How will I know if I’m called to the Vitki or Volva Path? You’ll know. This is my experience being called to be a Vitki.
It all started with the Runes. I was called to study them first over two decades ago. I don’t really know what the calling was. But I soon realized I couldn’t ignore it. Runes were on my mind constantly. I joined the Rune Gild. I memorized and read every book I could get on the topic. I confess to being influenced the most probably by the books of Edred Thorsson. His work combined an academic viewpoint with enough UPG to keep things interesting. So I was influenced heavily by his books. Still am for better or for worse. But I read and studied books by many authors. I wanted to know as much as my brain would hold. I was starting the path of the Vitki.
Then seven years ago I was diagnosed with MS. This meant no more work for me. Well no more work outside of my home. I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. Time to think. More time to study. My practices at that point were decidedly heavy on the masculine analytical side of things. I knew I needed some balance. Time for more intuitive work. I had read passing remarks regarding Seidr. I decided it was time to explore that option. And so once again I read everything I could on the subject. I learned how to get into trance. And things just kept rolling forward from there. Now Seidr work is as important to me as Rune work. For me they provide a balance between the masculine analytical side of my brain and the feminine intuitive side. Both are needed for true Vitki work.
Then I started getting apprentices. This opened up a whole new world for me. Teaching others about this path has kept me on the ball and focused in my own work. Nothing can keep you as centered as fielding questions from others about your calling!
So in my experience it was a gradual calling. A door would open and reveal more doors to open. So much to explore.
But I knew I couldn’t ignore this calling. I had even gotten a certificate as a Consulting Herbalist during that time. I had no idea why I felt I needed to study herbs. I just knew I had to. One more tool in my toolbox of Vitki skills!
Listen to your guts. They will tell you whether or not you are called. Verify with a Rune reading or trance session. Watch for opportunities to make themselves known. In my experience everything I had done my adult life pointed and steered me in this path. To ignore the world that awaited me wasn’t in the cards. I was being called. And more important I listened.