MfL Five: Sent
Has there been a time when you feel They have sent something to appear to you on their behalf?
When I saw this prompt this morning, my first thought was to…ignore it.
I even looked through the next few prompts in the list, fully intending to skip this particular one, telling myself that I didn’t have an answer for this question, certain that my answer to this prompt would definitely be No.
The Gods have never sent me anything to appear to me on their behalf.
Well, at least as far as I know, I said to myself. There. That’s settled.
But then, as the day went on, I will admit that my mind kept circling back to this prompt, almost annoyingly so.
I mean, if I’ve learned anything these past ten years (ten years?!) I’ve learned that as soon as I think I’ve resolved to avoid something or I start pushing away thoughts of something, reminders of whatever it is that I’m avoiding will inevitably pop up again and again in the weirdest ways.
Because, on the surface, the answer is No. I do not think that The Gods have sent me any tangible thing to appear to me on their behalf.
I’ve seen others answer this prompt with stories involving sightings of an animal oracle, the blessed re-appearance of some previously lost items, or according to a few Lokeans’ interesting tales, the mysterious and impossible appearance of physical items such as a sterling silver ring, an unopened CD of the finder’s favorite band, or, most bizarrely of all, an envelope with the finder’s full name on it containing a letter signed with the initials of their deity…
But that has never happened to me.
But what has happened to me has been a string of odd coincidences, happenstance, and pandoramancy, so many little moments where the flow of my mundane life has been interrupted by an occurrence or experience that only became a Meaningful Piece (in a spiderweb of Meaningful Things) sometime later…sometimes years after the fact.
And yet, for all the Meaningful Things that have occurred, I still find myself analyzing – and maybe even questioning – the legitimacy, the reality of them all, at times.
I was raised by skeptics, after all.
So, the short answer is Yes. Perhaps I have been sent signs – and maybe even wonders! – but in the end, while many of them were inexplicable, all of them were intangible.
I’ve only had experiences, and unfortunately, there isn’t any proof of them that I could show you, much less tell you.