The subject of humans’ relationship with deity is a profound one, covered in countless texts and chewed over in countless debates and discussions. Ironically, I also just addressed this question from my own perspective on TC earlier today. It is a subject worthy, I think, of consideration by anyone who believes in the existence of deity.
Some things to ponder:
- What is the nature of your relationship with deity? Is it one of parent/child, student/teacher, partners, or something entirely different?
- Is fostering this relationship important to your path?
- If you are polytheistic, do you favor one deity over others?
- Do you limit yourself to a particular pantheon of deities?
- How did you come to know or be aware of your deity/deities?
- Did you choose the deity you worship or was he/she/it/them chosen for you?
- Does your relationship with deity ever falter? If so, how do you repair it?
- Are there deities with whom you have an adversarial relationship? If so, what is the source of those feelings? How do you deal with that deity?
- If you are dedicated to a single deity, is it conceivable that you would work with other deities?
Yes, there are a lot of questions there. To answer the first of them, I’m just going to quote what I posted to TC, rather than compose a whole new response: When it comes to my primary deity, I am daughter, sister, partner, student, partner, devotee, soldier, employee, and handmaiden all at once. Yet that doesn’t quite cover it. It’s a complicated relationship, but really, it can be simply stated: I am Hers… of her, belonging to her, and devoted to her. What form that relationship takes largely depends on the circumstances of the moment and what is needed.
The remaining questions I’ll treat as rhetorical for the sake of time and space here.