God radios: How to live with one, how to live without one. What happens if the reception is bad, or the gods quit responding?
I’ve always had some sort of psychic ability ever since I was a child, so to me, I never batted an eye at being able to communicate with the Gods when I became Pagan. I’m clairsentient and have some ability to speak with the Dead/Spirits/Gods/etc–it runs in my family, so I never really questioned it. It was just something that I did, yanno? It’s just part of my psychic abilities, a part of ME-just like being short or being a brunette is.
Honestly, it wasn’t until I joined Tumblr and I saw how much of a fuss people made over having or not having one that I began to think about why I have a God Radio and of course, that made me paranoid about my discernment techniques.
I remember asking Them about why I can do what I do and as far as I can tell, it’s a combination of being Anpu’s “kid” (Opener of the Ways, walking between worlds and all that fun stuff) and just a fun genetic quirk that runs in my family.
Hell, I’ve been seeing ghosts since I was a really little girl so I have no idea what it’s like to NOT have psychic abilities. I’m not sure if my psychic abilities, including the God Radio, were what kept me from being an extroverted kid or if my myriad of mental health issues, introverted personality, and dreamy nature basically meant I was no social butterfly growing up and that kept my abilities “open” long after most kids forget about theirs.
Either way, I’ve had these gifts since I was a kid. It’s a double-edged sword, especially with the God-Radio when They randomly stop by for a chat and you’re in the middle of doing something.
Or when you doubt your own abilities–that always sucks too. I know I’ve grown paranoid about my discernment ever since I saw people starting to worry about it on Tumblr.
Sometimes I need to remind myself that yes, it’s good to be cautious because you never want to have an over-active imagination, but also need to trust your gut too. I’m still in the process of achieving that balance and hell, it might even take a lifetime. I don’t know.
But if you don’t have a Godphone and you’re good at divination, you can always ask your tarot cards, runes, pendulum for help OR use it as a way to communicate with your Gods.
In my case, I use my pendulum–I ask Bast or whatever God I want to talk to to show me the right answer, and I ask my questions. It’s helpful when I am fretting about my discernment.
So don’t worry if you don’t have a Godphone, I think it’s more common to not have one. You can always pray, write poetry for Them, perform divinations, or watch for “signs” in both dreams and the everyday world for glimpses of what They’d like to communicate with you.
There’s no right or wrong way to go about it, so please don’t fret or feel leftout. You might not have a Godphone, but maybe They really like your kick-ass poetry or vice-versa.
Hope that helps!