I was prompted to return to weekly prayers post-Burning, but I admittedly didn’t get very far before updates started happening. For Frigga, I was directed to Hymn to Frigg by Michaela Macha to be said on an alternating Friday schedule.
I kind of feel like I never really got to know Frigga because I was in different lockdowns, things were updating, or People were Leaving. For the relatively brief time we interacted, I was mainly asked to Adult to the best of my abilities for Her. Striving for independence instead of relying on someone else is the large picture means of indirectly honoring Her, even as we officially part ways going forward.
You ever just sit and side-eye your divination tool(s) after a Deity / Power / Spirit reveals a semantic loophole?
“Leaving” has certain meanings on Their side, so They technically were Leaving. But Leaving doesn’t always have to have the same meanings here in Midgard, so from my side, They didn’t actually Leave. It’s more like They’re so busy that Someone else took a call from Them and passed on a message?
Leaving without actually doing so. So, I kind of gained some People back Who Left during earlier stages of the burning period.
I hope we don’t play word games like this every time Leap day rolls around.
I must admit that I didn’t really know very much about Her until I read the chapter on Her in Visions of Vanaheim (pg 120 – 127). She just hadn’t been mentioned a lot, but I have been given clearance to interact with Her to help in bridge-building (it seems that the Aesir with Vanic connections are the easiest to connect with right now). For now, I’m to say a prayer to Her on the 3rd of the month during “the harvest season” (from Lights of the Phoenix to Lights of Remembrance, or from the summer solstice until 10.31). She’s confirmed the use of Sister Goldenhair by Ari (from Her northernpaganism.org shrine).
As with Sif, I’ve been given clearance to interact with Idunna in order to help with bridge-building. While She does have a chapter in Visions of Vanaheim (pg 128 – 134), I was first introduced through a devotional for Idunna and Bragi (Her husband) called Skalded Apples. I intended to introduce myself to Bragi, since I’m a writer who has spent some time with poetry and writing it (Bragi respectfully declined citing incompatibility). Idunna would also like me to say a prayer to Her on the 5th of each month during “the harvest season” (from Lights of the Phoenix to Lights of Remembrance, or from the summer solstice until 10.31). She’s confirmed the use of “Iduna’s Apple Tree” by Michael Schütz (pg 18 of the devotional).
While I knew earlier in this summer that Sif and Idunna were going to be added in on bridge-building reasons, I’m only finding out this round of updating Who I interact with and how that I’ve been given clearance to interact with Frigga. It’s a bit hard to get details right now, but Sovereignty and learning how to be a bridge for m’Lady will be involved (I’ll have lessons and potentially assignments, but it’s not neatly in the shadow work category). I’m sure I’ll find more out as I need to.