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Channeling as a Method for Self Discovery and Healing
Many people are searching at this time, for what they call the truth. They are seeking guidance in this area from “higher” beings in other dimensions. Everyone has a Higher Self, that exists simultaneously on this dimension, as well as all others.
The possibilities for life are limitless, and the great spirit that you are wants to experience all the possibilities. You always have contact with your Higher Self, but it comes through more clearly when you focus your intent upon bringing the spirit into your life. So the phenomenon of channeling is really a simple concept: it is bringing in the spirit and letting it communicate either to you or through you.
Since your Higher Self is not limited by time or space, you can access the whole of your entire being, that is, your past, present, and future selves, as well as all aspects of it. Your Spirit is really greater and much more vast than you can imagine, because you are here on the physical plane, learning all about limitation, and don’t have the “bird’s eye view” that your multidimensional Self does.
Here is a simple technique you can use to channel your Higher Self, or Spirit. It is a very flexible method and you can always modify any of it to suit your own needs. Really anyone can do this.
Go somewhere that is quiet where you won’t be disturbed, and where you can sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor or ground, and your eyes closed. It may be helpful to keep a pen and paper handy to write your experiences as you go along. If you like, you can have a helper with you who can guide you through the initial meditation and ask questions of your Higher Self, and write your answers for you.
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Hathor (pron.: /ˈhæθɔr/ or /ˈhæθər/;Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr,
“mansion of Horus”)
is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as “Mistress of the West” welcoming the dead into the next life. In other roles she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth, as well as the patron goddess of miners.
The cult of Hathor predates the historic period, and the roots of devotion to her are therefore difficult to trace, though it may be a development of predynastic cults which venerated fertility, and nature in general, represented by cows.
Hathor is commonly depicted as a cow goddess with head horns in which is set a sun disk with Uraeus. Twin feathers are also sometimes shown in later periods as well as a menat necklace. Hathor may be the cow goddess who is depicted from an early date on the Narmer Palette and on a stone urn dating from the 1st dynasty that suggests a role as sky-goddess and a relationship to Horus who, as a sun god, is “housed” in her.
The Ancient Egyptians viewed reality as multi-layered in which deities who merge for various reasons, while retaining divergent attributes and myths, were not seen as contradictory but complementary. In a complicated relationship Hathor is at times the mother, daughter and wife of Ra and, like Isis, is at times described as the mother of Horus, and associated with Bast.
The cult of Osiris promised eternal life to those deemed morally worthy. Originally the justified dead, male or female, became an Osiris but by early Roman times females became identified with Hathor and men with Osiris.
The Ancient Greeks identified Hathor with the goddess Aphrodite and the Romans as Venus.
Cow deities appear on the Kings belt and the top of the Narmer Palette
Hathor is ambiguously depicted until the 4th dynasty. In the historical era Hathor is shown using the imagery of a cow deity. Artifacts from pre-dynastic times depict cow deities using the same symbolism as used in later times for Hathor and Egyptologists speculate that these deities may be one and the same or precursors to Hathor.
A cow deity appears on the belt of the King on the Narmer Palette dated to the pre-dynastic era, and this may be Hathor or, in another guise, the goddess Bat with whom she is linked and later supplanted. At times they are regarded as one and the same goddess, though likely having separate origins, and reflections of the same divine concept. The evidence pointing to the deity being Hathor in particular is based on a passage from the Pyramid texts which states that the King’s apron comes from Hathor.
A stone urn recovered from Hierakonpolis and dated to the 1st dynasty has on its rim the face of a cow deity with stars on its ears and horns that may relate to Hathor’s, or Bat’s, role as a sky-goddess. Another artifact from the 1st dynasty shows a cow lying down on an ivory engraving with the inscription “Hathor in the Marshes” indicating her association with vegetation and the papyrus marsh in particular. From the Old Kingdom she was also called Lady of the Sycamore in her capacity as a tree deity.
Relationships, associations, images, and symbols
Hathor as a cow, wearing her necklace and showing her sacred eye – Papyrus of Ani.
Hathor had a complex relationship with Ra. At times she is the eye of Ra and considered his daughter, but she is also considered Ra’s mother. She absorbed this role from another cow goddess ‘Mht wrt’ (“Great flood”) who was the mother of Ra in a creation myth and carried him between her horns. As a mother she gave birth to Ra each morning on the eastern horizon and as wife she conceives through union with him each day.
Hathor, along with the goddess Nut, was associated with the Milky Way during the third millennium B.C. when, during the fall and spring equinoxes, it aligned over and touched the earth where the sun rose and fell. The four legs of the celestial cow represented Nut or Hathor could, in one account, be seen as the pillars on which the sky was supported with the stars on their bellies constituting the Milky Way on which the solar barque of Ra, representing the sun, sailed.
