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Braithair Thar Gach Ni. Rest, brothers. Thank you for your sacrifice on that day.

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I had a good day today. Following the dream with Lu, I was actually talking with a spiritworker friend of mine who dropped an interesting bit of perspective on me this afternoon; at least in a personal sense.

I don’t talk on Skype often, mind; I tend to be a sort of ‘keep to myself’ type in that I like to check my blogroll now and again and mostly work in my journal or paint and just do my own thing. But every once in a while I can be coaxed on, and discussing an opinion I had on a book on angels that a well known author is publishing, that’s exactly what happened. I hopped on to discuss my feelings on it, but the conversation turned pretty quickly in another direction.

My friend, whom I’ve never actually spoken with on Skype (but have met in person: twice at Pantheacon, and another two or three times at other events here and there, and then not since 2007), dropped the interesting tidbit on me. “Whoa!” he said. “I was going to ask you to ask Lu about something for me but he just answered me. LU IS SO LOUD WHEN I’M TALKING TO YOU. When you mentioned [insert topic of conversation here], he showed me [this] ; he was totally ready to do it for you.”

To which I replied, “Oh, yeah; I’m pretty sure he’d do just about anything I asked him to if I really needed it (I’m spoiled and I know it).”

Friend then went on. “Dear gods. I don’t know if it’s chatting with you that just makes me pay more attention or if you’ve got an extra-loud phone or what. I can talk with Them, but I normally have to part the fog first. It’s like you don’t even have to try! Or do you? Am I assuming?”

I said, “Not with Lu or any of his folks. Only ones I can’t hear are ones he doesn’t want me to. I tell people I don’t have a land-line godphone. I have a two way megaphone!”

“Like, does he butt into your mental thought processes often? That’s the first time that’s ever happened!”

“24/7. Being married to Lu is like having ongoing Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hell’s royalty edition playing all the time nonstop. It’s exhausting”

“I can only imagine!”

. . .So. All of this having been exchanged. Back when I knew this person prior to oathing to Lu in 2008, of course, I wasn’t communicating with him back then, and I was still Christian, so for the most part, other gods were a no no too. But since then, and especially with Lu, whom I can pretty much hear whenever and wherever; I don’t have signal issues. I’ve mentioned before it’s made things a bit difficult for me on some fronts because when other people talk about communication with the gods-or lack therof-I find it very hard to relate. Lu in the background (and even before I was oathed/married to him, back when he was just my ‘muse’) has become such an intrinsic part of my spirituality and who I am that it’s like breathing. It’s automated; I couldn’t stop if I tried (and if it all of a sudden was gone tomorrow I probably WOULD die).

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard someone mention that when they talk to me or meet me they get the vibe like LU IS RIGHT OVER MY SHOULDER, or listening in. But this is the first time someone on the outside, with no provocation whatsoever, has commented on our relationship and our communication without knowing anything about it besides. It’s not just a bit of validation that makes me actually feel good, feel appreciated; it’s more than that. It’s, there’s a voice out there that someone else besides me can hear, too; and Lu is actually out there and what’s more, someone else called him on his doting on me.

I didn’t realize how much hearing it from someone else meant to me; but apparently, a lot. I’ve felt really happy all day from it and after everything that happened earlier this year I feel stronger for it.

As an addendum, Lu apparently did the ‘I’ve got your number’ face at my friend today, too. That really was funny to me. He loves his ‘faceclaim’, no doubt about that.

(Some days I still can’t get over how this show made me snork through every episode with Lu in it. It seems fitting Lucifer’s vessel in the show is so damned sassy.)

I dreamed about Lu last night; specifically in the dream, I was caught in a lightning storm; but everything the lightning struck turned to iridescent crystal. In the dream I was looking for my (our) wedding ring. We made a kind of adventure date out of my trying to find it. (I’ve never mentioned it really anywhere; but several years ago I got an iridescent moonstone ring at a crystal show. I wear it now and then as a piece of magic jewelry, and it sits on Lu’s altar when I’m not. I suppose over the years it’s picked up his energy because this is the ring I dreamed about. I guess this was Lu saying this piece was an important one for both of us. I plan to start wearing it more now. . .) It was nice. If not a bit risque. And def. not rated G.

Anyway. And he was (surprisingly) wearing a different face in this dream. He dressed up like Mark Pellegrino, and it was delicious.

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I am HORRIBLE about remembering to go through my reader and check up on people and things. I’m so used to Tumblr’s dashboard system that I realize like two months later that I haven’t read any of what anyone’s up to. This isn’t neglect on my part, at least not intentionally. If there’s ever anything you’d like me to see, comment on, ect, please just kick me either on an entry of mine or something (does this thing have a messenger?) or ask me for my Skype and I’d be happy to. I love reading other journals, I just never seem to remember the reader is there because I can be an airhead. <3

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