An eclipse experience

I had been looking forward to the solar eclipse for over a month. My excitement grew each day in anticipation. I was planning a big ritual for it. I was going to use this event and it’s energy to rededicate myself to the vitki path.

Yesterday finally arrived. I got myself and my ritual tools ready. The time came. Here goes!

I lit incense. I  centered and grounded myself. I stood at my altar arms raised. I started to feel the energy growing. I called upon the Aesir and Vanner to hear my oath. I could suddenly feel a charge of electricity as I called them. With the assembled gods in my presence I made my oath. I oathed to continue on the path of the vitki. I asked for their guidance in this matter. I offered myself to do the work for my tribe. I made a vow to be available to those in need.

Then I stood quietly letting my words and my oaths reverberate through me. I let myself stay quiet as the darkness of the eclipse descended. I closed my eyes. As I stood there letting it all sink in I had a vision. It was a tree. A tree with three huge roots. I knew instinctively it was Yggdrasil. As I stood there gazing at it it started to grow. Rapidly. I started to grow as well. Within moments we were too large for my building and we burst through the walls and roof. Still we grew. Up and down and every direction we could. Soon we were sky and earth. We were the elements of the multiverse. We were everything. Then I was snapped back into ordinary consciousness.

I finished my ritual thanking the gods for the message. I believe the message was that I am to grow in this path. Grow beyond my expectations. Grow in every aspect of a Vitki. May it be so!

A druid dream

I had an interesting dream last night. In my interpretation it has to deal with my newfound concurrent spiritual path of Druidry. Let me tell you about it and see what you think.

I dreamt I was a fashion designer for a reality TV contest show. Think Project Runway. Not an odd idea as I was a theatrical costume design minor in college. For this segment of the show, which was the finale, we were using authentic haute couture gowns designed by famous designers. These designer gowns had been chosen for us. I was fitting my model who had long, crazy, curly red hair into a gown.  She was a brand new model for me. The gown that had been chosen for her was deep green. The size was all wrong. It was too big. I asked if we could get the same gown in a size three for her. We could. I suddenly realized I had another model to fit. I chose a deep blue gown for her in size nine. She had beautiful blonde hair. So while they were getting the first gown in size three I finished the easier fitting with the size nine model.  This was an easy fit and we had her runway ready in no time. Now I turned my attention back to the first size three model and she looked stunning in her new fitting gown. She was ready to go.   The models got into their place in the runway parade looking wonderful. As they walked the runway I felt full of confidence I had a winner. As the results we about to be announced I was sure it would be one of my models. And surprise!  It was declared a tie between both of my two models!  They had both won!

That’s when the alarm clock woke me up. The dream still hung in my consciousness. That’s how I knew it was an important dream. The fact that I remembered it in full meant it had a message for me. Now my job was to figure out the message!

Upon reflection it seems a painfully obvious message from my subconscious. First the overview of the design show. Familiar ground for me. All of the last minute running around making everything perfect. No stranger to that idea.  This clearly is a symbol for spirituality. Something I’m very familiar with. The new model is Druidry — the red hair, the green gown, the sacred number three as her size. The other model is Asatru — size nine which is the Asatru sacred number, the blonde hair, the deep blue gown. Couldn’t be any more apparent.  The fact that the redhead was new to me also makes sense. I had to spend more time with the new model. The blonde was a snap to get ready. Also very true in regards to my concurrent paths. Druidry currently requires more energy on my part than Asatru. I need to learn the druid lore and pantheon.  I have work to do on that path. The other path is easy to get ready. Makes perfect sense.  The fact that the results were a tie means that both paths will bring rewards. Overall a pretty powerful and transparent dream. May l live up to the challenge!

Some rune readings

I thought I would share with you some rune readings. If nothing else to share what I do as a Vitki almost every day. All but one of the examples were long distance readings. I never physically met the people. But I wanted to show you can effectively do distance readings. All you really need is a client and a question.

