Ever since I remember myself, I’ve been drawn to all things mysterious, all things magic. I grew up seeing lots of prophetic dreams but at that time I didn’t know that my life would take a turn to really explore all those things in practice!
The first time I really started thinking about getting myself into this unknown realm of spirituality, rituals and similar stuff, was right after the death of my dad. I foresaw it in a dream of him dying. Five days later he suddenly passed away with no physical warnings at all. At first I was terrified. I blamed myself for that because, you know, maybe I could have stopped it if I knew it beforehand? But later I understood that his death wasn’t my fault. I had just been forewarned about it happening. Since that time I knew that I had special talent, if I can say that – to look into the future.
My first call was from Tarot cards – the allure was strong. I gave in. Started studying them and slowly but surely I managed to get to know them pretty well. But then I started to feel another tradition calling – Northern paganism. I distantly knew what runes are but had never thought that I would be interested. Until one very beautiful and meaningful dream.
I was all alone in a snowy field, in the middle of a snowstorm. I saw a distant figure approaching me. It was an old but statuesque man with white hair and white beard, riding a horse. Two ravens were flying behind his back. This man put me onto his horse and took me to a cave. I wasn’t scared at all. Then he burnt some weird-looking signs on my forearm. I remember watching at them without a clue what they meant.
When I woke up, I looked up the description of that man and found the resemblance with Odin, Northern god. I had no doubts that it was him who I saw in my dreams. I started to research runes and learning about everything I could. I was surprised to find those weird-looking signs he burnt on my forearm in the set of the runes of older futhark. You can see them in the picture above!
Dagaz – Ansuz – Sowelo
They made perfect sense. Dagaz is a rune of a breakthrough – a new way! A new path that was opened to me. I was transformed by that dream forever. This rune is also seen as a divine light – I felt blessed with it, indeed. Ansuz as a messenger of gods – particularly – Odin, also made me understand my calling in this life. I suddenly knew in my heart that the northern tradition was certainly my way. Sowelo just confirmed it – I was given energy that was necessary for my spiritual growth in that direction.
I was in. And have never regretted my decision.
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