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Messages - Ra'awyserqet

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Reintroducing Myself!
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:44:10 am »
Em hotep and welcome back!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: LGBT+ Support
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:20:59 am »
Em hotep *henu*

I won't talk about the Gods, because They have always accepted me as I am. However I'll talk about Their children who have been very kind to me.

For me, I came to the House calling myself female; I was assigned female at birth and it had always sat wrong with me to call myself female, but...I'd never known any other way.
Right around the time I joined, I started heavily questioning that acceptance. I started researching and found a whole lot of terms, none of which fit perfectly. Right up until I was a Shemsu, when I found the term "gender fluid". I was so excited and I told the boyfriend of that time about it and how much I wanted to dress more masculine and feel more like myself rather than this awkward adult. And he crushed my excitement with his refusal to be around me in public if I wasn't a cis woman dressing like a cis woman. He "wasn't gay after all".

A year later, I met this awesome person named T and T made me so very happy and joyful that there was a non-binary person I'd met. To me they were so comfortable with themself and I couldn't help my jealousy at being able to truly be themself. (Thus my goofiness at that Retreat; I looked up to you so much that you were this shiny, awesome person I knew. And I, a very awkward Ra'awy trying to be something I wasn't.)
About two or three years later, I went to Retreat and met a very wonderful, amazing, awesome person named A. They made me feel comfortable enough to quietly come out as gender fluid. I had left the man who didn't want me to be myself because of how other folks would perceive him. A talked about being gender fluid and I went "oh wow I am too!" And A asked what my pronouns were and started actually calling me by they/them. It was literally the best Retreat of my life; I finally got to be myself and folks were crazy supportive. (Although a few were shocked, after all I'd been showing up for a few years now...but I hadn't told anyone.) And having the pronouns in my heart be spoken aloud for me... Nothing better in the world.

And since then, this has been one of the most supportive communities for me when it comes to LGBT+ things. I am grateful for all the queer and gender queer folks I have come to know here and all the allies we have.

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action / Re: Trying Something New
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:00:18 am »
Em hotep everyone! *henu*

I personally never saw too much of a connection between my Names and what I've done for work. I worked in the food industry, I've worked retail for many years, I did a short stint in flower delivery, and I am currently a human tissue processing technician.
It was brought to my attention by a Yinepu kid (I believe?) that processing human tissues to be used in surgeries around the world is a pretty Yinepu thing to do. He's the Beloved I have that I least connect to directly, so this was a very pleasant surprise!

In my non-working life, I do netjeri things and that aligns very well with the magical aspects of my Mom; particularly in the way many of them end up being protective of their human companions.

I also read and knit frequently, but that's not much of a thing many of Them deal with, at least not that I'm aware of. However I'm happy in the little things I do that remind me of Them daily: every hawk is a Dua Heru-wer, every sunrise is a success in Mom binding Ap/ep, every dark, mysterious place is Nehmet-Awai's hand, the warmth of the sun is both Ra and Sekhmet-Mut. 😊

This is a great topic! Thanks for bringing it up!

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em hotep! Kaede Ennead here!
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:03:12 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: New and Returning Faces
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:36:22 am »
Em hotep and welcome back!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello! <waves>
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:35:36 am »
Em hotep and welcome! ^^

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[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: I did it!
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:06:46 am »
Nekhtet!

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Who Would Like Patchouli Incense?
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:08:09 am »
Em hotep EclipseQueen!

I have a few (rhetorical) questions for you, and then I'll share my opinion. Do you enjoy the Patchouli incense? Are there any Netjeru you would associate with the feelings that it gives you when you burn it?

Truthfully, the incense scent itself isn't what is associated with the Netjer or Netjeru in question, but individual people determine, with trial and error, which of the Names in their lives enjoy what. It's very, very much dependent on you and your individual experiences with Them, and while we can offer suggestions on what works for us, it may or may not work for you.

Saying all that, both Bast, as Lady of Perfumes, and Nefertem, a God of perfume, would be likely to appreciate it. I personally associate Heru-wer with that scent, particularly if mixed with orange.

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Another Newcomer
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:05:21 am »
Em hotep and welcome!

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Em hotep,

A long while back in a fit of depression I energetically gave myself to what that energy feels like to me. While, essentially, being consumed by my own feelings, Yinepu stepped forward and enclosed me in His energy.
It helped me immensely, Him acting as a buffer until I could hold myself up.

Acknowledging that, I recognize His hands in finding and gaining the support network of humans I have now. He helped me to get to where I could help myself and find others who were willing and able to help me too.

He could be trying to tell you He's there for you. 💜

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Seeking Forgiveness...
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:03:04 am »
Em hotep,

I cannot give any better advice here, however I wanted to say that deciding to change and follow your heart is half the battle. Yinepu/Anubis will forgive you or else lead you on to an even better place to find your joy.

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: I'm back (again...)
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:10:16 am »
Em hotep and welcome back!!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Another newbie joins!
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:09:32 am »
Em hotep and welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Djehuty and the lunar Eclipse
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:13:36 am »
Em hotep Maen!

What a neat and beautiful story!! Thank you so much for sharing it; I love hearing about modern re-interpretations of our myths.

Senebty
Ra'awy

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayers for baby
« on: February 03, 2019, 05:23:10 am »
Continued prayers! And nekhtet for your journey thus far!

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