In November ( I believe), I entered the drawing for @anaputuwet’s Kemetic Deity Exchange 2017 (#kde2k17 on tumblr). The original post for the Kemetic Deity Exchange can be found here. The devotional task @anaputuwet assigned to me was @taqerisenu’s request for either art or devotional writing for Heru Wer (Horus the Elder, brother of Osiris)!
In preparation, I tried to download, print, and read some scholarly articles about Heru Wer, but I mostly found articles about Heru-Sa-Aset (Horus the Younger, Son of Aset and Osiris)…
That got me wondering about the similarities and differences between Heru Wer, Heru-Sa-Aset, and Horakhty (“Horus on the Horizon,” or Horus-Re)– but unfortunately, I haven’t had the time or the conscious focus to investigate further.
Devotee of Heru Wer, @theartofwingingit, on tumblr informed me that there really aren’t a lot of Heru Wer articles out there, but suggested I read about the Myth of Horus at Edfu. I’ve not done that yet either…
However, I did have some thoughts about Heru Wer in December.
During the winter holiday break, I watched The 100 series with Set. In the middle of the first season I realized, with the main characters– Clarke and Bellamy–‘s repetition of the words, “leadership,” “hard decisions,” and “war,” that the themes of the show seemed to align, perhaps, with some of the lessons of Heru Wer– those of a general, a leader in war…
Clarke and Bellamy are repeatedly forced to make hard and horrible decisions for the sake of the 100 children and teenagers sent to the surface of a post-nuclear-apocalyptic Earth from their 100-year-old space station, The Ark. These children and teens are not soldiers– but are forced to become soldiers in the hostile environment of an unexpectedly still-inhabited Earth.
Many of the decisions that Bellamy and Clarke have to make leave them, and the viewer, horrified at the consequences of a seemingly no-win situation. Bellamy’s justifying reminder to Clarke for his own decisions near the end of Season One is, “This is war… This Is War.”
Even the reference to a war that went out of control, resulting in nuclear apocalypse, is a narrative warning against the consequences of war. (TLDR: “Don’t Do It. It Sucks.”)
I started watching the show for the women-loving-women arc, with Lexa (the leader of the “grounders,” who still inhabit the Earth) and Clarke, in Season Two. There WAS a kiss between them, which was really nice to see…
However, at the end of Season Two, the show disappointingly played out the “tragic lesbians” trope. At the end of Season Two, Lexa betrays Clarke, and all of the people formerly of The Arc, for the sake of what Lexa considers the “smart” leadership decision…
“I decided with my head, not with my heart,” Lexa says to Clarke, when the truth comes to light…
This plot twist, and much of the story before that point, have me thinking about how it’s a mistake to think only with your head. Even in situations of war and terrible consequences….
Abby (Clarke’s mother) is, to me, acting as the major moral compass of the show… She says in multiple situations that, more than wanting the human race to survive, she wants to make sure they “deserve to survive,” i.e. by upholding the ideals of compassion, common goals, the sanctity of human life, etc.
Now, granted her viewpoint conflates the morality and, therefore value, of the entire human race with the specific decisions of the few in power on the space station, The Arc… but the point still stands– her values of caring and doing what, in her heart, is right, is more important to her than pure, cold-minded survival.
Anyway, what has this got to do with Heru Wer?
However, if I were to go out on a limb– I could guess that the largest takeaway, in the vein of the wisdom of Heru Wer could be about the brutality and consequences of fighting to live when there aren’t enough resources to go around…
In the following paragraphs, I believe Heru Wer assists me in understanding his perspective of things, in a lens or language that my Higher Self understands… I have edited some of the wording to flow better in structure, and as usual when using “godphone,” or attempting to casually channel gods, I have had to “translate” some of the messages into English from visual or spatial though-forms. However, I have tried to leave the integrity of the message as intact as possible.
(Unverified Personal Gnosis beyond this point, so take anything written with a grain of salt.)
“In a third-dimensional reality, there is an illusion of scarcity that tests the soul to its limits of experience.
“In a perfect world, in the realms of the infinite flow of Source, people have the ability to act perfectly– in alignment with the values of the greater natural laws (of prosperity, peace, and wisdom, love, and communion with Oneness)…
“However, within a mind-construction of lack, and of the desire of bodily survival– much of that can become necessarily thrown by the wayside for the sake of life itself– if that is your ultimate goal.
“It is the animal self that instinctually protects the body with absolute, cut-throat viciousness in the apparent absence of Source wisdom and flow. The human mind is its ally. If you are ever tested the way of war and extreme lack (May None of Us Ever Be), you will start to see that de-evolution of the human self back to those animalistic tendencies… And that is a lot of what plagues many of us even today– that survival mode of “fight, flight, or freeze.”
“The instinct of the mind to prioritize survival is buried so far down in the subconscious that to even begin releasing that inborn fear will take time and concentration… But that process is a neccessary step in the spiritual evolution of the soul– to move onward to higher dimensions of consciousness.
“So, for your consideration:
“In situations of fight or flight, how do you react? Do you have the ability to stop for a moment and react consciously– with the “Wise Mind,” of the harmony between the Logic and the Heart and the Soul? Or do you react with anger, desperation, and fear?
“Your Wise Mind is what will tell you what to do in those “unwinnable” situations that– with blessings– May You Never Encounter.”
— “This has Been Heru The Greater , in contribution and collaboration with the Higher Mind of Robin, and the Effervescent Soul of Nephthys, in community with the gods of the Earth and the higher Wisdom of Source. May it flow as continuously as the Earthly source of the River Nile. [“End Punctuation.”]”
Thank you all for reading, and have a wonderful year in 2018!
Of The Heart Road