These readings are all nine realms readings. The first rune pulled is for Self. Second is Higher Consciousness. Third is Intellect. Fourth is Emotion. Fifth is Subconscious. Sixth is Balance. Seventh is Expansive Energy. Eighth is Contractive Energy. Ninth is Motion.

Now you have the framework for these examples. Here goes.

The first example the client wanted to know how her spiritual life would unfold in the coming months. The nine runes pulled in the order given above were elhaz, ingwaz, tiwaz, Isa, Berkano, jera, dagaz murk, wunjo murk, and perthro murk. Here’s what I gave her as a reply.

She has been experiencing a sense of stagnation spiritually. This has caused her to feel unhappy and hopeless. Rational control of her emotions is a key to breaking this stagnation. Her spiritual life is experiencing a time of gestation that will result in the birthing of new ideas. If she trusts herself in the process and path, the changes will occur with a new balancing from within. This will happen over the next year. This is the proper timing for these events to occur. She needs to trust herself as to when the appropriate time comes for these new ideas to be birthed

The second example comes from a man who wanted to know the cause of his relentless depression. Here are the runes I pulled in the order listed above. Othala, Ehwaz, Ansuz murk, fehu murk, Gebo, dagaz, ingwaz murk, raidiho murk, naudthiz. Here’s what I told him.

It is a good time for new spiritual endeavors.  He has created a sacred place for himself.  The depression is being caused by emotional burnouts from his thinking too much about this issue. This has lead to an intellectual scattering and a crisis state.  If he can balance the intellectual work of his spiritually with new innovations he can break through the depression. Coming up with creative ways to address his spirituality will lead to a break through of the intellectual boredom.   He needs to trust that a magical exchange is occurring between him and the Divine.

The last example comes from a man who wondered how a donation he had made would be used. The runes he pulled in order as above where Thurisaz, Isa, tiwaz, jera, eiwaz, perthro, othala, dagaz and Ansuz. All nine bright staves, a good sign right there!  I had never had that happen in a nine rune pull. I told him that what he pulled meant the following.

He has taken action. A positive action. A stillness of Self in this regard brings about an initiation. He told me is was his first time giving to that organization.   I told him not to worry that he gave money to the wrong organization. Proper timing will bring about justice in this matter. A balance of good fortune will bring about the motion of his money being used for productive communication. The expansive energy of his donation brings about safe spaces. Overall this action will facilitate an awakening of issues. That’s when he told me he had given to the Anti Defamation League. It suddenly all made sense.

Those are three examples of the vitki work I do all the time. Hopefully you were able to follow along with the interpretations. Any questions about all of this you know how to reach me!  Hail!

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.

 

Divination

I’m learning that divination is an important aspect with Druidry. Right up my alley!  I have experience in divination. But I wanted to do something authentic to the Druid Path. Time for some research!

I have 20 years experience using the runes for divination. I read Runes almost daily. They help provide me with structure in my otherwise unfocused life. I do not claim to foresee the future very well. It’s a shortcoming of my practice. I am able to foresee some future events though. So I need to build on that.

A quick internet search lead me to orgham. As I did more research on this avenue the more similar to runes it seemed. Not what I was looking for. I wanted a form of divination that was Druid in origin but different from the runes. Time for more research.

I was reading a book on Druidry and in that book’s section on divination the mention of crystal balls came up. I didn’t understand why because I had never thought of crystal ball gazing to be a particular skill of the Druids.   More research needed.

A quick search on the internet yielded several different sources citing the Druids and crystal balls. Going back into a time BCE the Druids were known to divine events using crystal balls. Good enough for me!  Crystal ball gazing it is!

So I finally found a unique means of divination that traced its history back to the Druids. I will definitely not give up my rune casting but will add the use of a crystal ball to the mix. My crystal ball has been ordered and I am greatly looking forward to adding this new to me Druid practice to my life. I’ll keep you posted how it all goes!