In one of the rune readings that I received, I was told that I needed to start giving offerings. I normally think of offerings as what I do in service to my Gods, but he suggested offerings of food specifically on my altar at least once a week.
Giving regular offerings is something that I have never gotten into a good practice with before. I would start doing it, and then I would forget and the whole practice would be forgotten.
Now the runecaster suggested offerings for both my ancestors and for my Gods. He suggested I start with the ancestors by giving a piece of raw meat once a week on an ancestral altar. But to me that never felt right. My ancestors are not animals, they are human beings.
This morning during meditation however, it was suggested to me that I start doing some sort of offering practice, but it seems that the deity I am currently working with wants it, and not my ancestors.
The problem is, what to give?
My husband and I are home brewers. We have made mead, wine, ciders and lots of different types of ales over the years. I think my first offering to Loki is going to be the red wine that my husband and I made and has been bottle aging. It’s about 2 years old, so I think that would be fitting for him.
If anyone is willing to share what they offer their gods and ancestors, I would love to hear it as it may help me learn more about this practice.