Recently Laine from The Lady’s Quill over on Patheos and the Facebook group Virtual Sessrumnir, challenged the devotees of Freya to create a short prayer that would be appropriate for repeated use like a mantra or with prayer beads.
I will often use the following phrase from Ian Corrigan as a mantra for getting myself into the right head space:
Fire, Well and Sacred Tree
Flame, and Flow, and Grow in me.
I supposed that could be considered an appropriately repeated prayer. I certainly use it as a mantra when I’m scattered or need help focusing.
For Freya, though, we need something a bit more specific. I originally thought of creating something that reflected her many aspects, but there are a lot to include. I ended up settling on an aspect that I don’t often work with – her warrior spirit.
Guide my sight
That I may fight this fight.
It seems to me lately that we may need help fighting for our rights and for equality, so this might help.
A Japa mala, or set of prayer beads, made from Tulasi wood by GourangaUK. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Japa_mala_(prayer_beads)_of_Tulasi_wood_with_108_beads_-_20040101-01.jpg#filelinks>