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These stories are real, though some details may be fictionalized, to protect confidentiality and identities, but these are actual accounts of Qadishtu moments. Stories can be told from either the point of view of the priest or priestess or from the perspective of the client/seeker/supplicant. The point is - what do we actually DO? This blog seeks to help answer that through example. What we do is incredibly varied, depending on our individual experience, training, gifts, and inclinations, and that's why this is a group endeavor. We all have gems to contribute to the larger understanding of what it means to be Qadishtu and the significant need for this role in our society today.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Notes from a new Client and her Qadesh Priest

I'll keep my comments here brief because the thoughts graciously shared below from a *new* Temple of Terra Incognita Seeker (now accepted Client) are very articulate and filled with a wonderfully naked humanity that almost anyone reading should be able to relate to. I will refer to her as X and refrain from mentioning any personal background information that could be used to reveal her identity.

The concept: Instead of me simply describing a past Qadishtu experience, I felt it would be of even more interest to post an ongoing series of thoughts that document an actual in-progress Provider/Client relationship from both perspectives. Of course there is a great risk involved with this approach ... neither of us know how our carefully negotiated relationship will turn out yet. So far we have established primary goals and my Temple HPS/wife Amanda has been involved with the introductory process. In fact, Amanda was instrumential in facilitating the initial connection while I was away from home this summer, and will be a key support member as X and I explore that uncharted place of Monsters and Magick called Terra Incognita.

Postscript 2/2/09:

This series of posts have been deleted and/or altered at the request of our Client who felt exposed (even though completely anonymous) by having such personal information on the internet. I think her shared thoughts were very valuable contributions to the Qadishtu Experience blog and thank her for allowing them to educate others during the time they were available to be read. I feel Client privacy concerns are always paramount in any Qadishti relationship and must be honored above everything else.

David

4 comments:

Inara de Luna said...

Wow, this is beautiful and amazing! Thank you, W, for being brave and willing enough to show us the inner workings of your psyche as you explore this aspect of your life. Good luck on this adventure and I truly and deeply hope that your explorations with your Qadishtu friend are fruitful, healing and helpful for you! In sacred love & pleasure, Inara

Autumn Heartsong said...

I am amazed and humbled by the honesty and transparency of what you've written, and honored to be allowed to share this leg of your journey with you via your words. Thank you for opening and sharing yourself so generously, and I hope you are on your way to receiving the great love you so richly deserve.

Amanda said...

W:

It's true he has known you for a long time and has feelings which are uniquely yours. Have you read some of your posts lately with an open heart? This one, of course, is brilliant -- but then you write brilliantly.

Your mind, your heart. the breadth of your understanding is without limits, isn't that true? I think he's fortunate and should be walking around all puffed up because of your regard for him.

Thanks so much for being such a good, loyal, interesting, challenging friend.

Amanda

Lyndsay said...

W - thank you for sharing your journey with us. And, no, I don't think that your standards are too high. They are your standards and to have defined them so clearly is a battle won. So many people, male and female, would settle for less just to feel needed, comforted, loved, etc. You, my dear, have set your goal. This is a victory.
I send you big hugs for this journey and wishes of satisfaction in your endeavors.
Lyndsay