Learning to go with the flow

Em Hotep!

One of my goals for the new year was to perform Senut more often than just once a month or once every other month. The way I was able to start accomplishing this was in large due to my Husband. While he doesn’t really understand my beleifs all of my celebrations, Especially Wep Ronpet were due to him. Normally I get up for work/College about 540-6 AM. It usually gives me time to make coffee and potty my dog, then after work I usually walk him. Well with the way this summer has been its been too hot for both of us to walk midday, so I needed an alternative, and I needed to make time for Senut.

My husband however, has always been an early riser, having grown up on a farm. For his current job he gets up at 3-330 Am, and he’s always encouraging me to get up with him so we can visit in the morning. For a while I did and then when he left I would go back to sleep. One day it hit me, if I stayed up I could walk my dog in the morning, get cleaned up, and have the time and privacy to do Senut. 

So, a few days leading up to the New Year I was able to get up, and have time for Senut. It was very nice for a change, and then shortly after Senut I was able to watch the sunrise out the window of our spare bedroom turned office. This continued forming a lovely routine that left me in a better mood the rest of the day. Before I was always rushing and trying to find a time later in the day only to run out of time. It also left me oddly optimistic to be able to watch the sunrise over the mountain shortly after spending time with the Netjeru. 

All was well, until this Sunday when we picked up a puppy for my father in-law. We were going to watch him until Thursday when me and my sister went down to visit him and out parents. He threw a wrench in the routine of everyone in the apartment. Despite my dog being 2 1/2, I had forgotten how disruptive a puppy can truly be. 

At first it didn’t really bother me, I missed my sleep more than anything, but as time went by, I started to feel discouraged. Here I was doing so well, and it was doing me so good, and now…Nothing. A bunch of what ifs ran through my mind..What if I never got back to it and fell out of Senut all together?. It was starting to become something more harmful then good for me then I remember something I said to my mom about watching the sunrise. 

“It’s so great, watching a new day dawn, everything seems possible like you’ve been given a second chance.”

There will always be another day to start again. Just because I couldn’t due to the puppy doesn’t mean he will always be here. He will be at his permanent home tomorrow and I have a temporary senut shrine set up if I so choose while down there, and then when I get home, I can start my routine again. Just cause it wasn’t possible doesn’t mean it always will be. I need to learn not to be so hard on myself and to go with the flow of life.

Senebty,

Udjariyinepu

Wep Ronpet 2k16!

Em Hotep!


Wow it was the first year I have been able to celebrate all the Epagomenal Days, and Wep Ronpet! 2 years ago I just did the Epagomenal Days, but not in my opinion very well, it was the first time doing it and I didn’t know what to expect. this year I was thankfully part of the KO community and had other people’s experiences to draw from. 

This year I got up early so I was guaranteed going to be able to do what I wanted uninterrupted. To start the day I got up with my Husband and sent him off to work, then I walked my dog , Ruger, for about a half hour, then came back and showered and Cleansed myself spiritually. After that I did a small Execration like ritual to rid myself of things in the coming year. 

After I did Senut, the first one of the new year :). I adjusted a prayer I try to do daily (Though right now it seems to be a Senut Prayer), to embody certain aspects of my Father and beloveds in my life.Kind of like things I could learn from them and incorporate into my life. I adjusted the wording to be more fitting for a year than just daily. 

I also made offerings to my line up of cool water, Coffee (Djehuty) and specific candles for each of them.

Dua Netjeru!

Senebty,

Udjariyinepu 

Epagomenal Day Five: Nebt-het 

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Today started out very well for me, I wasn’t running late and I got my coffee today :). I was also able to find a very fitting shirt for Nebthets day


I was pretty stoked :). For her birthday today I lit a candle, offered her some cool water and said a small prayer. Before I blew out the candle I wrote her a small thank you letter. Latter on today if I get the chance I want to do a little birthday Heka, but we shall see. I also spent some time cleaning and warding my apartment. Doing death work can attract some not so savory types. 

Senebty

Udjari 

Epigomenal Day Four: Aset 

Em Hotep!

Today did not start off super great. I woke up like usual with the Hubby at 3 Am, went back to bed and had some of the weirdest dreams I have had in a while. While I can’t remember exactly what they were about I do remember that I was pretty weirded out by them. Then I woke up kinda late, and was almost late to work and forgot to brew me coffe. Not looking super optimistic. 

However, after work things started to look up. The beans I had cooking in the crock pot were coming a long very well, and I was able to pay rent on time, and when I went to the PO box my Yinepu statue had come today, so I was in a lot higher spirits when it came time to celebrate Aset’s birthday then I originally thought I was going to be. 

For her birthday I did a prayer, after which I wrote her a letter. I then offered a candle and some cool water, as I am not close to her and didn’t know what else might be appropriate. 

When I sat down to type this up I realized I had written a letter to almost everyone and after tomorrow I would have except Set and Heru-wer, While I know it’s a little late I have decided to write them belated birthday letters, rather then have them be left out, since I had written one to Djehuty on leap day also. Other than that I am super excited for Wep Ronpet and celebrating the new year with my Father and a brand new statue :).

Senebty 

Udjari 

Epigomenal Day Three: Set

Em Hotep!

For Set’s day I was able to get back into color coordinating with a red shirt.  I said a little prayer to him while me and the Hubby went for  a drive up in the mountains.  I thought of him often throughout the day, I do miss working with him quite a bit from time to time, and his birthday was no exception. While I have reached a place where I understand that he’s not what I need I did spend a lot of time offering to him. 

Later on he got a few beers, and some spicy snack mix, as I thought he might enjoy it and a cookie or two. Other than it was a remarkably peaceful day. 

Senebty 

Udjari