Norse • Voice Your Truth
Kari is an ancient, icy breathed, shape-shifting wind giant from mythical Asgard in Northern Scandinavia. He is believed to have created everything through his word, with the exception of planet Earth.
How do we know the difference between being selfish and taking care of self?
How do we know the difference between being selfish and taking care of self? WAIT. Over the years I have learned the key principle is patience. In one situation, I waited a few months, before I made a firm request. There was only my impatience and inconvenience at stake. While in another instance, I chose to speak up immediately. Trouble comes when I react from a place of hurt and disappointment. Now I will wait a day, a week, a month, or forever. Impulse speaking always lead to resentment, and hurt feelings. One tip is to call upon Kari for guidance about when it is best to speak those tender word.
Cooperating with Kari will teach you how, to “go with the flow,” and adapt to ever-changing conditions. Appearing youthful in the spring, Kari ages as the season’s progress, becoming a bearded old man by winter. His personification of the aging process is a reminder to exercise caution when choosing your words. Just as young children will sometimes blurt out immature interpretations of what they experience at home, and embarrass their parents, over time they acquire wisdom, and learn to practice restraint. Kari cautions us to resist making snap judgments or jumping to conclusions.
The Aesir believe that each element of nature has it’s own in-dwelling spirit, and when left unchecked, these patterns can become harmful. In the same way we assume authority over our inner child, the ancient Aesir empowered the giants to exert authority over nature, thereby ensuring harmony in world of man.
How you manage change depends on your ability to accept present conditions. Eventually you will be able to manage challenges easily like the shapeless winds passing through narrow channels. By contrast, if you resist change, your options will become limited, trapped like the giants who were unable to pass the firey bifrost (Rainbow Bridge) to reach the Milgard, the upper world of awakening. By surrendering to the energy of change, you‘ll find yourself in a safe, warm, and happy place, even if a frosty north wind momentarily ices your dreams
If you find yourself in the midst of a significant change, ask yourself, “What is my desired outcome?” and, “How can I best use this change to navigate successfully through life?” Learning to accept change brings wisdom.
The arrival of Kari in the North signals a time to give voice to your spiritual beliefs.
Whenever soul has a great need for expression, Kari blows in from the north and offers his wisdom. Your dreams may need to be put on hold until the frost on the window fades. Wait patiently with Kari in his cave at Niflheim until the blizzards have subsided.
If you find yourself in the midst of bitter confusion, ask yourself, “What is my desired outcome?” and, “How can I best use this change to successfully navigate through life?” Learning to accept the unseen will make you wiser. Everything in nature is perfectly timed. Whenever you need guidance, sing your songs of pain and joy with passion, and know that the wisdom of Kari is always yours for the asking.
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