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Messages - Setjezusenu

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Lost and Found
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:07:35 pm »
Em hotep! I hope you have a good experience in the beginner's class!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: A simple hello.
« on: November 20, 2020, 08:33:51 pm »
Em hotep! It's great to have you here :)

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Super excited to start!
« on: November 20, 2020, 08:33:14 pm »
Em hotep! I'm also neurodivergent (autistic) and nonbinary

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Testing the Waters
« on: November 05, 2020, 07:02:49 pm »
Welcome! I hope you have a good experience with the beginner's class  :)

It's definitely fine to not have much or any communication from the Netjeru - a lot of people are like that! I'm not very good at hearing from them myself, though it does happen from time to time. It's different for everyone I think, and that's okay. I find thinking about them and talking to them still makes me feel better and I know they're listening even if I can't always hear them reply.

We're happy to have you here!

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I don't know how to quote on mobile, but "The plants grow green for his Ka" is one that stands out to mee, too! It allows me to connect the celestial aspects to the green and nature aspects, because I can make the logical connection between him as sunlight/clear sky/fresh air and him helping plants grow (towards the sky) and nourishing them. I get an impression of him as kind, strong, stable, and wise, as well as a sense of... clarity, maybe? Freedom from outside influence, I guess

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
« on: June 22, 2020, 06:24:45 am »
I think Wep Ronpet is the holiday I've celebrated most consistently,  and the only one I celebrated before joining KO. I love the feeling of renewal, and getting to focus on one name each for the Epagomenal days.

I also really love the Beautiful Reunion. It's just so happy and joyous and it always makes me smile. Plus Hethert and Heru-Wer are both in my lineup.

I do appreciate the Wesir Mysteries, too. They feel deep and important and I appreciate that.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Devotion and Creation
« on: May 04, 2020, 05:00:36 pm »
Those are lovely!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Not a reintroduction
« on: May 01, 2020, 06:50:57 am »
Welcome, Selene!

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: I can’t communicate with the gods?
« on: September 24, 2019, 06:50:39 am »
Em Hotep! Everyone here has had some great advice. I can't necessarily help you with improving your ability to "hear" Them, since I'm not particularly good at communicating with the Unseen. But I did want to say that it's okay if you are not as good at that as it feels like everyone else is. It's easy to get the impression that everyone else is having casual conversations with the Names all the time, but I don't think that's really true. I'm sure there are plenty of other people out there like me for whom it's more like the Netjeru are yelling and frantically waving and I'm just hearing a whisper. Maybe it is something that improves over time, but there's also value in connection with them even if you don't get an obvious response. It probably doesn't mean they're upset with you, and I don't think you're at all alone and not getting frequent, obvious, and clear communication.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Reality Check?
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:02:26 am »
It's okay! I was anxious today anyway about something else, so it wasn't you don't worry. I do think discussions about this are important to have sometimes. I'm thinking that we might actually be on the same page and just describing it differently, actually  :)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Reality Check?
« on: September 20, 2019, 09:41:32 am »
I guess my concern is that if we use subjective morality basically anything could be justified? For example, I feel that oppression is inherently wrong, but if morality is subjective than nothing is inherently wrong because someone out there thinks it's right? And that stresses me out a lot.

That's not specifically a spiritual issue though - it's something that I get anxious about in other moral discussions too.

I guess I also struggle to understand what Ma'at is, if not the force of balance in the world that brings us back to Zep Tepi. And Zep Tepi is good, so Ma'at is also good by extension, and anything that hurts is only hurting because it needs to happen for our future wellbeing, like setting a broken bone.

As opposed to things like oppression, abuse, and so on, which just hurt people.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Reality Check?
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:36:21 am »
I see a lot of "Ma'at is not inherently good, so the Netjeru can do Ma'at without being good" or "good and evil are human things and the Netjeru are above that"

But I don't know if I can agree with that? If someone, even a Netjer, is abusive or cruel, that seems wrong to me no matter what. I know morality is tricky and full of biases, but I don't think it's a good idea to say that gods are above moral standards because that implies that they could hurt people as much as they want and it would be fine? I don't know.

I guess I feel like if Ma'at is not goodness, than being in Ma'at is not sufficient- one also has to be good. If Ma'at is just "the universe continues to exist, the laws of physics exist, etc" it feels like kind of a low bar for something to be in Ma'at, I guess?

I don't know. I guess I'm just trying to say that i think abuse and the like are wrong, no matter who perpetuates them?

I'm sorry if this is offensive to say.

Anyway, I tend to view myths as metaphors or human interpretations of things. I think they can have significance, but I think it's on a different level than the Netjeru themselves. So despite the myth of the pacification of Sekhmet, I don't think Sekhmet wants to or would commit genocide, for example. I don't know, maybe the ancients did believe that, but I don't want to worship out of fear.

I hope this makes sense? It's something I struggle with too.

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayer request
« on: September 10, 2019, 05:48:25 am »
Prayers that your money comes in quickly and easily, and that you and your family have safety and shelter!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Returning...
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:18:06 pm »
Welcome! It's nice to see someone else with connections to the Maritimes. I also feel you on the pronouns - correcting people can be super hard.

I hope you have a good experience returning here, and that you found or learned what you needed in your time away.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Beginners class?
« on: June 29, 2019, 09:07:42 am »
I've never heard of anyone failing the beginners class. There are some quizzes to take, but as long as you've done the reading material provided in the lessons you should be fine. Just do your best and pay attention to the class and to the lessons within it

I also had anxiety about whether or not it was possible to fail the beginners class, but it worked out well  :)

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