I'd like to expand on a theme I've touched on before, over in http://fernsfronds.blogspot.com/2009/06/intimacy-with-gods.html .
I'm in a lot of Facebook Pagan groups. It could well be argued that I'm in too many Facebook Pagan groups. At any rate, I see recurring themes in all the groups, one taking place around spell-begging (asking strangers online for spells for X, Y, or Z, or even for ANY spells) the other around 'how do I know what God/dess is my patron?"
The first is, well, spell begging in general. I get that they are beginners (at least usually they admit to being beginners, once you ask them. The others, who have claimed to be experienced in other threads but somehow need help from strangers online now ... ahem.) But, really folks, it's like never having played the piano before, then one day renting piano and walking into a music store saying "I want the sheet music for the best music out there!" You're going to be handed, say, the Rach 3 (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3) ... and you're going to fail at it. Because you don't have any of the basic skills, from finger work on, needed to play it.
The second issue is, in fact, almost identical. It's a beginner, without much knowledge in ... anything ... who wants to be aligned with any God or Goddess, or thinks that they are being called by some God or Goddess. So they ask strangers online who their Patron is/should be.
I understand the yearning. In both cases. But you gotta do the basic work. You have to learn basic energy work to be able to do spells (in my never humble opinion, and, hey, this is MY blog). You have to work on yourself, to make yourself not just able to HEAR the Gods, but to be worthy of them paying any mind to you.
I'll get into those basics in another post. Probably one for tomorrow. Maybe not - I work tonight, and I may not have time. Damn, I'm such a tease, or at least too damn busy for my own good.
So, a little musical inspiration: