I love the ankh; maybe on a soul level it reminds me of past incarnations in ancient Egypt, I don’t know for sure, but I do know that it speaks to me. I have necklaces and earrings with this Egyptian symbol for life on them, and whenever I see hieroglyphics in a book, I always look to see if I can spot an ankh among the symbols. It’s one of those things that makes me smile, and feel peaceful and happy all at the same time. Here are some interesting facts about the ankh:
- The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that means life or breath of life.
- In jewelry, the ankh is also worn as a symbol of wisdom and power.
- Some believe that the ankh symbol originated as the belt-buckle of the goddess Isis, who is considered to be the mother of the Egyptian gods and godesses.
- It’s also felt that the ankh may represent the life-giving elements of air and water.
- A gold mirror case in the shape of an ankh was discovered in King Tut’s tomb.
- The ankh is similar to a Christian cross, with a loop over the transverse bar.
And now, I am delighted to re-introduce you to my personal metaphysical symbol expert, Cinnamon Crow, author of the soon to be released I Am Soul Symbols. Cinnamon, what can you tell us about the ankh symbol?
The ankh is a favorite of mine and one that I have been drawn to it my entire life. Also known as Key of the Nile, the Ankh has been long associated with life, fertility, water and rebirth. In ancient Egypt, the dead were often buried with an Ankh place upside down to form a key for protection and to ensure entrance into the afterlife.
Similarly, today the ankh is often used to depict the Soul Star, the chakra above and in line with the Crown. It is through the Soul Star that a soul enters a physical body during incarnation. It is also the white light tunnel reported by near death experiences that the soul uses to exit at death.
When attuned and activated, the Soul Star allows access to the Akashic records, stores the soul’s intent for this incarnation as well as the highest purpose above and beyond all individual incarnations.
The Ankh has become a modern symbol representing Life Purpose. Meditating on ankh will open the Soul Star and unlock your Life Path.
Thank you, Cinnamon! It never occurred to me to meditate on the ankh symbol, and after learning about its connection to the Soul Star chakra, I can’t wait to sit down for a few minutes of meditation time and see what happens. Dear Readers, if YOU have a favorite metaphysical/spiritual symbol that you would like Cinnamon and me write a column about, send me a note on Facebook or send an email to Scortland@cfl.rr.com. Namaste.
About Cinnamon Crow: Here’s a quote from Cinnamon that I love: “Anything I can do, you can do as well (and probably with less resistance).” Cinnamon is all about helping us open up to our inner power, and to that end, she has created three types of spiritual tools: The Chakra Zodiac Healing Oracle; Teen Oracle (for kids as well as beginners to metaphysics); and the soon to be released I AM Soul Symbols. Cinnamon is a Reiki & Cosmic Vibrational Master Teacher, Light Healer, Indigo Child, and a forerunner in leading edge (and accessible to all) healing techniques that match the higher vibrations of our shifting planet. For more about Cinnamon, please visit her website and Facebook page.
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