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.