- Robert Shawn Rowland
- I am a seeker of meaning, truth, and the Divine. I have been a practicing polytheist since 1997 and a lover of philosophy and theology since even before then. Most of this time I have been a Germanic Heathen, but I have also slowly taken to the practice of Gaelic Reconstructionist Polytheism. I am happily married, a hobbyist musician, a poet, pyrographer, sports fan, and pretty darn good cook. This blog will contain poems, rants, and musings relevant to my ever winding spiritual journey.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
You know what...I suck at blogs. I want to blame Facebook, and I'm sure that has something to do with it, but yeah, I suck at blogs. It has been way too long since I put up a new post. So let me give you the year's run down...life is good, spiritually I've backed down alot and have felt out of sorts, but otherwise ok. Fiddled with ideas of incorporating Gaelic Polytheism into my practices again, but every dream, feeling, and omen I've had or read says "no, that is not your home", just like last time. Which kinda blows since I have a pretty good chunk of Gaelic ancestry and I love everything "Celtic". Oh well, the food and culture will have to be enough. Summer was fun, Carrie and I's 10th anniversary was awesome and I keep falling more and more in love with her. I couldn't have asked for a better companion to deal with my moods, spiritual meanderings, and intellectual pursuits. Winter has been fun too, lots more snow than last year, which I totally dig. The shrine in the corner of our bedroom has been given back to Freyr and Njord, so with Carrie's Freyja shrine in there it's like our little Vanaheim. The library shrine, which I was considering as a Gaelic altar has been rededicated to Odhinn and the bottom shelf has a bunch of old family photos for that ancestral connection. Work has been good aside from the random person who wants something for nothing or has no idea what they are doing when they go in a fabric store, and yet they want to do some huge project. No new poetry to share, but I have been fiddling with a business idea which is partly good for other Heathens, but otherwise just a general service...pyrography. Been batting back and forth setting up an Etsy account or just putting out my own domain for a wood-burning business focused on religious imagery and custom work. We'll see how that comes around, still not sure about pricing and a few other issues(like taxes and what not). Otherwise, it has been a normal year with normal ups and downs, moments of clarity and moments of mind numbing apathy, with bits of fun thrown in. Oh, and Netflix...Netflix is great, especially on days off to watch odd documentaries or Doctor Who or catch up on old faves like Buffy and Star Trek. Well that is all for today. I'll put down some of my more serious thoughts about my Heathenry as of late on a later date.