When the student is ready…

My mum has often said that “when the student is ready the master will appear”.

For well over a year now I have wanted to learn more about shamanic style journeying and trance work.  This urge strengthened considerably after a ritual experience where I hosted the Cailleach.  Hosting her in itself was ok but the ritual wasn’t wonderfully well organised and there was no formal way of thanking her or saying farewell.  As she left she pulled me with her part of the way before letting go and the aftermath of this experience was difficult for me.  At the time I did have support from Little Raven and Jenny and both of them were a great help.

Afterwards Jenny put me in touch with a seidr worker M of many years experience who lives in Edinburgh.  I had met him briefly before and he had also been at the ritual.  More importantly he was and still is willing to help me.  He was also willing to teach me techniques that would help me in the future but at that time life prevented me from doing more than communicating with him via email and reading up on shamanism.

About six months after the ritual I felt the need to travel to the Cailleach to seek forgiveness for my part in that ritual.  I discussed my plans via email with M and as I wasn’t able to visit him he kindly did the spiritual equivalent of a health check for me at my request before I journeyed to the Cailleach.  The journey didn’t turn out the way I had thought it would be but it was immensely helpful to me.

Since that time I have been undergoing a number of changes.  One of those changes has meant that I now have more time at weekends to do other things and I’ve finally been able to visit M.

I spent a wonderful day with him in Edinburgh.  We talked abut a few things including what I hoped to learn and what I had experienced so far.  He taught me about a technique that day and I had my first experience of journeying to a drum.  The next day I was able to use that technique in a journey for a friend.  And this new area of development for me does not end there.  As well as having time free on weekends myself, M also has free time appearing on some of his weekends so I will be able to visit again and learn more from him.

I feel very fortunate to be able to have this opportunity and Jenny has my deepest thanks for putting me in touch with him.

Author: potiapitchford

Autistic mother with autistic kids. Hearth Druid and Heathen

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