In our meditation group we have just started song a mantra and visualization practice of Green Tara.one of the group tells me he feels no devotion and thinks it is all fabricated... I am wondering what advice to give......how to develop devotion? What to do if you have none? Many thanks...
In my opinion the deities differ a littlebit. For me, Green Tara is a silent person, full of loving kindness, but she doesn't show immediately. One has to proove sincerity.
So for to deal with Green Tara it is quite normal to feel nothing in the begining.
My advice would be: "Try the practice sincerily for one or two weeks every day. Don't expect anything, but also don't think, you know anything already. Don't think you know it better. Just try with an open heart."
If she shows herself in any way, there is no need for this person to develop devotion - it will come as an natural effect. If nothing helpful happens within these two weeks, then maybe this person shouldn't do diety-practice. Maybe something else like mindfulness or breathing-awareness would be better for him/her.