Plans: Rheinwood Nordliut Fertility Fagende
NOTE: A bit of online research first thing this morning. In a Facebook group the subject of prayers came up: “This may sound like a random question but it keeps coming up in my mind. I wanted to ask the opinion of fellow heathens how they feel about prayer (not the christian form) and how they pray? I hear so many conflicting things that seeking the advice of other may be good. My family is respectful of my path and who I am, but they are most of them in christian religions. I also want to be able to teach my daughter all the ways she can to speak with our ancestors, and the gods.”
My initial response was to give my list of prayers on the Rheinwood Nordliut website. This morning, I recalled something that the now deceased Alsherjargodi Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson said, "Anyone can pray to the Gods in whatever manner he likes. Óðinn stands for Wisdom, the Imagination, and great Knowledge."
http://www.angelfire.com/nm/seidhman/beinweb.html It took some time to find it, but when I did, I wanted to keep it, so I not only responded to it on Facebook, I also made a similar entry onto the Rheinwood Nordliut website‘s prayer page.
Fruchtbarkeit/Saturday, we pray to Sibba, and to Ing-Frô, lighting green candles (for fertility):
Sibba, Great Goddess of Fertility and Family, wife of Donar; let us see you in all the growing things that sustain our lives. Help us look beyond the packaging and promotion, to the richness of the Earth from which all bounty comes. When ordinary eyes see only corn, let us see your golden hair hid in its silk. When others see only bread, let us see the grain, beyond that, your smile and laughter. Feed our might and main, Holy Sibba, that we may do our work in the world. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HAIL, SIBBA, as we honor the Sibba that resides in us all!
(peace, good seasons), the good harvest and prosperity: you are indeed the god of this World. When the day to day wears us down remind us of pleasures and joys. Help us recall the wonderful excesses that brought our lives into being and which sustain the human spirit during good times and bad. Without you, there would be no life and certainly little delight. Thank you, Ing-Frô, for the rushing life spirit and the eternal play of passions that make our lives fruitful. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HAIL, ING-FRÔ, as we honor the Ing-Frô that resides in all of us!
Elder Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the mortal man today
Wunjo (U): Joy, pasture, joy attained with the fulfillment of a wish, the strong Clanic relationship, social contacts, fellowship, happiness, optimism, realization of true will, social and domestic harmony, good cheer, new social relationships, Fridu; within a secure setting, the good/bright side of Wodan.
Wunjo (R): Sadness, disruption in the Clanic relationship, questionable social contacts, loser, miserable, loneliness, shunning, weakened family ties, social and domestic disharmony, the inability to attain a wish, strife, alienation, failed social relationships, Fridu is challenged, the shadow side of Wodan.
Or both, but I’m hoping for the former.
A seventeenth I know: so that e'en the shy maiden
is slow to shun my love.
Interpretation: Joy/sadness (Wunjo) with love (Eh)…yeah okay..
Outcome: An abbreviated walk for Toby. I know he wants more but that’s all he gets for now.
Aldi; damnit, forgot that Aldi doesn’t open until 09:00/9AM and it’s not even 08:00 /8AM yet.
Dillons for a few things for breakfast…NEVER go to a grocery store hungry. I should know better. I couldn’t resist these apple-cinnamon soft cookies.
Good slow morning…
Tried to call Liut member to verify but my efforts thus far are discouraging.
A bit of online research about gardening.
I had an interesting telephone conversation with someone running for City Council Dist 4 in which I am a resident. Methinks I’ll probably vote for him.
Confusion around our Fertility Fagende…I just cancelled it…fuck it.
There is some serious disruption (Wunjo) happening within the Liut that may very well hamper any kind of increase (Eh) with Rheinwood. Okay, a bit of confusion about Ostara, but today was supposed to have been our regular closed meeting. Since I can’t seem to generate any interest, I just cancelled it.
Tried to take Toby out for a walk in the still deep snow. MAN! After two blocks I was pooped!
A bit of family time on the back porch. I don’t have to worry about Essie running off with all this snow everywhere. She hasn’t even ventured an attempt at the deep snow, so she stays in tracks and shallow snow. It’s very easy to keep track of her this way.
Ya know I have to admit I’m pissed. I have one Liut member who I think wants to come to things but can’t because of a new job. I have another member who I think is borderline and rarely returns my calls. I have a third who…well…I just don’t know what to think about that one anymore. My problem today is that assumptions were made and what SHOULD HAVE been at least a closed meeting didn’t go off at all. ARGH!
I must be one heluvan individual to get along with…I dunno…maybe I’m gullible.
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) http://misl.uslsoccer.com/
Milwaukee Wave 6:10 Baltimore Blast (battle of the MISL heavyweights!)
Scata, Winter goddess, fleet on your skis and let
me be the game you bag with you bow. Stun me with your grace and beauty, tuck me in the skin-sack at your side, and then take me to your home where wolves howl.
There, show me the crisp freedom of winter and wilderness. Just as you were ready, willing and able to obtain your revenge on the Aesir for the killing of
your father, Thiazi, grant us the same ferocity in our lives. Direct us to be strong, able and favored of you. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HAIL, SCATA, as we honor the Scata that resides in us all!
PM Clarification Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals
Alaf Sal Fena!