This prayer is one of my many favorites, a prayer I wrote to Auset- our dear Mother Isis- during a time of doubt and difficulty. It was one of those moments of angst when my heart and mind were simply screaming out “Ma! Ma! Ma! Will You please answer me!” Its words reflect the all-embracing Embodiment of the Divine Mother in Her role as Savioress of humankind, the eternally vigilant Parent of each of Her devotees.
Use this prayer anywhere, and any time you feel the need to call out to Isis as your personal Savior and Goddess. Although there is no need to use it in conjunction with fancy rites or rituals, lighting a candle and making an offering of incense before or during the recitation of this prayer will certainly heighten its impact and meaning in your personal worship.
Light a red candle, the color especially sacred to the Goddess, and make an offering of frankincense or myrrh to the Mother. Take several deep, cleansing breaths and center yourself. If you have an icon or statue or image of Isis that is precious to you, use it as an object of focus and reverence as you recite this prayer. Use this as an opportunity to express your innermost desires to the Divine Mother audibly.
Of course, the Mother is omniscient and omnipotent, knowing the innermost recesses of your heart and mind even before you do! However, there is tremendous power in actually announcing our fears, wishes and desires to the Divine. Especially when combined with the force of prayer and ritual, our spoken thoughts take on new power and meaning, often helping us to further connect with our emotions and find release in the solace of prayer.
The Ancients Themselves believed firmly in the efficacy of the spoken word, knowing very well that the vibration of sound merged with the motion of Sacred Rites held within it the ability to transform the human world through the resonance of the Divine. Therefore, as you use these prayers to the Divine Mother, visualize Her Power taking an active affect in your life. If you are using this prayer in conjunction with a particular request, visualize the outcome you desire, and see the Divine Mother as the fulfillment of your wishes. See Her as the compassionate Protectress, coming swiftly to the aid of your heart’s troubles and needs.
If you feel emotional during your prayer rite, let it come forth naturally. Cry if you need to cry. Sob if you need to sob. Shake your fists if you need to shake your fists! If you find, as I often do, that silent recitation of a prayer creates a more effective emotional outcome, do not hesitate to simply read these words to yourself, all the while visualizing the Power of the Goddess coming forth from your heart in response to your devotions.
Peace to You, O Auset, Isis, the Face of Universal Truth. Homage to You, O Divine Mother of my heart, Isis, the eternal flame of the heart.
Manifest Your Face in Peace, O Auset, You reflection of peace, You face of the truth of peace through the Creation of the heart.
O Mother, the heart of greatness, let my path of greatness be that of the greatness of the heart; a heart that gives, not only receives; a heart that yearns to bestow love, not only accept love; a heart that shields others from sorrow, not only hides from sorrow; a heart that travels far for the welfare of others, not only asking others to make the journey; a heart that endures sacrifice, not only asking for the sacrifice of others; a heart that sees all life in creation as hallowed, not only this life, my life; a heart that serves Truth, not only desiring to be served; a heart that is humble in the presence of greatness, not only craving to be great; a heart that forgives the misdeeds of others, not only desiring to be forgiven; a heart of courage, even in the face of terror; a resilient heart, even in the face of defeat; a compassionate heart, even in the face of injustice; a heart overflowing with hope, even in the midst of the storm; a heart burning with the eternal flame of divine Wisdom, even in the face of doubt, persecution or suffering.
O Mother, You radiant flower of eternal wisdom, grant unto me, the pilgrim on the way, the luminosity of Your omnipresent heart, a heart knowing no limits to the reaches of its love.
You Who uplifted the Father Ausir, uplift me, Your Heart’s servant, from the vessel of darkness.
May I realize the Light through You.
May I restore the Light through You.
May I magnify the Light through You.
May I become a true pilgrim of the Light through You.
May I travel afar only to return to the Light through You.
May I create the Light through You.
May others see the Light in me through You.
May I heal the sick with the Light through You.
May I give release to the suffering with the Light through You.
May I sever the binds of the enslaved with the Light through You.
May I pave the road for liberty with the Light through You.
May I sound the chime of equality with the Light through You.
May I open the path to the light of justice through You.
May I purify all that is polluted through this pure Light that is You.
May I strengthen the aspirations of the just through this heart of justice that is You.
May I become a receptacle for the heart of selflessness, the motivations of altruism, the causes of righteousness and the mind of Illumination- through this radiance of the heart of Divine Light that is You.
May the desires of perfect peace, unconditional love, selfless service, non-persecution, and True Justice abound in me, and may my heart be truly liberated through the Light of this eternal flame that is You.
Gracious Divine Mother, the summation of the purest love, the countenance of Truth manifest over the four great directions, the Consort of Truth, the Bestower of Life, the breath of the faithful and the sustenance upon which their hearts prosper, put down suffering and the causes of suffering, paving the road to liberation for all living things, abolishing the forms of degeneration, uniting all women and men to the Ever-Present All of the Eternally-Manifest-Ones- This Great Ladder through which all paths are absorbed in the undiminished Divine bliss of the Undivided Supreme, the Infinitely Abiding Ones, beyond all forms of name, form and doctrine.
Help me Great Mother, to be one of those who serves without question, who works for the good that exists beyond self, who labors without desire for the reward, who bestows purely through the heart of love without grasping for pleasure, satisfaction or recompense.
May my misdeeds be cleansed through sight of You.
May my passions be calmed by the Grace of You.
May my desires be transmuted into the heartfelt wish for peace through You.
O Divine Mother Auset, the form of bliss in Heaven, the form of power over the Earth, the name of Truth in the hearts of the faithful, come near me in peace! Liberate my cares and sufferings through Your tenderness, and soothe my sufferings through the ever-manifest compassion beaming from the eternal flame of Your heart.
Draw near to the hearts of all those who serve You, liberate those who do not know You, and bestow the full grace of Your divine blessings upon the totality of creation.
This in blessedness I pray, dear Mother Auset, that all burdens might be lifted, that the Illumination of Your true love may create of my heart an eternal flame, whose light may dispel the veil of sorrow from before the eyes of all living beings in Creation.
Homage to You, O Auset, in peace!
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