I had tried to think of something special to offer Him today, but the blistering heat/humidity combo that Maine is known for has laid me out flat. Whenever the heat gets truly awful, my Fibromyalgia symptoms both decrease and increase. My chronic pain and aches go away, but the fatigue and insomnia get worse. I can’t win either way it seems. Having enough energy to walk from the couch to the kitchen is like climbing a mountain. Bleh…
I feel drawn to making Him something special despite all the physical yuckiness of today, and have set aside a canvas I was given to draw out a sketch to paint and hang in Loki’s honor. Little hands have been trying to add in their own special marks to whatever I make, so I haven’t gotten a chance to drawn yet, but I intend on changing that.
I was perusing prayer beads last night, and talking with a member on DeviantArt about the set that I made (which is featured on this blog). They were struggling to figure out their own set, and I had advised them on various ideas and elements to include to honor their beliefs and sacred tools.
This conversation got me thinking about making a prayer bead set specifically for Loki. The set that sparked the conversation has been one I haven’t been able to use in ages. It is tucked away into my wooden trunk, and whenever I tried to use it, I either fell asleep (not the intended plan) or felt a big “No” when I tried to use it to pray to Loki or anyone else.
The only one it feels right for is an ancient Goddess who popped up on my radar named Athirat, a Canaanite Goddess who has led me to a whole new group of Gods and lore. So it feels weird to use these beads for anyone else now that She has claimed them.
So I have gotten out my canvas to draw for Loki, and if I get the chance, I will work on a bead set just for Him. I am not sure exactly how it will turn out, He likes to shapeshift so much that getting a clear idea of what to use is difficult. That combined with His predilection for the sparkly, gaudy, and unexpected should make the creation of this bead set into something quite unusual.