I’ve been having a sort of burnout with my businesses lately. My job is never finished, literally, and my paycheck does not remotely make up for the “satisfaction” of working for essentially free while the business builds. I know, it takes about 5 years to really get going but after 3 I’d really like to be seeing a little more progress.
So I offered a prayer to Freyja, who was one of the Gods I called on when I started one of the businesses. She is connected to both, as is Frigga, Hella, and Eir, but I specifically called on Freyja and the ancestors to give me guidance. Am I on the right path?
I didn’t have a gift for any of them. I apologized and promised a gift as soon as I was able to get one, whatever they wanted (and gave them options to choose from that were within the budget). I did a random rune generator to divine what alcoholic beverage they all might desire. I wrote down a list of alcohols and runes that would correspond first so we were all clear.
Thurisaz. Well that’s damned odd and it isn’t on my list. What alcoholic beverages start with th? None? OK well what if they’re pronounced like Thor is in modern day Sweden?
Hmmm. Tea – no alcohol but I’m happy to brew some. Tequila. Really. Really? I’m not opposed to offering it but it seems like an odd request for Norse Gods. So I divine again. Thurisaz. Um. OK.
So I stop at a store on my way home. On the shelf is ONE BOTTLE of “Corazon” brand tequila, with a heart on the label, in a specially shaped bottle with a cork not a screw top. It’s not cheap but it’s not the most expensive thing I perused either. I take that as a sign. I bring it to the cashier. Holy crap it’s on markdown and suddenly IS the cheapest thing I perused. OK Freyja and ancestors I’m suitably chastised.
So yes. If you ask, they’ll answer. In no uncertain terms. And the business has suddenly gained more than 100 potential customers in literally 3 days’ time. Thank you ancestors. I know you want me to succeed because it reflects on you. I’ll try to do you proud. Thank you Freyja. I’ll try to be worthy of your blessings.
via Against the Folkish “Pagans”
this writer’s glaring ignorance regarding folkish heathen anyway is showing. I would bet he/she/it/ knows exactly zero folkish Pagans and lives in a pseudo intellectual leftist echo chamber where nearly anything goes. The obvious lack of critical thinking is easy to see. This piece is one long logical contradiction masked as condemnation.
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And I want to know why it is that, four guys from California who were – logically, and as it turned out, predictively – expecting violence against their persons, and took appropriate precautions – were arrested for “incitement to riot” and ‘rioting” in Charlottesville? I know that is a complicated sentence. I apologize. I just want to know why 4 guys who allegedly spend their lives living in a manner that promotes individual responsibility and physical fitness, and teaches others to protect themselves, are the bad guys when all they did was put tape on their knuckles to protect them.
via Nike, NFL, and Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – The Much Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture….
If Levi Strauss is going to support gun control for ANY reason I am done buying them. Unless they have come from the thrift store. And maybe no then.
via What cause heart disease part 53 – diabetes
Absolutely, utterly, fascinating. And the comment regarding chondroitin sulfate even more so.
Again, linked to from other blogs. This totally pisses me off. I know perfectly normal British people as well as Canadians who live in fear of deportation, let alone one who was actually deported, who wanted nothing more than to be a productive American citizen – but couldn’t get a chance due to our immigration laws favoring anyone from a country not of Western European stock.
Hey President Trump! Hey AG Sessions! Why is this guy not being deported already???? He’s been here for 16 YEARS illegally! He’s a felon and he isn’t ours, send him home where he belongs! If his wife wants to stay with him she’s welcome to go live with him in his OWN COUNTRY.