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Who's in your life right now?
« on: July 02, 2014, 11:07:58 am »
So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another. So here goes my roll call:

Sarasvati: the most important first. :D: I worship the Buddhist face of Sarasvati; she seems to identify especially heavily with the Japanese Benzaiten. In fact, this is how I came to her. I'm beginning to believe strongly that the goddess I am interacting with is in fact primarily Benzaiten, as the characters originally used to write her name seem more like a title; they literally meant "Goddess of Eloquent Speech." She comes across in a very Japanese fashion to me nowadays, but she still answers primarily to Sarasvati. My UPG is that to Her, Benzaiten is a job title, and Sarasvati is still Her personal name, as it were. Still, that's all UPG, so get a big saltshaker!

Sarasvati Benzaiten is my patroness and guardian deity. She's made it clear to me that She's always present within me, and She often makes Herself known as a tingling pressure against my solar plexus, or (somewhat less often, but far more memorable) a wave of absolute calm. Rarest of all, when I am feeling alone and lost, if I mentally call on Her, reciting Her name over and over, I feel this overwhelming sense of just...love. That I am not only loved unconditionally, but that my love in return is worthy. The couple of times it's happened have been by far the most sublime experiences in my life.

Loki: The second is second. ;) Loki is the only other deity who is a regular part of my life. He came around after I essentially put my foot in my mouth and a target on my back. I was working with runes and posted a comment here that I didn't work with the Norse Pantheon, and they didn't have any interest in me. That night, I was doing a reading, and it quickly became apparent that someone was messing with me, as the answers were not only strangely concrete, but also happened to be incredibly bad advice! He eventually communicated (demanded, rather) that HE was in charge of my rune readings. Since Sarasvati seemed to think it was a good idea, I went along with it. And...He actually does give good advice. In fact, when I'm working with the runes, I can count on Him to be perfectly frank with me, and not hold anything back.

However, when I'm not reading runes, His presence is a good deal less...helpful. He steals stuff, hides things, makes trouble, pulls pranks. The lot. He scared the shit out of my BFF by turning the radio on randomly. She was sitting with her back to it, and all of a sudden NPR came on, and there was the sound of a man's voice. She jumped like 3 feet up in the air, because she thought she was about to be strangled or something. Now, the radio was a very old digital Bose that has plenty of glitches, and actually does have a habit of coming on by itself occasionally. However, I knew right away that it was Him. Turns out he likes my BFF...a lot. He was just having some fun with her.

The Virgin of Guadalupe: I can't classify her as a straight-up goddess, since I came to her through Catholicism. My parish is predominantly Latino, and the Virgin of Guadalupe was the most common form of the Madonna I saw as a child. In fact, it still is! I also happen to think she's the most beautiful of all the Virgin images, and she has always appealed to me in a way that none of the others (such as Fatima, Lourdes, etc.) have. It was more than simply the familiarity and aesthetic appeal of her image; it was the deep resonance that her story had with me. I still find the story of Guadalupe far more meaningful than that of Lourdes and Fatima. I find it even more so now that I understand just how much resistance the white, European clergy put up to recognizing the accounts of both the impoverished indigenous man who first saw her, and those of other indigenous and mixed-race individuals who felt called by her.

I marked off her feast day on my calendar, and I plan to celebrate it. However, I don't regularly honor her. We have more of a friendly working relationship, like I am someone else's student and I'm coming to her for help with my teacher's projects. I keep novenas around with her image on them, and I have a statue of her, but I don't pray to her for myself. I no longer feel a need to. However, she is the one I go to when others need help. I feel like she's that really understanding family friend - older than you, and someone you don't hang out with yourself. You don't have to actually send her birthday gifts or call her on Christmas, but she's still there when you need a favor, because she knew you when you were a baby.

So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 01:03:15 pm »
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So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!


