As some of you may know, I’m job hunting these days. The last time I was on the job market, I made offerings to Freyr for prosperity. I had 3 conditions that needed to be met for whatever position I took.
1) It had to be within an hour of a major airport.
2) It had to pay a living wage.
3) There had to be a pagan community nearby.
Technically, I did get all three, although there is a part of me that wants to argue about the third. I ended up in a rural location about halfway between Buffalo and Rochester New York. And while both cities have pagan communities, they’re about an hour away making it all but impossible for me to participate in anything that wasn’t on a weekend.
And then my life changed.
I met the love of my life, and for a year and a half, we created community together, just us. Our religious practices changed and grew, and so did our aspirations. He decided he wanted to pursue law school, and that has us moving to a new state which has me back on the job market.
So, what’s a Heathen woman looking for a job to do? Well… MAGIC OF COURSE!
In order to start a journey, you have to take the first step, right? So here I am, taking that step. There are a lot of reasons for that, some of them more convincing than others. But step I shall.
It seems like a good time to take this step, too, since I will this month be taking the role of Steer for the Troth. Some of the articles I intend to write here will relate to that role as I work with our Rede, our volunteers, and our members to fulfil on our mission in this world of Midgard: to be a viable resource for Heathens.
Some of the articles I intend to write here have to do with my personal practice, with discussions I’ve had about ways that we are recreating and, to be frank creating, a practice that works in this modern world. Much, after all, has been lost to the mists of time that we will probably never recover. And even if we can, the world has moved on in the last thousand years, some of it we shouldn’t recover. We need instead to build practices that fit now, today, in this age and yet still honor our ancestors, our Gods, and the world around us.
I’m glad to say I’m not alone in this task. Asatru is the fastest growing religion in its home county Iceland. Every year more and more people are hearing the call of our Gods… and answering.
If there is a question you would like me to address, please don’t hesitate to tell me. Please ask. If I don’t know, all the better. Thank you for joining me on this journey!