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Quote from: Aashemmuti
My only issue with the concept of empathy is when self-proclaimed empaths look deeply into my eyes and say, "I can sense that you *blah blah blah*..." but what they think they sense is completely off.

This happens more often than you'd think. And no, it's not a case of me being in denial. I know my own mind, thanks! And I suspect the empaths around here are sufficiently aware that they wouldn't do something like this. But unfortunately there are a lot of posers, and people who have themselves fooled into thinking that they are empathic... when really they just have a vivid imagination, or great projection skills.

I would imagine that knowing the difference, or learning how to tell the difference, would be part of coming to maturity as an empath.

I don't think you're in denial.  That was not my intent in my commentary - I was speaking from direct experience with folks who did eventually confirm the situation to me and then proceeded to be annoyed when I was less than surprised...  

I've spent many years questioning how I could possibly know the things I know/feel...  I still do not normally talk about it to others because of those folks who go just around "reading" people.  Frankly I don't want to know your business - I prefer not to - sometimes I just can't help it.

As an aside... I don't have to look deep into folks' eyes... general proximity is enough, thanks.  ;)

M htp.

Being someone who is empathic I can concur with Satsenu that it can be scary, inconvenient, and lonely.  It's ironic - the gift that makes you privy to situational foreknowledge or someone's most intimate feelings (often despite the fact you don't want to know) can be the most isolating....

I view it as a genetic disposition - like having a certain hair or eye color... or being double jointed: it just is.

*wry* There's nothing like being in a room of people and being able to tell almost pinpoint exactly what they're feeling... and why...  and know they're not being truthful (to themselves or to you) when you ask if something's wrong and they tell you everything is fine/great/never better... and they want desperately for you to believe that... *oi* Or if there's lots of people around... or if they touch you...

I definitely understand the lack of comfort in discussing it - and explaining it to others can even be tricky.  There's no polite way to tell someone that you know what they're feeling or to please stop being miserable over something they can't control because their broadcasting is ruining your day - heh.

Seconding Satsenu's offer - if you ever want to discuss, PM me.
I honor and have association with Nebt-het (for various reasons) even though She does not show up in my lineup.

Of course, I'm highly biased as I think everyone ought to have a good relationship with Death.  Morbid or not, we'll all be getting aquainted eventually, and She is quite nice.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Djehuty as Artisan
« on: November 27, 2010, 07:55:23 pm »
Quote from: Follower_of_Ptah
I would put it this way.  Djehuty makes things (writing, building, etc.) technically correct, while Ptah makes them art.  

Hmm... I dunno about that...

There can be much to be valued artistically from technical accuracy.

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

*would pay good money to see this*

Quote from: Ta_Imu_Aset
Quote from: Blissi
saying magic is black or white is very wiccany.

It's not actually. Properly trained Wiccans know better.

I'd have to agree with Timu here...  I'd say it's more like "saying magic is black or white is very uninformed".

Some workings are more unsavoury or not for the faint of heart...  but it's all in the context.

Of course... not being Wiccan, to me it's all context based anyhow...  :D

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: A little confused now
« on: November 27, 2010, 07:41:28 pm »

I am also one who honors Hekate.  

I honor my Parents first, and Hekate second...  as She came into my life well after I was a Shemset.  She seems ok with it...and I have never been told that I'm only to work with Her.  I will admit, there is a little "chafing" sometimes... of which I take full responsibility as my Parents make it abundantly clear in their communications to me as to what they want, when, where... and occasionally I will be blessed with a why.  Hekate...  not so much.  I flounder a lot with her Her and I think that annoys her... *shrugs*  I guess my learning curve with Her is rather steep... thankfully She is patient with me.  0_0

Don't worry Blissi - it can be done.  It's not easy - but we're never promised easy.  

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bes
« on: October 19, 2010, 02:26:14 pm »
:D  He's really awesome.... but I'm slightly biased. ;)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bes
« on: October 18, 2010, 02:50:08 pm »
Hmmm... I would more associate Aslan from CoN with Ma'ahes...  
but that's just me...

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bes
« on: October 15, 2010, 07:01:35 pm »
That is an awesome Bes figure!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Search/Ra/Ram
« on: October 11, 2010, 05:37:49 pm »
Quote from: Padjaiemweru
Quote from: Ta_Imu_Aset
I did think of Sokar, and even Wesir, but I've never heard of a Ra-Wesir before so I thought that might have been a dead end...?

That's a horrible pun... :)

Oi..... that IS a horrible pun....

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« on: September 30, 2010, 01:34:21 am »
I actually have a large white bowl in the shrine room specifically for mah felines, and I empty the libation bowls from my shrines (after enough time has elapsed) into the feline bowl and the cats go WILD over it.... it's the only feline water bowl that is ever habitually emptied of water.  ;)  

Felines appreciate the blessings as much as anyone else, I suppose.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Akhu
« on: September 25, 2010, 06:31:41 pm »
I also have a few dead friends in my Akhu shrine... Some of them pouted until they got put in there (the rationale I was given was "We were closer than family in life... what's changed?" and I can't really argue with that.  Nor would I want to.  :)

Also have the animalia in there... but that's a whole different topic.  

I have to third the "not discounting the bio ancestors in death" thing.  It really does change them.... some personas get ...err...  MORE obvious...  some learn they were not so nice and fix it...  some take more of an interest in you and some less so.  Really depends on the individual akh...  and ... you.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What is Kemetic Orthodox View of Wicca?
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:25:36 pm »
Quote from: Phoenix_Falls
I've gotten the impression that Ganesh and Djehuti are totally buddies too =D

You know... I can definitely see that.  XD

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Gestures of Reverence
« on: September 11, 2010, 11:24:54 pm »
M htp.

I would say doing them to the best of your ability is acceptable to Netjer (as long as you're not hurting yourself to do it.)

There was a time when I had a bad back/neck injury and couldn't henu properly for awhile - I was given implicit instructions to modify and do as best as I could.

Netjer knows and understands our limitations - the very fact that you are trying your best makes the intent behind the action proper.  

Yes, doing it right is important... but we also have to work with what we've got.  ;)


I responded via PM with the instructions.

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