Friday, June 17, 2011

Sometimes We Need to Take a Break

Next week, I will return to the Runes 101 series, but I wanted to share with you all something that happened last night.  I was on the phone with a very good friend who was feeling very distraught, like nothing was going the way she wanted or hoped.  She was losing faith in humanity and found that many people with whom she had been interacting were not showing her the same respect that she was showing to them.

While she was on the phone, I drew a Rune for her.  I asked them (the Runes) what Rune they had to offer her.  The Rune that came out of the bag was Isa, the Rune of standstill.  What this Rune says, essentially, is that no seemingly positive accomplishment is likely right now.  Isa reminds us to be patient, not everything is under our control.  In this situation, a letting go of sorts is required, something which is within our control.  By sacrificing whatever it is we are holding onto, such as our perceived image of how things should go, we are preparing for new opportunities to come our way.

The catch is that we must do this on our own and not rely on outside help from friends or family.  In a sense, by being mindful and observing and considering, instead of taking action, we will be ready to receive and capitalize on the new opportunities that this self-cleansing will bring.

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