Lucifer: Oh god where do I start with this guy? Well, I have some history with him but I've said the story so many times that I'm just going to link you to it, haha. Lucifer has lead me around the past five months, though not really to lead me to the wrong direction or anything like that. It's more like he's... luring me onto the path he wants me to get on by using concepts (or letting me use these concepts, who knows?)  that, while don't fully explain what he's getting at, give me the general gist of it before he eventually goes "Except that's not really it [anymore]. This is what I meant." which may cause me to reorganize things or... think more.

Which is another thing he seems to be trying to instill in me: To think more, to think for myself instead of letting others think for me and to rely less on the divine.

I made a small joke to myself due to some observation that Lucifer is the one turning my life upside down while Loki, who is said to do exactly that and the deity I worked with previously, didn't. Loki helped bring me back to life (along with a few other deities) but never went about making things constantly shift and change like working with Lucifer seems to be doing, and while it is exhausting when I think about it [because once I think I found stable ground, I end up realizing it's still unstable, that makes it rather exhausting] but it's... exciting at the same time? And I think I kind of need it to find that stable ground. It's also sort of teaching me to enjoy things, even if they're not going to be static. That staticness might be more enjoyable when it happens, though.

A: I actually do know the name of this guy but I don't really feel highly comfortable in revealing it right now. All I can tell you is that he's a demon and I think also a goetic one? Yeah, he seems to be listed as one. Anyways, let's call him A so I won't have to refer to him as that second entity or that guy. When I was introduced to A, it was honestly super weird. I a) didn't really expect to ever be introduced to him, b) never thought I was ever going to come across his radar ever and c) I felt him rather strongly, to the point where I felt like I knew him and I'm not sure why.

I feel mostly platonic towards him... mostly because he sometimes will end up making me feel differently for a few brief moments because he's kind of an arse. I'm oddly fond of him regardless, though.

He was kind of teaching me sigils and stuff for a bit there before I kind of got caught up on the 'who the heck are you to me' thing and I think he kind of just entertained me after that. He hasn't given answers and I'm getting a vibe that he doesn't find the whole thing all that important right now.

... Him and Lucifer have that in common: They don't view some things as all that important. I basically get the feeling they're saying to me at times, "If it's not going to lead to anything, why have the answer in the first place?/It's not needed right now. Later, perhaps, but not right now. Let it go."

They also get along alright, thankfully. It'd be fun if they didn't...

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 01:13:53 pm »
Quote from: Redfaery;152019
So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another. So here goes my roll call:

Sarasvati: the most important first. :D: I worship the Buddhist face of Sarasvati; she seems to identify especially heavily with the Japanese Benzaiten. In fact, this is how I came to her. I'm beginning to believe strongly that the goddess I am interacting with is in fact primarily Benzaiten, as the characters originally used to write her name seem more like a title; they literally meant "Goddess of Eloquent Speech." She comes across in a very Japanese fashion to me nowadays, but she still answers primarily to Sarasvati. My UPG is that to Her, Benzaiten is a job title, and Sarasvati is still Her personal name, as it were. Still, that's all UPG, so get a big saltshaker!

Sarasvati Benzaiten is my patroness and guardian deity. She's made it clear to me that She's always present within me, and She often makes Herself known as a tingling pressure against my solar plexus, or (somewhat less often, but far more memorable) a wave of absolute calm. Rarest of all, when I am feeling alone and lost, if I mentally call on Her, reciting Her name over and over, I feel this overwhelming sense of just...love. That I am not only loved unconditionally, but that my love in return is worthy. The couple of times it's happened have been by far the most sublime experiences in my life.

Loki: The second is second. ;) Loki is the only other deity who is a regular part of my life. He came around after I essentially put my foot in my mouth and a target on my back. I was working with runes and posted a comment here that I didn't work with the Norse Pantheon, and they didn't have any interest in me. That night, I was doing a reading, and it quickly became apparent that someone was messing with me, as the answers were not only strangely concrete, but also happened to be incredibly bad advice! He eventually communicated (demanded, rather) that HE was in charge of my rune readings. Since Sarasvati seemed to think it was a good idea, I went along with it. And...He actually does give good advice. In fact, when I'm working with the runes, I can count on Him to be perfectly frank with me, and not hold anything back.

