I admit to only really working with my fetch for the last year or so. So my ideas and experiences of it my be a bit immature. But here goes!
The fetch (or fylgia if you prefer) is one of the nine aspects of Self we work with in the Nordic Tradition. As a part of Self it differs from the power animal of shamanic tradition which is outside of Self. Fetch is definitely inside of Self. This has been my experience at least.
How do I utilize the fetch? To fare forth to other places. To be my eyes and ears somewhere away from my ordinary consciousness. Mostly I use it to connect to those I am doing long distance work for. Clients in other places. My fetch acts as a connection for me to do my work.
To connect to my fetch I usually lay down. I do my rhythmic breathing. I go into a light trance. Then I connect with my hamr. For me it is the key to the fetch. Once fully aware of my hamr I can start feeling around for my fetch. The fetch appears to me as a white glowing ball of energy. I find it and direct my consciousness inside it. I ask for my fetch to appear.
My fetch appears as either a rabbit, a skunk or a female version of me. Lately it’s been the rabbit most times. So I figure that out. Now I bring the white ball of energy with the fetch in it up to my chest.
Once that’s accomplished I shapeshift into my fetch. My consciousness becomes one with the fetch. I find myself seeing through my fetch eyes. But things get tricky here. I only send part of my consciousness into the fetch. Part of me remains in my ordinary Self. That’s how I’m able to do working for long distance clients. Part of me fares forth in my fetch while part stays home to do the work. It’s kinda like a TV when you flip through channels. It’s all being received by the same TV but different information on different channels. That’s the best way I can describe my experience of it.
I then send my fetch forth. Through my fetch eyes I see things differently. Everything appears as big glowing balls of energy. Blue, green, yellow. So while I see my clients I couldn’t tell you what they looked like physically. But I can tell you what their energy is!
Once I have that connection I’m able to perform a reading. Simple (okay, complicated!) as that.
And that’s basically how I experience and work with my fetch. I’m still fine tuning my skills so I’m sure six months from now it may be different. But for now it works fine for me!