The holidays are a time for spending time with loved ones, but it can also be a difficult time if you’ve lost a loved one and are missing their presence at family gatherings. You might experience some sadness, or even anger, at the first holiday function you spend without this person, and this is perfectly normal.
Feelings will come up unexpectedly, but they don’t have to catch you off guard and ruin your family time. In situations like these, you might want to invoke Nephthys’ strength and resilience to death and mourning to help you through these hard times.
Nephthys is the Egyptian Goddess of Death and Transition. In myth, she is the one who helped Isis recover Osiris’ scattered limbs and helped her put his body back together. She is a fearsome, but necessary figure in helping those who have passed on through the different stages of the afterlife.
She is also the Goddess of mourning, helping the living cope through their difficult loss. Nephthys is a protective Goddess and reigns over the cycles of death and rebirth. Because of her dualistic nature, she is often feared and misunderstood.
This holiday season, if you are missing a loved one, channel the healing power of Nephthys to get you through the hard times. Remember that death is a part of life, and celebrate the good times and memories you spent together instead of mourning the times gone by.
Use Nephthys’ power of transformation to change your situation to more healing channels and focus your vision on moving forward and creating a good life. Nephthys reminds us that life is a cycle of death and rebirth, and that the only certain part of our existence is transmutation and change.
Ikam is a freelance writer from South Florida. She received her Masters in Religious Studies in 2001, specializing in myth and ritual. She has worked with victims of crime and trauma and also has a Masters in Criminal Justice, which she got in 2008. Ikam is interested in spirituality, healing, health, and the paranormal. She loves writing about a wide variety of topics, including travel, entertainment, culture, and health. Ikam wants to be a part of the Cycle Harmony community in hopes she will help and inspire others to achieve their goals, as well as share ideas on women, spirituality, and healthy living.