Sometimes I get to wear my gothi hat and my Vitki hat at the same time. So it was this past week.
I have a Vitki apprentice who is having some difficulty in her life right now. After listening to her issues I offered her some gothi-esque advice. Then I gave her my Vitki advice. That advice was to get creative.
Creativity plays a vital part in Vitki work. We need to be creative at all times. Whether it’s in creating a Bindrune or an alliterative invocation for the gods. We must be open to the creative forces of the multiverse.
I find myself needing to be creative on a daily basis. I am creative when it comes to ritual. I take pride in constructing a well thought out ritual. It can be something simple. Sometimes the simplest ritual calls for the greatest creativity! And the act of constructing such a ritual takes a bit of time. At least for me the preparation time exceeds the actual time it takes to do the ritual! But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
A creation of a magical working is the same. The time I spend thinking about and planning the rite is enough to get me all charged up for the actual act. This keyed up energy works well with magic. There’s a sense of urgency to it. I create a greater need for the rite by planning it. By the time it comes to perform the rite I’m raring to go. This energy helps send the magical act out into the multiverse.
Creativity also plays a part in studies. You can read about something all you want but until you make the transition from printed page to actual reality you have done nothing. It’s in the act of acting out what you’ve read that the creativity takes its turn. Making something you’ve read real and truly your own takes a lot of creativity.
So you can see that being a good Vitki requires being open to your creative self. I wouldn’t want it any other way!