Finally, I get to a question that’s a bit easier to answer! For me, communication is usually asynchronous; I talk to the gods at different times than they speak to me. I perform devotions to one or more gods daily, which generally involve a libation and an offering of barley, sometimes include reciting a written prayer or hymn, and less frequently the lighting of a candle or an offering of incense.
Replies come in many forms:
- Signs: I have a friend who is very good at pointing out the ones I might otherwise miss, such as the eagle we spied last summer or a hawk perched outside of my kitchen window the other day.
- Silence: I have mentioned more than once that in the company of Quakers I have gotten messages; their practice creates an excellent environment for this sort of listening.
- Water: I receive insights, and assignments in the bathtub just often enough that I use the tub for my mind rather than my body.
- Insight: On rare occasion, I will have a full-blown message pop directly into my head while performing devotions.
As with any devotional or mystical path, the key is developing the discernment necessary to know the difference between a sign or message and the machinations of the universe. I’m still working on that part.