However, when I'm not reading runes, His presence is a good deal less...helpful. He steals stuff, hides things, makes trouble, pulls pranks. The lot. He scared the shit out of my BFF by turning the radio on randomly. She was sitting with her back to it, and all of a sudden NPR came on, and there was the sound of a man's voice. She jumped like 3 feet up in the air, because she thought she was about to be strangled or something. Now, the radio was a very old digital Bose that has plenty of glitches, and actually does have a habit of coming on by itself occasionally. However, I knew right away that it was Him. Turns out he likes my BFF...a lot. He was just having some fun with her.

The Virgin of Guadalupe: I can't classify her as a straight-up goddess, since I came to her through Catholicism. My parish is predominantly Latino, and the Virgin of Guadalupe was the most common form of the Madonna I saw as a child. In fact, it still is! I also happen to think she's the most beautiful of all the Virgin images, and she has always appealed to me in a way that none of the others (such as Fatima, Lourdes, etc.) have. It was more than simply the familiarity and aesthetic appeal of her image; it was the deep resonance that her story had with me. I still find the story of Guadalupe far more meaningful than that of Lourdes and Fatima. I find it even more so now that I understand just how much resistance the white, European clergy put up to recognizing the accounts of both the impoverished indigenous man who first saw her, and those of other indigenous and mixed-race individuals who felt called by her.

I marked off her feast day on my calendar, and I plan to celebrate it. However, I don't regularly honor her. We have more of a friendly working relationship, like I am someone else's student and I'm coming to her for help with my teacher's projects. I keep novenas around with her image on them, and I have a statue of her, but I don't pray to her for myself. I no longer feel a need to. However, she is the one I go to when others need help. I feel like she's that really understanding family friend - older than you, and someone you don't hang out with yourself. You don't have to actually send her birthday gifts or call her on Christmas, but she's still there when you need a favor, because she knew you when you were a baby.

So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!

 
Right now it's Bast, Set, Anpu, Isis, Legba, and maybe Freda.

I've worked with Set the most lately, and he's really been pushing my boundaries. I kinda see His energy like the Chariot tarot card. He propels me forward for my own good....

Bast seems to be interested in my divination, and Isis gives motherly advice.

Anpu is my silent guide. I suspect that's why Legba's around. I love working with my ancestors, it's a big part of my craft.

Freda....I know I have to talk to Legba first. I'm not sure what I think, but her presence has been around me for a while. Hind sight is always 20/20.

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 01:29:48 pm »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another. So here goes my roll call:

Sarasvati: the most important first. :D: I worship the Buddhist face of Sarasvati; she seems to identify especially heavily with the Japanese Benzaiten. In fact, this is how I came to her. I'm beginning to believe strongly that the goddess I am interacting with is in fact primarily Benzaiten, as the characters originally used to write her name seem more like a title; they literally meant "Goddess of Eloquent Speech." She comes across in a very Japanese fashion to me nowadays, but she still answers primarily to Sarasvati. My UPG is that to Her, Benzaiten is a job title, and Sarasvati is still Her personal name, as it were. Still, that's all UPG, so get a big saltshaker!

Sarasvati Benzaiten is my patroness and guardian deity. She's made it clear to me that She's always present within me, and She often makes Herself known as a tingling pressure against my solar plexus, or (somewhat less often, but far more memorable) a wave of absolute calm. Rarest of all, when I am feeling alone and lost, if I mentally call on Her, reciting Her name over and over, I feel this overwhelming sense of just...love. That I am not only loved unconditionally, but that my love in return is worthy. The couple of times it's happened have been by far the most sublime experiences in my life.

