This excerpt from “Hymn to Osiris” in Awakening Osiris, a translation of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, by Normandi Ellis resonates with my soul, and seems expecially fitting to these times of fear, isolation and introspection. Hope you find it as meaningful as I did.
The doors of perception open; what was hidden has been revealed. It is myself I see and a thousand colors swirling in liquid light. I am where the sun sets below the mountains. I am that star rising above clouds hung by a thread from its ocean moon. This is all one place, one cloth; one's life endures. All that is will be - hawks and sparrows, the thousand lives within. When the cat arches in the doorway, think of me. I have sometimes been like that. Wen two people greet each other in the street, I am there speaking to you. When you look up, know that I am there, sun and moon pouring my love around you. Though apart, I am a part of you, one of the million things in the universe; I am the universe, too. Whatever I am, man, woman, cat or lotus, the same god breathes in every body. You and I together are a single creation. Neither death nor spite nor fear nor ignorance stops my love for you.