My aspirations and goals have changed so drastically since I started doing this meme. I had some thoughts – “to become an Imakhu”, “to open a temple to my gods”, “to dedicate my life to Their service”.
I hope that some day, I will have a space for the gods, where I can serve Them and Their people. I hope that I will be able to carry Their work through the world, as a healer, as a diviner, and as a conduit for Their love.
I hope that some day, I will be able to say to someone “I am Kemetic Orthodox”, and be treated with respect and equal fellowship – without the baggage of suspicion and disdain.
I hope that some day, I will be confident in my spiritual identity, unafraid of criticism or rebuke for the path I follow. I hope that I will be able to participate in interfaith dialogue, in Pagan Pride events, in pluralistic rituals and prayers. I hope that my faith will become a source of wisdom and hope in my daily doings, rather than something I struggle to conceal.
I hope that some day, I will speak for the ancestors, the Akhu, the Blessed Dead shining in the arms of Nut. I will give them recognition among the living, and call the living to remember them often with love. I hope I can bring their needs – the need to be remembered, the need to be cared for and spoken to – to the attention of their children.
Some day, I will honor the gods by making all of these things come into being.
Thus concludes the 30 Episodes of Spirituality meme, which I started last year in October. I’ll be writing up a page with all of the episodes and linking to it up top as I have time. This has been an awesome exercise in writing about my beliefs, and an awesome exercise in writing often. Thanks to all who have been reading! Now to find even more awesome things to post about…