So here is the thing, our communities are not common. We look at one another and we don't think that another person is just like us, because we in our heart of hearts believe that we are different then everyone else.
This may be 100% true. But here is the thing, we have to be able to agree to disagree and remain civil with one another, otherwise, we have no community. If my point of view and your point of view are completely individual and we cannot agree at all we will have to agree to disagree about it and move along. But just because you believe A and I believe B is no reason for me to not help you. We are all part of the community.
As the Temple of Valhalla this is what we strive to do. Help people. As a leader in this Temple it is my job to meet you and find you help, whatever that is. Food, Shelter, Financial Support, spiritual guidance, or knowledge. Because I would expect you as a member of the Temple Community to do the same for someone else, and if you can't help them bring them somewhere they can get help. It is never a perfect system, but if you start with the weakest point in the system or the community and make it strong, you have something to build on. We are warriors, we are strong by our natures. We need to lend that strength to help those that have been forgotten and cast aside to rise and stand.
So, I basically got caught napping again. While I really don't have any excuse other then personal health and well being I am glad to report something has happened. The Temple officially has an EIN and within a week or two will be an officially licensed organization in the State of Michigan as a Non-Profit Ecclesiastical Organization. Hooray!
I am working on getting the additional paperwork filled out, because there are a lot of check boxes, and stuff. But we are starting to slowly become more then a website. I will keep you posted as things progress. But fingers Crossed. And hopefully more fun announcements coming soon.
So I was out at ConVocation teaching the class Why I Viking, discussing the Nine Noble Virtues and how they build upon one another. Why I claim the word Viking and choose not to label myself differently. All I wanted to do was to be able to hand out information brochures about my Temple. The Temple of Valhalla. To get a meeting date set up. Fun things like that. Yeah.
Brochures were supposed to arrive on the Friday and they didn’t show. By the time I found out they weren’t going to ship it was too late to get something else printed, so I just passed out my Business card in hopes that the Website will get some Traffic. If you are here because of one of my Business Cards I am forever thankful. I do have a brochure for future events. It is just coming a week later then it was supposed to due to a backlog at the Printers.
I’m looking for additional places to have meetings and services. As soon as I get things in order those will be posted. I’m hoping to add a Calendar to the page here shortly. I have a couple of offers of locations and everything. I just need to start getting a following and the paperwork together. Things are starting to happen now. I’m glad. Let’s get the ball rolling.
Where the road of failure starts to meet success. I’m starting to like this. I’m actually starting to enjoy the progress that I’m making with the Temple. I have brochures getting made, maybe some pens or something. I don’t know. But I’m excited. The announcement will begin shortly. And when that happens we will be able to take on the world by force. I have a core group of people that is willing to stand by my side. And I have friends. This will be the best.
I have no choice but to succeed now. I no longer run. I will stand and Fight.
No failure comes without purpose. I was a little bit set back when no one but my two closest friends showed up on Sunday. Then again, how were people supposed to know what we were? How were people supposed to know who we were? The three of us made some refinements to the mission to make the temple more multi-faith oriented and from there I set out with a renewed determination for what I needed to do next. I need to make a plan of attack. There needs to be a strategy. There needs to be a plan.
I have a website, I have a Facebook. I need to YouTube, I need to Instagram, I need to be on Tumblr, and I need to Tweet. I need to take advantage of these Social Media Platforms that I have sitting right in front of me. I need to get my project more organized. I need to learn what the community wants. They didn’t come to me, so I will go to them.
Let me know what you need, contact me. Find me on Facebook, Find me on Instagram, I will soon be on Twitter and Tumblr. Eventually I will even have my own YouTube Channel. But look out Michigan. You didn’t come to me. Now I’m going to come to you.
Things have been off to a slow start, I admit it is my fault, however, If the blame does not rest squarely on someone's shoulders and I pass it off then there will be nothing that I can learn from. Today is my first day of learning how to be a leader. If I fail today I will try harder tomorrow. Options are a thing. I don't want to rock the boat but I may have to. I'm anxiously waiting to hopefully meet some of the first faces that will be coming to the first meeting of the temple. Other then One of my Co-founders. I hope that I will see people there, If not I will learn. I have other places to teach. Other places for out reach. Other things that need to be done.
So with this new year we have a new place to start. We are going to start with an informational meeting on January 7th, 2018 that is open to all that want to attend. We will be talking about the way that we us as the founders want the temple to be founded, and looking for feedback and suggestions on what you as potential members want to see.
We are meeting from 2-4pm at the Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170. We will be in the Friend's Meeting room, please feel free to come and meet the brains behind the operation and give your feedback as we start this adventure together. After the meeting we will be planning on working towards our goal of founding a brick and mortar building in Michigan. We are aiming for Plymouth, Westland, or Canton. However There are other possibilities in South East Michigan that we are looking at.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on our contact page. Have a wonderful new year and see you on January 7th at 2pm!
So, today I had some amazing news. I’m able to rent a room in order to start teaching, and start gathering resources. We have started to get a home. These dates will be release shortly. And I cannot wait until we start meeting. I will keep you posted with further updates and look forward to getting a calendar page going shortly.