On being a mentor/coach

I have a Vitki student. I hesitate to call him that. I think of myself as his mentor or coach. But student seems to fit his part of our relationship quite well. I’m doing my best to teach him all of the information I have on how to be a Vitki. My way of course but it seems to work for me. Why not spread the information around?

I don’t hold much in secrets of the trade nonsense. If things that I have learned on my path can benefit another on their path we both stand to gain something in the sharing.

He lives on the other side of the world. We keep in touch through FB on a daily basis. We’ve been working together for a month now. It takes a lot of my time. But it’s worth it to have a front row seat at his growth.

Lately he is facing huge life changes. Moving to a new country. We’ve spent the most part of our month together working on grounding and centering. Holds him in good stead for the whirlwind he’s facing. But recently the need for magical workings has appeared. So we’ve leapt ahead in his study plan to address this need.

He has a good working knowledge of the runes. He told me he had tried to use bind runes before without much success. I assured him part of the problem was not having a good foundation to build on. We had been working on building a strong foundation for about a month. Time to test it out.

I was prepared to create a bind rune for him to use. I had done so in the past with some success. I was going to ask him to try to create a bind rune on his own. And sure enough after a gave him the three runes I would use for this working he turned around and fashioned a very workable bind rune!  And he created a mantra to go along with the sending!  I was beside myself with excitement. A true breakthrough. He had shown true Vitki skills.

I gave him a few options for how to do the sending. We talked some more about the ins and outs of a successful sending. And then we said goodbye for now.

Nothing is more thrilling than seeing someone find their way on this path. I am reminded of that time years ago when I was just discovering the power of this work and how to correctly use it. This alone makes every minute I spend mentoring him worthwhile. I’m reminded of the power and humility of being a Vitki. And for now a Vitki who helps.

 

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

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