KRT: Differences in Practice

KRT: Differences in Practice

This post is part of the Kemetic Round Table, which aims to answer some of the most common questions and provide a wealth of diverse options for the Kemetic novice to explore.

How do we deal with or overlook our differences in practice and UPG? What do we do if our experiences don’t line up with others’?

For the most part, someone else’s practice or UPG has no actual impact on our own practice or UPG. Unless you’re living with that person—and even then, you’d have to be constantly co-worshipping for it to be a tangible impact—you can do whatever you please for your own spiritual and religious life.

Of course, that goes both ways. Other people can do whatever they please, too. Their practices are their own; yours are your own. Everyone’s UPG is unverified and personal, otherwise it’d be lore or historical fact.

If your experience doesn’t line up with someone else’s—so what? We are individuals on a highly individualized and nuanced path with an awful lot of multi-faceted and hybridizing gods. No one is a clone, nor should we attempt to be.

A Kemetic’s practice, UPG, and relationship to their gods is their own, and it needn’t influence nor be influenced by anyone else’s personal choices and actions.

In other words, if you think someone is wrong on the internet, it is not your responsibility nor your right to go “correct” or “enlighten” them. Unless they are literally endangering themselves or others in very concrete and measurable ways, their religious choices are not yours for judgment, no more than anyone should judge yours.

If you enjoyed this post, please check out other takes on dealing with differences by my fellow Round Table bloggers!