Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If I could find the thing, I'd whack it!!! Allergies on the run! Asatru.

Yggdrasil and the nine worlds
Last night my friend Christine, Skoora, and I went to the Unitarian Universalist Church in our area for a class on Asatru. It was very interesting and I think I got a few questions answered, but as is the case most of the time, now I have more. The good news is, I met some very nice people and got to listen to their individual beliefs and hear them kindly debate different points. No one was vicious in their arguments. No one had to prove the other wrong or say that their take was the right take. It was so refreshing I almost wanted to cry! It had truly been too long since I have been able to have discussions or in my case, listen to a discussion with a group of people who actually respected each other! And also where the conversation didn't turn petty.

You see I am an observer by nature and I have enough respect of others to let them talk, to hear their opinions. However, it seems that with a couple people I know, the same cannot be said in regards to me. So I basically just stopped talking. It just wasn't worth it for me to express my opinions or thoughts, mainly because I don't agree with most of what is said. Also because a lot of people are so concerned with being right or pushing that their way is the right way that they argue. I even know people who seem to enjoy arguing. And I even know someone who, when they are proved wrong, they have to find some little stab or jab to get in just so they can feel better. Of course, all of this has left me feeling very suffocated and unappreciated and like I just don't matter at all in the friendship.

I don't enjoy arguing. I enjoy intelligent discussions where people can truly and honestly agree to disagree. Where people aren't trying to get the upper hand and or push their agenda. Your way/thoughts/ideas/and opinions might not be the right way for someone else and that seems to be a concept that most people have lost.

Any further and in depth discussion about Asatru will be done on my Witch Ways blog, as I learn more about it. I would also like to point out that I am not researching Asatru and the Heathen path because of the Thor movies. Yes, love Thor, the Avengers, and Thor 2, but as much as I enjoyed the movies, my interest in Asatru and the Heathen path in purely of an honest interest, religious exploration, and scholarly nature.  (Note: I am exploring different paths of Neo-Paganism and so forth so there will probably be a couple of different posts about different paths there.)

Now for the other bits. I am having an allergic reaction to something! I know I haven't had anything with peanuts or peanut oil so I have checked that off the list. I did check the pollen reports and it seems that the pollen warnings are set to moderate, so that could be it. But I am allergic to so many trees, pollen's, types of grasses, and weeds it's hard to figure out what's causing it. If I could figure out whatever is growing or blooming, I'd give it a good whack. I've broken out in itchy hives! Yuck! At this point, I kind of feel as though if I have to suffer, then whatever is making me suffer should at least get a good talking to. Not that that would do any good but it might make me feel better.  


  1. Maybe I should check out a Unitarian type church. I have a spiritual need but no social outlet. I have a set of beliefs, or in my case, theories would be more accurate, that don't really fit any particular path and it might be nice to find a group of people who can respect that and not pigeon hole me.

    1. So far we've only been to the Pagan part of the Church, but so far so good. I've been thinking about attending services there though, several of the people in the pagan group speak highly of the Church in general. You should totally check your area out and see what's around!