I do “possessory work.” I allow spirits, under strict terms, to “ride” me. Said spirit then speaks through me. It’s called “horsing” in both Caribbean and Northern Traditions. Every now and then, the spirit I work with wears spurs. That happened when I was in Florida the first week of April. I was ridden hard and put away wet, so-to-speak. I didn’t “ground” properly, we were too busy for thorough aftercare and I became ill. I couldn’t hold food or water down and my blood sugars went crazy. I asked the spirit to back down and stay away for the remainder of the trip. I recovered.
Then, everything around me started breaking. At the day job, several key bits of programming went teats-up. Email, the PA system, the bells. And at home, our “homestone.” We had it made to thank our household gods and land wights for our new home last September. Crack!
Then the dreams of being lost and having empty cups (no fortune) began. I later found a lost child at the grocery store (that is a blog post in itself).
The proverbial clue-by-four hit me upside the head and I heard the spirit speak. He said that I had banished him and that he felt unwelcome and lost without me. I had not taken the time to “invite” him back into my daily life. I chanted about that fact this morning and made the verbal invitation. I will make an offering tonight on our land to seal the “welcome home” deal.
There are steps that very, very seriously need to be followed when one works with the old gods and spirits. One of these steps is proper grounding and aftercare. Another is listening to and noticing the signs and wonders around you after such an ordeal to see what else needs doing.
Yellow ribbons deployed, sir. Welcome home and hail Loki.