“T” is for Teaching and Translating Shen
So, everyone, the word of the day is “teacher” . A word abused more often than not among people. This word is a curse throughout the history of my religious journey, and I have a horrible trigger when it comes to “teachers”. I have been faced with those who both abuse others and mislabel themselves with this term. It’s not a rigid role, it doesn’t have singular meaning, and it’s not a role to be taken lightly.
Is this a role I would ever try to obtain?
Considering my own experiences, probably not. I’m not in the mindset of wanting nor feeling qualified to take the steps to be responsible for the guiding and education of others. My mentality is if They threw me off the dock to teach me to swim, others can experience that too. The best lessons are the ones learned the hard way and not handed out. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m going to be an unhelpful person. If someone asks questions, I’m going to answer. I’m going to help when I can and when I feel like it.
It’s not my role to intercede on everyone’s behalf, but it is in my code to assist those I care about. If they happen to learn something from it, it’s a bonus for all of the parties involved. I take a different approach in regards to my personal path. I have built my own way and refuse to speak in place of others. If I’m asked to speak about my opinions on others and how other paths function from my own perspective, I sometimes will feel inclined to speak, but I will NOT speak the words others (whether they are Kemetic or other paths) are entitled to speak.
Now here comes the complicated part.
My work from my Mri-ib includes Storytelling and spreading Their names to the world.
Isn’t that a form of teaching?
Well now, that complicates things.
Now for even more complication.
For anyone who read the two posts on my system of Shen, the purpose of the Study Guide will be familiar to you. For speedy context and or reminder: I took an already created system (The Book Of Doors Oracle), turned it on its head, and appropriated the system based on my own sensibilities. The system is used as a direct channel to Them and to the connections to the universe around us. For those interested in diving deeper towards the core principles of the system (of which I have one interested so far), I have created a study guide to be studied to allow for the ability to eventually not need me as the intermediary.
Now, this sounded like a bad idea at first glance. Why would I create a system that dives so deeply to the cores of my beliefs and give the potential for others to run amok with it? My answer: It’s not my job to babysit all of the people I meet. If the information I’m going to offer is going to be abused, it doesn’t matter if I give the system to others to run with the information or if I do the readings myself. If I’m going to completely restrict what others can and can’t do with the system after I’m giving them my trust, how much do I actually trust them?
It was imperative to start my work in Opet by finishing the guide, so at the entry of the festival, I had completed one of my tasks The Hidden One deemed to me.
“T” is for teaching and translating Shen, because both roles define my current thought process and shadow wrestling.
Posted on October 16, 2013, in Divinations, Kemetic, Mythology, Opet, Pagan, Pagan Blog Project and tagged Book of Doors, Dice, Divination, Kemetic, Magic, Myth, Neteru, Pagan, Pagan Blog Project, Path, Reconstruction, Shen, Shu. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.