Loki: The second is second. ;) Loki is the only other deity who is a regular part of my life. He came around after I essentially put my foot in my mouth and a target on my back. I was working with runes and posted a comment here that I didn't work with the Norse Pantheon, and they didn't have any interest in me. That night, I was doing a reading, and it quickly became apparent that someone was messing with me, as the answers were not only strangely concrete, but also happened to be incredibly bad advice! He eventually communicated (demanded, rather) that HE was in charge of my rune readings. Since Sarasvati seemed to think it was a good idea, I went along with it. And...He actually does give good advice. In fact, when I'm working with the runes, I can count on Him to be perfectly frank with me, and not hold anything back.

However, when I'm not reading runes, His presence is a good deal less...helpful. He steals stuff, hides things, makes trouble, pulls pranks. The lot. He scared the shit out of my BFF by turning the radio on randomly. She was sitting with her back to it, and all of a sudden NPR came on, and there was the sound of a man's voice. She jumped like 3 feet up in the air, because she thought she was about to be strangled or something. Now, the radio was a very old digital Bose that has plenty of glitches, and actually does have a habit of coming on by itself occasionally. However, I knew right away that it was Him. Turns out he likes my BFF...a lot. He was just having some fun with her.

The Virgin of Guadalupe: I can't classify her as a straight-up goddess, since I came to her through Catholicism. My parish is predominantly Latino, and the Virgin of Guadalupe was the most common form of the Madonna I saw as a child. In fact, it still is! I also happen to think she's the most beautiful of all the Virgin images, and she has always appealed to me in a way that none of the others (such as Fatima, Lourdes, etc.) have. It was more than simply the familiarity and aesthetic appeal of her image; it was the deep resonance that her story had with me. I still find the story of Guadalupe far more meaningful than that of Lourdes and Fatima. I find it even more so now that I understand just how much resistance the white, European clergy put up to recognizing the accounts of both the impoverished indigenous man who first saw her, and those of other indigenous and mixed-race individuals who felt called by her.

I marked off her feast day on my calendar, and I plan to celebrate it. However, I don't regularly honor her. We have more of a friendly working relationship, like I am someone else's student and I'm coming to her for help with my teacher's projects. I keep novenas around with her image on them, and I have a statue of her, but I don't pray to her for myself. I no longer feel a need to. However, she is the one I go to when others need help. I feel like she's that really understanding family friend - older than you, and someone you don't hang out with yourself. You don't have to actually send her birthday gifts or call her on Christmas, but she's still there when you need a favor, because she knew you when you were a baby.

So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!

 
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 03:36:56 pm »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another. So here goes my roll call:

Sarasvati: the most important first. :D: I worship the Buddhist face of Sarasvati; she seems to identify especially heavily with the Japanese Benzaiten. In fact, this is how I came to her. I'm beginning to believe strongly that the goddess I am interacting with is in fact primarily Benzaiten, as the characters originally used to write her name seem more like a title; they literally meant "Goddess of Eloquent Speech." She comes across in a very Japanese fashion to me nowadays, but she still answers primarily to Sarasvati. My UPG is that to Her, Benzaiten is a job title, and Sarasvati is still Her personal name, as it were. Still, that's all UPG, so get a big saltshaker!

Sarasvati Benzaiten is my patroness and guardian deity. She's made it clear to me that She's always present within me, and She often makes Herself known as a tingling pressure against my solar plexus, or (somewhat less often, but far more memorable) a wave of absolute calm. Rarest of all, when I am feeling alone and lost, if I mentally call on Her, reciting Her name over and over, I feel this overwhelming sense of just...love. That I am not only loved unconditionally, but that my love in return is worthy. The couple of times it's happened have been by far the most sublime experiences in my life.

