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Your Goddess/god - How do you pick, or do they pick you?


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:unsure: MM everyone.

 

I have a question about how to find a particular Goddess/God. First, do you think its important to have them identified e.g as Isis and Osiris, or Baast and the Green Man? Or do you think because they are multi-faceted its ok to just have a female and male figure? I really would like to identify a Goddess and God, but because of my mixed up and busy life, I don't feel that I have had time to meditate and be properly rawn to them and they haven't made an appearance to draw me to them. What are your thoughts, should I just give it time or do you have any tips advice on what kind of things I could do to bring them into the light?

 

Thanks :lol:

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First, do you think its important to have them identified[...] Or do you think because they are multi-faceted its ok to just have a female and male figure?

 

That's up to you really. Some people believe that all gods and goddesses are aspects of the one (or two) supreme divine being(s). Others believe that the deities are separate and distinct beings in their own right. Work out what you feel comfortable with, and what you understand to be how it works. It may take a while. I wavered between different ways of understanding it for a long time before finally coming to a conclusion that made sense to me.

 

It sounds like you already know how to identify if you have a connection with a deity- you say you haven;t had much time to meditate and think about it, so I think you'll probably find some of your answers when you do start going through that process

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Thanks for your advice, I guess everything in its own time, in the meantime I will just continue as I am and wait for the Goddess/God to make themselves known to me if/when they want too.

 

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