As a Vitki part of my job is to work in realms other than Midgard. I achieve this through Seidr work. In such work I go into what I call a working trance. This is a trance state where I have one foot in ordinary consciousness and another foot in another realm. This allows me to experience reality in different ways. I can be in Asgard and still be aware of ordinary consciousness enough to hear the phone ring.
This working trance brings about some interesting insights. For example I will get a message from another realm and be able to write it down in my journal as it’s happening. That’s how I perform all of my Seidr sessions. I never fully go under into trance.
How do I achieve this state? For me it all starts with drumming and chanting. And sometimes swaying. These actions are enough for me to feel a shift in my consciousness. This shift is a bit like the way you feel right before you fall asleep. It’s a consciousness Twilight Zone. This state is what I try to get to every time I do Seidr. Sometimes I admit it doesn’t work. I stay stuck in ordinary consciousness. But most of the time I get the results I’m looking for.
In this state I’m able to perform all the tasks I wish to do in the other realms. This straddling of two realms is key for me. I’m allowed to do whatever my intention is.
Other people may go into deep trance to perform Seidr. But as I generally do Seidr alone it’s important not to be totally under. This is the state of consciousness I train my apprentices to be in. And for me it’s become second nature.
It’s a state I’d urge you all to try. It’s safe and brings results. Straddling two realms is for me the way to go. Happy traveling!