July is here and for some Lokeans, this month is devoted to Loki.
Here are some basic ideas for devotional activities to honor Loki.
Though this list is by no means comprehensive, I am sharing in hopes that it may be helpful for those looking for inspiration:
~ Loki is a fantastic story-teller and He is not called Silvertongue for nothing! Write a blog entry, a poem, or a short story.
~ Some devotees associate Loki with fire. If you do, light a candle for Him, and think a moment about how Loki has kindled a flame in your life.
~ Loki is a God of the Body, a God who appreciates all of the ways that a body can experience joy. If you can, take some time to enjoy living in your body, by dancing, singing, or exercising, and dedicate that activity to Him.
~ Do something out of your comfort zone – push yourself to do something new – even if it’s only once. Be open to adventure. Be open to change.
~ Loki is a God of the hearth. Cook up that new recipe or bake Him something from scratch, and offer to share it with Him.
~ Loki is a God of Luck and chance: Play the Lotto/buy a scratch ticket.
~ As a Jotun, Loki is a God of nature. Go for a walk. Enjoy the outdoors – even if it’s the short walk to your car. Or plant some flowers and dedicate them to Him.
~ Loki is a God of Laughter – Watch a comedy, share a joke, play – laugh!
~ Loki is a God of Getting Sh*t Done. Do a necessary but thankless task – and dedicate it to Him.
~ Loki is a Parent Who loves children. If you can, take some time to play with kids. Or think about (or do) something you’d enjoyed as a kid. Recapture that sense of wonder and fun.
~ Loki is a God of growth and change. What has changed in your life since you ‘met’ Loki? Find a photo of yourself from before you met or began working with Loki. See the differences as proof that you can change, grow, and learn. Celebrate how far you’ve come!
~ Loki is a God of Many Faces. How does He/She appear to you? If you can, draw, paint or sculpt a likeness of Him/Her, or simply create a digital image in Photoshop or Paint.
~ Loki is a God who values Truth, and encourages us to be true to ourselves. What is something that is true of you? Speak your truth, even if your voice wavers. Stand up for yourself and for what you believe in.
~ Loki is a God of Otherness, Outcasts and Outsiders. Just as you honor Loki when you stand up for yourself, you honor Him by standing up for others too. Go to a protest, stand up to bullies, and be an ally to those who struggle to be heard/find acceptance.
These are just a few suggestions for things that you can do to celebrate Loki this July…and remember: Don’t feel like you gotta do something *every* day!
Just take some time this month to enjoy Loki….and enjoy yourself