Why Sekhmet?

As some of you may know, my Beloved of Sekhmet-Hethert was a recent addition, and a pretty overwhelming one. I had gone in asking for a divination for Sekhmet-Nut or Nebetuu, but instead had been answered by Sekhmet-Hethert. The reason was two-fold.

I was told up front by her in the divination that she wished me to be able to explore all of her, all of her faces, titles, names. All aspects of Sekhmet. This is the second time I’ve had such a divination result, the first being Hethert-Amenti. It’s a bit overwhelming to go in for one God and get a whole bunch of them, but it made sense considering what followed. Because I was also informed of some of the implications of the form she had chosen to come forward in, by Hemet.

I had thought that Sekhmet-Hethert would be an impossible result to add to my RPD, as Hethert-Amenti is herself simply a title of Hethert-Sekhmet (and Hethert-Sekhmet and Sekhmet-Hethert cannot appear in a line up together). But apparently I was wrong, Hethert-Amenti choosing to apply that title to herself, despite that she too was “Hethert in all her forms”, meant that I could have both Gods as Beloveds. Which meant, essentially, that I have two forms of Hethert in my line up. Both have decided that their expansiveness is part of the deal.

I’ve been thinking, a little swamped honestly, about what all this means for me. It feels like I have Hethert as a Beloved. Hethert, the Ur-form essentially. And that great Hethert has said that her forms of Hethert-Amenti and Sekhmet-Hethert will be named officially as my Beloveds, but that all her forms, and all of her face of Sekhmet’s forms, are also with me.

I am drowning, to be quite honest. Drowning in the enormity of Ur-Hethert, and drowning in the enormity of all of her forms surrounding me. I went in asking for two very specific Beloveds, and came out from those two divinations with more Gods than I am even aware of. I hope they don’t mind if I take it slow and one at a time!

I’ve been reeling at how big this all feels, and that’s ok. But why Sekhmet-Hethert? What consequences did that choice create, what could have motivated it?

Coming forward as Sekhmet-Hethert specifically emphasised Sekhmet as a face of Hethert. It brought my attention sharply back to my Hethert-Amenti divination result, and how it, too, despite the title of the result, was very much a Hethert result. I have for a long time thought of Wepwawet and Hethert as consorts in my RPD, but this has created an even stronger form of that dynamic, the two Way Openers, and the two Faces of Hethert.

I never expected to find something like this in my RPD, to be honest. I feel like I’ve stumbled onto something Deep but for all my rambling I have no idea what it actually means! I guess that’s the next step of my journey. I feel like it’s going to be a long one.

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