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Author Topic: Feeling Like I'm Missing Something  (Read 798 times)

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Feeling Like I'm Missing Something
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:01:50 pm »
I've been reading these posts about people and the deities that choose them and I'm feeling like I'm missing out on something.

In my mind the goddess and the god have always seemed just that bit far away, none have ever asked me to be theirs and none have ever jumped out at me as ones I would want to offer myself too. Throughout my Pagan life I've always been more comfortable with spirit animals and part of me wonders if this is just how I perceive the goddess and god. I have 2 guides, one is a male wolf who is my teacher and protector, one is a female dragon who is more like an aspect of myself than a guide, She only rears her pretty head when I am scared or very angry, anything I feel like I need an extra burst of energy to get me through.....

I suppose my question is should I be worried or just accept that this is how I am? Or should I actively go searching for my deities instead of waiting for them to reveal themselves? I apologise for the general noobness of the query....

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Re: Feeling Like I'm Missing Something....
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 02:53:12 pm »
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I suppose my question is should I be worried or just accept that this is how I am? Or should I actively go searching for my deities instead of waiting for them to reveal themselves? I apologise for the general noobness of the query....


There are many people who honor animal spirits along with or instead of deities.  Here is an excellent resource for this: http://www.thegreenwolf.com
I am the Goddess of Who I can Become. I mix the magic of the sorceress with the blade of a warrior. I walk the liminal pathways to see the face of the Goddess, both terrible and kind. As She stares back at me, I tremble in awe and ecstasy.  --SatAset

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 03:14:04 pm »
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There are many people who honor animal spirits along with or instead of deities.  Here is an excellent resource for this: http://www.thegreenwolf.com

Thank you for the link, that'll give me a good read this evening.

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Re: Feeling Like I'm Missing Something....
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 08:03:18 pm »
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I suppose my question is should I be worried or just accept that this is how I am? Or should I actively go searching for my deities instead of waiting for them to reveal themselves? I apologise for the general noobness of the query....

 
I think this a personal decision you should make. You don't need to actively search for a deity to give yourself to if you feel like you are happy with your spirit animals. For me, I had never made a deep connection with an animal (though I deeply revere butterflies and cats) or with a deity until recently. I don't think that you are really "missing out" on anything if you are happy and content with the relationships you have, spiritually. Then again, this is my own opinion, and I know exactly where you're coming from. :) I hope this helps, even just a little bit.

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Re: Feeling Like I'm Missing Something....
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 01:16:17 am »
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I've been reading these posts about people and the deities that choose them and I'm feeling like I'm missing out on something ...

I suppose my question is should I be worried or just accept that this is how I am? Or should I actively go searching for my deities instead of waiting for them to reveal themselves? I apologise for the general noobness of the query


I`m newer myself, so I may not be qualified to answer, but this is my two (or three) cents, anyway. ;)

If you are content with animals spirits and not having an exclusive diety in your life, then by all means, work with animals spirits and your guides.  There`s nothing wrong with that.  I, however, tend to feel not quite complete if the gods don`t play some role in my life.  Like you, I have yet to find a specific diety that really sticks out to me that I want to worship.  However, I also am inclined to not believe that 100 bajillion different gods exist in the world.  I mean, they might (who am I to say for sure), but so much of the world (and the spiritual world) seems too connected for it to be so scattered ... if that makes sense.  I more feel like the gods are few, but that every culture gives them different aspects depending on the needs and beliefs of that culture.  Who they really are is a mystery, but I feel safe in assuming that they have a myriad of aspects from all the gods of various cultures.  

All that is to say, right now I`m more just focusing on building a relationship with the gods that are out there, without specifically naming them, because I believe there is something beyond all the naming and specific personality traits.  So, I don`t think you always need to have a specific god in mind (Isis, Athena, Zeus, etc.).  Maybe try "introducing" yourself to the gods and see what comes of it--what they start to show you about who and what they are.  

Don`t know if any of that helps, or is completely ridiculous, but here`s hoping it`s sort of useful. :p

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Feeling Like I'm Missing Something
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 03:03:51 am »
Thanks for all your replies, I feel better now. The Goddess and God are always there and I feel that, just not in any specific form.

I'll just go along as I have been and maybe some day I'll be called by one of Them. :)

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