Trickster energy was primary Thursday of last week, and it has taken me the weekend to recuperate from it. Loki was riding me to face myself and deal with a longstanding grievance I’d been holding on to, and all around me in other circumstances the Heyoka energy was predominant. (Heyoka is the Lakota word forContinue reading “Trickster Energy”
This morning when I got up, the odd light in the kitchen started flickering. It flickered for a while, and then was quiet, while still lit. Lately this seems to be his latest trick when Loki wants my attention. But then again, maybe the light bulb is going bad. Except that it still works when Loki does not want my attention. Thus my confusion. So when such moments of confusion arise, I stop what I’m doing and tune in to the spirit of things.
Those of us who follow Loki have realized a truth about him: That he wants to help us find our own truth and live thereby. Out of all the personalities in the Norse pantheon, Loki stands out as the one who
I have questioned for years the nature of “soul.” I have asked myself is “soul” the same as “spirit.” I have concluded that they are NOT the same, and it is the root translation of the words that informs me.
I want to pose the question today: What if the Christian Apocalypse or the Northern Ragnarok is not an outworld reality, but an inner world reality? There are certainly enough clues given in both the Revelation of St. John and in the Icelandic lore for these Mythos to consider the question. In the Revelations, thereContinue reading “Apocalypse, Ragnarok, and Ego-Death”
God loves us. I absolutely have faith in that. The Gods love us. I absolutely have faith in that too. How do I know? I’ve tested it about every which way this side of Friday, and even though I meet myself in uncomfortable ways, and have been broken down in order that ego-mind may give way within me to something higher than myself, They pick me up and greet me with love, as with humility I rebuild my relationship with Them.
We have a solar system inside of us. Inside of us the Sun, Moon, and Stars. Inside of us, the Earth. On the Emerald Tablet of ancient Egyptian alchemy was the statement: “As above, so below.” From the macrocosm to the microcosm, among which is humanity.
The triune nature of God is a very old concept; much older than Christianity. In the Norse religion, it was three God-brothers who gave life to two trees. In making the trees human, Odin gave the Breath of Life, Vili/Hoenir gave the gift of mind and will, and Ve/Lodhur/Loki gave the gift of appearance, blood, the five senses, and sexuality.
COVID has given many of us the opportunity to be still, but many of us don’t take it. Habits of busy-ness and chasing an ambition or worry keep us in the dark even when we have the gift of time. It took my computer crashing to make me take the time, and I resolve from this moment forward to honor my spirit’s need for me to take that time to come home to myself.