Simplicity

The shrine for m’Lady, Sigyn, has been simplified since it was last pictured here.


A wooden bowl (different from last time) with braided yarn that used to represent water and air in an old elemental shrine. The glass with lady bugs and hearts, which holds a small heart. A notecard with one of the first prayers I used from “Staying Power” (I believe). The leaf is indeed heart shaped.

Sigyn + Family Shrine

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An updated version of the shrine for Sigyn, Loki, Vali, and Narvi last featured here.

A tall, thin glass with hearts and ladybugs on it for Sigyn (top left). A margarita glass filled with cinnamon candies for Loki (top right). A seashell for Narvi (bottom left). A sand art dinosaur for Vali (bottom right). A wooden bowl for Sigyn (center) in front of an index card with a prayer and heart shaped leaf on it.

Keeper of Keys (for m’Lady)

I purchased it on Feb 15th, and it arrived on the 23rd. With shipping more than one state and going through the extra time of having packages distributed to the dorms, that’s not an overly long time for delivery.

Etsy Shop: Beth Wodandis Designs

Picture from one of Beth’s promotional blog posts:

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No damage from shipping. It arrived with an organza bag and a free sample (one of the soaps). I wasn’t 100% sure how the soap would be (being accustomed to store bought soap), but I enjoyed it. I didn’t run into any issues with ordering this item from this shop (it’s technically the first thing I bought from Beth).

In a certain part of my brain, I know I should have gotten a review for this item up sooner. The spring semester had just started up, and I was still in survival mode from the bad escalation in the winter. I was still being a bit hard on myself as to whether I even deserved to be m’Lady’s because another Yule had passed without officially accepting Her offer.

Yup, I bought this for Sigyn [it was marketed for Frigga]. It falls in the category of a day collar because I could wear it out in public without tipping anyone off, but I haven’t so far. I’ve found myself typically breaking it out to ‘look nice’ in private rituals / devotional activity, but there’s plenty of time to settle on when I’ll wear this for Her.

Final Decision: O – Outstanding

Would I buy from this shop again? Oh yeah, I’ve already done so.

Unpopular opinion: Shame, silence and godspousery

I can understand not wanting to talk about this. There have been moments on tumblr where I’ve been glad I tend to keep with people who aren’t going to jump down your throat about this issue.

I’ve sort of mentioned when introducing the Deities, Powers, Spirits, etc. I interact with that marriage has been hinted at. Right now, it’s currently more important to get a handle on the devotional D/s (since it’s taken some time in getting used to rules and such).

Master post is here, for the new followers. I tried to not get too specific to what I’ve gone through, but it’s obviously still there. m’Lady Sigyn is my Owner (I’m a slave-in-training) and Primary. Mani is my Secondary, and He’s my Little (I’m the Caregiver *not* the Little in the Caregiver / Little dynamic).

Because I split up what I wrote on the topic of devotional D/s into (currently) eight parts, it’d be easier to go the Master post for a summary of what each part talks about.

*dusts off devotional jewelry*

Our foundation is still in place – a devotional power dynamic, no major changes to the dynamic itself, Sigyn’s still my Primary, still wants weekly holding of the bowl, stills wants weekly written pieces, and such. I haven’t shared my 30 Days of Devotion posts here yet, but I mention in one that She hinted at godspousery being a future thing (like not soon in terms of the future). It’s still in the future, but some of the specifics around it have changed.

I’m more disinterested and squicked by sex than I thought when She first brought this up, though I’m pretty sure it’s been a gradual shift more so than being in denial the entire time. My Deities have generally been faster on picking up on this than I, since They’ve stopped asking for sexual offerings for a fair while (well, the Two Who even showed interest in this stopped). This means that Horsing and having a Midgard ceremony (complete with consummation) is no longer necessary. There’s nothing wrong with having a Horsed Midgard ceremony without consummation, but I can personally save time, energy, and expenses by focusing more on my private ceremonies if I forgo this option.

