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Title: Sobek
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on July 13, 2011, 06:13:31 pm
I just wanted to thank everyone who was so kind and supportive to me recently, with the passing away of my Uncle Ray...I'd like to add a little story... I was also dreading the funeral, as it meant seeing my mother who does not speak to me. (she has a long history of being abusive to others and few friends)... I was postively dreading seeing her, and I was also assailed with horrific memories of my abusive childhood with her, and cried and became very fragile.....Anyway, I prayed earnestly about this.....When guess who appeared to me as my protective guardian to accompany to the funeral and stay with me afterwards....The last deity I would have thought of. This big grinning crocodile god, Sobek!!!...And he stayed with me persistently. I saw him repeatedly. And he not only protected me, he showed me how to be strong in myself. The first thing he did was mentally walked me through standing up for myself. So, I felt strong within myself. Had a strong sense of myself...And yeah, on the day, my mother snubbed me and after the funeral, the only time she spoke was to me some nasty dig at me.(which fell flat because positively no one listened, but just kept talking)..And it's weird, but it just didn't touch me. It was like being in this happy protective bubble where nothing touched me.(yes, I felt the saddness of the funeral, but not the behaviour of my mother)..I was scarcely aware of what she said...And Sobek appeared in the right hand corner of my vision, clear as day, grinning hugely, and said "Atta girl!"....So, I just wanted to thank everyone and also share that with you....It was my first experience with Sobek, and I think he is totally cool. And I just adore that big grin. Nothing fazes him....He helped me to be strong, and I never once felt alone.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Ta_Imu_Aset on July 13, 2011, 06:23:05 pm
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! :D
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Rayashi on July 13, 2011, 06:55:12 pm
Aw, thanks so much for sharing this amazing story.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: TahekerutAset on July 13, 2011, 09:24:55 pm
Thank you for sharing this with us.  Dua Sobek!  
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on July 14, 2011, 06:47:03 am
Yes Dua Sobek!He's awesome. I gave him an offering of roast chicken, and though his presence was more subtle this time, I could sense he really liked it....If you ever feel you need protection, dragging a big croc around with you, is the way to go!
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Rev. Raheri on July 14, 2011, 08:16:47 am
Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. I had a similar experience with Yinepu. It's good to know that the gods are there in our times of need.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Sobekemiti on July 14, 2011, 09:18:13 am
Dua Sobek! :D He really is the most adorable God ever. <3 /biased. I'm glad He was able to bring you comfort and protection. He's good at that.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Taqaisenu on July 14, 2011, 10:22:56 am
Dua Sobek. :)  That is a lovely story, thank you so much for sharing!  It has given me the warm fuzzies. :)
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Blissi on July 14, 2011, 03:45:33 pm
Agreed on warm fuzzies. great to know Sobeks manner as I never really had formed a thought on him before in this way.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Shezep_shuty on July 14, 2011, 06:34:39 pm
That's great that he came to you that way! I haven't really talked to him myself, though one of my friends said that he saw him watching out for me.

I was just thinking of Sobek today though. My daughter left a bucket of small toys at the playground. When we went back to get it, it was gone. Her favorite toy in there was an alligator. I'll have to get her a new one.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on July 14, 2011, 08:41:46 pm
Yeah, it kind of gets more interesting. He came into my dreams last night, in his full crocodile form, after me making that offering last night. And I was not so keen on him that way. (scared of crocodiles) And it was definately not just any croc, as he had a crown on his head, and shiny adornments,and he was scurrying about on four legs looking for me. Actually, he seemed happy and enthusiastic. Everytime he saw me, he'd run towards me. It was me, that was less enthusiastic. ...And everywhere I went, he went...So, I went outside and hid in a favourite spot. But he went there, too. And someone said 'He's attracted there, because he senses your presence there, often."....So, I went somewhere else! And he followed me. Then someone knelt down, and showed me that he loves affection and won't hurt, and to just give him a scratch or a pat, around the back of his neck. (like you'd do, around the back of someones ears, if they were a cat)......Anyway, I'd put this down to just a fanciful dream, but a few days ago, I'd realised I was almost out of matches, for lighting my shrine candles. And was annoyed that I'd forgotten to buy any yesterday, when I went to the supermarket...But in my dream, while I was patting him, he showed me where I could find several boxes of matches, and when I went and looked there this morning, positive there were none there, but I'd look anyway, I tossed a whole pile of other stuff aside, they they were! Not A box of matches, but several....So yeah, I think it was really him...Er, I think he likes me, and I may have inherited a new friend who wants to pals around together....I've always thought of myself as mostly an Aset girl, hence Sobek was not even on my radar before this... So, er, this is all very new for me. I don't mean I don't like him. I do! He's really cool!I just hadn't thought of him being my new buddy, so to speak...Lol, I guess I'm just adjusting....(And I'd never want to hurt his feelings. He just seemed so keen!)
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Sobekemiti on July 14, 2011, 09:58:27 pm
Yeah, that sounds like Sobek, alright. He's never given me prophetic dreams like that, but every now and then He turns up, possibly just because He likes me. I know one dream He was in, He was in full crocodile form, and he was lying on the bank of a river with all these other crocodiles. I was walking around them, but they made no move to attack me. Sobek was the biggest, and I remember moving over to Him and lying beside him. Our bodies merged, and He told me we were one. (Very Lion King, thanks, Daddy.) I've never had another dream quite like it.

