Hello, I'm a Finnish-American girl and have been looking into my roots (I am 1/2 Finnish, though that sounds silly to say since I have never even been to Finland, but I was raised with some bits of the culture). While doing that, I found information on Finnish spirituality, and this group, and it really appealed to me. I know I couldn't join any Finnish groups unless I were actually in Finland, but I haven't been able to make it over there yet, though I hope to someday soon. Does anyone think this religion is something I could practice by myself where I live (in the USA), though? Even though I can't join a group right now?
I just realized that no one has answered to you! Sorry about that. Welcome to our forum!
Of course you can practise your spirituality in the best way you see fit, no matter where you are. I do understand your question and the thought behind it, though, since spirits, gods and energies do feel different in different places. To me, anyway. I personally would love to travel the world, that being one of the reasons to do so.
When you do come to Finland, feel welcomed to join our meetings!
"You don't have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily."
Yes, it's that different feeling that was throwing me off, I think. But I think I will try my best to do what I can in the USA where I am, for now. I'm interested to find out exactly how different the energies are in Finland compared to the USA - I do hope I get the chance to visit sooner rather than later, and I would be happy to join you all then!
Karhu on jumalani ja kantavanhempani. Polveudun väestä, joka on oivaltanut paikkansa elävien ja kuolleiden keskellä, osana tätä maata ja vesiämme. Uskon syntysanojen pyhyyteen ja laulujemme perinteitä kantavaan voimaan. Uskon haltijoihin ja esivanhempiin, joita ei erota meistä aika vaan paikka.
Aivan kaikella on sielunsa, luontonsa ja väkensä. Kunkin väkeen voi vaikuttaa, ja kullakin väellä voi vaikuttaa. Myös yhteisöllämme on sielu, ja sen väki olkoon hyvä.