Day of Sekhmet and the Purifying Flame
5th day of the month of Tybi in the year 5109
As we gather to celebrate this day of Sekhmet & the purifying flame I am often asked what part does this Goddess play in our lives today.
After all, when you look at her history there is much there that we would hope is no longer a part of our world today.
However, the answer is there in the question if you look into her history you will see that Sekhmet in fact plays a very important role in the world we live in.
So much so that one could imagine that her history could have been written about our times today rather than in the times that the Gods ruled the earth.
Over the years, her followers have played a great part in developing much of what we benefit from today.
The perfect example is her role as the patron of surgeons and bonesetters. In the ancient times, these men & women worked hard and long following the wisdom of their Goddess in so doing developing great skill in their fields.
If it had not been for these great developments we would not have much of the medical, skills that we take for granted today.
Yes, it has to be admitted that in the dark ages that where brought to the world by the rise of the false faiths much of this great knowledge become forgotten.
Yet Sekhmet could not allow so many years of learning and discovery just disappear & we see that as time has gone forward with man slowly turning his back on many of the teachings of the false faiths in favour of learning & science these great skills have once again come back to us.
It is all very well making these statements but so do the false faiths. They repudiate the words of the Kemetic faith claming that their God gave man these great gifts & that it has been through the guidance of their leaders that we have be left with this great legacy.
The difference between the Kemetic faiths teachings and those of other faiths is that we can prove our claims not through theological debate or through the reading of fictions holy books but through plain cold science and archaeological discoveries.
The men of science and history have over the years proved time and time again that the teachings of our Gods are based in fact not fiction not only that but as the years go on they continue to find more and more evidence that our faith is a faith of truth and fact.
Yes, even I as the present Pharaoh admit that the history that we have been passed down has been dressed up in order for men in the past to find it easier to understand & to remember.
After all if a man of science wants to tell the every day man on the streets what he has achieved he will use a language that the every day man can understand not the correct technical speak that he would use to explain it to others of his profession.
In this respect this is exactly what the Gods have done they have put their teachings into a way that all can grasp so that we can all understand the principle with each man developing that understanding to match his own life style.
It is in this way that we have been told how the world was created among the many glories that the Gods have taught us.
And so it is with Sekhmet if you doubt my words then I say to you go and look find out for your self. The Kemetic faith encourages it followers to question to go forward and to look for proof and answer.
This was always the intention of the Gods in this way we have made so many of the great discoveries that have given us so much in our lives today.
This brings us back to those whom Sekhmet is Patron of. It skills the great learning and advances that where made by her followers can been seen in any history book and it is these skills that we have to thank for much of what we have today in the medical world.
It is also their example that has lead to all that they have left us being taken and developed to make new advances, advances that continue every day for the good of man.
However, as with Sekhmet who is the healer and the destroyer in one the advances of the medical world that she is Patron of can cure as well as kill. Some of these great medical advances of both our time and the past have been taken by those who seek to bring Chaos to the world making them weapons of death and destruction.
Yet again, it is the history of the Goddess that shows us the warning that what can heal can also destroy.
From these lessons we have to take heed and keep a close watch on these great gifts & those who work to develop them.
It is the duty of the world to put into place safeguards on the research community to ensure that the forces of chaos are kept at bay so ensuring these gifts are only ever used for good.
There are sadly some lines of research that man is pressuring that do have very dubious ground for them to continue.
It is our duty to look at these areas & if we see danger act to bring a stop to the furtherance of their development.
The men of science may not see what we see they can at times be blind to their own power for that is what they have in their work.
As with all forms of power it is the duty of ordinary men to monitor.
This is also taught to us from the history of Sekhmet for it was shown that the men of power in her day failed to see the dangers which lead to the great massacres before the dangers where seen and Sekhnet was stopped from her road of war and death.
It is important that the world is made to understand the truth behind our great faith for so many years the wrong impression has been put over by those who have tried to show the Kemetic faith as one of death magic & even a faith that is nothing more than a recreation of how it was in the past with no growth or development.
Again it is up to us to teach the world that we are a modern faith a faiths whose teachings play as much a part of the world today as they did in the past.
It is up to us to show the people of the world that our greta faith is founded in fact not in the fictions of the other faiths.
We also have a duty to show those of the false faiths that what tey have been taught over the many years is in fact nothing more than a corruption of our own history.
They have used parts of our Gods histories to create their own God and his followers they are nothing but weak imitations that have had stories and false hoods piled onto these base fact to hide the truth.
So look to Sekhmet and her history then look to the facts and then judge what you see.
Take you time clear your minds of all the preconceptions that you have been shown over the years and just look at the bare facts.
Once you have done so you will slowly see day by day the truth that the Gods laid down in the year early years of creation.
These truths have been dressed up in ways that where designed to allow the ordinary men to understand but once you take away the metaphors and the window dressing you to will see the truth.
Once the truth is in your heart and mind then you will see that the Kemetic faith is the only true faith.
So as we celerbrtae the purifying flame open your hearts and minds to that flame let it purifiy them from the false information that has been put there by the false faiths.
With that pure heart and mind then look to the truth learn and grow.