I was also really into Aset long before Sobek showed up as well. I was happy to be Aset's and then along came this wry smiling crocodile and life has never been the same. I don't think I'd even heard of Sobek before I finally noticed/recognised Him. But He's wonderful. He gives good hugs. He is very easy to like, very laid back. Protective and watchful. He's really very gentle, even though He has a temper. He's never struck me as an angry or aggressive God. He's just not like that. Any aggression is directed at enemies, not at me. He's very quiet, and He doesn't really speak to me much. He's more of a presence than anything. He has this way of growling. It's a very low guttural earthy crocodile growl, but it's the most comforting sound I've ever heard.

@Janet, or anyone else who's curious about Sobek, if you ever want to talk to me about Sobek, feel free to PM me. I'm happy to share experiences. I've known Him for years now, and He's awesome. :D

P.S. Be warned: He loves shiny things. And green things. And particularly shiny green things. Just so you know, in case you suddenly start collecting them for Him. XD
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on July 14, 2011, 11:02:09 pm
Ohhhh wow, that's such an awesome dream. I believe, amongst many things other things, that oneness with the gods, is the ultimate goal. There's alot in your dream.....I'd be delighted to PM you and chat more about Sobek, as I'd like to learn more about him. I really don't know much about him, to be honest. I did a quick read, just moments ago, and it said that the crocodiles kept in temples, were decorated with jewels. That's how I saw him!!! (excited!)....As for the prophetic part. I never heard him speak. He was very crocodile-like in this dream. It was just, while I was patting him/scratching him, I saw the picture of where the matches were... It's like, while I was touching him, he send me this mental picture.....I also found a pic that looks just like he did in my dream, so I was really pleased, as I can't afford a new statue just yet, and thought I'd print off a pic instead. (I do that, until I can afford a new statue)......I actually DID have one brief contact with him, a few months ago. I'm going to sound mean here, but I saw him on a website and he looked especially ferocious, and his crown was massive, and I laughed because I thought his crown looked over the top. Well, my computer immediatey froze up, as soon as I laughed.(it doesn't usually, and no way could I get it to unfreeze.) I tried everything, and was apologizing to him at the same time. So, I had to turn the computer off. And he laughed and said "Who's laughing now.".....I've made it a point since then, never to disrespect a deity, and am appalled I did so. Especially a deity's crown....Lesson learned.....But I'd say I still didn't know him real well, so I'm delighted he is friendly towards me, after my faux pas.....Also, someone mentioned their children had a toy crocodile. So did mine!!! They had two crocodiles, and I remember them, clearly....My little boy and girl just loved them! I'm so glad now.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Sekhenetnut on July 15, 2011, 01:32:17 am
Awesome, Dua Sobek!
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Arienihethert on July 15, 2011, 09:13:50 am
Dua Sobek indeed! :D *wanders off singing "You've Got a Friend in Sobek"*
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Awetitu on July 15, 2011, 01:51:06 pm
Dua Sobek.

My Father may not say much to me, but he, apparently, spaeks volumes to everyone else, and this makes me happy.  Sobek has never been that vocal with me, he's always been a little quiet, but when He does offer help it's usually exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm glad he's been communicating with you, Janet. He's wonderful when you get to know him.

Senebty!
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on July 15, 2011, 03:30:15 pm
Hotep Awetitu, I think Sobek has just came to me, at a point of extreme need. And after a disturbing phone late this evening, I sensed him with me again. I now suspect, that he just knows I need him. (more than I apparently realised)

I think your Father is pretty amazing, and I really appreciate the encouragment. I look foward to getting to know him.:-) Senebty.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Khenneferitw on July 19, 2011, 11:26:57 am
Dua Sobek! What an awesome Name. While I don't know much about Him, reading the stories you and Sobekemiti (bro, you need to send me a shortened version of your name!) have shared in this thread have made me smile. Heck, reading the original post, I could see that big crocodile smile all the way through very vividly.

Also, the dream of the matchboxes sounded like a slightly scary game of hide and seek to me. xD

I sort of see some of myself in your descriptions of Him - not a lot, Netjer knows I'm not exactly quiet, but laid back and teaching others to stand up for themselves is a bit like me. Funny how humans reflect their gods. :]
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Demaimuti on July 26, 2011, 07:39:22 am
Dua Sobek
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Shezep_shuty on February 27, 2012, 11:39:11 am
Quote from: Sobekemiti
...Sobek was the biggest, and I remember moving over to Him and lying beside him. Our bodies merged, and He told me we were one. (Very Lion King, thanks, Daddy.) I've never had another dream quite like it.


This is interesting. I was looking through old threads because I talked to Sobek this morning. He merged with me too, like his image was superimposed over mine. Then we could talk. I've always had a hard time talking to him before.

He said, "I used to sing you lullabies in the marsh." I don't think he literally meant me, but was referring to Heru-sa-Aset.
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Tahai on February 27, 2012, 10:30:26 pm
wow.  just saw this post for the first time.  As I was reading Janet's OP, all I could do is smile.  That is soooooo how I 'get' Sobek/Sobek-Ra.  :D

Dua Sobek!
Title: Re: Sobek
Post by: Sobekemiti on February 28, 2012, 04:47:47 am
Quote from: Shezep_shuty
This is interesting. I was looking through old threads because I talked to Sobek this morning. He merged with me too, like his image was superimposed over mine. Then we could talk. I've always had a hard time talking to him before.

He said, "I used to sing you lullabies in the marsh." I don't think he literally meant me, but was referring to Heru-sa-Aset.


Aww, this makes me smile so much. Daddy's such a sweetie. I love the image of Him singing lullabies to Heru-sa. That's just ridiculously adorable. <3