Nyx Knocked was inspired by my love of the Divine Feminine and the children's' song "This Old man" ... It is a story of ebb and flow. It tells of the journey from maiden to crone and the cycle of life from student to teacher.
Though the exact origins of the song or rhyme are unknown respect is given to Anne Gilchrist's Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (1937)
This woman she played one
she was lost, out of place and alone
Then Nyx knocked don’t be whack give the god a crone
Leave this place and walk with me. I will guide you home.
This woman she played two
She didn't know just what to do
Then Nyx knocked “Don’t be whack! Give the god a Crone”
Question all, study hard and learn the way back home
So this woman, she then played three
She played three on bended knee-
Nyx knocked hear me miss- Your so much more than this.
You’re the maid, the mother, the crone, pick your butt up and find the way home!
Then this woman she played four
She picked herself up off the floor
Nyx laughed that’s the knack, give the god a crone!
Maid and Goddess went walking home
This woman she played five,
the maid was feeling new and alive.
Then Nyx knocked don’t you slack, Give the god his crone,
Maid you've only just begun, the road is long to roam!
This woman she played six, mother and wife
lost in love and sex,
Then Nyx knocked you forgot- your work is not yet done,
Balance love, souls home awaits, Give the god a crone!
This now woman she played seven,
with so much to lose she feared earth and heaven.
Then Nyx knocked don’t be whack, you see more than men know,
Know your strength and walk with me, one day you will be crone!
This goddess she played eight,
she met her sisters under a velvet cape.
Nyx smiled you are not late, let’s build the god a crone.
You are goddess, hear the roar, welcome to your home.
This goddess she then played nine.
She learned and taught the cross roads of the mind.
Nyx laughed and loved her divine- the birthing of the crone.
My sister Goddess dance with me you are not alone.
Crone goddess she played ten
She sat basking in the divine feminine.
Then Nyx knocked don’t be whack , this is not your place alone
The cycle turns, and time moves on, give god another crone...
Written By Angel Phillips, 2011
"Healer heal thyself" a repeated catch phrase among my amazing circle of friends. We are always quick to suggest this idea to each other, yet we are frustratingly and not surprising slow at applying it to ourselves. I am very lucky to have the friends I have. The type who will not hesitate to share their own healing talents with me as I do with them. However there are certain things we should all do ourselves to help heal from within.
1. Drink and eat right. We often disregard how much energy we are using. This is especially true of those of us who often give our energy freely to help or heal others. Many times we will sit down exhausted after a day of energy sharing and wonder why it is we are so exhausted. It is at times like these we need to check in with our internal systems. Ask yourself, "When did I last eat", ""Have a drank enough water today?" . I find that often enough my body is demanding to be replenished.
2. Sleep. Yes, sleep.. Solid REM 8 hours of sleep. For an intuitive mind that is not an easy task. We must quiet our bodies and our minds before that sleepy bliss can take us. Meditation is a huge part of learning to do that ( see next paragraph). If you are unable to meditate try a warm bath, a cup of decaffeinated tea. Soft instrumental music without lyrics or guided mediation recordings. I also find that a long and (gasp boring) audio-book can be helpful as well.
3. Meditate.. yes the idea alone can be so daunting. Guided meditations are a great way to start and there are many available. I also suggest meditating through art, finger labyrinths, even coloring mandalas. The key is doing something to relax your mind and set aside your worldly and emotional concerns to allow your emotions and your brain some peaceful quiet healing time where it is not only unnecessary but off limits to turn the universe or solve her problems. Rumor has it she really is capable of rotating all by herself.
4. Allow your self some alone time filled with self love and spoiling of yourself. Go for a walk in the sun by yourself. Sit at the park or by some water and watch nature as the sun nourishes your body and soul by yourself. Get a Reiki treatment or a massage. Take a bubble bath with candles while listening to that soft instrumental music by yourself. Go get your hair done or paint your fingernails. Pick up a favorite hobby that you have been setting aside for far to long and nurture your inner child. I have purposely used the words "by yourself" because we all really do need to take the time to fall in love with the person in the mirror. We distract ourselves with friends, family, radio, television, society and noise. When we do this we ignore the soul inside who is longing for our undivided attention. By feeding peace and gentle healing love to your playful side, your creative side, your poetic and dreaming side, you are healing from the inside out.
There are many many other things we do to stay healthy beyond eat, drink, rest and self love. However until we take care of those top things the rest is even more daunting if not impossible. So do yourself a favor.. give yourself a huge hug. Take some deep breaths, have a glass of water or tea, and maybe a snack... if you find you skipped you last meal. Sit with your bare feet on the ground and feel the earth below you. Feel the air around you. Feel the warmth of your blood as it circulates through your body warming you. Feel the water droplets present in your saliva and swallow knowing that water is healing, Lastly feel your heart fire and the spirit with in. Acknowledge that fire and that spirit. Love it for it is you. It is the you most needing and the person in your life most deserving of your precious healing energy.