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« Topic Start: August 11, 2010, 08:42:06 am »

When I started my path, I was drawn towards three main deities: tM, Aenghus, and especially Manannan.  I'm still building relationships with Aenghus and Manannan.  In fact, Manannan is my patron, really, and I've since begun to develop a relationship with Lugh.

But my relationship with tM is dwindling.  I always seemed to get a "your daily stuff is Manannan's job.  I'm here if you really, really need me, but you're not really mine" sort of feeling from her.  I continued to make offerings anyway, because She was nice enough to at least say She'd be there if I really did need Her.  But I haven't talked to Her in ages, nor do I really get much of a connection anymore, especially since I expanded my worship to include Lugh.

Would it be disrespectful to break off the relationship?  To just not offer regularly anymore, but make offerings if I ever do need to take her up on her offer of help?  Or is that unlikely to happen, especially if my 'worship group' does keep expanding?
I suppose I should ask Her, but I'm a little...well, I don't want to offend her, and my conscious mind has a nasty habit of getting in the way of the responses from deities...

Help, please?
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« Reply #1: August 11, 2010, 11:57:42 am »


I hear you.

I made offerings to Hekate twice a month, full and new moon.
For a few years.

I thought Her to be my Lady and it took me pretty long to find out that She was not.

When I finally realized it, I was a bit in doubt too.
Would Hekate get mad at me, if I just stop the offerings? Was it right to do it in that way?
Besides, I've read someplace that if you start to offer Hekate, you are not to stop it and so on...

But then, I just did.
I stopped the offerings, but I still keep a picture of Hekate - for old times sake.
On special days I'll light an incense stick for Her.

Maybe this is an idea?
Give tM a little shrine and do a little offering once a month (or whatever).
Like if you're saying: I still honor you, though we're not so close anymore.
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« Reply #2: August 22, 2010, 03:48:37 am »

Maybe this is an idea?
Give tM a little shrine and do a little offering once a month (or whatever).
Like if you're saying: I still honor you, though we're not so close anymore.

I think this may be a good idea...I've bought a special candle for Her, so maybe I can just light it on occasion...
I think this may be the best way.

Thanks!
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