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« Reply #3: February 15, 2011, 10:06:49 pm »

Thanks, I've just been having strange things happening to me for years. I lived in a haunted apartment and I saw people in my mirror one time. I've set up my Aset shrine again and the odd things have stopped. I think that maybe Aset was telling me something. I'm still waiting on my Bridget statue but that's taking forever. Stupid internet.

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First of all, I can only second Asch's advice.  If you suspect there might be medical problems, see the doctor.  The question "am I going mental?" is something to take seriously.  I have bipolar disorder myself and I have had "spiritual experiences" that seem scary and delusional in hindsight.  I now take medication daily and my life is manageable.  My spiritual experiences are less intense, but trust me, I'd take them over a manic episode any day of the week. 

If I were you, I'd keep my spiritual practices limited to whatever makes me feel grounded or relaxed.  I'd refrain from making any commitments or any promises to any Gods.    If some of them are trying to get your attention, then give them a simple water offering and ask for guidance.  Keep it to that. 

Having a patron God is, in many ways, like a marriage. You get the warm fuzzies sometimes.  You also have doubts and fears.  Sometimes you screw up, and have to apologize.  Sometimes the relationship gets boring.  Yes, boring.  For me, I keep going anyway and when there are problems, I work through them.  To me that's what faith is about.  If something like internet trolls threw you off badly enough to leave your Gods, then you aren't ready to commit to a patron...or a religion, for that matter.   That's perfectly OK.  Let yourself not know the answers. 

I'd take a few months to explore Kemetic faith.  Read some of the wisdom literature.  Find out what this path is really about.  If you do that and decide later to pursue something else, you haven't disappointed any Gods.   





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