I’ve been doing a lot of Seidr work lately. A lot. More than usual. And I have discovered some things I thought I’d share. These are just some observations. Most of it I already knew but apparently needed to be reminded of. Lessons come when you need them. If you’re open to them.
Have food handy. After a seidr session I’m starving! Even if I just ate before the session. I have found that keeping a candy bar near by is a life saver. And it provides me with a dose of sugar. I’m generally fatigued after a session and sugar gives me a much needed boost. That or protein. A spoonful of peanut butter also does the trick nicely.
Set a timer. I set a timer for my sessions. A half hour. I figure if what I want to do can’t be accomplished in that amount of time I wasn’t sure of my intent going into it. If I don’t set a time limit on sessions I can be gone for hours. This helps keep me focused on the work at hand. For me it’s all about intent and getting the job done. I generally find I’m out for fifteen to twenty minutes. And I can get quite a bit accomplished in that amount of time if I know what I’m doing in the first place.
Don’t expect a certain deity to assist you. Sometimes you’ll be handed off. If you go in with the intention of reaching a particular God you may end up with someone better suited to the task. Recently I had a session where I thought I’d chat with Odin. He neatly handed me off to the Norns. Turns out that they were much better equipped for what I wanted to do. Nice bit of calling it Odin!
Keep your tools handy. For me I am very scent sensitive. There is a certain oil I generally use to get me in the mood of trance work. Lately I had run out. It was much more difficult for me to get into trance without it. After several frustrating attempts I finally broke down and ordered more. Know what works for you and always do it.
Breathe. I rely on controlled breath for my work. As of late I had somehow acquired the bad habit of breathing from my chest not my diaphragm. Working with an apprentice reminded me of this simple yet valuable piece of the trance puzzle.
So that’s a quick rundown of what I recently needed reminding of. Doesn’t matter I’ve done it for years. Sometimes I get lazy or sloppy. Thanks to the multiverse for these sometimes not too gentle reminders. Things work out if we listen!