My Gods, Your Gods – Whose Gods?

One of the reasons that I started this blog was to share my exploration of the Netjeru, and this included learning more about them from other people’s experiences, and generally share the experience of exploring Netjer with the world.

But what happens when someone volunteers their experience with a God that you feel connected to that is not, well, true for you? Or cites a myth known to be associated with that God and interprets it in a way that you do not agree with?

Devo touched upon this recently in her post, “Heka is a two way street”, and the thrust of that post has been on my mind. (Her post on community also has bearing on this blog post too).

I guess it comes down to how we realise the gods within ourselves, and how we wish to share that experience with others. If someone takes one of my paintings, for example, and decides that it is a great expression of Netjer for reasons that are either not there, were not there when I painted it, and have evoked a response not in keeping with what the creation of the art is for, do I speak up? Am I a voice piece for that God because I am the artist? And have I therefore snagged myself into the “religion quagmire” that I have tried so hard to avoid?

The Gods make themselves known to us in different ways, of this I am sure. But are we meant to interpret these on our own, away from others? Is this why I feel that religion seems doomed to fail?

Is realising one's own godhood a solo thing?

The Goddess Meretseger: She who loves silence. I am kinda getting her right now. Image source: Wiki

This post is my first "M" contribution to the Pagan Blog Project

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