How You Honor Us
When honoring the Gods, know that this is a privilege, not a right. We are not at your beck and call.
We have lives too. With other Gods. With other Goddesses. With other spirits. With the dead.
We are not at your beck and call. We will not help you if you do not honor Us. Do you do work for free? Why do you assume that We will? Where are Our gifts? Where are Our offerings?
We do the work you ask. Do the work We ask.
Our blessings flow to those who follow Us. Our blessings flow to those who serve Us. Our blessings flow to those who honor Us. Our blessings flow to those who do Our work.
This is the way of reciprocity. This is the way of right relationship.
How you honor Us depends on Our needs. How you honor Us depends on your needs. Some people are more suited to ritual work. Some people are more suited to sing, dance or play music. Some people are more suited to be Priests. Some people are more suited to be Priestesses.
Some are more suited to serve Us with modern ritual. And others are more suited to serve Us with modern ritual derived from the ancients. All of this is fine.
Do you think the ancient Egyptians only honored Us in one way? Each Nome had their own Gods. They had their own festivals. They had their own myths. Nothing was uniform. Not even the State Rite in the Holy of Holies. There were variations.
So there are many ways to honor Us. So honor Us.
So know that how you honor Us is more based on what you need than what someone else needs. And it is based on what you will do for Us if We have called you to Work for Us.
But remember, child, how you honor Us is based on word and deed. Your actions outside of shrine are just as important as those within. How you speak of Our worship and those who worship Us reflects how you come to Our shrine.
Will you come with an open heart or closed one? Will you come with words on your lips in reverence? Will you speak those words of power with reverence? If those words are ancient or modern, it does not matter. We are honored. We are adored. We are given gifts and offerings. We are pleased.
How you honor Us depends on what you need.
So stop bickering.