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Do Gods/goddesses Test You?


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Hi as i am writing this in Starters orders its obvious i am very new to paganism, so please bear with me if this sounds like a silly question.

 

do the gods/goddesses test you?

 

recently i have been learning to meditate with very little success until yesterday, the question that popped into my head during this meditation was "who or what am I?"

(I have always known I am different just do not know as to why as yet) during this meditation I saw visions of walking through a wood land path lots of trees, glorious sunshine shimmering through the leaves, i could feel the warmth of the sun, at the end of this walk in the middle of a very large open field there was a plant with seed heads which i recognized.

on further investigation this morning i have found this particular plant is related to a particular goddess.

 

could this have been a test? making herself known to me for the answer i was seeking without showing herself.

 

I apologize if this question is weird, but i thank you in advance for reading

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Well, they don't make it easy, that's for sure. Almost every theist has a story about how they've been laid a trail of clues that has led them to a deity - or the clues have been so obscure that no recognition was ever made. I don't think it's a test as to your worthiness though, just simply the gods communicate in metaphor, dreams, signs, images and other ways that make it open to interpretation whether they did or not and what they intend from it.

 

It tends to be the repetition that does it - if you get something that links between impressions you get, that can be a better indication than one-off impressions. It's the repetition that helps you investigate further - reading the myths, talking to others to see if they have ever had similar experiences etc. Just pay attention and keep an open mind - but add a healthy dose to sceptism too - not *everything* is a sign :D

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^^^ I would agree with all that Pomona has said! You could also ask, when meditating, if whoever you think it is, is trying to make contact and if so, could s/he make things clearer ... ?

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Got to ask, but what was the seed?

 

No idea but it got you investigating and led you possibly to identify the caller!

 

The difficulty here. Nomis, is that no-one can do this for you - we can speak of our own encounters with deity and even what we did and said - what we saw and experienced - but you can bet that no two encounters are the same and as each of us if a unique human being, so your experience will be unique to you :)

 

It is my view that, as much as we want to be in contact with deity, they want to contact us - from time to time - to interact with human beings on this mortal plane. I wish you well as you feel your way with this experience! As we sometimes say: "go with the Goddess" !

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