kyrene: (DW: What idiot caffeinated the Doctor?)
[11:03] NecessaryTrout: I don't know.
[11:04] Pythia777: I don't know either. Go fish?
[11:04] NecessaryTrout: Your losing me what are you talking about what don't you know
[11:05] Pythia777: A trout. Is it not the highest form of existence? I do not know.
kyrene: (DW: What idiot caffeinated the Doctor?)
I have nothing new to report, except that the majority of my encounters with Greek deities these days in regards to life's influences and all that appear to be mostly Hermes and Hekate these days. I REALLY like Hekate. I need to spend more time communing with her.

I've also been involved in a number of small to medium local HI events, including a very well done wedding performed by one of our members. It's nice to hang out with people and do Greek stuff from time to time. I only wish I could get over my desire to be solitary. I think that dealing with Hellenic drama for 10+ years completely burnt me out on Hellenic orgs, groups, and what-have-you.

My wish list for the community these days? For some of them to gain the ability to laugh at themselves and not take either themselves or their faith too seriously. I think that they would be able to relax more and enjoy their faith better before they burn out as badly as I did. I think certain individuals are long overdue to lose their minds, crash, or convert to xyz religion.

(PS Yes, I have a sense of humor about myself... and thank the gods for it. It prevents me from caving into that mentality which craves greater creativity and imagination... )

I also feel VERY badly for the people who continue to angst over their connection to this god, that pantheon, this aspect of the religion--all the while getting drawn towards it while kicking and screaming. Why do you hate an aspect of yourself so much as to give yourself much undeserved drama?

This is why I abandoned dogma ages ago--it kills my soul. :P And I've seen what it does to others, and it's never positive. Anyhow, I've long felt that while Apollo's motto is "know thyself" and Dionysos is clearly "be thyself" I think Hermes' is "understand thyself".

Meanwhile, I am WAY overdue on my Order of Hekate of HI homework and Spira stuff. The job search and change took a lot out of me, and an entire month has come and gone. I've gotten NO book edits done. I have, however, done quite a bit on getting back into a nice health program for myself, including eating better and doing yoga almost daily--plus have been meditating every night which is wonderful.

Today I run off to VT to a funeral which is being held early tomorrow morning. It's not going to be fun and I think there'll be a lot of drinking afterwards. But I'm Irish and it needs to be done.

Wow.

May. 9th, 2008 11:31 pm
kyrene: (Maenad with thyrsos)
I just read all of my past entries on here. Wow, was I burnt out. I am glad that I got removed from everything in regards to the Hellenic community for a time because I frankly needed it and a little perspective. Of course I had both good and bad incentives along the way to get myself removed, but hey--such is life.

So...the question is...what have I been up to?

Fantastic question. Allow me to bullet point in no particular order:

Cut for length... )

Can I be honest? I'm the happiest I've been in a LONG time. I finally know where I'm going and where I'd like to go--and where I feel that I would best accomplish my True Will, which being that it is aligned with that of my gods' Will is ultimately where I belong.

So I'm okay. I'd like to start having thoughts in here on my spiritual practice, the gods, my mystical life and where that is all going. I don't expect to be hugely open about some things as it's too personal to share, but I'll try to share what I can.
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People have been wanting me to post about what the heck I've been doing these days (that and wanting to see less rants, I'm sure ;>), so....

These days I've gotten back into my Tai Chi and yoga classes plus exercising on my eliptical. Eventually I'll work meditation into that, as I've been really wanting to do more than a few minutes each week. I used to do this sort of thing for 30 minutes before bedtime. I can't help but think I could spend less time online and more time actually doing that.

Those are my "Apollo" activities. For my "Dionysos" activity, I plan to eventually do something which I swore I wouldn't do, and make up my own damned mind afterwards. He has a lovely way of getting you to never say never. We'll see. For other activities, there's going out to goth clubs, doing trance work, and whatever he has planned for me this particular second.

For Hermes, well...I have my continuous Golden Dawn work. :)

Overall my schedule's been crowded with work from home crap. Very much looking forward to that being over.

Right now I'm reading Charles Stein's "Persephone Unveiled" and it's an excellent read. I may be converted to the whole Dionysos=Hades thing yet. We'll see.

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