Monday, July 4, 2011

The Art of Waiting

This morning I was ready to "hit the ground running".  I did a three-Rune draw to see if I would actually "run" this week.  My draw, at the onset, does not look so supportive of this effort.  I drew Raido reversed, Hagalaz, and Nauthiz.

Raido is the Rune of Journey and, reversed, it warns us that the journey may not be without discomfort.  That is to say, we may, indeed, grow, but not in the way we had anticipated or planned for.  What we want to have happen or to acquire may not be what we achieve, but forward progress will occur.

Hagalaz, the Rune of Elemental Disruption.  This one sounds bad, but it, too, is good.  When things seem to be beyond our control, we need a fresh perspective, to break free from old thinking and go "outside the box".  In essence, this Rune calls on our creativity to help us grow.

The required action for the draw is the tough part - Nauthiz, the Rune of Constraint.  However, this is an important part of the process.  In order to grow and accomplish those goals we set for ourselves, sometimes we must contemplate, give consideration to things with which we might not normally see a connection.

So, how does this drawing fit into my week's plan?  The "running" I intend to do this week includes a great deal of planning, putting things in order, and preparing for future events.  Some of the best ways to do that are through contemplation of things that seem to be beyond my control, thinking creatively, and realizing that growth and success is not without it challenges and discomforts.

Next week, look for the next installment of the Runes in Mythology series.

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