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Title: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qefathethert on November 18, 2010, 04:09:20 pm
If this comes out muddled, I'm sorry. I'm still buzzing and crying a little - but good tears.
I finally gathered the will and guts to make a little makeshift shrine as described on these boards to simply sit and talk to any netjeru wanted to speak to me. I have a Ma'at statue, so that served, as well as a tealight, incense, and a large shell to hold an offering of water (when I don't know what to give, water has always been my safe bet).
As soon as I began giving thanks, and going "who's out there?" I got an instant impression of a sistrum, laughter, a red dress and perfume, and the feeling of "Finally! Girl, I've been here all along, and I love you so much!" Then I felt that love, and I had to cry, it was too much. I vaguely remember whispering "Mother", and feeling like I was crying on Hethert's shoulder.
I also "heard" Her say "I want you to laugh, love yourself, stop burying your joy in grief. And you don't dance anymore. Please dance. Dance is Love, and Love is Dance."
I then put on Enigma, "Gravity of Love" and danced for Her. Then I prostrated myself before the shrine and cried more - but I felt like a comforting hand was stroking my back.
And Love. Such glowing Love.
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Satsenu on November 18, 2010, 04:13:17 pm
Awww! What a great experience! Thank you for sharing!! Hethert can make a good time out of the darkest of situations. She's full of love and so bubbly! I encourage you to keep speaking with Her. I know when I get incredibly down, She is who I go to for swift smiles and feelings of well being.
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Sekhenetnut on November 18, 2010, 04:16:18 pm
Your experience brought tears to my eyes. You're very lucky and I'm so happy for you.
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qefathethert on November 18, 2010, 04:19:11 pm
Thanks y'all. I'm still crying! But happy tears!
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Arienihethert on November 18, 2010, 04:21:51 pm
Quote from: Lunatic_Heathen
Then I felt that love

Ohhhhhhhh yeah. There's nothing like that love! :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Ta_Imu_Aset on November 18, 2010, 04:22:22 pm
That's awesome LH, it can be quite startling an experience like that, can't it? In a good way that is...when Wepwawet first gave me what I now call the "happy bubbles", I was taken aback...like-what is THIS now?? Haa...it was awesome. Enjoy!

Dua Netjer!
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Taqaisenu on November 18, 2010, 04:23:17 pm
Mmmm, that is my Mother. :)  And a beautiful experience.  Thank you for sharing.

And for dancing!!!  I think I may go do some dancing now, myself! Inspired by you being inspired by Her. :)
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Mesetibes on November 18, 2010, 04:23:48 pm
Yeah, She does that.
My first experience with her was pretty much the same way. That intense sort of love that makes you stumble and shakes the noise inside your head something serious. But there's also a zen state that comes from it too, like a happy after-glow buzz.

Much love to you.

~Maret
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Imsetra_Imsety on November 18, 2010, 05:16:00 pm
Em-Hotep-Lunatic_Heathen,

That is such a beautiful story; thank you for sharing this. The Netjeru can be very powerful/overwhelming and quiet loving. Like Maret has said, they can give you that wonderful 'zen' feeling as well; as if you are connected with everything around you; becoming as one with all and you are just at... peace.

Again, Thanks for sharing. :)  
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Siwy on November 18, 2010, 05:32:42 pm
Ah, that's sweet. ^^  Makes me wanna draw a picture.  The snapshot I got was of Hethert holding out her hand with Hemet, Wenem on his gituar, Sesha on drums, Shemem singing, me drawing and KI Meres dancing, all around a campfire with our parents in the background, and maybe Menekh and Imti off-camera.  When this drawing gets done, it's not gonna looks like it does in my mind, but it'll get done anyways.  Prolly with a caption of "Come and stay at our campfire for a while..."
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: HedebBast on November 18, 2010, 06:00:12 pm
I have to say, I got teary-eyed reading this :D but also in a good way.  Dua Hethert!
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qefathethert on November 18, 2010, 06:50:22 pm
:D Thanks everyone, again. Now I not only feel the zenny-bubbly love Hethert poured over me, but so very welcome here in the House! You are all fantastic!

Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Rev. Sehedjef on November 18, 2010, 09:23:19 pm
Thanks for the post and Nekhtet regarding the experience!  ^_^  I don't get the dancing thing (serious case of middle class white guy with no rhythm syndrome)  ^_^.  I think She would have the game face smile (like the kind you plaster on your face when your child makes you breakfast in bed and you have to eat it and tell them how wonderful it is)  ^_^.  I do have a good sense of humor thought and make people laugh which makes up for my drunken stork dance moves.  ^_^

Imti
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qefathethert on November 18, 2010, 11:03:13 pm
I dunno, I got a sense of a lot of good-hearted laughter from Her, so maybe even a "bad" dance would be alright.
But I'm new to this, and simply did what I felt She wanted. No idea what She might ask from anyone else. I took 6 years of ballet (as a child) and self-taught some belly-dancing, so it just felt like a reminder of what I can do, and how I should honor Her.
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Raheri on November 19, 2010, 05:25:19 am
Thank you for sharing your experience. Just reading about it helped warm my heart with Hethert's joy.
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Arienihethert on November 19, 2010, 07:10:13 am
Quote from: Lunatic_Heathen
I dunno, I got a sense of a lot of good-hearted laughter from Her, so maybe even a "bad" dance would be alright.


It's been my experience that it's not how my body moves that she's intersted in, but how my emotions/mental state move when I set my body in a dedicated I'm-moving-for-Hethert manner.

Also, learning to laugh at yourself--not to hide shame, but to really connect with that joy and abandoning of how people say things as subjective as dancing and personal expression "ought" to be--is definitely something that I get from her. :D
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Rev. Shefyt on November 20, 2010, 10:59:47 am

Such a lovely--and love-filled--story. Thank you for sharing it! ^_^

Shefyt

Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: TahekerutAset on November 20, 2010, 10:21:19 pm
That is such a beautiful experience.  Dua Hethert!
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qefathethert on November 21, 2010, 02:33:13 am
This just brought out the same feelings as the OP. I'm all weepy and happy again. Can't explain it, but this is connected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj_xKA5C2vU
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: HehiAset on November 22, 2010, 01:50:04 am
What a beautiful experience, thank you for sharing with everyone.

Hehi
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Qaitsenu on November 27, 2010, 07:51:46 pm
Quote from: Imyutimuti
Thanks for the post and Nekhtet regarding the experience!  ^_^  I don't get the dancing thing (serious case of middle class white guy with no rhythm syndrome)  ^_^.  I think She would have the game face smile (like the kind you plaster on your face when your child makes you breakfast in bed and you have to eat it and tell them how wonderful it is)  ^_^.  I do have a good sense of humor thought and make people laugh which makes up for my drunken stork dance moves.  ^_^

Imti  


Imti... are you sure you're not dancing for Djehuty and doing drunken ibis dance moves?

*would pay good money to see this*
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Hethertgerut on November 27, 2010, 08:26:53 pm
Mm, this made tears well in my eyes.  Hethert is good for these kinda of things, and she has comforted me many a times before.  Thank you for posting your experience.  It is a good reminder of the power of Mom :'-)

I have some dancing and debauchery lined up for tonight: I know who I'm dedicating it to ;-D
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: Taysatwesir on November 29, 2010, 10:36:29 pm
What a beautiful experiance, it made me cry thank you for sharing. ;)
Title: Re: I think I just opened the floodgates to Hethert
Post by: voodoo22 on July 22, 2021, 05:13:52 pm
Beautiful
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