I have a feeling that the freeing up of the Horsed ceremony expenses may result in custom pieces that I hadn’t been given a heads up on, but I don’t necessarily need to know those specifics right now. While I’m hoping to touch on collars / devotional jewelry in a separate post, I have a feeling that a noticeable (more related to right now) change will have to do with those. I initially wasn’t sure why She wanted such a variety of day collars (a piece of jewelry that carries the dynamic connotation of a collar without being explicitly obvious to others), but I think I may be finding out.

One is more suited to daily wear, including while working and going to school, and another one can work as a special occasion daily wear option (it may not be suitable for the demands of working in the E-shop for 4 hours every day, but wearing it to Opening may work, for example). I have a necklace from Beth that can work for special occasions as well, though I think it may be more often reserved for shrine wear (on holy days and while holding the bowl).

I technically do have a collar for m’Lady, but I’m careful about who I wear it around (though I suspect I will find it easier once I’m away from family and starting fresh in a new place with co-workers who haven’t experienced me primarily without it). Wearing it before going through the official acceptance of m’Lady’s devotional D/s offer isn’t against any rules I have or anything, but I also may find it easier to wear it more often after the Collaring ceremony just based on mental shifts around that.

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[I’m sharing how I’ve known and interacted with Everyone, starting with the Aesir. The Vanir will be next, then the Rokkr, and then the category where I put those Who don’t seem to pick just one category.]

I have a variety of daily prayers that are a mix of my own work and pieces from a devotional to Her. I also have a variety of weekly prayers that were read while holding the bowl that are a mix of my own work and pieces from a devotional. The first devotional activity I had to work on doing consistently was holding the bowl for Her, however I’ve been unable to do this with the various devotional lockdowns that have been in place for quite a while.

In exchange for Her assistance with helping me to have something like a “regular” sleep schedule, I used to write something for Her every day – 30 Days of Devotion prompts, prompts for Her blog, prompts for a different writing project, etc. The 30 Days of Devotion posts are just now being shared on my main tumblr blog, and I hope to transfer them over here at some point.

I mentioned in Mani’s post that it took me a while to figure out that He was expressing interest in certain topics because Sigyn had already done so (and I wasn’t ‘clicking’ with it possible for more than One to bring these topics up). I talk about how I stumbled into the Norse pantheon and Sigyn in Getting to this Path, but there was an understandable lag before She had to reveal Her cards (in a manner of speaking). I had to start to get to know Her and build up a foundation for our devotional relationship first.

There was all kinds of concern that I’d try to focus on Someone outside of the Norse pantheon when I first ran into Him, and running into Him upset the natural balance of focusing on Sigyn that I was already going with. Sigyn ended up having to divulge that I was Hers, in a Claiming sense. I pieced together the information I’ve shared about devotional power dynamics from stumbling along as Her sub. She specifically wants an Owner / slave power dynamic (or for some, Godslavery), to the best of my knowledge so far.

This is why I describe myself as a slave-in-training on Her sideblog shrine (that’s currently WIP while I fix tags and clean them out). Between the shadow work and devotional lockdowns, I’ve gotten the feeling that She only revealed this information in order to make sure I kept with focusing on Her and wasn’t truly ready to reveal it then. If She could’ve waited until I got sorted out with a certain amount of shadow work and such, I think She would’ve preferred to wait. (Speculation on my part. Obviously won’t know for sure since that’s not how things went down.)

Sigyn has been the pushiest in terms of incorporating the Vanic holy days into my yearly calendar, and I hail Her on them along with various Others. I also hail Her on the full moon of July (Loki’s Capture), and that’s currently it (I used to have several other dates, but they’ve been weeded out in this summer’s [first?] devotional update).

For those who don’t want to stop by Her sideblog, I have several tags on my main tumblr: Sigyn, Sigyn as a rebellious Teen, Strength of the Mountain, Loki & Sigyn. Instead of Sigyn as a Child, see: snails, butterflies. Also: keys, tea.