Loki: The second is second. ;) Loki is the only other deity who is a regular part of my life. He came around after I essentially put my foot in my mouth and a target on my back. I was working with runes and posted a comment here that I didn't work with the Norse Pantheon, and they didn't have any interest in me. That night, I was doing a reading, and it quickly became apparent that someone was messing with me, as the answers were not only strangely concrete, but also happened to be incredibly bad advice! He eventually communicated (demanded, rather) that HE was in charge of my rune readings. Since Sarasvati seemed to think it was a good idea, I went along with it. And...He actually does give good advice. In fact, when I'm working with the runes, I can count on Him to be perfectly frank with me, and not hold anything back.

However, when I'm not reading runes, His presence is a good deal less...helpful. He steals stuff, hides things, makes trouble, pulls pranks. The lot. He scared the shit out of my BFF by turning the radio on randomly. She was sitting with her back to it, and all of a sudden NPR came on, and there was the sound of a man's voice. She jumped like 3 feet up in the air, because she thought she was about to be strangled or something. Now, the radio was a very old digital Bose that has plenty of glitches, and actually does have a habit of coming on by itself occasionally. However, I knew right away that it was Him. Turns out he likes my BFF...a lot. He was just having some fun with her.

The Virgin of Guadalupe: I can't classify her as a straight-up goddess, since I came to her through Catholicism. My parish is predominantly Latino, and the Virgin of Guadalupe was the most common form of the Madonna I saw as a child. In fact, it still is! I also happen to think she's the most beautiful of all the Virgin images, and she has always appealed to me in a way that none of the others (such as Fatima, Lourdes, etc.) have. It was more than simply the familiarity and aesthetic appeal of her image; it was the deep resonance that her story had with me. I still find the story of Guadalupe far more meaningful than that of Lourdes and Fatima. I find it even more so now that I understand just how much resistance the white, European clergy put up to recognizing the accounts of both the impoverished indigenous man who first saw her, and those of other indigenous and mixed-race individuals who felt called by her.

I marked off her feast day on my calendar, and I plan to celebrate it. However, I don't regularly honor her. We have more of a friendly working relationship, like I am someone else's student and I'm coming to her for help with my teacher's projects. I keep novenas around with her image on them, and I have a statue of her, but I don't pray to her for myself. I no longer feel a need to. However, she is the one I go to when others need help. I feel like she's that really understanding family friend - older than you, and someone you don't hang out with yourself. You don't have to actually send her birthday gifts or call her on Christmas, but she's still there when you need a favor, because she knew you when you were a baby.

So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 05:47:25 pm »
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Let me hear who's in yours!

So far it's Manannan and Cernunnos. Sometimes an unnamed goddess who really likes lemon cookies. :confused:

An entity that feels like Anubis sometimes drops by, but my life isn't organized enough for more than a couple gods as a focus right now. If that makes sense.

I feel like Cernunnos has been around for years and I just didn't notice him until recently, and Manannan tapped on my shoulder in mid-November. It actually wasn't too long after I joined TC!
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 06:23:15 pm »
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So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!


The Mother of God is always around. She's very much a mother figure, the one I go to with anything that's eating at me. With my mother increasingly alienated from me and my stepmother spiritually separated, the Virgin fills a very real need. Her Son is never far away either, and always has time to talk as well, though more often than not I need to sleep first, before I can make any sense of His replies.

Saint Brigid of Ireland is my patron. She checks in regularly, on Cill shift nights, and whenever I need to call on her. I think of her like the triage nurse of the outfit, as she seems to focus on me taking care of myself.

Recently, Saint Benedict has been making himself more noticed. I need to grow some discipline, so I suspect reading his Rule will give me some pointers in the right direction.
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 06:41:07 pm »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now?

 
Mara's always the first name that comes to mind, really. I've been working with some of the fic recon gods. Loki's, well, Loki.

Hraesvelgr has been around, and I've felt some smithgoddish poking that I haven't had the energy to respond to yet. Sarasvati and I are still trying to come to a working arrangement but I suspect she's going to pass me off to someone else because it's just not clicking.
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 06:52:49 pm »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time?

