Cafeteria Pagans

I’m tired of feeling like I have to justify why worshiping one pantheon in a recon way doesn’t fit me right now.  Do I want to have a single pantheon that I can call my own?  Yes.  Do I want to have a recon-influenced path?  Yes.  Is that what is working for me right now?  No.  Right now I am trying to work with a rather odd mix of Gods in order to improve myself and find my way.  I wish it didn’t look so haphazard, but it is what I can handle right now.  I tried it the other way.  It was too much too soon.  I’m not ready to commit to a pantheon.  I’m still trying to get a feel for the Gods that I’m working with.  These are the Gods that can and are willing to help me now.  I don’t think it’s where I’ll end up, but who knows?  I’m just tired of feeling like my way isn’t good enough.  If the Gods can handle that this is all I can pull myself together for right now, then that is all that matters.  A religious path is a personal thing.  Telling someone who isn’t claiming to be a member of an established community that they’re “doing it wrong” is like trying to interpret for their Gods.  Worry about your own relationships and leave mine alone.  You don’t have to like it, but you can treat it with basic respect.

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Gods

These are the main Gods that I work with and honor.  I do not hear or see Them.  I do use tarot to determine some messages, and I do feel “nudges.”  You are free to think whatever you like, so please allow me the same courtesy.

Hekate:  She is an ancient Greek Goddess Who is my spiritual guide.  Although She is a Goddess of magic and witchcraft, I have not sought Her aide in those matters.  She is the Key-bearer and Guide to me.

Hestia:  She is the ancient Greek Goddess of the hearth.  I ask Her to bless my home.

Djehuty (Thoth):  He is the ancient Egyptian God of wisdom and writing.  He makes me smile.  He is very patient with my beginning skills and my desire to write.  I didn’t realize that He was a trickster when I first approached Him, but He brings joy to my life.  Although I am working on my writing, I see that He has so much more to offer.  I am hoping to learn more about Him as time goes on.

Sekhmet:  She is an ancient Egyptian Goddess who can bring great pain or great healing.  I ask Her to help me with my anger.

Loki:  He is a Debate with Norse origins.  I believe that He is a Norse God and a well-meaning trickster, but there are many who would disagree.  I am asking Him to help me make some changes in my life and waiting for the answer.  He appeared vulnerable in a dream I had, and my interest was piqued.  The Other Gods I specifically sought out, Loki just seemed to pop in my head one day.