A request for donations from a religious group can feel like a major affront. What will I get in exchange for my donation? Is this the start of a sinister series of attempts to drain my bank account? This is just like my Christian church, isn't it. Let's be real. Any organization incurs operational costs, and they add up fast.
Drama. Chaos. Upheaval. We struggle with these issues in our life every day. We see our friends bickering, our co-workers cheating, our superiors ignoring their duties. We see laws broken and justice ignored. No matter what we do, we always seem to see some disruption around us. Sometimes it nudges its way into our personal … Continue reading Everything is falling apart and it sucks.
Happy last day of the year! The final day of the year of Heru-sa-Aset. I'll be heading off to Retreat again as of Friday. I probably won't be posting much here, but I'll try to share snippets on Instagram and Twitter. To celebrate the last day of the year, I'd like to share a playlist of … Continue reading Happy Last Day of the Year!
You are allowed to be busy. You are allowed to have days when you glance at the shrine and realize you won't have a chance to revert the offerings you left to sit overnight. You are allowed to make your worship time a few quick prayers on the way to work in the morning. You … Continue reading An affirmation for all the working devotees.
When we talk about Ancient Egypt, we're really talking about a society that spanned thousands of years. The culture varied, social norms varied -- while the ancient people valued ma'at, tradition, and consistency, there is evidence in surviving art and literature of an evolving people. I'll be honest - I don't really follow what's going on … Continue reading It’s okay to be different.
I suck at having faith. I joke to myself that I am one step away from being an atheist; if it's not the gods of Egypt, it's no gods at all. I disguise the seriousness of that feeling by calling it a joke -- but it's 100% truth. I don't know how I got to … Continue reading Doubt, existential crises, and choosing faith.
I remember being new to Kemetic Orthodoxy. Everything felt exhilarating. For the first time in my life I had a direct line to communicate with the gods. I felt when They were near me keenly, as vividly as I felt any human presence. I could hear Them speaking when I calmed my body and centered … Continue reading The crash.