State of the Witch Address

The last roughly-a-year has been a very challenging one for me, personally, professionally, and spiritually. Ultimately all of these aspects of my life are interlinked, and together they brought me here, to a blog I naively and optimistically set up many moons ago and promptly forgot about. I am going through changes in my spiritual life (my life in general), changes I believe to be for the better, and I feel the need for some sort of creative outlet for that which is more productive and less damaging to my mental health than other social media.

So, here I am. As to how I got here, and where exactly Here is …

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Devotionals, and Expansion.

At the moment, I honour and work with Odin, Frigga, Skadi, Freyja and Sif, as well as the vaettir — the land-spirits related to the city I live & study in, and the city I grew up in — and my ancestors. They each have a day of the week dedicated to Them, a day of devotionals for Them. It’s been a very powerful way for me to connect to Them, to maintain a personal relationship with Them, and keep my practice intertwined with my daily life.

However. I’ve been having an itch to start adding Deities to my roster, to start honouring Frigga’s handmaidens, Loki, Idunna, Thor, Hel … ever since I first started to get to know Odin last year I have basically been on what you might call a slippery slope towards honouring Everyone. And my dilemma is thusly: how do I balance this with time and keeping a depth and strength to my practice, without losing the intensely personal nature of it so far?

As with everything in Paganism, the only way to find out is to try.