Wights

Wights are spirits of nature. In some traditions they’re called faeries. As Asatru we tend to have a big issue with the word faeries. It conjures up images of Disney cartoons. But I assure you they are anything but Tinkerbells. These spirits of nature come in all forms. Not winged pixies at all.

There are as many types of wights as there are forms of nature. Tree wights. Water wights. Rock wights. So there’s a lot to get familiar with. Here is the way I get in contact with these wise and powerful entities.

First find a place in nature. Not easy for everyone. I live in the suburbs of Chicago. But very close by are large forest preserves. So I tend to go there. But even an area with a single tree growing will do the trick.

Then once I’ve found a spot I sit down. I ground and center myself. And I begin to meditate or reach a trance state. I make my intention that I am here to meet with the wights of this area. Then I just let the images start to flow.

In my experience the wights take many forms. Earth wights can appear almost like gnomes. Water wights tend to be ethereal and very fast moving. Rock wights are very old and slow to move. Each area you find yourself with nature you will have a new experience of how they appear. Just be open to however they choose to present themselves. You will be happily surprised at the many different varieties of entities that wights appear in.

Once they have appeared I generally ask them if they have any wisdom to share. In my experience many of them say the same thing. That humans are destroying their habitats. And there’s almost always a plea to stop it. So they are very aware of humans and the power we have to destroy their environment. As a whole we need to be more concerned with our place in the universe and become guardians of nature. That’s one way to thank the wights for their assistance.

Then I finish up my session by making an offering to the wights. Cornmeal or bread do the trick. Something to say thank you for all they do.

And what exactly do the wights do?  They assist the plants in growing. They help the rocks remain solid and steadfast keepers of ancient wisdom. They help control water from unleashing it’s fury. These are just several of the many ways wights do their job. They hold a special place in our universe.

After the offering I hail the wights and then go on with my day. It never fails that after one of these sessions I feel calmer and more connected. Try it for yourself and see what results you get!  I’m pretty sure it will be rewarding.

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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