Milky Way seen as it may have appeared to Ancient Egyptians
The Milky Way was seen as a waterway in the heavens, sailed upon by both the sun deity and the moon, leading the ancient Egyptians to describe it as The Nile in the Sky. Due to this, and the name mehturt, she was identified as responsible for the yearly inundation of the Nile. Another consequence of this name is that she was seen as a herald of imminent birth, as when the amniotic sac breaks and floods its waters, it is a medical indicator that the child is due to be born extremely soon. Another interpretation of the Milky Way was that it was the primal snake, Wadjet, the protector of Egypt who was closely associated with Hathor and other early deities among the various aspects of the great mother goddess, including Mut and Naunet. Hathor also was favoured as a protector in desert regions (see Serabit el-Khadim).
Hathor’s identity as a cow, perhaps depicted as such on the Narmer Palette, meant that she became identified with another ancient cow-goddess of fertility, Bat. It still remains an unanswered question amongst Egyptologists as to why Bat survived as an independent goddess for so long. Bat was, in some respects, connected to the Ba, an aspect of the soul, and so Hathor gained an association with the afterlife. It was said that, with her motherly character, Hathor greeted the souls of the dead in Duat, and proffered them with refreshments of food and drink. She also was described sometimes as mistress of the necropolis.
The assimilation of Bat, who was associated with the sistrum, a musical instrument, brought with it an association with music. In this later form, Hathor’s cult became centred in Dendera in Upper Egypt and it was led by priestesses and priests who also were dancers, singers and other entertainers.
Sculpture of Hathor as a cow, with all of her symbols, the sun disk, the cobra, as well as her necklace and crown.
Hathor also became associated with the menat, the turquoise musical necklace often worn by women. A hymn to Hathor says:
Thou art the Mistress of Jubilation, the Queen of the Dance, the Mistress of Music, the Queen of the Harp Playing, the Lady of the Choral Dance, the Queen of Wreath Weaving, the Mistress of Inebriety Without End.
Essentially, Hathor had become a goddess of joy, and so she was deeply loved by the general population, and truly revered by women, who aspired to embody her multifaceted role as wife, mother, and lover. In this capacity, she gained the titles of Lady of the House of Jubilation, and The One Who Fills the Sanctuary with Joy. The worship of Hathor was so popular that a lot of festivals were dedicated to her honor than any other Egyptian deity, and more children were named after this goddess than any other deity. Even Hathor’s priesthood was unusual, in that both women and men became her priests.
Dendera Temple, showing Hathor on the capitals of a column.
As Hathor’s cult developed from prehistoric cow cults it is not possible to say conclusively where devotion to her first took place. Dendera in Upper Egypt was a significant early site where she was worshiped as “Mistress of Dendera”. From the Old Kingdom era she had cult sites in Meir and Kusae with the Giza-Saqqara area perhaps being the centre of devotion. At the start of the first Intermediate period Dendera appears to have become the main cult site where she was considered to be the mother as well as the consort of “Horus of Edfu”. Deir el-Bahri, on the west bank of Thebes, was also an important site of Hathor that developed from a pre-existing cow cult.
Temples (and chapels) dedicated to Hathor:
The Temple of Hathor and Ma’at at Deir el-Medina, West Bank, Luxor.
The Temple of Hathor at Philae Island, Aswan.
The Hathor Chapel at the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. West Bank, Luxor.
The temple of Hathor at Timna valley, Israel
Hathor among the deities greeting the newly dead pharaoh, Thutmose IV, from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
The Middle Kingdom was founded when Upper Egypt’s pharaoh, Mentuhotep II, took control over Lower Egypt, which had become independent during the First Intermediate Period, by force. This unification had been achieved by a brutal war that was to last some twenty-eight years with many casualties, but when it ceased, calm returned, and the reign of the next pharaoh, Mentuhotep III, was peaceful, and Egypt once again became prosperous. A tale, (see “The Book of the Heavenly Cow”), from the perspective of Lower Egypt, developed around this experience of protracted war. In the tale following the war, Ra (representing the pharaoh of Upper Egypt) was no longer respected by the people (of Lower Egypt) and they ceased to obey his authority.
The myth states that Ra communicated through Hathor’s third Eye (Maat) and told her that some people in the land were planning to assassinate him. Hathor was so angry that the people she had created would be audacious enough to plan that she became Sekhmet (war goddess of Upper Egypt) to destroy them. Hathor (as Sekhmet) became bloodthirsty and the slaughter was great because she could not be stopped. As the slaughter continued, Ra saw the chaos down below and decided to stop the blood-thirsty Sekhmet. So he poured huge quantities of blood-coloured beer on the ground to trick Sekhmet. She drank so much of it—thinking it to be blood—that she became drunk and returned to her former gentle self as Hathor.
Hesat in hieroglyphs
In Egyptian mythology, Hesat (also spelt Hesahet, and Hesaret) was the manifestation of Hathor, the divine sky-cow, in earthly form. Like Hathor, she was seen as the wife of Ra.
Since she was the more earthly cow-goddess, Milk was said to be the beer of Hesat. As a dairy cow, Hesat was seen as the wet-nurse of the other gods, the one who creates all nourishment. Thus she was pictured as a divine white cow, carrying a tray of food on her horns, with milk flowing from her udders.
In this earthly form, she was, dualistically, said to be the mother of Anubis, the god of the dead, since, it is she, as nourisher, that brings life, and Anubis, as death, that takes it. Since Ra’s earthly manifestation was the Mnevis bull, the three of Anubis as son, the Mnevis as father, and Hesat as mother, were identified as a family triad, and worshipped as such.
