Hello I'm new here (obviously).... I don't really know what to say.... I've been utterly fascinated with Hinduism since early childhood. I was raised in a baptist house hold but I was never baptised and it felt ...foreign or alien to me. Christianity felt contrary to my nature. I lost hope when I was told that I could never be Hindu because I am white ... So I dabbled in neopaganism and became a devotee of the ancient Greek manifestations of divinity. However, as of late....I cannot resist any longer and I hope and pray to be excepted....I share the beliefs of (mainstream) sanatana dharma and consider myself more of a shakta then anything. I consider durga/Kali my goddess and ganesha and Shiva my gods. I'm just starting my journey and pray to durga for strength and courage!! I meditate every day to mantras and recently became a vegetarian. I don't know if you could call me a Hindu since I have not been initiated or adopted and I'm not even sure how that process works ...But I remain hopeful!! I have just actively started my journey to moksha ...may it be blessed!