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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep, everyone!
« on: April 21, 2020, 02:49:11 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Julia! I hope you enjoy your time here. <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi!
« on: April 06, 2020, 08:58:08 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's Class <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:10:24 am »
Em hotep and welcome! <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:10:07 am »
Em hotep and welcome! <3

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Hello, friend. I am sorry to hear you are still experiencing this. Over here in camp Tjemsy, it's been radio silent for, like, two years, or something. Recently I have had some uptick in Loki activity (am also Lokean), but that has been in the last few days, and still nothing from Netjer except for vague energy tingles when saying "Kemetic Grace." And that is an improvement from the "not even vague energy tingles" that has been the longer bit of these two or however many years it's been. (I have a poor sense of time.)

So I feel you: this sucks. I have had all of the same thoughts you have. Am I not worthy of their attention? Why won't they X when they have done X before? Why not just say they're busy if they're busy, or I'm not ready if I'm not ready? Etc etc.

I still go through the motions. I am of the mind that they (probably) can hear me even if I can't hear them. I have a good friend I don't talk to much, because things get in the way. But I still regard them as my good friend, and when we do get in touch, it doesn't feel like we've lost any time. I try and think of fallow times like that. Just because I haven't heard from them doesn't mean we're not friends. It doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me. That isn't to say I don't have my moments where I'm just hurting from the lack of contact. I do. And they suck. But I'm basically running on The Power of Love, here, as silly as that sounds, and it carries me through.

I can go through the motions and take all this long-term silence because I love the absolute stuffing out of my gods. I talk to them because I like talking to them, even if I don't get a discernable answer. I give them things because I think they'd like them. Oftentimes this comes in the way of food, like I try something that I think is absolutely amazing and therefore they must try it or they're missing out, and we can't have that, can we. I don't know why I am this way. I (usually) haven't had any kind of Super Important Godly Event happen, and the few times that such has been a thing, it's usually just the one deity and not so much the other 8. And I'm about even on love for everyone, I'd say, even the ones I haven't really gotten strong responses from at all, like my Beloveds Bast & Wepwawet.

As such, I'm afraid I'm not going to be very helpful to people who are experiencing fallow times while being not me. I know that "You'll get through this! Hang in there! It'll get better!" all feels pretty ick when you're in the thick of it. So I hope I'm not making matters worse. :'D But I did want to say something.

Some reading on fallow times here:

https://thetwistedrope.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/when-the-well-runs-dry/

https://thetwistedrope.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/krt-fallow-time/

If you search Kemetic Round Table, a lot of people have written a lot of things on this topic. These are just the ones I personally remember.

Re: Thoth/Djehuty, have you considered seeking divination? Maybe that can shed some light on what's going on (or not), there.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi! I'm back
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:14:11 am »
Em hotep and welcome back! We're glad to have you. <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:12:44 am »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's class! <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!!!
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:11:46 am »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's course! <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:11:12 am »
Em hotep and welcome! We have quite a few Ohio people on here. :)

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:10:27 am »
Em hotep and welcome! We're glad to have you. <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!!
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:09:45 am »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's class! <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Praise Prayer
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:09:03 am »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's class. <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em hotep all!
« on: October 20, 2019, 04:59:29 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! <3

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: October 20, 2019, 04:59:02 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Beginner's class. <3

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Reality Check?
« on: September 22, 2019, 10:46:05 am »
Understanding Ma'at has never puzzled me. More than "what is good," Ma'at is (in my opinion) "what is right." I believe that the Netjer do what is right, and that what is right can change depending on the situation. What is right can be hard to pin down. Do they do Ma'at all of the time? Perhaps not. I am also very strongly of the opinion that our gods are flawed. But the vast majority of the time, yes, I would say they do Ma'at.

I do believe that Ra lost his temper and set Sekhmet on humanity. I do believe that Sekhmet got a little too enthusiastic in her smiting. SomeOne once said that it is hard to be perfect, even for a god. I think it is...strange for us to wave our hands and call all of these things metaphors, as if our gods must be perfect. Why? Why must they be perfect?

I do not necessarily believe that Ma'at is calm. For one, fighting back against your oppressors. Sometimes it gets loud. Messy. Sometimes it even gets physical. But to defeat your oppressors is to attain the highest good, for you and for others. Set is good for this. His qualities of being "the rebel" and the one associated with uproar and disorder need not be viewed as a bad thing. Take those and use them to fight for what is right. That is Ma'at. There is no one right "way" to do Ma'at. Fighting with Heru-sa-Aset was for his highest good, and for the highest good of the people of Kemet. And killing Wesir was for the highest good of the Akhu.

I do not believe the uncreated is to blame for every misfortune...but I also do not believe that makes Netjer responsible. And I do not believe that Netjer has unlimited power with which to stop every bad thing.

I think this would be an interesting question for Hemet: If our gods are flawed, does that mean they do not always do Ma'at?

Hoping some shred of this made sense. XD

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