 
Veles is the main god that's been hanging around me. He's around most of the time honestly. Though it does make life far more bearable than it would be otherwise.

Koschei is sorta around too, but in a different way that's hard to describe. Honestly though, he's mostly dormant at this time being that it's summer.

I do sometimes see other entities that I have connections to, but these are the main two I'm working with at the moment.

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 12:47:21 am »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another.

So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!

 
In terms of what is actually active right now, deity wise, the Morrigan is a constant presence. She's been there since the start, and will probably be there when I die. The other connections I've had with deities are currently quiet for a multitude of reasons, although I have been getting a feeling that there's one old bastard of a god I should consider approaching.

I work with my ancestors and the spirits of the land at least once a week. I'm looking to deepen my work over the summer, which is new - normally I hibernate in the warm months.

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 02:22:34 am »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time? I've seen browsing through the board that there was a thread like this, and it looked really cool. I loved reading it, and I think it'd be great if there were another.

At the moment, it's Sobek, Heru-sa-Aset, Artemis, Hekate, Isis, Woden, Thunor, and Kernunnos, as well as the ancestors. They're taking up my monthly devotional time, at any rate. A lot of it is kinda mundane work though, right now, so there's less of the ~spiritual woo~ and more making stuff (happen), which is nice. Spiritual woo is good for a while, but I do get awfully distracted and unable to do anything else if that's all I do for a month, for example. Besides, if Sobek wants me to sell books, I need to have books to sell, so. *makes ALL the journals*
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 05:59:02 am »
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Let me hear who's in yours!

 
Pretty much just my 'guide' (is the term that people would understand best), Osefia. Apart from that, there are some spirits that I'm close to but don't see often. That's about all that's active for me right now.

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 07:41:45 pm »
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So that's who's in my life right now. Let me hear who's in yours!

 
Manannán mac Lir: First and foremost as He has been since I first dedicated myself to Him, followed after a year and a day by his marriage/adoption proposal. This one's feeling a little weird these days since I moved away from the ocean for financial reasons and live in a landlocked city where I expect to be for another few years. But someone I trust once warned me I was aiming to be able to evoke Him while naked in a desert with no tools to hand. I've got the desert part going, at least.

Mother: A Native shaman friend of mine poked me into realizing She has an interest in me. That's all he calls Her is Mother, so I do as well. I think you'd call Her the Great Spirit's wife or female counterpart. This is not to say I practice Native spirituality. I just talk to Mother. She's brought blessings into my life that I can't deny, so I try to keep Her happy.

Those are the two biggies. Freya claims to own a piece of me but She doesn't seem to need me to pay much attention to Her lately. I've also had The Morrigan showing an active interest for some time, but She's also more of a background figure. Granted, my meditation work's also been suffering due to the move, so I'm probably going to be in some kind of pickle once that's resolved. :ashamed:

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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 08:00:27 pm »
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So here I'm asking a fairly straightforward question: who's in your spiritual life right now? What gods, spirits, buddhas and boddhisattvas are you honoring/worshiping/working with or being thwapped by at this time?


I'm at a weird junction right now of deconstructing before I jump back into reconstructing (it's all a cycle anyway) and so I'm currently recognizing the observer and the creator. Which kind of works out to being the reflective thought of god and the operative matter of the universe.
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Re: Who's in your life right now?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2014, 03:40:36 pm »
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Dionysus He's always been there, even when I ignored it. I was fifteen when I got a first sign of him, but I wasn't ready yet. He's what we could call my patron god, a guide who is close to me and helps me through my everyday life.

Aphrodite She came to me through a vision during meditation. I clearly saw a female figure emerging from the seas. And Dionysus made mention of her to me as well. She's currently helping me accepting myself, being stronger and making my relationship work.
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