The gods call us in different ways. Depending on their personalities and the reason for the call. Here’s how some of the gods have called me to their service.
Odin. I was first called by Odin in this path. His calling me was kinda sneaky and quiet. I had started studying the runes and knew very little about Asatru and Norse spirituality in general. But as I studied the runes the name of Odin kept coming up. Odin this. Odin that. Odin. So I started meditating on him in particular. And sure enough he wanted to talk with me. It was mostly on the runes at first. How to better read them and so on. So Odin had much to say to me then. He taught me about the runes and many mysteries. Cool. I had a god and he talked to me. I was a heathen. This was about 24 years ago. And I’ve been going full force since then.
Next up was Tyr. He wasn’t subtle at all in calling me. I was meditating on Odin and the image of a tiwaz rune came to me. I thought nothing of it. Until it happened again the next day. And the next. And the next. So I switched my meditation to that of Tyr. He had things to teach me. So I started following him
Then several years ago while in trance Tyr told me it was time for me to move on. He told me that now Freya wanted a turn. And Hella. So off I went to find out what they had for me. And I’ve been considering them my primary deities since then.
So that’s how I have been called. Sometimes over the years it’s felt a bit like rejection. This god doesn’t want me anymore. But the trade offs have always ultimately been in my favor. So for me at least the gods do know what’s best.