Hello everybody. And I apologize for my english xD
Let's talk about working with the Gods in this thread. How do you do it? What do you consider the most important in working with the Gods? Do you do everything according to the prepared scheme or do you listen to intuition, improvise?
Perhaps someone will want to talk about his first experience?
To begin with, I met already ready-made schemes .. Schemes - where was the instruction how to lead to this or that deity, what exactly to say, what exactly to do .. I think that this is not quite right. As it is mechanical .. machine .. airless that le. After all, you must understand what you are saying, speak sincerely and believe in it. "And do not just repeat the words of others, not even thinking about the meaning of these words.
I think it's important to mentally tune in to the deity and convey the request or gratitude in your own words - with awareness, faith and understanding. Sometimes, without even a word, it's possible to convey your request or gratitude mentally (without forgetting about the offerings of course, as in the Edda it says: "the gift is waiting for an answer").
Maybe rituals are sometimes "conventional", or in general - restrictions, conventions. After all - it's easier to live by ready-made rituals and rules - to think and choose yourself is not necessary, to bear responsibility ... again, it looks like ritual as "real magic".
I also deducted that at the stake (burning) the "offerings" transmit better. "This is a sign of respect, and the Gods love him." It is believed that the offerings, burning in the fire, along with the smoke go up (to the Gods).
And what do you think? :)
Work with the gods.