That leads me to an article that my colleague Larisa Hunter ( Mist ) sent me a few days ago, which was about those who " claim " to speak to the Gods, and who say they also are answered by said Gods. This article by, ( I will only use their initials ) J.B.K.H.T., not only claims that speaking to the Gods is a myth, but ridiculed those who claim they speak to the Gods . At one point they even jokingly compared it to being called on the telephone by the Gods ! Well, there is nothing comical about making contact with the Gods and Goddesses my friends. This is a dead serious business ! What does the person who wrote this article think the term Godi means ? It means of course one who speaks to the Gods and Goddesses ! It then follows that these Godi / Godia might actually get an answer from the Gods and Goddesses as well ! Just because these people do not have a personal relationship with our Gods and Goddesses, and do not have enough faith in themselves to hear what the Gods and Goddesses are saying, they should not make fun of those who do ! Maybe, just possibly, it is their attitude towards the Gods and Goddesses and those in our religion, that is the reason why They refrain from speaking to them.
You have to take the U.P.G.' s, and other supposed contacts with the Gods and Goddesses on a one by one basis. I am not saying that they are all genuine, but you should listen to what the person is saying and how they are saying it. If what they tell you is sincere, and has roots in the fundamental overall basis of our religion, then give what they say some credence. If they tell you something outlandish, and outside the normal boundaries of our religious dogma, well then greet it with skepticism. The bottom line is that we should listen to these people and not just dismiss them out of hand, or make fun of them. All I can tell you from a personal perspective is that I am a tough S.O.B. warehouse manager who fights with vendors and truck drivers all day long. I had never written an article in my life, and yet I have now written almost 340 of them. I had never written a poem in my entire life, and yet I have now written almost 30 of them. I had never written a short story in my entire life, and yet I have now written 6 of them. If it is not the Gods and Goddesses who give me these ideas, then I would like someone to tell me who is !
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