I visited Odin

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.

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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