This is something that I don’t think gets said enough on here, or in other pagan communities, and I wish I’d heard someone saying this when I was getting started in my worship, because I think too often we’re told to expect visions and signs simply because we ask for Them. We’re told too often that our deities will come into our lives and we’ll interact with Them. We’re told too often that we need these signs. So here goes:
I don’t worship the Theoi because They told me to. I don’t worship Them because I got signs and visions dragging me to Them. I don’t worship Them because I clearly hear Them, or see Them, or really ever get messages from Them. And I don’t need those things.
Sure, I get warm fuzzy feelings sometimes, and I feel like They’re here, in my life; but I don’t have any proof that isn’t just the chemicals in my brain. Sure, I get dreams sometimes and I feel like They’re trying to tell me something; but I don’t have any proof that I’m not having nyquil dreams.
I worship the Theoi because I love Them. Because I think They are beautiful. Because I think the faith built around Them is beautiful. Because I push myself to be a better person every day, so that I can honor Them.
I believe in the Theoi.
I have faith in the Theoi.
I don’t need validation. I don’t need proof. I don’t need confirmation of my beliefs. I have faith.