A few days ago I got the book 21rst Century Seidr by Ivy Mulligan. I thought I’d just breeze through it. I didn’t get very far when I realized this was a book to be taken seriously with some very good exercises to explore.
One of the first exercises was a ritual to dedicate yourself to the path of the vitki shaman. I’ve been a serious vitki practitioner for over five years. It never dawned on me to make a formal ritualistic declaration of my intentions to follow this path. So I decided I should finally do this.
I followed the ritual outlined in the book. I was to the part where I was to meet my spiritual helpers. I figured I already knew this but I’ll get some verification. I saw the door to Inner Midgard in front of me. It had a red perthro rune on it — orlog, fate, the Norns (who I’m currently working with). This is a good sign. When I open the door I am supposed to meet my spiritual helpers. I opened the door expecting a few entities to be on the other side. Instead there was a huge throng of beings!
My dad was in the front of the group. I made eye contact with him and declared my intention to remain on the path of the vitki. Dad comes up and tells me that this is not an easy path to walk. I tell him I know and that I don’t want easy I want rewarding. He says I already know it is that. He then says he is to be my helper in journeying. This surprised me because my dad and I were not close. I was expecting Freyja to be my helper in this aspect. Nope. Dad says he’s it. Okay. I thank him and then ask if there’s any other helpers. Out of the crowd comes Odin. I’m not so sure I’m ready to work seriously with him. But he approaches and says he will be my go to for work from here on. So I ask him what I dread to hear the answer to — what does he expect in return? To my surprise he simply says juice. Well I can do that! So I thank him. And I return to ordinary consciousness after once more declaring my intention to follow this path.
So a few surprises for me. An exercise that I thought would be a simple verification of what I already thought I knew brought some interesting results. I never would have thought my dad would want to work so closely with me. Mom yes. Dad not so much. And Odin. I expected Freyja or Hela or someone like that. Nope. The Old Man says he’s it. We’ll see how that goes!
So the lesson for me here is that I may think I have the answers but I should check in with the higher entities and see what they have to say. It could be very different!