Sourdough Smack Down
I see a lot of newbies to theological/polytheistic paganism who chomp at the bit to work with every deity and spirit they can coax within a three mile radius of themselves.
This bothers me for a few different reasons, but I’ll address just one of them here.
There may be some spirits/deities that will help you for nothing more than a thank you (I wouldn’t know who they are ‘cause I sure as shit ain’t ever worked with them), but the majority expect something in return. And if you want a lasting, personal relationship with those spirits/deities? Strap in. Some will require weekly if not daily offerings. And if you forget those offerings? Well, that all depends on who you’re working with. Some will tap their feet impatiently, some will annoy you, some will make you start from square one with them, and some will fuck your shit up.
What’s a good way to figure out if you might be responsible enough to have these kinds of connections?
Sourdough starter, Zee?
Yes, sourdough starter. Don’t fucking interrupt me while I’m trying to learn your ass something. Damn.
- Assemble your starter (you can forgo the addition of yeast. I did)
- Follow all the instructions.
- ALL OF THEM.
- Try not to bitch and complain while doing so.
- I will count it as cheating if you store that shit in the fridge because this is supposed to be difficult.
How often did you forget to feed/tend to it? Did you treat it as a chore or something that will pay dividends in the long run? That feeling of “Oh, am I wasting this?!” when throwing out some starter (because there will come a day when you can’t force yourself to bake YET AGAIN)? Get used to that, as a lot of spirits like food/drink that you won’t get to consume for yourself.
Just a suggestion.