Well, two years ago I decided to put my ideas out there using a website and blog, and see if my structure of loving and honoring the Gods and Goddesses, was really that unusual. What I have found is that those who mocked me are the ones who are in the minority, not independent people like me ( us). Most people do not want a structured way to show their love for their Gods and Goddesses through ritual. They want to be individualistic and talk to the Gods and Goddesses using their words and expressing their feelings, not being told what to think, what to say, and how to say it. They understand that the Gods and Goddesses don' t want to hear the same thing, over and over again, from 50,000 of their children, but want to hear 50,000 unique expressions of love. This is the Tru way to show our faith in our Gods and Goddesses.
Over the past two years the most difficult obstacle I have had is learning how to trust again. At first, pretty much anyone who contacted me, was met with a wall of mistrust, and suspicion. After a short period of time I realized that those who visited my site were independent Asatruar also, so I learned to trust through them. A few are actually friends on facebook now. Organizations and Kindreds were a different situation altogether. I had a deep seeded hatred for both, and thought I could never trust anyone who ran these places. However, situations change, and feelings change over time, when you meet the right people. Over the past year I have met some of the nicest people I have ever met in all of my years in the Asatru religion. These are good people who have the best interests of our folk and our religion at heart, which is why they are now listed on my links page. To those from these kindreds and organizations, I thank you for your friendship and your help, and ask that you be patient with me. From time to time I still have a momentary lapse of mistrust, and may seem a little cold. With Odin' s wisdom, and Freyja's love, and Thor's strength, I am working on being a more trusting person. My oath to you is that I will learn to trust again !
A 2011 SPECIAL THANK YOU to all my special friends of An Independent Asatru !
Thank You all ! May the Gods bless you this day and every day !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !