Story Told with Many Tongues

Our Gods are many, and They are beautiful. Each with Their distinct paths and Their ways. One of the most enriching, frustrating and multilateral parts of being a polytheist is finding out that the teachings and the road of one deity doesn’t necessary apply towards another. Indeed, it may not even apply towards different people…

Choice and Opportunity – Use It or Lose It

Choice.  Use it or surrender it, and thereby surrender your power. I grew up on reading Russian fairytales.  Growing up in Ukraine, this was pretty normal. The good ones – and there are many, I can recommend some – often have a hero who needs to undertake a quest and who at some point ends…

The Many Faces of Love

Once upon a time, I was struggling with a tumultuous and broken heart – yet again. I sat in front of a shrine that I built for Freyja for a long time, praying and sitting in a deep trance-like meditation for many hours, hoping to find an answer to my tortured thoughts. After sitting in…

The Natural Order

A few days ago I discovered a forboding visitor to our garden: a grasshopper. It was large, about 5 inches long, and it landed on the little window panes on the side of the front door. I was horrified. Here I need to mention that when I was 12 and lived in Italy, one fine…

Prayer To Freyja For Those Under Duress

I pray to FreyjaWho throws forth Her immortal shining cloak of goldAs She stretches Her armsAlways loving and full of joy and protectionAround me and all my kinfolk.I stretch my hands to You not only in supplicationBut in the offering of my very self,So that my hands, my feet, my hair, my arms, my mind…

I Built a Garden

I built a garden. It has taken me two years, and I could not have done it without the help from my teacher and from so many others, both human and spirit, but the persistent dream of it and its life, gradually coming forth into being, is an amazing creation that is a part of…

On Prayer

My teacher asked me today, if someone asked me how to pray, if they have never prayed before, how would I teach them? This is an interesting question for someone who was raised as I was, in a place and a past where no such things would have ever entered my mind.   I was…

A Little Bit About Me

I am a Freyja’s woman. Her priestess in training. Her arm. Her hand. Her voice. If I stumble, may She be there to guide me. If I misspeak, may She help me correct it. May I always do Her service, May I always be Her will in this world. Whatever else I may be, of…