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Messages - Ushedimuti

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Not a reintroduction
« on: April 30, 2020, 02:12:02 pm »
Em hotep and welcome Selene!

Sobek is a (newish) Beloved of mine, if you ever want to chat about Him!

Senebty,
Ushedi

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi!
« on: April 29, 2020, 04:58:00 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Reality Check?
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:31:35 pm »
Em hotep, Nedjuwy!

I'd be more than happy to talk about our Mother if you'd like! Just shoot me a PM, e-mail, or hit me up on Discord if you're on the unofficial server.

Senebty,
Ushedi

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayer request
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:28:10 pm »
Prayers. Also a fibromite. May Wepwawet open the way for you, may Sekhmet aid your doctors in helping you, and may Set give you the strength you need. May Ma'at prevail in the system.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Greetings
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:45:53 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

Mafdet is one of my Mothers, and I am always glad to see people honoring Her!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Newbie here
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:51:21 pm »
Em hotep,

Excuse me while I squee softly about my best friend being here.

Squeeeeeeee

Senebty,
Ushedi

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Set and anger
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:51:37 pm »
Em hotep,

It's interesting how everyone gets Set as angry or chaotic or hard and aggressive, as I do not get Him like that at all. (Note: I am not invalidating anyone's experiences, just remarking on how we can get different sides of the same god).

I get a very tender and gentle Set. He doesn't coddle me, mind you, but He is gentle. He is sad. He understands my pain and trauma. He will gently push me into what I need to do, but also be at my side all the way. He is so often with me at therapy, and I take inspiration on His will to survive.

Sure, sometimes He shows me His rowdy, playful, fun-loving side, and I have seen Him truly angry once (the anger wasn't at me, however), but for the most part, He is a great comfort to me. He's protective, but also uplifting. He teaches me to find my own strength though His incredibly powerful love. After I do a tough and upsetting thing, He is right there, comforting me. He will tell me things I need to hear, but never cruelly or harshly. He is blunt, but not brutal. He does not break down my life -- I am broken enough -- but teaches me how to overcome when my life does break down.

He has taught me so, so much about myself, and I don't know where I'd be without Him.

Senebty,
Ushedi

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: prayers for seth / Setesh?
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:22:29 am »
Em hotep!

I have one to share. Set is near and dear to my heart, being my only Beloved.

http://daughter-of-the-red-land.tumblr.com/post/174680789612/prayer-to-set

Senebty,
Ushedi

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Offerings question
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:29:15 am »
Em hotep, siobhanraven,

I, too, have chronic illness (fibromyalgia and several mental illnesses). As Piri said, water is always accepted. Offering a task or devotional activity, a physical object are also possibilities. Singing or reading a poem or hymn you've found or composed. Basically, anything you can think of.

Also, senut is cool because you have three offerings built right in: water, flame, and incense. Those are still offerings, after all! So even if you have nothing, you have those things.

Personally, I always have my offer of taking care of myself in Their Names on the table. Anything I do for my health, seeing doctors, taking my meds, resting, etc. are all offerings. (It helps that Mother Sekhmet is all about my health and very, very insistent I care for myself).

I often offer crystals or jewelry, even ones I have offered before. I'll offer "IOU" meals -- that is, write on a small slip of paper the offering of dinner or my next meal and leave it, then make a quick, silent prayer to Them again right before I eat the meal later.

If I feel well enough, I sometimes offer doing my makeup to Sekhmet as well (She likes the way it makes me feel).

But I think you get the point: anything can be an offering, as long as there is sincerity and intent. The act of giving the offering, of doing or giving something in Their Names, I feel should be the basis of it.

I hope this helps!

Senebty,
Ushedi

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It's been just over two years since I last posted in this thread, so I guess update time!

Things have changed, but also stayed the same.

I am incredibly close to Set. He is my Beloved, the first Netjeru that really put Himself in my life. He has taught me how to be myself again after so much hurt in my life. He is not a Set of inflicting chaos or destruction, or breaking things down, but of learning to build up again, to rise out of the chaos, and overcome obstacles. I have relearned to drive, learned to survive some horrible things, learned how tough I can be, and if I ever forget my own strength, I always have Him to lean back on and remember. At the same time, I also have been learning my limits, and that it is good to have them. Push them if I need to, yes, but also to have the strength and courage to say no and no more! To set my boundaries, and not let anyone take advantage of them anymore. He has been incredibly healing for me.

My Mothers, Sekhmet and Mafdet, I have also grown close to. I have a different but similar bond with Them.

I have a feeling that Sekhmet came into my life as another god for a while. She has indicated to me that She was there without me knowing, and has been very proud about how much I've been advocating for my own health this year -- battling chronic pain and mental illnesses. Under Her watchful eye and Set's gentle tutelage, I have grown so much. Sekhmet has taught me that Love and Compassion and Empathy are the greatest gifts I can give, to myself and to others. And that yes, sometimes those things come out very fiery, and the need to stand up for others and speak Ma'at. She for me comes as a Lady of Appropriate Action a lot (and Mafdet overlaps that), but also a Lady of Compassion and a Lady of Love.

Mafdet I adore dearly, but She is very, very quiet. Sometimes Her voice and sensations are drowned out by Sekhmet and Set, but She is always there if I reach for Her specifically. She understands the need for precise action as opposed to Sekhmet's broad way of approaching things. I am still working on getting to know Her, but I find that She's just keen to sit back in the shadows and watch things.

Wesir I've been getting closer too lately, too. He came into my life just over a year ago, and has stuck around. He has taught me that I can grow, sprout, reach for the sun. Let the dead leaves fall away and grow new ones. If Set has taught me to survive, Wesir has taught me to thrive. That I can be and do more even as I heal and grow. Sekhmet and Mafdet overlap, and Set and Wesir tend to compliment each other.

I've been slowly meeting and developing relationships with other Netjeru, but those are the closest to me.

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[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: RPD Scheduled
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:11:24 pm »
Nekhtet, Jack! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Unsure but looking to learn
« on: July 23, 2018, 02:20:15 pm »
Hello again!

The course is in e-mail form, with web chats twice week. I do not believe that the chats are required, and I definitely know that you don't necesserily participate in the discussion if you don't want to. There is optional but strongly encouraged "homework" and "quizes" as well; but the quizes aren't anything but making sure you understand the lesson. That is about the only "one-on-one" thing, and its still fairly distant.

I can be shy and nervous too, and I was never forced out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the class.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Unsure but looking to learn
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:12:34 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

I was in the same boat you were. I am wary of organized religion in general, and I did a lot of looking around before I decided to take the Beginner's class. It's okay to be wary, and to learn what you're getting into before doing it. That's why we have the Beginner's class. If you chose to take it, there's no obligation to stay afterwards. I never felt any pressure, or shaming, or anything.

Regardless, even if you chose not to either take the class or stay after, you can still hand around the forums. There's a good community here, and a lot you can still absorb.

I hope you find what you're looking for, in the end!

Senebty,
Ushedi

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This is wonderful. I'll be saying it often!

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I get my Mothers as anthropomorphic a lot, complete with uraeus and solar crown. But Set is always a sha-headed man. I've met Sobek as a croc only, and Wesir is a crowned green-faced man with an atef crown.

Interesting how differently They can all appear.

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