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« Reply #45: January 20, 2011, 11:10:40 am »

I cannot believe I missed this thread before now.

I belong to Sekhmet, but Neb.y owns me. 

This means that, while I honor both, I am much less likely to "freestyle" for Neb.y - He knows what He wants and He gets it.  The one time I did offer something not specifically requested He was amused, but I clearly got the feeling that He'd let me know when I could "get cute".

My relationship with Sekhmet is comfort with the occasional smack upside the head.  My relationship with Neb.y is fighting against the tide with occasional pause for breath.  I wouldn't change either one.

Hm... I wonder if I would do better with a stricter relationship...? I mean, I give every day. I'm respectful. Incense is flowing all around us and I clean the altar tables every other day. But, I wonder if I would be more dedicated if I had a Neb.y like experience...
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« Reply #46: January 20, 2011, 11:28:46 am »

Hm... I wonder if I would do better with a stricter relationship...? I mean, I give every day. I'm respectful. Incense is flowing all around us and I clean the altar tables every other day. But, I wonder if I would be more dedicated if I had a Neb.y like experience...

The thing with Neb.y, though, is that He turns your life upside down, stretches your boundaries to the point that you think they're going to break, and makes incessant demands that push you even more.  He's not, strictly, strict - He knows what He wants when He wants it and you end up giving it to Him...even if you're kicking and screaming the whole way.

Sekhmet, on the other hand, is tough but fair.  If you want more discipline, I'd try asking Her for help.  Asking Neb.y for anything opens a can of incredibly difficult GIANT worms - while rewarding to have things out in the open there's no way to put them back.
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« Reply #47: January 20, 2011, 11:29:51 am »

The thing with Neb.y, though, is that He turns your life upside down, stretches your boundaries to the point that you think they're going to break, and makes incessant demands that push you even more.  He's not, strictly, strict - He knows what He wants when He wants it and you end up giving it to Him...even if you're kicking and screaming the whole way.

Sekhmet, on the other hand, is tough but fair.  If you want more discipline, I'd try asking Her for help.  Asking Neb.y for anything opens a can of incredibly difficult GIANT worms - while rewarding to have things out in the open there's no way to put them back.

I think Neb.y would have to wait, anyway. Anpu has been appearing lately. I'm waiting for the all-telling dream...
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« Reply #48: January 20, 2011, 11:44:54 am »

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OK, I feel like a dork for not knowing this but I finally had to ask.  Where does this come from and what does it mean? 
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« Reply #49: January 20, 2011, 12:24:35 pm »

OK, I feel like a dork for not knowing this but I finally had to ask.  Where does this come from and what does it mean? 
I actually borrowed the use from Darkhawk - it translates (IIRC) to "my Lord".  I use it when referring to Sutekh/Set/Big Red.
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« Reply #50: January 20, 2011, 02:33:18 pm »

I actually borrowed the use from Darkhawk - it translates (IIRC) to "my Lord".  I use it when referring to Sutekh/Set/Big Red.

Ah, OK.  I knew that "Neb" meant Lord but the Y was confusing me.  Thanks!   Wink
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« Reply #51: January 20, 2011, 04:27:02 pm »

OK, I feel like a dork for not knowing this but I finally had to ask.  Where does this come from and what does it mean? 

Adding to veggie's comment - because of the interesting BDSM d/s overtones to my relationship with Neb.y, it's a particularly relevant honorific for me personally.
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« Reply #52: January 20, 2011, 08:34:11 pm »

Adding to veggie's comment - because of the interesting BDSM d/s overtones to my relationship with Neb.y, it's a particularly relevant honorific for me personally.
Gods, and I thought I was the only one...is this typical of Him?

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« Reply #53: January 21, 2011, 12:37:58 pm »

Gods, and I thought I was the only one...is this typical of Him?

I don't know specifically, but as I said when Himself told me to study Feri:  "It's about sex and power.  I can see why you like it."
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« Reply #54: January 21, 2011, 02:03:34 pm »

I've heard several Cauldronites say that they "belong" to their Gods. 

Is this true for you? 

If so, what does that mean, in terms of how you interact with your God(s)?

This is actually one of the reasons that I've seriously avoided working with gods/goddesses until recently. The way I was taught growing up was that god really did own you, you had to do whatever he told you no matter what, he would be judging your every move, and you would burn for eternity if you messed up and didn't beg for forgiveness.

 I actually swore when I became pagan that I wouldn't get involved with any deities. Go figure, now I'm involved with two. Roll Eyes When Epona first started trying to get my attention I basically did run screaming, but She has been exceedingly patient and understanding, and I'm now trying to follow Her. Ownership is nowhere in it for me, though. In fact, I made sure before I got into it that I was allowed to leave at any time without retribution, and she basically said, "of course, duh" (not her exact words, lol). So no, I don't belong to my goddesses.
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« Reply #55: February 05, 2011, 10:45:38 pm »


I replied to the wrong thread.  Sorry.  Nothing to see here.
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« Reply #56: February 09, 2011, 09:05:25 am »

I've heard several Cauldronites say that they "belong" to their Gods. 

Is this true for you? 

If so, what does that mean, in terms of how you interact with your God(s)?

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« Reply #57: February 09, 2011, 02:00:24 pm »

The thing with Neb.y, though, is that He turns your life upside down, stretches your boundaries to the point that you think they're going to break, and makes incessant demands that push you even more.  He's not, strictly, strict - He knows what He wants when He wants it and you end up giving it to Him...even if you're kicking and screaming the whole way.

I was actually talking to someone last night about my experiences with Neb.y, and how interactions with Himself tend to work, and I summed it up as something like, "He's in to threatening to take your stuff.  The way it works out, you either stand up to him and demand that He shove off, or He gets your stuff.  He's genuinely okay with either outcome."  This is the problem of dealing with a god who had a lot of ambivalence about Him, I think. :}

Sometimes I give Him what He insists on; sometimes I tell Him to bugger off.  When I do the latter I get roars of laughter and testicle jokes from Big Red, which suggests that I got something right there ....  I suspect if the balance were off I'd get different problems, but instead I get a fair amount of approval.
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« Reply #58: February 09, 2011, 02:11:22 pm »

I was actually talking to someone last night about my experiences with Neb.y, and how interactions with Himself tend to work, and I summed it up as something like, "He's in to threatening to take your stuff.  The way it works out, you either stand up to him and demand that He shove off, or He gets your stuff.  He's genuinely okay with either outcome."  This is the problem of dealing with a god who had a lot of ambivalence about Him, I think. :}

Sometimes I give Him what He insists on; sometimes I tell Him to bugger off.  When I do the latter I get roars of laughter and testicle jokes from Big Red, which suggests that I got something right there ....  I suspect if the balance were off I'd get different problems, but instead I get a fair amount of approval.
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« Reply #59: February 10, 2011, 10:48:18 am »

Sometimes I give Him what He insists on; sometimes I tell Him to bugger off.  When I do the latter I get roars of laughter and testicle jokes from Big Red, which suggests that I got something right there ....  I suspect if the balance were off I'd get different problems, but instead I get a fair amount of approval.

I tell Sekhmet to bugger off frequently, however, I do not get the same reaction.  Angry I'd prefer jokes and laughter as opposed to bitching.
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