I've been thinking about which direction to take my practice. I have always connected with eastern culture/religions. Since high school I have practiced yoga fairly regularly. Perhaps naturally I have felt connected with some of the Hindu gods/goddesses as well (particularly Kali).
However, I'm lily white and Scandinavian to the core, lol. I've looked into Norse theology as well, since my family history has a rich background in that culture, but I haven't felt the same connection. So my question for you all (and I'm sorry if I offend anyone), how can I make sure I'm avoiding disrespectful behavior or cultural appropriation if I explore some of the more Eastern theology? I'm also trying to look at some of the attributes I appreciate in the Hindu gods and see if I find correlating traits in the Norse pantheon. Furthermore, I know some eclectics will cross pantheons. I know opinions generally vary, but is there a general sense of whether this is accepted vs frowned upon in the pagan community?
Thank you guys for your help. Much appreciated!