Heather’s 30 Day Talisman Challenge-Day 18-24
I’ve been called to use music whether it’s galdring or listening to a particular mix of music every time I do an empowerment. Some days are more elaborate and I trance out very quickly and other times I go into a trance for almost 2 hours. I go by what spirit tells me and what feels right. The keys are electrified with energy and I can feel it every time I hold them. I think that in the most part is from the storm energy that activated them. Keep in mind that some days I’ve not did the daily empowerment because it didn’t feel right or my energy is wrong. In place of the days I missed, I went into very long trances and that felt right by spirit.
DAY 18-20 MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY
I trance out very quickly with their music so I was out for about an hour. I played this song after I galdred Frigg/Freya/Odin 9 times each. I had the keys in my hands while I was tranced out. When I came back to myself, the keys were very warm and comfortable.
Incense used was Moon.
Day 21-MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY
Gaia by Faun
Egil Saga by Faun
This was a pretty short empowerment this day. I galdred Frigg/Freya/Odin 9 times each while holding the keys in my hand. As always, I felt the keys get very warm and comfortable.
Einherjer by Adrian Von Ziegler
This was a long trance day. I think I was out about an hour. The keys were very hot this day and there was a floral scent in the room that I smelled immediately.
Incense used Dragon’s Blood/Moon
DAY 24-MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY
This was done last night and was very powerful. I sense this the pivotal period of my empowerment as there are 6 more days left before completion on December 21st. My talismans will be done on winter solstice
This was a very long trance day. I went into this empowerment for 30 minutes. I even set myself an internal limit but was actually in trance for 2 hours and 40 minutes. I think when I journey time is much different there than here. 30 minutes there ends up being hours here. For the first time, I think I understand one of my friends, Chris and how he may experience time. For everyone who knows me, you know who Chris is.
HEATHER’S 30 DAY MAGICAL TALISMAN CHALLENGE-DAY 17
I started tonight’s empowerment with prayer with Odin and my Ancestors as well as the Runevaettir.
Then, I galdred Frigg, Odin, and Freya 3 times each. I’m not sure why the amount of times has changed but I went with it. My two girl fur babies joined me in my ritual tonight. They do this almost every time I do my empowerment rituals.
Tonight’s music mix
Enya – Athair Ar Neamh
I have a couple of interesting things to note. My cat Olivia meowed with me when I galdred and then also looked around my room and checked the perimeter of my bed when the music was playing then came over and sat by me and meowed with the music as it was playing.
Heather 30 Day Talisman Challenge-Day 15 & 16
I started my ritual at 10:17 pm and ended at 11:52 pm. This ritual lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes. It seems I am doing long rituals every two days. I have no idea why I’m being urged to do this but I’m going with the flow.
I started as I always do with the galdring of Frigg, Freya, and Odin 9 times each while holding the keys in my hands. Then, I pushed the keys on my arms. See the pictures before.
As the keys were on my arms, I played the following music from Youtube. These were random videos that popped up.
AVALON BY AMETHYSIUM
FLY AWAY BY GARY STADLER & WENDY RULE
DEITY BY WENDY RULE
RAVENS AND RAVEN SONG BY WENDY RULE
OPEN MY SENSES BY WENDY RULE
THE CALL BY WENDY RULE
As the music was playing, I felt a tremendous current of energy moving down my arms and into my hands where I was urged to push down the keys and clasp them into my hands while the energy moved and went into the keys. This was a new experience and was quite exhilarating.
30 Day Talisman Challenge-Skeleton Keys-DAY 14
Whoa! That’s all I can say about last night empowerment. I decided to go simple last night. I did silent prayers to Frigg/Freya/Odin. Then I felt like I needed to hold the keys in my hands and played Amethystium – Strangely Beautiful and ended up trancing out for an hour. Something woke me up and I found my female kitten Lily lying in the crook of my arm with the keys wrapped around my palms. They were very warm and I then wrapped them in the rabbit fur and white bandana.
Day 12 & 13-Heather’s Talisman-Skeleton Key
After meditating today, I was told to increase my empowerment time today since I missed last night’s empowerment due to a family gathering yesterday. I actually worked with the keys 48 minutes today.
Today there was definitely a mixture of Nordic/Celtic symbolism. The first step was saging my sacred space and then I lit sun incense today. I created a mixture of water, rosemary and thyme today to immerse my keys in.
The next step, I did my galdring 9 times each of Frigg/Freya/Odin. I asked Frigg for her blessing since she is the key holder, Freya for her strength to open doorways, and Odin for his wisdom to open the doorway. While galdring, I held them to my third eye chakra and then put them in my hands, they went from ice cold to very warm quickly.
The next step, immersion into the rosemary thyme water. I was then urged to play a selection of music. I was specifically told to play 3 different songs each by 3 different musicians. This was where the Celtic influence came in play. I opened YouTube and just waited to see what was suggested for me. The playlist follows:
ADRIAN VON ZIEGLER
FEAR NO DARKNESS
AWAKE IN A DREAM
GUARDIANS OF THE WOODS
WINDS OF FREEDOM
KING OF THE NORTH
GARY STADLER/WENDY RULE
DANCE OF THE WILD FAERIES
ELEMENTAL CHANT (WENDY RULE SOLO)
I do want to add that during my whole empowerment ritual, I had 3 of my cats form a triangle around me as I was going through the ritual. I like to add all these little bits of information because it really affirms that my ritual is working on some level.
Day 11- This morning ritual included the Fae. I simply saged my sacred space then burned sun incense as I have been doing. I galdred Frigga/Freya/Odin 9 times each-this time with a small verse with each one. Then I was drawn to play Fairy Night Music. I heard a small voice(more like a whisper)this morning when I was in trance and couldn’t quite make out what they were saying. I will continue to work on this new development.
Day 10-Last night, I charged the keys a bit differently. I simply put them on my 3rd eye and galdred Frigga/Freya/Odin 9 times each. I then held them in my hands while playing Enya in the background. I then wrapped them in their rabbit fur and white bandana.
Day 9-2nd empowerment of the day. This time, I saged my sacred space. Burned my sun incense and played Seidr and Frigga’s Web again. I gave the keys my breath and held them in my hands while galdring Frigg/Freya/Odin. I played some Native American Shamanic music and tranced out for about 30 minutes. As I was tranced out, I had the sense of another presence working energy through my hands and felt warm and cozy. This was a new experience for me whilst empowering my keys.
Heather’s 30 Day Talisman Challenge-Skeleton Key
I read back through Andrieh’s site and realized I didn’t write up my original ritual.
I was encouraged to jump on board by James Stovall at The Wandering Owl and he suggested ideas for the talisman.
My talisman is going to be a skeleton key. I got the skeleton key from our local antiques shop. I chose to empower two keys. One key for myself and the other one for the person who will receive it at The Wandering Owl talisman exchange.
I follow the Northern Tradition and after meditating on my talisman I’ve decided to add Frigg/Freya/Odin into my empowerment ritual. My ritual usually consists of prayer, mantras, incense and music as well as meditation. I’ve also decided to incorporate my Native American traditions and will probably add shamanic music as well as drumming to the empowerment ritual. Other practices may come into play as the 30 days progress.
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I was out of town Saturday so I didn’t get my empowerment done and last night I crashed out early so I’m doing two today per my guide’s request. My morning one consisted of my Frigga/Freya/Odin Mantra, 9 times each, waved my sun incense. Played Seider/Frigga’s Web by Hagalaz Runedance. I’ll do my evening one tonight before bed. The evening one was pretty much the same.