So I felt it was time for a seidr session to have a talk with Odin. These talks generally go pretty well for me. I generally get nuggets of wisdom from him. So it was time to find out what wisdom he’d share with me this time.
I prepared as always. I lit candles and incense. I got out my drum. I started drumming and chanting the name of Odin. Soon enough I was in a trance.
I looked around. Yep. It was Asgard. I called out Odin’s name. And I called again. And there he was in the distance. Walking with a staff purposely toward me. Soon enough he was with me.
“What do you need?” he asked in a rather direct manner. I told him I was just checking to see if he had any wisdom to share with me. He looked at me with his one piercing eye. I felt uncovered and vulnerable. Finally after seconds that seemed like hours he spoke.
“You are an ordained gothi. You are a certified Norse Shaman. You are a teacher. So you are the keeper of wisdom. Any wisdom you may seek is already inside your head. Use it.” And with that he ambled off.
I slowly came to ordinary consciousness. I was weak and shivering. I let the power of his words sink in. He was right. I am a wisdom keeper now. I had never thought about that before. I have and always will be a seeker of wisdom. But as I stand today I am also the keeper of much wisdom. Funny. I needed to start looking at myself with different eyes. I needed to acknowledge to myself how far I’ve come and how much I do know. Scary thought. But powerful.
And I challenge you to take a look at yourself. You too are a keeper of wisdom. No one else has traveled your path and learned what you’ve learned. Acknowledge that fact. And be a keeper of wisdom yourself.