Sticking to the path

You’re on the path of the Norse tradition. You’ve been studying the lore. You’ve at least dabbled in the Esoteric practices of this path. You’re moving right along. And then. Bam!  A major roadblock. Now what?

This is a time to rededicate yourself.  If you’ve been called this is bound to happen to you sooner or later.  Here’s some tips I’ve found useful in my 25 years on this path.

Dig into the lore.  Perhaps there are sagas you’ve meant to read.  Perhaps you’ve only skimmed the Eddas.  Or maybe there’s an author you’ve always wanted to read.  It’s a cliche but this is a spiritual path that is all about homework.  This is a good thing.  You’ll never be done reading or hopefully learning about our spiritual path. It’s a life long process of unending growth potential. So do some homework!

You can reach out to others who follow the Norse path. When I was a newbie I didn’t know anyone. So I joined a couple of groups on Facebook and that’s all it took. I suddenly had the potential to know hundreds of folk. This is the great wonder of the times we live in. Instant and huge amounts of feedback and advice are as close as your computer. Take full advantage of this opportunity. Join groups. Lots of them. Learn and grow at your own rate.

Find a skill that you haven’t explored yet and do some more digging. Not great with the runes?  Do some work on that. Never tried Seidr?  Time to learn. Again there are great authors on a myriad of facets to our path to study. Give yourself the chance to really find out what things are all about. Remember homework?

You can always strengthen your bonds to the gods. Now is always the best time to start the habit of daily devotionals. This little act of setting aside ten minutes a day to honor our gods can make a world of difference. Try it for yourself and see the results. Bet they are terrific!

Those are just a few ways to help keep you on the path. I’m sure there’s many more. Get creative and find out what a life time commitment can mean. Find out who you are on this path. You may be surprised!

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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