Why are we, as humans, afraid of change? Safety and stability go hand in hand, it seems. It is so difficult for us to embrace change, and for some reason it is especially hard to embrace that change when it is good for us!
Look for instance at a good friend, or even an acquaintance for that matter, who is in a bad relationship. You know they are unhappy, they look unhappy, they act it. Goddess knows, some part of them knows it as well. But when they are finally out of the relationship, are they happy? No. They don't see the end of their relationship as the beginning of the re-growth of their self esteem and independence.
We all have those things, something different for each on of us. We have to be pushed and pushed and pushed before we do it, only to find out we love it! I personally will admit to be a huge stick in the mud. I like things to stay the same. Really, I hardly even read new books. I have about 70 books that I love, and I read them over and over. Same with TV shows. When Sean and I first started dating, he tried to get me to watch Smallville. I declined immediately, of course. It was about a superhero! I don't watch those kinds of shows. Or at least, not until we were super bored one day about a year later and he tried yet again, for the millionth time, to get me to watch it. "Fine," I replied, sighing just a little. I figured I would watch the first episode, tell him I didn't like it, and that would be the end of that. Little did I know that I would be instantly hooked, even with how crappy the first season is. We watched 6 episodes that day...ah, the days before babies.
So, what does all this have to do with anything now? Nothing really, other than giving you examples of how I react to change. So imagine my reaction when it finally became clear to me that I'm being called by a different set of Gods. When I first found Wicca, I followed Celtic Gods. Shortly after, though, I changed. For so many years now, I've followed the Egyptian Gods. Lately, however, I've been called by the Norse Gods. This is, of course, somewhat uncomfortable for me at the moment. Being that I too am human, I naturally have some amount of hesitation when it comes to change. Being that Wicca is nothing if not a path of evolution and change, I will get used to this new idea eventually.
How long does it take you to get used to such radical change? How often have you been called by a God or Goddess you didn't expect?