Nebethetepet in hieroglyphs
mistress of the offering
In Egyptian mythology, Nebethetepet was the manifestation of Hathor at Heliopolis. She was associated with the sun-god Atum. Her name means mistress of the offering.
Hathor outside the Nile river in Egypt
Hathor was worshipped in Canaan in the eleventh century BC, which at that time was ruled by Egypt, at her holy city of Hazor, or Tel Hazor which the Old Testament claims was destroyed by Joshua (Joshua 11:13, 21).
Temple to Hathor at Timna.
A major temple to Hathor was constructed by Seti II at the copper mines at Timna in Edomite Seir. Serabit el-Khadim (Arabic: سرابيط الخادم) (Arabic, also transliterated Serabit al-Khadim, Serabit el-Khadem) is a locality in the south-west Sinai Peninsula where turquoise was mined extensively in antiquity, mainly by the ancient Egyptians. Archaeological excavation, initially by Sir Flinders Petrie, revealed the ancient mining camps and a long-lived Temple of Hathor.
The Greeks, who became rulers of Egypt for three hundred years before the Roman domination in 31 BC, also loved Hathor and equated her with their own goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite.
~♥~ YOUR SHADOW SELF; PLEIADIAN MESSAGE ~♥~
We have a message for you dear ones, and it is a message of truth regarding a deep part of you which many may chose to ignore, but we say to you, time is running out. This cannot be hidden or ignored, no matter how hard you try.
As your awakening rapidly progresses, your Shadow Self will summon you often. It’s secrets have lain dormant for many years, and over many lifetimes. As you progress further into the light, the shadows of self are surfacing more frequently, and for this reason, as another topic of great importance, we wish to speak with you regarding your Shadow Self.
Within each and every one of you lies a dark side, this is your Shadow Self, and it is a part of you some would rather not acknowledge, especially at the level of profundity which is required, and why would you? Why would you bring forth darkness when you have been striving so hard, and so diligently in the bringing forth of light into your lives, into the lives of others, and to Gaia?
We say to you, not only is your light, and your heart center a most important aspect of self, but equally important is the Shadow Self which is also a part of you. Within the shadows of self lie great truths which have remained hidden, and secluded within the dark prison of forgetfulness and very often, denial.
It is there dear ones where you will find healing and grace. It is there you will understand the origin of the convoluted misconceptions which made up your existence over many lifetimes, as you struggled to breathe freely in a world of illusion, and false belief systems.
Let us be clear. Although the concept of bringing forth darkness may seem confusing to some, and as we begin to discuss it here, let it be known the dark side of you dear ones, is a significant key to the opening of doors which have prevented you from embracing, and BEing the most radiant essence of your divinity, and light. Darkness will turn into light.
Each day, many of you advance along your spiritual paths in the most miraculous of ways, and may we remind you, each and every one of you are all on the same path to enlightenment, only at different intervals, and within different time frames, but no one is immune to the shadows of self.
Regardless of how enlightened one is or the amount of knowledge one has acquired over the duration of their journey, there is always work to be done. Most often the hardest work of all lies within the shadows, and this must be attended to in order for each soul to truly access the entire truth of who they are.
You cannot yet fathom the beauty, the love and light you are all holding within your being, nor the immense quantities that are still yet to come. You are love! This love is so great, so powerful there is nothing you can’t do, and this we mean in direct reference to meeting face to face, with your Shadow self. This is not an easy task, but it is essential in your ascension process for further spiritual growth, as individuals, and as a collective.
For this reason, among others, we urge you to go deep within, farther than you have ever ventured before. Be brave dear ones! We are with you. Meet your Shadow Self. Meet the old, decrepid wounds which lie there; fear distrust, and a myriad of emotional and spiritual plagues which have kept the beauty of your soul from fully embracing it’s truth.
We say to you, gather courage, for the path to ascension is not for the faint of heart, and you who are reading these words now, and who are understanding the meaning of them from within your hearts, also understand the importance of what we are saying.
The Shadow Self, however dark or foreboding it may seem is a most important aspect in your ascension work for it is a very real aspect of you. Once you confront the shadows, from heart centered mindfulness, and truly feel the pain, and the origin of where they came from, only then can you release them forever, and they will no longer be yours to carry.
You are of a new light now, with greater consciousness, and heart in all that you do. The releasing of old wounds, many of which have emotionally, and spiritually tortured you for numerous life times will set you free, and your truth will be restored. You will have retrieved the lost pieces which make up the complete puzzle, the entireness of you, and this will bring a joyous reunion with your beautiful sense of self, and with the immense love which has surrounded you for eternities.
You are so loved, and appreciated, each and every one of you. We are with you always in love, and light.
We, the Galactic Federation, and the Company of Heaven, hope with all sincerity, you also feel within your hearts the grand love we have for you. Our hearts are full of love and joy, and this dear friends, is the greatest truth of all.
May you go in peace. Farewell for now.
(Channeled through Caroline K.A.)