This is why I laugh at myself, when I remember to do so, when I tangle myself in knots over ‘what if I do things wrong? What if I misstep? What if I’m totally new to all of this and the years of experience that have taught me that I can hear and follow instruction mean nothing?’
Yesterday morning, Vishnu-with-Poseidon received His incense first. I’ve not incorporated prayers yet, just the giving, because that’s still shaky enough. I couldn’t decide the order — Vishnu first, and then Poseidon, with an eye of ‘saving the best to last’? Or Poseidon, and then Vishnu, with the idea of, you know, Poseidon being first? I opted for the former, and realized only through the doing that that was wrong.
Brewing tea this morning, I was instructed that our morning tea is essentially sacrosanct, is our own thing, will not be shared, will not stretch to include Vishnu, not even Vishnu-with-Poseidon. This doesn’t mean that They can’t have Their own beverages, of course — so, that’ll be attended to. It simply means that our morning tea is off limits.
It could be something He’s giving me to help me feel more steady, at this point in time. It could be that it’s something He’s giving Himself to help this all for more steady. Whatever; I’ll take it.
I’m realizing that the incense set up I have (shell with sand) is not going to work for me in the future. Two sticks of incense going at a time, I need something that will hold them more securely. I’m seeing the wisdom of those multiple sticks burning at a time holders, and will be looking to acquire one for the Poseidon shrine soon. (like, hopefully Monday). I’ll repurpose the shell to maybe just sit with sand. I’ve been wanting to figure out how to have a mini ocean on the shrine . . I dunno. We’ll see.
Did not expect territorialism over the tea. So that’s a nice discovery this morning. Hooray! Next time my brain is all, “See? He’s going to take the name from you, and every thing you’ve done with Him in the past under the ‘false’ name is now called into question,” I can respond with, “Invalid theory, because tea with Poseidon!” Take that, brain.