Writers Write, Right?

Well, sometimes writers write. Lately, it seems as if the needful aspects of life sometimes get in the way. I have been working on a book about my experiences with Hela and the Norns, was quite enthusiastic about my editing, and my computer, which was uploading iCloud drive, disappeared all my work. So I have a new problem to solve or else retype all the text which I was smart enough to save to hard copy. It’s enough to make me wonder if Loki is involved, but he tells me he is not.

I was reading a recent blog by Galina Krasskova, and she was speaking of her practice of a Sunrise Ceremony honoring her Gods, and the land and nature wights that she works with. I thought, ”What a great idea!” and immediately put it into practice. As yet, my Sunrise Ceremony is relatively simple. I go outside on the land, connect energetically, center myself and check in with the local energies. After we communicate, I pray for the well being of those I usually pray for, as well as my needs for the day ahead. The entire process aligns me with the divine, and my own life purpose. I have learned that I no longer have to separate what I am doing from what I profess to want to be doing. The mental game is a process of separating one idea from everything else, and I no longer need those mental separations. Driving my school bus is every bit as much an act of service as the gift of being able to capture with charcoal on paper the essence of an animal so true to its soul that owners have cried. Plus driving a school bus is steady income that I have gratitude for, having tried to ”make it” on my own at one time or another during my life, and just not having enough income to pay the bills. So there is much good to be said for a steady job.

But I profess, I have to wonder as I look at these times we are in, why more folks aren’t returning to the job market? At my bus location, we are continually short of drivers, even though it is a fun job for those who enjoy driving and children. Has Covid made people overly fearful? Or has the government’s effort to pay people to stay home created a generation of those who want to continue free handouts? Or have some people decided that finding their life purpose is more vital than wealth building? I’ve sat with all three of these questions at various times in my own life, and I realized that each question is like a thread that can be woven into the moving narrative of my own existence. (1) Knowing that I am destined to die someday motivates me to make the most of my life and opportunities. (2) Free handouts are not free, because the one who gives them often expects something in return. Is that something you really want to pay? (3) And especially yes, honoring my life purpose is more important than wealth building, that’s why I work a part-time job to pay for life so that I have free hours to work on my book – when it has not disappeared into the cloud, that is. Still, there are points of disappointment in life that must be sucked up in order to move on. I am moving on.

Hello, I am Susan of the North

AKA Susan Hintz Epstein

Beregini Symbol THE MAGICIAN and an old wise Hemlock tree

I am the author of RUNE PLAY: LEARNING THE RUNES, going through the process of authoring another book, and rebranding, updating and transferring my blog site, formerly Nornir’s Corner, to Word Press, where I hope to have more fun with it, as well as features to give me more control over the Content.

Susan of the North has more fun than Susan Hintz Epstein. She can blow in like a cold northern wind and blow out again. Susan of the North divines the Runes and adapts a lifestyle more in accord with the Wise Women of the Wildwood. Susan Hintz Epstein is the person who takes care of the day to day: BORING! Susan of the North weaves Wyrd with the Norns and rides the skies with Frau Holle in the Wild Hunt: EXCITING!

What am I about? Stirring up the psychological pot to create change. Sitting on the edge of human conscious, asking, “Why aren’t we getting the job of global change done? Because we are freaking lazy? Or because we have lost touch with our roots and need to continue expansion and contraction in order to grow?” That’s what I’m aboutexpansion, contraction, and growth.

  • At the moment I’m freaking boring, sitting at home writing a book.
  • The book is about Yggdrasil, the Norse Tree of Worlds (and life, if you have a tree of worlds it has to be about life), and the life force energy of human beings and managing that energy.
  • Why is it important to manage that energy? For me it is about a more balanced life experience, intensity (I love to be intense), and clearing the Subconscious of shadows so that I can be about the business of sharing the light.
  • This blog is about learning – if you’re interested in the types of things I’ll be sharing about. The Runes. The Norse Tree of Worlds. Sitting out. Overcoming demons and meeting elves.

I wanted to create a blog even while I’m in the process of writing a book because I am impatient to get the material out there and see how it will be received. I would love to connect with other people who are experiencing life changing connections with the Norse pantheon, whether their connection is religiously oriented or not. If this blog is successful, I will meet those people, develop friendships, share commentary, and get my book written in such a way that it is useful to others and highly readable. That might be challenging for me, because I love big words. But I shall try to keep that tendency in check.

What you will also get if you follow this blog:

  • A weekly Rune draw and interpretation for the week ahead.
  • Uploaded videos of similar topic and inspirational content
  • Weekly podcast Wyrding Well Wisdom with Erika Maizi, author of The Wyrding Way
  • Instructional how to videos and notification of online classes

This site will evolve and change as I evolve and change. It might contain anything: original writing, original art, philosophical and metaphysical stuff. But it will not contain racism or cruelty or putdowns of any kind. This site is meant to be uplifting! So here we go!