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Author Topic: How do the Gods contact you?  (Read 5480 times)

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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 05:26:42 pm »
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I'll hear their voices, but not really with my ears; I'll hear it as a thought, the same way you 'hear' yourself when you read silently.

 
That happens with me, too.  It's similar to the way dead people talk, but...broader.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2011, 08:48:29 pm »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.

They are very few and far between but the ones I have been able to believe that were truly "outside" of me are dreams, through divination, and at one point smelling incense in the car when I never should have been able to smell it.

Oh, and that one time it snowed. Long story, that. :)

Harder to grasp: influences to listen to certain music, body reactions, trains of thought suddenly being de-railed, or can't stop thinking of a certain God for hours or days (as in, everything seems to loop back around to Them).
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2011, 09:25:23 pm »
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That's usually how I get contacted.  The God, Set likes appearing in my dreams.

 
Himself is also fond of communicating via slowly dawning horrified realisation. :P
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How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2011, 10:03:04 pm »
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No, you're not alone. Happens to me all the time. Out of the clear blue, something random will pop into my head and I can't get it out until I actually do something about it.

Oh my gods. Aengus did that to me a couple of weeks ago, with the end result that I went and got a sun and moon tattooed on my back today.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2011, 04:48:01 am »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.


Truthfuly it depends on what I am to do or experience.  Most times with Artemis its via dream time or something in the physical will happen that makes me think of nothing but her.  Things like i'll walk outside and become aware of a herd of deer that has a lot of stags / bucks in it when normally all we see are doe's and fawns.  Other times i'll literly get an image that plants itself in my third eye and is so strong I see it, feel it and at times can hear or smell things associated to it.

That sense of pressing imagery is how Hekate / Hecate tends to contact me or make me aware she is looking.  Other times its the baying of hounds echoing down the valley that you know right off is not the normal sounds they make when you hear them everyday type thing.  Other times it's through physical imagery that takes shape in the smoke from a fire, images that take form in the shifting fog.  Sometimes its simply a gathering of things that are out of the norm but the moment you see it or expereince it it just shouts Hekate / Hecate at you.  On a few occasions it was her image that appeared in my head like a negative that comes to life but that was only when I was being asked to be a talking stick for Kali to one of her adaptees.  Then you know right off as she tell's you her boundaries and what you are allowed to do.

On very rare occasions, usually when I've invoke / evoked them or a dedication type ceremony I'll feel as if I am surrounded or wrapped up in something and their presence is so strong I hear their voices.  Many times to the point where I have to ask "Hey, did you hear that?" as it seem's to be inside of me but also reverberating in the very air outside of me.

Bastet and Pahket are always a dry hot gust of wind that has an odor that reminds me of when I was off the coast of Africa and the winds were blowing in off the desert.  Then I have to really pay attention to see which one is was, usually with Bastet there is also a sense or smell of water and marsh, sort of wet ground.

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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2011, 05:05:22 am »
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On a few occasions it was her image that appeared in my head like a negative

Do you mean like a photo negative?  Because I get that too with Poseidon! I have these fleeting images in my mind's eye, often when I'm drifting off to sleep, or meditating on him.  Usually they are things associated with him, like horses, a trident, or even him.  Often they are accompanied with a "presence." The images are never very clear, though.  They very similar to the ghostly outlines you see in a photo negative, and often they have a purple/blueish hue.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2011, 05:18:03 am »
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Do you mean like a photo negative?  Because I get that too with Poseidon! I have these fleeting images in my mind's eye, often when I'm drifting off to sleep, or meditating on him.  Usually they are things associated with him, like horses, a trident, or even him.  Often they are accompanied with a "presence." The images are never very clear, though.  They very similar to the ghostly outlines you see in a photo negative, and often they have a purple/blueish hue.


That would be a good description of how it looks.  Especially when you consider it's like your holding the negative up to the light to see but there is no light coming through it to make it clear and sharp.  Yet they never reamin at one point but seem to either move closer which really irratates you for you want to see more and clearer but can't.  Or it seems to move away from you and you struggle to make out the image contained in the image so it looks blurry and distorted.

I do agree when it happens there is always the sense of a presence with it.  SOmetimes up front and in your face, other times like its looking at you but not quite focused upon you but you know your in its field of vision.

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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 05:30:49 am »
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I have thoughts/dreams that are outside my normal mental patterns and have learned to pay attention to them.

 
This, as well as excessive coincidences
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2011, 03:05:01 pm »
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Do you mean like a photo negative?  Because I get that too with Poseidon! I have these fleeting images in my mind's eye, often when I'm drifting off to sleep, or meditating on him.  Usually they are things associated with him, like horses, a trident, or even him.  Often they are accompanied with a "presence." The images are never very clear, though.  They very similar to the ghostly outlines you see in a photo negative, and often they have a purple/blueish hue.

Exactly the case with Ishtar and myself.
I get flashes of images.
But I got a very different flash of a goddess recently, in a long black kimono dress, white faced, with a red dot in the center of her head.
Very different from Ishtar, perhaps another goddess is trying to get in contact with me as well?

When I began reading about Ishtar I found a black scorpion (plastic, thankfully, also around Samhain time) near the elevator in my school's language building.

But in the case of contact, my god/desses come to me in dreams, and in visions on the brink of sleep. My pop culture deities come to me through events that happen in the waking life.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2011, 01:17:14 am »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.

 
Mostly in dreams and in near-dream-state meditations.  I have conversations with them, though mostly with Brighid.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2011, 06:49:56 pm »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.

 
Mostly dreams, but every once in a while I'll just get "a feeling." I don't know how to describe it... almost like a little whisper or mental caress. It very well could be just me and I'm crazy but I just feel like there's a difference when it's me and when it's not. Then again, I'm new at this so I don't think I've learned very well when things are me or an outside source...

Gah, did that even make sense?

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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2011, 05:45:15 pm »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.

 
My tradition uses wooden statues (Cummirs) - images of Gods to meditate on them. One time when i meditate with opened eyes to one of the statues i saw by eyes how it's blinked by left eye to me. So i was heared.
Second time i meditate on nature - when opened eyes i saw shadow on ground. Tall figure in robe with long hairs and fire sword. It was like shadow theatre... interesting. When i turn round to look what object was do the shadow i saw only leaves and branches of trees. When i turn back shadow is leave.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2011, 06:39:49 pm »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.

 
For me its through song. I have a good deal of music come out of nowhere relating to exactly whats been running through my head. Their way of showing their support and strength. I also have visions when I pick up certain objects, and that's always a surprise.
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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2012, 11:22:35 pm »
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I was just wondering how the Gods and Goddesses contacted you. For me i get a lot of contact in my dreams and when i meditate.


I would say dreams mostly for me as well. Here is something weird though, i will sometimes zone out and either say or do something that i don't remember doing or saying. I have done that quite a bit and anyone around me makes sure to let me know! Tell me that isn't weird! ;)

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Re: How do the Gods contact you?
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 01:17:33 pm »
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I would say dreams mostly for me as well. Here is something weird though, i will sometimes zone out and either say or do something that i don't remember doing or saying. I have done that quite a bit and anyone around me makes sure to let me know! Tell me that isn't weird! ;)

 
What if you don't think they ever have contacted you, or maybe I'm still such a novice to this path that I don't recognize it?  This is something that I struggle with because I have gotten that connection with any certain God/Goddess.  I have a strong pull to the Irish Celtic Pantheon and I love the Moon, but that's about it.  Other then that I have no clue.:(

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