Do these people not get it ? Gods and Goddesses from another world, realm, or plane of existence have spoken to us. They want us to know that They still exist, and want us to once again be a part of Their realm of reality. They don't give a damn what we call ourselves, or our organizations, or the categories we make up to describe what we think we are. They simply want us to re - unite as a people. They want us, the descendants of our ancestors who honored them a millenium ago, to be as we were before, one folk with the same values, customs and heritage.
Should our beliefs be considered spirituality, or religion, a woman recently asked me. Don't care ! Never will ! If someone walks up to you on the street and hands you a hundred dollar bill, then tells you to have a nice day, you don't question why. You should just be thankful for the gift and move on. The Gods and Goddesses gave me a wonderful gift 30 years ago. They gave me Their presence, and Their friendship. Through the past years They have gifted me many things and I have, to the best of my abilities, returned gift for gift. I honor Them because They have honored me with Their love, wisdom, and strength. Whether this relationship with the Gods and Goddesses has a name is of no concern of mine. It is the relationship that matters not what names we want to call it, or how deeply we study it.
Our relationship, ( belief / religion), should be about our Gods, ( along with our martyrs, heroes, and ancestors ), and not about us ! Religion is like a temple. You build it to honor the Gods and Goddesses, not ourselves. We are the smallest component in this " religion ", and yet we all try to raise our own importance with titles, and categories, books, blogs etc... Take a step back friends. We are nothing ! We exist because the Gods and Goddesses allow us to exist.
I am no different ! This month well over 5,000 people will visit my website, and lately I have been feeling that I know more than I actually do. Well, guess what ? Compared to the Gods, I don't know much of anything ! And all those people out there who write as though they know what is going on, and what the great answers to religion are, don't know much either. The Gods and Goddesses do Their best to educate us, but we are too small minded to understand Their true meaning or concepts. All we can do is make an educated guess, but we always seem to fall short.
We need to focus our attention on the Gods and Goddesses, and away from ourselves, and our own self - importance. We need to focus on learning from them, and not from those who are as unknowing as we are. Sometimes I even wonder why the Gods bother with us ? We are so damned ignorant, and filled with our own self - importance that we can't see the forest for the trees. We need to wake up to the fact that we are not so great, and bow before Those who are !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !