Mantras of devotion

 A Japa mala, or set of prayer beads, made from Tulasi wood.Recently Laine from The Lady’s Quill over on Patheos and the Facebook group Virtual Sessrumnir, challenged the devotees of Freya to create a short prayer that would be appropriate for repeated use like a mantra or with prayer beads.

I will often use the following phrase from Ian Corrigan as a mantra for getting myself into the right head space:

Fire, Well and Sacred Tree
Flame, and Flow, and Grow in me.

I supposed that could be considered an appropriately repeated prayer. I certainly use it as a mantra when I’m scattered or need help focusing.

For Freya, though, we need something a bit more specific.  I originally thought of creating something that reflected her many aspects, but there are a lot to include.  I ended up settling on an aspect that I don’t often work with – her warrior spirit.

Vanadis
Guide my sight
That I may fight this fight.

It seems to me lately that we may need help fighting for our rights and for equality, so this might help.


Image credit:
A Japa mala, or set of prayer beads, made from Tulasi wood by GourangaUK. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Japa_mala_(prayer_beads)_of_Tulasi_wood_with_108_beads_-_20040101-01.jpg#filelinks>

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