The Lord and Lady – The Ultimate Parents

Trying to explain the Lord and Lady to my kids seems to be a bit more difficult than I had assumed it would be.

You see, I do not feel that the Lord and Lady are to be worshipped, grovelled over, and placed on some ethereal pedestal that I am completely unworthy of ever gazing upon.

I feel that the God and Goddess are like my parents. To be respected. To come to when I need advice. To ask permission to move forward with certain aspects of my life. That they are more equal to me than one normally views a deity in any faith in this world.

The reason I feel this way took some honest self reflection, and meditation with the Goddess and God, and time to figure out. I have found out that I have always felt this way, even before I had been awakened to the Old Ways.

You see, I have always had a really hard time picturing a God or Goddess as a petty, jealous dictator that cannot forgive even the slightest infraction of rules set by the human leaders of Their respective religions. This must be the Leo in me, but I cannot fathom ever being subservient to anything or anyone, even a God, which is why I feel that the Lord and Lady are Matriarchal and Patriarchal figures in my life.

Also, like my relationship with my human parents, the advice I receive from the Lord and Lady can be heeded or ignored. That if I heed the advice, or deny it, there are consequences to either of those actions. Much like sneaking out of the house after being told not to; or conversely, like going to bed early when told to due to the early morning. Good or Bad.

Don’t get me wrong. I have explained to my son, who is the oldest, that the Lord and Lady are to be treated with respect and admiration. They are the ultimate parents. That the advice and guidance received from Them should be honored and revered.

What do you think? Am I a bit confused? Wrong? Right? Let me k ow your thoughts in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “The Lord and Lady – The Ultimate Parents

  1. No I totally agree! I have always had a mentor-mentee relationship with the deities I work with. Likening the Lord and Lady to parents seems like a relatable way to explain them to children.

    1. That’s what I thought as well! It also helps me as well. I love the freedom it offers me and doesn’t equate the subservient feeling I got while being raised as a Christian.

      1. Yeah I never feel like people should be afraid of their gods. Respectful yes. Reverent maybe depending on the relationship. But never scared.

  2. As a new Pagan who came out of 25+ years of a very engaged Christian lifestyle, this perspective on The Lord and Lady was refreshing. I am still navigating how to connect with the God and Goddess and the worshipful submissive posture from my former life felt artificial. Your suggestion that the Lord and Lady be viewed in honored and respected, but not necessarily worshiped was helpful. Thank you

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