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Author Topic: Hello.  (Read 8400 times)

Offline SobekRahotepi

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  • Country: us
Hello.
« on: March 07, 2016, 12:21:07 pm »
Em Hotep, everyone, and hello. My name is Alex. I thought I would introduce myself, as I am nervously awaiting a response to my application to join the March classes. I will explain my anxiety in a moment, but I suppose I will start with the basics...

I am agender (they/them/their) and 26 years old. I work at a video game store, and I spend most of my free time drawing and reading. I have an interest in history and forensics, and I like working out as often as I can. I have three pet turtles, and I live in a house in Arkansas, which has always been a little isolating. I have been interested in paganism/polytheism for the last ten years or so, but have felt most drawn to Kemetic ideologies and to the Netjeru, and finally I decided I was ready to commit solely to the Orthodoxy.

However, I am a little afraid I will not be accepted, though I know that is likely irrational. I have been trying to keep with Ma'at, and so did not want to hide my Truth in my application, so I was completely honest about how I live my life in conjunction with my mental illness. You see, I have PTSD, general depression, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities), making things a little bit more complicated for me. Having other personalities I share a brain with means that I cannot guarantee everyone here believes the same things I do. And I hope I, myself, will be enough to join. I am not the only one interested, but I cannot control what all of the others think, and so I am afraid that will not be good enough and I will be unable to pursue my own spiritual and religious growth within the Orthodoxy. Although, I have learned that there was another individual who had DID that was indeed allowed in, but I do not know how honest they were about the subject in their application.

I suppose I will keep my fingers crossed, though, as I know my interest is deep and sincere, and already I have gotten some responses from both Sekhmet and Yienpu in my personal practice. I am hoping that I will be able to learn more through the Kemetic faith about the nature of my life, my existence, and my experiences. I feel this is where I belong, so I hope to join you soon as Remetj, and, hopefully someday, even as Shemsu. Until then, I am holding my breath for the next few days.

Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for all of your responses.
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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Offline Ra'awyserqet

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 12:37:50 pm »
Em hotep and welcome to the boards Alex! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and good luck on your application! :)
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Sa Serqet-Aset her Nisut-bity Hekatawy Alexandros (aus), mery Sekhmet-Mut, Yinepu-Wepwawet, Alexandros, her Hethert-Nut-as-Nehmet-Awai.

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Offline Tahai

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 04:00:52 pm »
Em hotep, Alex.  Thank you for your honesty, and best wishes on your application.
TahaiBast
Daughter of Bast.  Beloved of Sobek-Ra, Djehuty, and Sekhmet-Hethert.

Self-care Sekhmet and Sobek-Ra Keeper

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Offline Shariwepwawet

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  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 07:02:39 pm »
You can't say you have turtles and then not show pictures of them or at least their names!
Shari
Child of Wepwawet. Beloved of Set and Ra.

Offline SobekRahotepi

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 07:10:02 pm »
Thank you so much, everyone.

Haha. Okay, if you're interested, then I will. Their names are Panzer, Gertie, and Lily, and they are all rescues. Let me try to figure out how best to post these pictures.
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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Offline SobekRahotepi

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  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 07:14:59 pm »
Edit: looks like I cannot post them from my phone. I will have pictures for you later, in that case.
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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Offline Rayashi

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 07:36:52 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, AlexR! If you use the Tapatalk app, you can post them in the chat portion of the app.  Otherwise I use DropBox for linking people to photos here!
Rayashi (Yashi) - "Ra calls me"
Sat Ra her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-sa-Aset, Wepwawet-Yinepu, Nut, Sekhmet-Hethert, Sokar-Wesir, her Min

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Offline SobekRahotepi

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  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 07:38:41 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, AlexR! If you use the Tapatalk app, you can post them in the chat portion of the app.  Otherwise I use DropBox for linking people to photos here!
Thank you, I will certainly try that on my next break at work.
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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Offline Rev. Shezatwepwawet

  • W'ab (priest) - Moderator (Kemetic Orthodox Q&A)
  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 09:09:40 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

On the mental illness, we do have members of the temple who have various forms of mental illness. It's not something which would keep you out on its own.
Senebty,
Zat (She who makes Sekhmet laugh)
Sau apprentice | Fedw | The Library | zat@kemet.org

Sat Wepwawet-Yinepu her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS) meryt Seshat-Nit-Nebthet her Heru-wer her Aset-Serqet

Offline SobekRahotepi

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  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 09:27:02 pm »
Having trouble getting a picture of Lily to upload, but here is Gertie.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/52mh6zpa8gx1519/IMG_2933.JPG?dl=0

And here is Panzer.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgljt6kcnxnazq1/IMG_2612.JPG?dl=0
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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Offline Rayashi

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 10:34:22 pm »

Having trouble getting a picture of Lily to upload, but here is Gertie.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/52mh6zpa8gx1519/IMG_2933.JPG?dl=0

And here is Panzer.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgljt6kcnxnazq1/IMG_2612.JPG?dl=0

They're adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Rayashi (Yashi) - "Ra calls me"
Sat Ra her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-sa-Aset, Wepwawet-Yinepu, Nut, Sekhmet-Hethert, Sokar-Wesir, her Min

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Offline Arefsenu

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  • Country: gb
Re: Hello.
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 07:46:24 am »
Em hotep and welcome :)
"Enclosed by Two"
Sat Bast her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert her Heru-sa-Aset

Offline Rev. Tjesi

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 09:02:47 am »
Em hotep, Alex. Welcome.


Ibi (Awibemhethert)

Self Care Hethert Keeper
Rev Tjesi
Tjeset Merut her Reshut net Hethert
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet
meryt Wesir

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Offline Rev. Sema'a

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Re: Hello.
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 12:05:34 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! As Zat mentioned, the House does not discriminate based on mental illness or disability. There are very few circumstances which will get someone denied from the class outright, in fact. :) I hope you enjoy the forums!

Also, your turtles are so cute!

Senebty,
Sobeq
Sema'a Ankh Hen'a Semawy (Sobeqsenu)
W'ab Nekhen Ib Imau-sen
Priest of Wepwawet and Sekhmet-Mut, Beloved of Bast, Nut, Khonsu & Nebt-het
Heri-sesheta Wepwawet | Fedw Diviner
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Offline SobekRahotepi

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Hello.
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 12:19:43 pm »
Thank you so much for all your kind words. I think I feel more confident about the application, in that case... and I am glad I am not the only one who thinks my turtles are cute.
Sat Sobek-Ra | Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet, Sekhmet-Mut, Aset-Serqet, her Djehuty

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