365 Days of Prayer – Day 114 – Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is the Norse Tree of Worlds. When I first came to this path, it was to answer a call to the Norns. Soon, however, other gods and goddesses began dropping in. I met Hela, Freyr, Freya, and then Heimdall came and did something very interesting. He dove down my universal energy core with a huge laugh, exclaimed, “How droll!” and I felt the worlds of the tree merge with my energy body. Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) has often been a very interesting experience for me. Yggdrasil remains a huge topic. I recently gave a talk on the Tree and the Chakras, and people in the class had some very interesting experiences of their own.

What I love about the Tree is that it holds awareness while those of us who are not rooted, but in constant motion, go about our business in the world. But every so often, to take a breather, to go visit Yggdrasil is to have an otherworldly experience.

Yggdrasi, beloved of trees, Odin’s steed, thank you for holding the space of awareness in the Nine Worlds.

Nornir’s Corner

I originally titled this Blog “Nornir’s Corner” because I began working with the Norns shortly after understanding the Runes came to me. That was back in 2013, and I have wanted to write about it, but for one reason or another, that seem mostly excuses to me now, I did not do that.

Somehow I felt this was a life mission. In terms of “mission accomplished,” not so much when I have not been focusing on topic.

The Norns brought me round to the idea of choices feeding our becoming. In one sense the entire process of life is always “becoming.” Time and the flow of Time brings choices to all beings. Whether beings make those choices consciously in accord with their Orlog (kind of like karma, but not quite) or not, those choices and the consequences of those choices are always with us in this incarnation or the next.

Soon after the Norns were introduced to me, Hela came seeking me out. I had been reading Raven Kaldera’s web site and so I had some inkling of this fine lady. It turned out she has a lot worth teaching. One or another Norse god or goddess would make themselves known to me, and the teaching has been building slowly. Slowly, because I’m a little dense and the teachings take time to sink in. One day Heimdall appeared dressed like a computer geek, if a Norse god can dress as a computer geek, but that is the way he appeared to me, and UPG being what it is, it amused me. Repeating, “Droll! How droll!” he somehow dove down my universal energy core and hooked me up with Yggdrasil. Since then I have learned, as other Rune students have already known, that Yggdrasil is also us. In terms of being a “Soul Map,” I mean. I’m going to be giving a talk on this at the ISD Cabin Fever Spirit Festival this coming Saturday in Oneonta, if anyone reads this and happens to be interested in coming.

The point I am making is this: The Norse gods and goddesses have been making quite an appearance to many people like me, who may or may not have considered themselves candidates for channeling deities. They want to be known. They want to relate. They give us tasks to carry out, which is why I am starting to write about them actively today.

When the Norns began coming to me, they showed me in vision of the airstrikes of WW2. They said, “Make it right.” I was given to know that they did not condone the evil the Nazis did.

Shortly after this, Odin came to me, and showed me the same vision. He welcomed me as a warrior, and also seemed to indicate I should act to “Make it right.” I never figured that there was much I knew to do to right that great an evil, but what I can do is take a stand against racism. I can take a stand against self-aggrandizing leaders who are mentally ill with Narcissism. I can speak against those who follow blindly without taking responsibility for their own choices.  I can encourage people to develop and cherish their own unique individuality. In this way we become like the gods, which I believe Odin’s way is all about.