From those more learned than me. (That would be you guys )
So you might have read about my story in the initiation thread. Things are ticking along, the Houngan who did my leson sent the introduction to the House, and he has been in regular contact with me. I have been invited to visit the house in January but I cant make it then, (it is in a different country) so the next good opportunity is May as they will be in Haiti until then.
If you are reading this, then I am assuming you have an open mind and are keen on developing your own Spiritual assent and regularly rely on your own intelligence and relationship with the Entities to guide you. So how in the hell do you reconcile that with the formality and strict codes with Vodoun? The rebel in me is STRUGGLING.
I have been to my ancestors and spirit companion and asked on more than one occasion if this is really the right path and unequivocally the answer is yes. And I really do want to learn and grow with the Lwa that walk with me … so how come I am finding it so hard to accept the “tradition” part?
E.A’s words on the subject of guru’s echo in my head (as well as other like-minded magicians and spiritual workers) and I wonder how, once you hear the truth, do you accept all the hierarchical dogma? I mean if the f’ing Jehovahs Witness brainwashing (yep, raised with those morons, left that in a blaze of glory. It was one of my finest moments too.) didnt crack the questioning and independence out of me, can I overcome my own headstrong personality to eat humble pie, sit down and shut up the way Vodoun requires me too?
How did you guys do it? Or did you decide not to do it? If so, what were the consequences of that (did the Lwa get offended?) Any thoughts, opinions and advice would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance.