Thursday, April 28, 2011

When You're Ready

Today I completed my Master's degree.  My thesis is submitted and I am done.  It is a relief, but the path I had to take to reach this point was quite bumpy and full of detours.  Being able to draw Runes for guidance during this process was very reassuring and let me know, in no uncertain terms, that I was doing what I needed to be doing and that, in the end, everything was going to be fine.  I'd like to share the Runes that helped to guide me through the last few weeks to reach this point.  Maybe you've experienced a trail like this and will be able to relate to it and recognize how helpful the Runes were to me and may have been to you.

When I began to prepare to defend my thesis, I was worried about whether I was ready and whether the research I had done was interesting or quality.  When I started to feel blocked, like my fear was beginning to block my progress, I reached for my Rune bag and pull out a stone.  I drew Inguz, the Rune of Fertility.  It assured me that I had the strength to achieve this task.  More importantly, it reminded me that finishing this process was leading me to a new path, a new part of my life.

When I was trying to practice my thesis defense presentation, I kept being interrupted.  Again, I became concerned that I would not be prepared when the time came to stand in front of my committee.  This time, I pulled out Ehwaz reversed.  This is the Rune of Movement.  In its reversed position Ehwaz told me that what was mine would come and to make sure that what I was doing was timely.  I realized that trying to practice with other people around was not the wisest thing for me to be doing.  So I waited and, of course, it worked.

By the day before my presentation, I was stressing over whether I was ready and wondering if I was making too much of it all.  I drew one last Rune.  I got Othila, the Rune of Separation.  This wonderful Rune brought with it separation from my thesis defense.  By separating myself from the event, I became freer to become who I truly am.  Mt thesis defense presentation represented the end of a relationship or process that had become outmoded and needed to be discarded.  I was ready to let go.

All along the Runes reinforced the message that I was ready, ready to present, ready to complete this part of my life and ready to move on to a new path.  So, what Rune did I draw just now to mark the end of that process and the beginning of this new path in my life?  Mannaz, the Rune of the Self.  Perfect, as I plan to spend the next few months focusing on doing the things that make me happy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Non-conformist in the Works

Way back in the mid-1990s, when I was just a lowly undergrad, I was convinced that I did not want to work the typical 9-5 job.  Of course, I ended up there somehow and never seemed quite able to play by the established rules.  Now, I am on the cusp of completing my Master's degree and am facing the same predicament.  This time though, there are some differences that complicate the matter a bit.  I have the experience of the 9-5 lifestyle and thinking about it makes me shudder a bit.  I have a family to think of this time too.  So, how do I deal with the conflict between tradition and what I see as the road to my true happiness, while still helping to support my family?

In the past week, two doors to traditional 9-5 jobs have closed for different reasons, while the potential for the less traditional outlets remain open and intriguing.  What guidance did the Runes offer me in this situation, at this moment?  Perth reversed.

As I begin initiating self-change, the Rune of Initiation reversed confirms that I cannot repeat the old ways and not suffer.  The old way has come to an end.  The time is ripe for me to focus my energy on my life and personal growth.  Of course, there will be obstacles, but I must face them and view them in a positive light and I must address them with patience, something that I lack most of the time.  Still, I must possess them to continue successfully down my new path.

Perth reversed reinforces what I knew already and makes my conviction to succeed in this new non-conforming lifestyle that much greater.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am not psychic

Today, I attended a psychic expo.  What did I find there?  Two appearances by Runes, though one was called "ruins" and they were for sale $1 a stone with explanations for their meanings that were curt and, largely,  incorrect.  The other display was merely that, a display.  There was no Rune reading offered.  Mainly there were tarot card readers, mediums and other future forecasters.  Did I count myself among them?  No.  This experience reinforced my belief that Runes stand in contrast to the psychic world.  They do not predict.  They offer guidance.

This experience was not what I was hoping for, but there are lessons to be learned from every experience and encounter.  So, I drew a Rune for this adventure.  What did I get?  Nauthiz, the Rune of constraint.  This Rune shows what's lurking in the shadows, those aspects of ourselves that create barriers and obstacles to our accomplishments.  This Rune is timely as I was there to explore a new business idea I have.  Nauthiz cautions examination and consideration, but not stopping.  Progress happens even when money is not coming in.  Whether its establishing a relationship with a new client, purchasing or repairing equipment, or doing paperwork, things move forward in areas where progressing is safe or supports other aspects of what you want to accomplish.

So, I am not a psychic, but I want to help people address the prime issues of concern that they are facing.  How can I do that?  With the Runes as an oracle.

Please contact me for a personal Rune reading.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Welcome to the Runes

The Runes are a wonderful way to find support and guidance in dealing with life's issues and challenges, whether it's managing daily routines, finding a new job or a new love, dealing with a difficult person or situation.  The Runes show you what you already know, but present it in a way that is accepting and honest.

To celebrate the initiation of this blog, I drew a Rune.  Not only does the Rune represent the beginnings of this blog, but it gives newcomers to the Runes a glimpse into the abilities they offer for guiding our decisions.

The Rune I drew was Wunjo.  Wunjo is the Rune of joy.  It is a Rune of Restoration and a fruit-bearing branch and indicates a coming into one's self.  A life-shift was due and this Rune symbolizes its arrival.  The blessing of Wunjo can be received openly now and that blessing may be material gain, emotional strength or a heightened sense of well-being.  This Rune represents a stepping across the gap, allowing the energies around us to aid in our accomplishment.  Joy comes with this recent accomplishment and new energy is released.  With this life-shift comes a new clarity.  When Wunjo is drawn, it shows the self aligned with the Self, essentially, daily life falling in line with who one truly is.

For today, I share the Rune of joy and restoration with all of you and wish you a day of peace and happiness.