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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2011, 06:36:29 pm »
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And thus, here I am. So utterly fucking confused and scared and worried and uncertain. Le. Sigh.


I have found in the past when I am lost and confused- sometimes the best answer is to sit still. Much like how you can't see the bottom of the creek when you're flailing around- sometimes the answer becomes muddier the more we fret over it. I often find myself having periods of doing next to nothing- waiting for the idea to hit me, the spark to fly- and the moment when it all makes sense. Waiting sometimes feels useless, but it has yet to stear me wrong.

Could this be a case for you?

Oh yes, and I should mention that by waiting, I mean honestly waiting. Not standing there bashing your head against the wall and calling it 'waiting'.

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2011, 06:41:09 pm »
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Oh yes, and I should mention that by waiting, I mean honestly waiting. Not standing there bashing your head against the wall and calling it 'waiting'.

 
You livin' in my head? That's exactly what I call waiting. LOL
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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2011, 07:09:32 pm »
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I guess my problem with this whole branching out thing is the fact that (A) I'm terrified that in so doing, I'll forget my goddess and (B), I don't know where to look. I mean, so many different things pique my interest, but not nearly so much as all-things Egyptian. I'm reading about vodoun right now, but how do I know this is the way to go?


Like you, I worry sometimes that I'm "forgetting" about the Egyptian deities, especially because I'm an "out of sight, out of mind" person. It's why I rely so heavily on having a shrine in my room where I can easily see it. I set mine up next to my computer so that Anpu's statue is always within my field of vision when I sit at my desk.

And, like you, I have limited interest in other paths -- probably moreso, since I don't even have the motivation to read about them. The feeling I get from Shinto is the only one strong enough that I've actively begun to do research again.

I guess the only way we'll know if it's right or not is to plunge in feet-first. Fear holds us back, and that's not healthy for growth.

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2011, 07:39:10 pm »
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Veggiewolf and Shad mention FK. I see and appreciate where they are and I'm moderately intrigued, but how do I know that I should go down that road? And on the heels of that, I can't help but think: Gah. Celtic stuff? Gah.

 
"Celtic stuff" is a fascinating description of a non-denominational philosophical structure created by an Apollo devotee. ;)
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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2011, 08:11:39 pm »
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I guess my problem with this whole branching out thing is the fact that (A) I'm terrified that in so doing, I'll forget my goddess and (B), I don't know where to look. I mean, so many different things pique my interest, but not nearly so much as all-things Egyptian. I'm reading about vodoun right now, but how do I know this is the way to go?

Veggiewolf and Shad mention FK. I see and appreciate where they are and I'm moderately intrigued, but how do I know that I should go down that road? And on the heels of that, I can't help but think: Gah. Celtic stuff? Gah.* And then, I move on and think about heathenry and Hinduism and all of the rest. While I'm interested in these paths, it's an ambiguous interest. If a book is to plop in front of me or my Wiki-clicking takes me there, then sure. I'll read about it. However, I'm not interested in actively seeking the information. It doesn't pique enough interest for me.

And thus, here I am. So utterly fucking confused and scared and worried and uncertain. Le. Sigh.

I will say, though, it's nice knowing that I'm not alone. :)

* I have nothing against Celtic anything. It's more of a personal block than anything else.

 
Maybe the problem lies in wanting to have the ANSWER. I say that cause what you posted reminds me a lot of me LOL. I just approach it differently. I am happy with my path, but part of my path is seeking, seeking more knowledge, more truths, more possible answers. I go through real manic stages of reading everything I can about any belief system I can. I drive myself nuts doing it. But I think what I am looking for is some great universal ANSWER that does not exist.

I think Devo gave great advice there. Slow down, find that inner silence, and wait. Simpler said than done though LOL. But I do think its the best way to find YOUR answer.
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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2011, 08:30:49 pm »
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You livin' in my head? That's exactly what I call waiting. LOL

 
Some days, it's what I call waiting. And then Set goes "You're never going to get it this way" and will disappear until I cool down. Which can take a while.

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2011, 08:41:49 am »
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"Celtic stuff" is a fascinating description of a non-denominational philosophical structure created by an Apollo devotee. ;)

 
I is so CONFUSED!!!!

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2011, 05:15:25 pm »
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But I think what I am looking for is some great universal ANSWER that does not exist.

 
How do you know it doesn't exist?
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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2011, 07:08:58 pm »
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How do you know it doesn't exist?



I don't KNOW, I said I THINK. If there is one it is very illusive, and in the history I know of no-one has found it. In my opinion if there was one great universal answer it would be one that would unite us all, because it would simply be undisputable. I look around at all the different paths and it makes me think that there are a multitude of answers, all of them the correct one for certain situations, times and people. But I am very skeptical about there being one great one for us all.

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« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 07:10:19 pm by Fireof9 »
Really?  So, hey, want to go fishing?  I\'ve got a telescope, and it\'s going to be a dark night, so we should see the fish really well.
...what, I\'m not talking about fishing?  That\'s stargazing?  It\'s all doing-stuff, so it\'s the same thing, right?
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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 05:30:13 am »
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but i think what i am looking for is some great universal answer that does not exist.

42? :)
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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2011, 06:02:24 am »
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42? :)

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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2011, 07:00:54 am »
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42? :)

 
Yes but... what is the question? :)
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2011, 08:01:04 am »
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Yes but... what is the question? :)

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2011, 08:08:54 am »
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Veggiewolf and Shad mention FK. I see and appreciate where they are and I'm moderately intrigued, but how do I know that I should go down that road? And on the heels of that, I can't help but think: Gah. Celtic stuff? Gah.*

 
You are confusing Shad's FlameKeeping with Brigidine Flamekeeping. :D Shad's path has nothing to do with Celtic anything. It is an a-religious framework. It seems to be quite compatible with Kemetic thought, as 2 of the 9 FlameKeepers are Kemetic. :)

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Re: Discovering What's Missing
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2011, 11:11:17 am »
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You are confusing Shad's FlameKeeping with Brigidine Flamekeeping. :D Shad's path has nothing to do with Celtic anything. It is an a-religious framework. It seems to be quite compatible with Kemetic thought, as 2 of the 9 FlameKeepers are Kemetic. :)

 
I will also mirror this. From what I have read, FK and Kemeticism are completely compatible. Which is a yay for me :P

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