What do I believe?

This thought ran across my mind this morning. What do I truly believe?  So I decided to hash it out.

I believe in the Norse gods. As beings both outside of myself and as reflections of my inner self. What do I mean?  I believe that the gods are outside of my state of being. As the Elements of nature. As deities who look out for me and help inspire me along my journey. I believe that they are as alive as I am. And that they grow and evolve. They are energies that are way bigger than me to be sure. And I believe that as such they deserve our honor and respect.

But I also believe they are inner archetypes. They are reflections of our self. When our ancestors were coming up with ways to explain their universe they also turned inward. They were drawn and inspired by inner archetypes as well as the world outside themselves. Hence Odin and his eternal quest for knowledge. That’s an archetype of human existence. And Thor with his amazing strength. Another archetype. So I believe that the gods are within me as well as without.

I believe in the use of magic. Using energy to impact your existence in this realm by tapping into other realms and the energy found there makes fundamental sense to me. I understand and use this concept successfully in my own life. I can give many examples of times I’ve done a magical sending and reaped the benefits. So I know it works. Sometimes quietly sometimes powerfully. And sometimes it’s just a shot in the dark. But seldom does a sending not bring results. For that reason I believe in magic.

I hope this gives you a better understanding of what the Vitki believes. And hopefully it will cause you to think about what you believe. It’s an exercise worth doing.

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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