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Seshat doesn't seem all that demanding to me.  There are some offerings She would rather not have, and sometimes She was things done a certain way.  But She doesn't push me or nitpick.

Hethert is not at all demanding of me, but She's getting a lot of my focus anyway, directly or not. :)

Serqet doesn't ask me for much -- but when She does, it needs to happen *right away*.

Shu seems to want things done right or not at all.

Quote from: Iaityinepu
That must be when they travel south for the winter :P ....  I tend to feel mostly connected around the Feb/March time.  My waining happens around Oct/Nov.

(I am in Australia)

It's occurred to me that it might be related to the same things that drive Seasonal Affective Disorder.  While I don't think I suffer from that full-on, there might be something to it.

No answers to this one yet eh?

In a dream once, though I couldn't look directly at Her, my Mother was young and pale-skinned, reminiscent of Death from the Sandman comics.  But every once in a while, among crowds of people, I'll see a somewhat grandmotherly black woman, wearing something white and something leopard print, who gives me a knowing look or a random smile.  Now that I think of it, it was like the dream was a more Nebthet-ish Seshat, and the waking encounters are more a Nit-ish Seshat. :)

I have also seen Her as a small petite woman with a colossal shadowy double of Herself standing behind; both were Her.

Em hotep!

Almost every year in around February or March, I go through a cycle of feeling less connected with Netjer.  I used to really worry about it, but I am actually reassured by its regularity, and by the closeness the rest of the year.

This year I was doing so well, and then instead of a spiritual malaise I came down with bronchitis and lingering symptoms that kept me out of shrine for several weeks.  Heh.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Shu & Tefnut
« on: April 06, 2011, 10:15:54 am »
Em hotep!

I tend to get a more "air and space" Shu and not the lion so much.  It's possible that Who I am getting is more Heru-Shu.  My relationship with Him is admittedly not as close as with my other Beloveds.

At any rate, with the one that I get, feathers are the big thing. :)

[PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action / Re: How do you pray?
« on: January 12, 2011, 04:18:52 pm »
Em hotep!

I'll pray in one of a few different ways.

-- When I say that I'm praying for someone, or when I or someone I care about needs something, I usually just pray on the spot, silently, not usually addressing a specific Name of Netjer.

-- During prayer heka chats or the prayers at the opening of a Dua, I'll do the same.

-- When I'm already in shrine (for the W'ab rite and/or senut) is when I usually give thanks, and pray for whatever things are on my mind at the time.

-- If there's something REALLY big to address and I have the opportunity, I will go to shrine, give an offering and usually address a specific Name.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: ahimsa
« on: January 09, 2011, 11:27:20 pm »
Everyone has to find their own personal Ma'at.  Nonviolence as a virtue may not be important to some, while it is to others.  How they define it (for there are many kinds of violence, and perhaps more kinds of nonviolence), and how they might choose to practice it in their lives, will vary from person to person as well.

I would say that Sekhmet stands as a good example.  She is arguably the most violent of the Names of Netjer, and yet what She is really about is appropriateness.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Dualism
« on: January 06, 2011, 01:49:02 pm »
My UPG is that the seperateness of the "black" and "white" is an illusion in some sense.  The idea is that diversity, division between things, is a kind of unity.  One and many... :)

If everything were the same color, there'd be nothing to see.

A continuous level of pressure is just matter being inert, but if that pressure varies within a range of frequencies, it is sound, and if the sound varies in an organized way, it is music.

In Kemetic thought, there cannot really be one thing unless there are many things.  If there is just one thing, there is nothing that can observe it or interact with it... it's a void, a singularity, nonsensical.

So much for theoretical noodlings on the nature of reality.

It occurs to me, within this very discussion has been the question of contrast between Kemetic and non-Kemetic thought.  Maybe it's that kind of duality/differentiation that Aset wants you to think about?  (Probably among other things... Aset IMHO usually has multiple reasons/meanings for everything She does/says.)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Dualism
« on: January 05, 2011, 10:44:50 am »
Em hotep!

Dualism does show up a fair amount in Kemetic Orthodoxy.  Oneness is considered a pre-created, neutral, void state -- the time before creation was described as "before there were yet two things."

There's the separation of earth and sky (without which, there is no "stuff").

There are the Seen and Unseen worlds.

Kemet is the Two Lands (red and black, for desert and Nile valley), or Upper and Lower Kemet.  There are some dualistic associations with this as well -- Heru and Set, Aset and Nebt-Het.

There's the dual nature of time (cyclic and linear).

There are probably other examples but that's a start :)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Travel Shrines
« on: January 04, 2011, 09:09:11 am »
Em hotep!

For Seshat, my travel shrine is a zippered notebook/planner, with a card in the pocket that has Her image.  It just seems appropriate. :)

Quote from: Bestekeni
I was like, "Who exactly are you going to call?"

...Ghostbusters?   :cool:

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: serving your Parents
« on: December 20, 2010, 11:19:30 am »
Quote from: Sobeqsenu
Personally, I serve my Parents by attempting to live and act in a way that allows others to see and know Them by knowing me.

I like this answer :D

Knowing what it is your Parent(s) want, and what They do for the universe, is also a good thing if you want to help Them do it.

But what several people have found is that asking Them what you should do is fraught with danger.  They don't want to rule you, to micromanage your life, make your decisions for you, take your responsibility and your power.  They have their own :)  They want you to find your place and make your own decisions, and be who you are (as cliched as that might sound).

Quote from: Baketsekhmet
I also use Feline Pine litter, but it seems with multiple cats that the freshness doesn't last very long. And the cats strow it everywhere! lol

The scattering problem can be reduced somewhat with a top-entry litterbox.  We got one to stop the dog from snacking out of it :P

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: the netjer and addiction
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:33:24 pm »
Em hotep!

I'm told Serqet in particular is good at helping with issues of addiction.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: what Ma'at and isfet may or may not be
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:27:06 pm »
I don't really know much about Gnosticism, but trying too hard to connect one mythos with another usually leads to frustration of one kind or another. :)

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