I have some thurses I have to deal with all the time. They appear as self doubt. I have some pretty destructive tapes that it’s very easy to play in regards to my vitki work. Am I making this all up? Is it really the gods I’m communicating with? Am I doing this the right way? And the big one — am I crazy to think I’m a vitki at all?
Not conducive thoughts for doing the work at hand. So how to deal with them?
The first thing I do to battle these thurses is to drag out my notebooks. I keep a notebook of all the rune readings and seidr sessions I do. That way I can monitor my progress. Reviewing them and reminding myself of past successes always shifts my mindset.
If that doesn’t do the trick I do a ritual. I light candles and incense. I pray. I focus my mind on gratitude for the gods presence in my life. I remind myself that I have created relationships with the divine. And it’s not made up when they communicate with me.
Then I turn to the runes. I ask the Norns for guidance. Normally the results of a rune reading will really kick the thurses in the butt and out of my mind. My previous experiences with the runes and the wisdom I’ve gained through my readings are pretty powerful medicine. That’s why the notebooks come in handy!
If that still hasn’t done the trick I’ll do a seidr session. Communicating with the other realms reminds me that this is but one realm and others are busy fighting their own thurses. There’s strength in knowing the battle is being fought by others. And sometimes we win!
So if I do all of that I can destroy the thurse invasion. It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it. Of course I wish the thurses would go away for good but every so often they show up. I just battle them with a barrage of vitki tools and they’re gone. For today!