“Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.”
Today, a Lokean acquaintance of mine wrote of how she had recently been sitting by a fire outdoors, thinking of Loki, when she’d suddenly felt the urge to dance, so she asked if dancing would be an appropriate offering for Loki.
I responded that dancing would definitely serve as a fine offering for Loki.
Loki loves receiving offerings of joy from His devotees – dancing, singing, playing, creating…
Another group member joined the conversation to point out that most Gods – not just Loki in particular – would accept any offering made in the spirit of joy.
I would have to agree, as the concept of offering our Gods our joy got me to thinking of my own experiences with Loki.
I believe that Loki is a God particularly attracted to intensity. And what are Gods but energetic beings? Therefore, I believe Loki is drawn to the expression of a wide range of energies, and how energy manifests in humans is often expressed through emotions.
And joy, like grief and rage, is an emotion associated with intense levels of energy.
Or to put it another way, in my experience, Loki’s level of voracious energetic hunger is quite similar to that of His son, Fenrir.
Loki will accept offerings of pain, rage and sadness if one chooses to offer these emotions to Him. While Loki has certainly experienced His share of these intense emotional energies, I have experienced Him as equally voracious for joy and merriment.
He will feast upon joy and laughter and passion just as readily.
And so, in this Month for Loki, I urge you to invite Loki to your table.
Invite Him to share in the feast of your delight, your contentment, your joy.
He will partake of your joys just as heartily and make a glutton of Himself just as readily on your laughter and happiness.
Be generous with the wine of your thanks, and allow Him to drink His fill of that holy wine.
I promise, you won’t regret it.
Hail Loki, Honored Guest!