Thanks for that Kev.
I think I need to find a way to incorporate more purification in my rituals. Can be tricky due to my living circumstances, so I’ll need to have a think.
I’m currently practicing quietly without my wife knowing. She accepts me practicing, but if she sees/hears anything alluding to it it sparks off negativity from her on a bad day. On a good day she acknowledges that she’s wrong for reacting that way and there is part of her that is interested in hearing more about it from me. However, she still has some issues she needs to work through.
I haven’t included purification every time I have approached deities, but they’ve always appeared to be happy to spend time with me regardless…
Seshat seemed to be saying that for greater connection, purification is a way to connect in a closer way rather than accusing me for not doing it.
Do you incorporate water in your ritual work in other ways Kev?
There is something else I’d like to mention. When spending time with deities previously, I have seen a doorway beside me leading to a garden with white walls and herbs growing. It’s sunny, warm with birds in trees etc. Perhaps alluding to a simpler/more minimalist way of viewing life and one closer to nature? It seemed to be a picture of how ancients lived.