Being out

A question that occurs to me from time to time is should I be open about being a Vitki?  Should I tell others about my calling or should I remain in the closet about it?  An important question that we should all grapple with.

Being out about being a Vitki is a very personal matter. There’s many issues to be considered. What will it mean to my family life if they know I’m a Norse sorcerer or Shaman?  What would it mean if people at work knew?  Can I retain my power if lots of others know?  Only you can answer those questions for yourself. A lot of soul searching and perhaps testing the waters are required.

Being out as a Vitki should never be a chore. If you do decide to be open it should be as natural as telling someone you have a sister or a son. It should never be forced. It should be easy for you to talk about your spirituality. If it’s not easy for you to discuss such matters perhaps it’s time to reevaluate the place your spirituality holds in your life. Perhaps it’s time to bring it more to the forefront of your daily affairs.

People in general are in need of education on what it means to be a Vitki. You can become a champion of information on this subject. By living a life where being a Vitki is as natural a breathing you can serve as an example. You can be an example of what it means to truly live a spiritual life. Through your interactions with others you can show the world what it means to follow this path.

I am totally out as a Vitki. To family. To friends. To acquaintances. This is what I’ve chosen to do. It offers me a freedom that my life would lack if I kept this important aspect of myself secret. It allows me to freely discuss matters of importance to me with others. It offers me a chance to educate. It allows me to be me.

This is a highly personal issue. But maybe my example will allow you to see how life can be as an open Vitki. My hope is that after you’ve done all the ruminating required to make this decision you decide to be out. Be proud of being a Vitki and share with others. For me at least freedom means power. May it be the same for you.

Imagination

For me imagination is a vital tool in Vitki work. It helps bridge the gap between this realm and the other worlds. It is a key in learning how to journey in seidr. Imagination is a key to many aspects of the Vitki work.

I took an unscientific survey on whether other Vitkis considered imagination a tool or a crutch. The results were interesting to me. Most Vitkis consider it a tool. I had expected the opposite even though that is not my view. I expected to be in the minority on this matter. Thankfully I found I was not.

Imagination serves as a way to transcend the confines of life in Midgard. It offers a way to get started in authentic journeying. If we can imagine another realm it offers us valuable clues on what we may expect when we actually journey to that realm. It gives us a chance to preview what is to come. This can serve as a powerful aide in fleshing out a rather bare bones idea of what a certain realm may be like.

How do we know if an experience is a valid trip to a world or just an exercise in imagination?  In my experience a valid journey is much more vivid and three dimensional. In authentic journeying I experience and can recall things like temperature and smells of scents. It just feels different. But my use of imagination helps get me there. Before the rhythmic breathing and drumming and incense burning that are my personal cues to travel there is a meditation in which I simply imagine. It’s like a test run for an actual trance session.

So for me imagination has always been a tool used to achieve greater results. I am always aware not to let it become a crutch in which it serves as a replacement for true trance work. In other words I’m always on guard not to become lazy and just daydream my way through. The work is where it’s at for me!