bloodteethandflame

A life in threes

Month for Loki, Day 16: Change

(no dime like the present, eh?)

Why is there a pile of loose coins on Loki’s altar?

Many devotees see Loki as a God of Change – both in terms of money and in transformation.

Loki has provided me with both forms of much-needed ‘change’ many times in my life – whether it be a random quarter or two to make a call on a pay phone (I know I’m dating myself there) or nudging me towards the Thing I Thought I Could Not Do.

It makes perfect sense to me, on several levels.

As a result, a lot of the loose coin change I find in the course of the day will often find its way onto His altar…especially dimes and quarters.

Month for Loki, Day 15: Lokkr

Lokkr.

I’d seen reference to this term several times in my research for this book.

At first, the word intrigued me, as I’d thought it was an etymological reference to the origin of the name ‘Loki’ so I wrote it down in my notes, as a reminder to myself to research its meaning at some later point.

Lokkr. Saying this word aloud to myself, it felt like a prayer.

And it is a prayer, as lokkr can be considered a form of evocation that leads to invocation:

Lokkr (Old Norse) verb: To entice. To attract, to call out to
From Old Norse lokka; from lokk ; from German lochen .
lokke (imperative lokk, present tense lokker, passive lokkes, simple past and past participle lokka or lokket, present participle lokkende)
1. to allure, entice, tempt, lure
2. to attract, fascinate
3. to call (an animal)

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All words have power, therefore an idea or thought that is spoken (or written) is a form of creation, a form of power – as words make thoughts manifest. Words bring the power of our thoughts and ideas to us, bringing what was once intangible to reality, to the physical realm.

Lokkr is a summons…. Lokkr is the essence of a prayer.

I am listening for You*. I am looking for You.
Help me find peace. Help me find strength. Help me find clarity.
Help me find purpose in my struggle, the meaning within my difficulty.

Lokkr…

I call out to You in my time of wanting

I call out to You in my time of need.
I call out to You despite my fear, amid my confusion.
Come to me. Come to me. Come to me.

Lokkr

Pathfinder**, show me the path through the darkness.
Hvedrungr, bring me Your light, lend me the strength of Your flames…

Lokkr Lokkr Lokkr

I call out to You.

(light a candle)

I light this candle to hail You Traveller

May its light guide You here.

Lokkr

I call out to You…please guide me in my time of need….

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*insert name of your Norse God here

** ‘Pathfinder’ and ‘Hvedrungr’ are two heiti I’ve used for Loki here