I am a devotional polytheist; I believe in many gods but currently am devoted only to Brighid. While I most often refer to Her with Her Irish name, I believe that the core of Her may be found throughout the ancient Celtic world. For me, most if not all "Brig" goddesses and goddesses of the … Continue reading The Devotional Lifestyle: The Tension Between Ancient and Modern
Though I don’t work with Apollon, I do have a similar experience – or lack thereof – when navigating spiritual feels in my devotional relationship with Brighid. I wish I’d found this comfort when I first started out on a Pagan path in high school. Some of us just don’t “feel” much and that is perfectly okay.
I’m dedicated to my Lord Apollon. I am His to take on and use as He sees fit, rearing me in whatever ways He deigns appropriate as His devotee. My relationship as a dedicant is slightly interesting, in that I’m mostly headblind. I don’t “hear” the gods like some others do. I don’t sense things, or have visions and dreams. My divination, though it’s getting better, is spotty and unpredictable, while the extent of my meditations is breathing in a funny way until I feel kind of floaty. Because of that, oftentimes, I don’t function in my relationship with deity in the same way that many others in the various pagan and polytheist communities do. Although all paths are different, and all are our own, I wanted to write what little I could about my own path in an attempt to shed light on one of the many ways Apollon…
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