BCE or CE)
Frija, Great All-Mother; caregiver of Family, Hearth and Home, teach us to be patient but not passive; wise but not haughty in our wisdom; far seeing yet not blind to that which is before us. May we nurture life, increase life, and live our own lives more fully. Through you we give honor to our human mothers. Through you we see all the beauty that surrounds us as well. WE GIVE YOU A MOST A HEART-FELT HAIL, FRIJA, as we honor the Frija that resides in us all!
Frouwa, most lovely of all goddesses, who could not love you: Women as their own
inner glory and highest attainment as the self-made woman, men for your beauty,
passion and strength. Praise to you for the gift of life, and for the love that makes life worth living. Remind us always that it is the strong who love the best and the most, and that only the mighty can truly be gentle. Fill our lives with passion and lust that we may live our lives to the fullest. WE GIVE YOU MOST A HEART-FELT HAIL, FROUWA, as we honor the Frouwa that resides in us all!
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the physical man the day
Armanen Rune Summons
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Armanen Runes in your way
Advise the Spirit man today
Outcome: Actually, Hagal, Teiwaz, Jera and Gibor and play into the events of this morning. Before the crack-o-fucking-dawn, even before I actually went out to the Haruc for prayers. I wake up and opened Facebook. There a friend speaks of someone else on my friends list who appeared to him to be a Nazi. Going to her page, yes, she’s spouting Nazi shit; which got me thinking. So first thing this morning I make a statement on my Facebook page:
“Okay, here’s the rub; generally speaking I accept all Facebook friendship request. I accept anybody for any reason and give them a chance to prove their worth. For that, I have paid the price. Some ass-hat decides to tag me on a racist picture, or someone comes to me asking, “Did you know so-and-so on your friends list is a Nazi” or someone adds me to a racists Facebook group without my permission. This whole shit has to stop. I need to realize no matter what I try, no matter how I present a non-racist, non-hating
view of Asatru/Heathenry, there will always be those who just don’t and won’t get it: THERE IS NOTHING IN OUR LORE THAT JUSTIFIES HATE AND BIGOTRY!!! YOUR
ONLY JUSTIFICATION IS FORWARDING A HITLERESQUE VIEWPOINT THAT IS ARCHAIC AND HAS BEEN PROVEN A FAILURE…A FAILURE!! So here’s my call: If you’re a racist, a Nazi, a bigot, a white-power supporter, if you hate others for the simple fact that they are non-white, if you even SUPPORT this vileness, then get your fucking ass off my friends list. As your ilk comes to my attention I’m going to take you off anyway. There is no hope for you. I am very proud of MY German heritage, but that DOES NOT mean I’m superior to anybody. Just because I’m white that does not mean I’m superior to anybody. As a Tru Heathen, I fully believe our actions and words speak louder than any skin color. If your actions speak of hate, then, IMO, you are not a Tru Heathen. End of rant.”
JEEZ did that start some shit. Mostly it was supportive, but for ONE GUY who went on and on about his hatred of Muslims. He kept pulling passages from the Koran out of context trying to make an argument for ALL MUSLIMS acting a certain way. This dragged on for some time until I started presenting passages from the Havamal that spoke of someone being/acting like a fool, then others did too. Soon enough he not only “unfriended” me he also “blocked” me. As frustrating as this whole conversation was, it was wonderful to have the kind of support that came with it.
Toby for his .5 mile walk
Yard done to Wîstat…heat of day, break time
Off to Dillons http://www.dillons.com/Pages/default.aspx to pick up Memorial Day decorations, but I don’t get the USUAL stuff. I get odd-beat things; like today, I picked up 10 pinwheels and made a trip out to Father’s, Mother’s and Brother’s graves as they are all in the same place at Old Mission Cemetery http://oldmissionmortuary.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13376
LOTS MORE online stuff
I had a wonderfully enlightening Facebook chat with my McDs buddy.
Put up the flag and bunting in honor of Memorial Day/Weekend
Some mexicano neighbor to the south decided he wanted to work on his car speakers. He did the same thing last night. Last night I just stood on the porch…watching…he quit soon enough. TONIGHT, however, it seemed to be more emboldened. I walked over to voice my complaint directly. His response, in his broken English, was, “It’s not 10 o’clock”. I wanted to SCREAM, “This isn’t a fucking apartment complex. This is real life. Instead, I assured him I did not want to hear that shit half a block away. Soon enough, he quit.
Watered the baby trees and up-side-down tomato plants.
Okay, so I didn’t make it back out in the yard to finish it. Tomorrow morning!
Êra, goddess of the healing arts; whose loving hands
and sweet breath brings wholeness and health, PRAISE YOUR NAME AMONG NORTH-FOLK! We thank you for your gentle caress, your soft ministrations and your care. When stress, strains, aches and pains plague us, you come with your herbal medicines and compassion to ease our distress. Êra, goddess holy and wise, we honor you.
WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HAIL Êra, as we honor the Êra that resides in us all!
PM Clarification Rune: none
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Alaf Sal Fena!