Devote Your Life

Devote Your Life.

My friend and fellow Freyjaswoman Tanisha posted this beautiful description of what living one’s faith, walking the path, looks and feels like for her.

I identify very much with her description. There are certainly differences in our values – mostly that she’s vegan, and very devoted to animal rights, whereas I’m omnivorous, and more focused on not wasting the lives of animals or plants needlessly – and thus our paths are not the same, but  her description of how it feels to walk the path is one that resonates for me very strongly.

Beautiful as always, Tanisha, thank you very much!


About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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6 Responses to Devote Your Life

  1. Sindr says:

    I follow Tanisha and yourself, and this has pretty much been my path for the past couple of years. I am delighted to see this become recognised as just as much a devotion as altars and lit candles.

    Blessings to you and yours.


    • EmberVoices says:

      Thank you 🙂

      I think it has always been a form of devotion, historically. It’s just harder for folks in the modern, secular world to recognize a life religious outside of a monastic context, because we’ve forgotten the models.


  2. Thank you. My path does not require all of that but it is good to see other ways.


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