Before I say what need be said, first I understand that this strays from practical, but I believe this post is logical and the correct decision for it is something that I cannot simply ignore. This is very much real, but I don't understand the importance, nor the feeling that I have much knowledge to prepare for a thing that is seemingly unrealistic.
Recently I was attempting to make some connection to the ancestors far up into my family tree, the process seemed quite unsuccessful at first as no connection of any sort was noticeable, the link simply wasn't there. After some time I began to receive something strange to say the least, in someway I was told of my supposed future rather than having made a direct conversation with them. What I learned of that experience is hard to put into words without sounding absurd, but this is it;
In the next few years I will have traveled to Svartalfheim, but to be prepared, I must gain some sort of spiritual protection for a combat I know nothing of. It is not physical or magical, but some other type of combat that is simply unknown to me, but spiritual protection alone will not suffice. That was practically all the info I was gifted from this event.
The next bit of information I received was that after I return from this realm, in less than two years time I will have then traveled to Muspelheim, that is where I will meet an ancestor of mine that I simply will not name, but he is somehow my guide for throughout the journey. Apparently when I am in this realm, I will face a challenge even greater than Ragnarok, as a result I will be killed, but I will also be set free. I am skeptical of that last part "Set free", I was told I have purpose for what comes after Muspelheim, and that more awaits.
I will admit that I am a bit overwhelmed from this experience, I have not encountered forces of this magnitude in the past, especially of these specifics. On the same day, I had read my horoscope, I don't casually check in on it that often, however the guidance was a near perfect relation to what the feelings and thoughts were to my experience at the time.
I put trust into those who are guiding my path and I am vigilant of the details surrounding my day to day life, and the reason for this post is simply to gather outside thoughts of this 'prophecy' if you will in order better prepare myself for something that will or will not come to fruition. Only time will truly tell, but I thank you deeply for your feedback.
This response may sound a bit folkish but it may be the epiphany you seek. My observation is that you have reached the aha moment in your faith path.
Astral travel, shamanic vision or the dream state, however you envision it, is the revelation of your deep connection to the Northern Traditions. When one visits the Nine Worlds, they get a piece of nine conscious states or ways of thinking and explaining the unknown. The concept of Ragnarok is essentially the death of the path and its subsequent rebirth at some given point. Perhaps it has already occurred with the onslaught of Christianity and we are in the phase of re enlightenment. That is a thought to ponder.
I would follow through with trying to understand what has been revealed. Concentrate on the bigger message rather than the specifics. Learn from the wisdom of the ancients with an understanding of how they viewed their world and try to make that knowledge applicable to our times.
Congratulations on breaking into the state of consciousness of the Old Ways. Your path will surely gain strength with this new profound connection.
Re: A splash for the experts By: Artindark Moderator / Adept
Post # 4 Aug 17, 2020
First of all, let me clarify that I am not working with the nine realms of Yggdrasil and their inhabitants. I am also not practicing Norse Shamanism. I am going to base my answers on my experience with working with the dead, and travelling into the other realms of existence, and on my personal spiritual journey. This is not to say, that yours will be the same as mine, as every soul needs different challenges and experiences to grow. However, the journey of the hero in all spiritual paths tends to share many similarities.
The dead ancestors, if not stuck in dreamlike, repeating echo, are set free, and they can perceive changes in the subtle bodies of the living. They can perceive the changes inside your astral and energy body, far before you come to realize them. Some of them can travel between The Worlds, but this is rare. This is because even the dead ancestors have attachments, which anchor them to certain states and through this in certain realms. In order for a spirit to travel around, they must be able to change their state by adjusting their attachments or what I call a fixation point. Seems like this ancestor of yours, have some of the skills and awareness to be able to travel. Not every ancestor can guide you. Many of them are stuck on different realms in the Spiritual World, and are lost themselves, so they cannot guide no one.
Next, I am going to address the Svartalfheim part of the prophecy. I have long suspected, that once I went to this realm, and I nearly died by doing so. It was a planned journey, as I tend to travel randomly, either asleep or awake between the realms. In this particular case, I was in some sort of lucid dream because I was fast asleep. I somehow ended up in this deep cave, that was lit with many candles. As soon, as I appeared there, I realized I should not be there at all. It seemed like a place of worship, or at least gave of this vibe. Soon after, this dwarf/gnome like creature appeared, and it demanded, that I go down on my knees and worship it, as it was some sort of God. It was rather scruffy looking with torn like cloths,it had these older and somewhat twisted facial and postural features. It had this red pointy hat, which is why I assumed it was a gnome. I fond it both repulsive and silly. I somehow thought it was one of the earth fair folk, but this was a mistake to assume. In the Spiritual World some beings can shape-shift. Anyhow, I was very outraged by such blunt demand to worship a being I just met, and in act of anger I kicked it. It was reaching only half my height. I somehow had my usual body in this particular journey. In some of my journeys, I do not even have a body at all. Next I know, my body became completely paralyzed. Could not move a muscle, and this being started climbing on me in most horrific and slow manner, I have ever seen. It somehow shrunk even more, as soon as started its descent towards my upper body. Then, it reached out for my throat, and started chocking the life out of me. For such a small being, it had very strong hands, as if it used its upper hands to do a lot of physical labor. I began to die because I could not breath, and all became dark. Afterwards, I heard a female voice screaming from far away distance somewhere in the eternal darkness the words: "Wake up or you will die in the physical realm too". I felt this insanely strong urgency to wake up, and I started falling down towards my body. When I opened my eyes, I was already in the middle of my room, must have made massive jump from my bed in the mids of some adrenaline rush. I have no clue, how I jumped 2 meters away from my bed, as I opened my physical eyes seconds after, I felt falling down towards my body. Then, I realized, I was still not breathing. I fought for air good 5 minutes, every single breath was extremely painful to take. It was like if something, punched me in the diaphragm few minutes ago. That painful each breath was. I guess the female voice was my Higher Self, trying to save me from my own stupidity. Judging a demi-god like creature to be weak and unworthy because it looked small and silly, was a mistake I never ever repeated again. In the Spiritual World and The Astral World things might appear one way, but be different in nature.
This world seems to be like full with caves and maze alike caverns, even though I only saw tiny part of it . No wonder, it is called The Dark Fields. Its inhabitants seems to be able to ,at least partially, change appearance. They are incredibly strong for their size. They seem to be able to bind via some unknown to me method the astral body of a person. I do not know, until this day how it restrained my astral body, from a meter distance. I also sense energy, and I never saw it coming. I have no idea, what power it used. I did not see anything coming from it towards my way like cord or chain. I also have no idea, how my physical body suddenly stopped breathing, as it is unconscious innate process/reflex. The breathing reflex cannot be stopped by willpower, affirmation or any other method or more than few minutes. However, I did not just stopped breathing by will, it was like something punched my diaphragm and forced all the air out.
Your ancestor is right, these beings are dangerous. Odin asked the dwarfs to make the chain Gleipnir, which was used to bind Fenrir. This is a testament to their skills. I just realized this connection now, as I was I typing this post. I did not know anything for Norse mythology, at the time of this particular travel. I still have no clue how I would combat them, if I ever I have to. I also have no idea, what they did to my astral body, to cause my physical body to stop breathing. I only survived because of my strong connection to my Higher Self. She saved me. Maybe connecting to your most Higher Self is the key to surviving there, at least for me it was. I was in my very early twenties back then, so not really well traveled, as of yet, or any wiser. Sometimes, the path of less resistance is the key to survival. I guess, it is a good world to face your own Shadow Self.
I have never been in Muspelheim or any similar looking Fire World. I do not work with the Fire Giants either. Fire is an element that destroys everything, and in same time it purifies anything new that sprung out of existence, after the ashes settled. Many deities in many paths have been described as having the appearance of Burning Fire. I guess, you will experience Ego death there. The Ego is a fixed Self, that exist upon many attachments and these attachments define, who you are, but at the same time they keep you within a certain limits. Living within boundaries is not a real freedom. One is only truly free, when not a single attachment remains. Then your Lower Self dies, and infinite You realizes itself as part of everything on all levels and realms. When something cuts all your attachments, they kill your known Self, but your Higher Self is realized and flows with its Source in harmony. Unfortunately, after such event you are never the same, even if you return to your physical body you will be changed to such a degree that nobody will know you anymore. People will still treat you as the old You. Your thinking and feeling will change too. There will always be this longing for the Other Side and all Other Realms you visited. The sense that you no longer even belong here will take a grip on your soul. Every spiritual growth comes with a price. End of the day you live it, and you pay it. You die and you are reborn. We dream and we die, to only be awake again. It is all an eternal cycle of conscious awareness recognizing its all aspects in eternal infinity or realities.