women. She embodies the strengths of the feminine, the capacity to feel deeply about relationships, the act of creation, and the source of sustenance and protection. At times Isis could be a clever trickster empowered by her feminine wiles rather than her logic or brute strength, but it is also the goddess Isis who shows us how we can use our personal gifts to create the life we desire rather than simply opposing that which we do not like.
The myths of Isis and her husband, Osiris, caution us about the need for occasional renewal and reconnection in our relationships. Isis also reminds us to acknowledge and accept the depths of our emotions and our own limitations. Do you think they are trying to tell me something? So, a big shout out to Eunice and Gerard for the perfect gift. I will wear it during chemo for empowerment and treasure it always. Thanks, I love ya both!

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