I’m not sure what happened but I’d written this post once and somehow it’s now gone. So here we go again. Now I could have gotten upset and angry and said to help with this post. But instead, I am holding true to my commitment to you and Old Norse Paganism and more importantly, the gods and Odin. This would be the perfect example of “You Control You”. Don’t get me wrong I am not happy about the loss of the previous version of this sermon. But everything happens for a reason, perhaps that reason is to be able to lead by example.
What does it mean “You Control You”?
In the simplest of terms here is what I take from “You Control You”. Everything you say and do is within your control unless you turn that control over to someone else. Here is what I would call an example. Someone lies about me or Old Norse Paganism. Ugh while it sucks I am the type of person that refuses to give someone the power to control my emotions let alone my actions. Now that doesn’t mean that I won’t be upset or maybe even take some sort of action based on that lie.
However, I will not allow that lie or person to take so much control of my emotions or actions that it begins to drag others into the BS. Nor does it mean that the actions I take moving forward that I won’t be in defense mode. Using caution to cover my ass. Thus me controlling me, and not letting someone else have control.
I see it nearly every day and just about everywhere. And maybe it has something to do with the current pandemic of Covid-19 and people are just losing their minds. I don’t truthfully know, maybe I was just not as aware in the pas as I am now. It is unfortunate. But there are a few things or actions Id like to point as just as a reminder. You are all very intelligent people, and so you don’t need me to lecture you.
The first thing here is that it takes 2 people to fight. 2 People to have words or to have a bully type situation. So you using your control to walk away, block, or ignore these kinds of activities even if they are acts against you are signs of you maintaining that control. If you refuse to be a part of this crazy drama then there is no personal drama for you, and you maintain control. Let me be clear here about something though. The keeping control of your own emotions and taking the above actions number one are not signs of weakness they are signs of complete control and inner strength. Number 2, doesn’t mean you have to take the crap like a kid throwing rocks at a window. What it means is there are ways to solve the problem without being a part of the problem.
Now yes, it is okay to help others when they find themselves in situations as above. But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Dragging others into the situation unless absolutely necessary and those individuals have the ability to help aid in the situation is not okay.
It’s Okay To Be…
It is okay to be sad, or angry. It’s okay to want to seek out revenge, its a normal instinctive reaction. But it’s not okay to dwell on it. We are heathen, do you think our ancestors or the gods dwell on things that hurt their feelings or made them mad. I can’t say for certain one way or the other but what I can say is an educated guess tells me not for a second would they ever turn that much control over to someone else.
My time as a Norse Practitioner tells me that they in fact do everything in their control to maintain total control of themselves. The biggest reason I believe that is because giving it to someone was a sign of weakness. Don’t mistake them taking action as signs of loss of control. There is a very fine line there. They would handle their business as efficiently as they could and move on. Which is exactly what we as a Norse people need to do. If we lead by example then others will begin to pick up on it. And when they do those that want to be ugly and hateful will suddenly find themselves at a loss because none of us are giving them the power they are after.
Fear is commonly used as a control tactic. Don’t be afraid, be courageous as you face each day. Know there are some battles headed your way and that you will likely take a few wounds. Would you lay there and give up and just bleed out? I highly doubt it. And I know with absolute certainty I will fight till my last breath because I am Norse because I am strong and I refuse to quit. Handle your shit and move on. We are stronger than that. If you need help ask, but that doesn’t mean make a public announcement of the situation and asking everyone for their aid. At that point you just making your drama everyone else’s.
In conclusion here is my point when you dwell on some ugly situation you are giving the situation and the creator of the situation total power and control over you. As a Norseman or woman, you are better than that. Additionally, because you are Norse you will handle your business in a respectable and efficient manner. By taking these action you exhibit honor and integrity.
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