"ERDA "IS THE NORSE GODDESS OF THE EARTH; SHE EXISTS IN AND OF THE EARTH IN A CAVE WHICH WAS SET NEXT TO THE ROOTS OF THE GREAT TREE, "YGGDRASIL", THE WORLD TREE WHO REPRESENTS THE NURTURING OF ALL LIFE. AS THE "SLEEPING EARTH GODDESS OF KNOWLEDGE, "HER PLENTIFUL FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM FLOWS AT THE ROOTS AND WATERS THE WORLD TREE. SO MAGICAL IS HER WATER THAT THE TREE GREW SO LARGE AS TO ALLOW ITS LIMBS TO REACH THE HEAVENS.
BECAUSE OF HER ASSOCIATION WITH FATE, THE NORSE THOUGHT THERE WAS A CLEAR CORRELATION BETWEEN ERDA AND THE ART OF DIVINATION. HENCE, THEY OFTEN TURNED TO THE EARTH ITSELF FOR GUIDANCE BY USING MANY ASPECTS OF IT AS ORACLES ANIMALS, BIRDS, THE SKY, AND EVEN THE OCEAN. THEY BELIEVED OBSERVATION OF THESE PHENOMENA COULD OFFER DIVINE ANSWERS.OTHERS BELIEVED ERDA COULD BEND THE POWERS OF FATE OVER WHICH SHE RULED.
Look towards the East: And find the wind whisper the answers ye seek
Look towards the North: And find the fire that stokes ye
Look towards the West: And find the water that calms thee
Look towards the South: And find the mother that embraces thee
Woke up today with the name Erda on my lips. A goddess that I was not familiar with..so obviously I googled !
Her message was quite strong: In regards to divination, seek the natural world, for it offers so many answers.
We tend to walk around with head up bum syndrome.
Look for the answers and they will become apparent.
The natural world is alive and tangible! It speaks to us daily and offers clarity for those that look. Its not hard, just be open to it.
Use the earth, sun, moon ,stars ,birds and all creatures that walk on the earth or swim below her surface.
Trust your own instincts/intuitive and divine the signs..because they are there for everyone! No special skills needed !
There is nothing "New Age" about this practise, it has been around probably since the beginning of time. Priestess, shamans and healers , would look towards the elements and nature. To divine and offer answers to those that were seeking.
Timely that we return to the ways of well worn path ~ As above , so below!
Rock On :)