Once again we will take the opportunity to take the quality of the sphere, its essence, its resonance, and seek out the matching qualities, essences, resonances in something else. In this case specifically gods and goddesses. We can use this to find deeper meaning in the sphere and also find connections between the different gods and goddesses.
In Chesed, we are looking at the essence of jupiter, Mercy, love, majesty, and magnificence. This is the sphere of the orb and the wand, the sceptre and the crook, the realm of the Brilliant Ones.
Exercise: Which gods and/or goddesses do you feel resonate with these concepts?
Name of Power Exercise:
The name of power associated with Chesed is El (God/dess). The spiritual power of all of deity (the unification of deities) comes to us through mercy. Can you feel the majesty, the magnificence of the wonder of deity?
Play with vibrating the Name of Power: El. Do this in a meditative state. Do it several, many, lots of times, use it as a mantra to take you into an altered state of consciousness where you become open to the energies and the experience, more than the thoughts of the experience.
Allow the resonance to connect with something inside you, physical and metaphysical. Vibrating names is done by opening up the throat and mouth, allowing the sound to come from deep inside of you and then allowing the vowels of the words you are vibrating to become very long, extended in time and space. Listen to this short clip for a sense of what it is like. And remember to explore the sounds, how you want to make them, how they impact you.
Name of Power: El (God/dess)
After vibrating the name for the mighty God/dess, reconsider the deities you associate with Chesed, with jupiter, with Mercy and the titles of Love, Majesty, and Magnificence. Do they resonate with the name of power? Is there another deity you would add? Perhaps one you would remove from your list?
Write down your deity associations on the Chesed Associations sheet from section 1.0 or the Chesed: General Notes sheet.
Goddesses & Gods
Having difficulty figuring out which goddesses or gods you would associate here? Chesed is the sphere of benevolent ruler gods, such as Jupiter, Odin (as lawgiver), Nodens, Zeus, Juno, Hera, Isis, Dagda, Adonai, Amen-Ra, Osiris, Indra and so forth.