I thought I would write a few articles, no one would read them, and I would apologize to Galina and tell her that five or ten readers a week was not worth the effort. But even in my first month, I started on the 15th, I had 100's of people a month reading my articles. To say that I was surprised would be an understatement. I' ve told Galina several times that I did not think that people in our religion wanted to hear about loving our Gods and Goddesses, or the feelings they invoke in all of us. So many of our folk seem to be stuck on the warrior image and not on the inter - play that takes place between our Gods and Goddesses and us. I also take my views on our religion from the late Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson of the Icelandic Asatru, who I figured no one really knew here in the U.S. My views of a kinder and gentler Asatru Religion sometimes seem to be at odds with our image of the Viking warrior, bloodied in glorious battle, that seems to be so woven into the fabric of our religious vellum. But I guess I was wrong ! I really do believe that these diverse views of our religion can stand side by side, and coexist, just as Odin, ( wisdom ), Freyja, ( love ), Thor, ( warrior ), stand side by side as the ruling Triad.
I will never apologize for the content of what I write. Everything I put onto this blog is simply thoughts or knowledge that I was shown by the Gods and Goddesses. These articles are my Tru feelings and come from my heart as well as my mind. I do not write books, or in any way make money from what I write. I do it all for my love of our ancestors, heroes, and Gods and Goddesses, and to in some small way to repay them for all the incredible things they have shown me over the last 20 years. ( Though I could never match Their wonderful gifts ! )
I will apologize, however, for any and all grammatical errors. It has been 35 years since I was in college and I know that I do not write with a polished hand. And I do not even want to discuss punctuation ! I am sorry but I am too old to change bad habits. I hope my message will shine through these errors and make them unimportant.
I know that I have thanked Galina Krasskova several times, but being able to reach out to all of you is a gift that keeps on giving !
So to Galina I give one more heartfelt, THANK YOU ! And to all of you, for your support and loyalty, I also say THANK YOU !
My hope is to make the next 100 articles even better ! Let me end by saying that I love all of our folk who make up our great religion, and truly mean the blessing I give at the end of every article.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !