I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Odin. He’s a wisdom keeper, a Norse God from the shamanic tradition of the Indo-Europeans. Lately I’ve been contemplating what it means to live wisely, so getting to know Odin has been a HUGE GIFT!
In most version of the myth Odin hangs himself on the World Tree to attain “runes of wisdom.” After an epic journey to the Underworld he is reborn as a wise healer. He spends the rest of his life devoted to helping others.
People love him because he loves them. All the great spiritual masters share some version of this story. Before illumination your main concern is for your own fame & fortune. After illumination you are driven to help others.
Why? Because once you have an experience of Unconditional Love, all you want is for others to have that experience too.
- You know what suffering is.
- You know that that key to transformation is surrender.
- You know the strength it takes to break through illusions
- You uncover what’s real.
Love is real. That’s it.
BUT mystical experiences aren’t worth much unless we put their fruits into action. For me that means making time for the projects & people I love and being kind, especially to strangers who cut me off in traffic. These are the runes of wisdom I’ve collected. What are your runes?
Zen Buddhism says: “Before enlightenment chop wood & carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood & carry water.” I love this because it takes the pressure off. You don’t have to do anything sensational or epic to be a good person!
You just have to love people. Easier said than done, I know! But seriously, this is what ALL the great masters teach us. Odin says the same.
I’m thrilled to meet yet another wise teacher who’s conquered Fear & made friends with Love. Odin is a empowering guide for any mystic. Now, please allow me to introduce you.
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