Monday, August 29, 2011

Under the Knife

In a couple of days, someone very dear to me is having surgery.  She is visiting us right now, so I suggested we do a three Rune draw around the idea of asking for guidance with respect to post-surgery stuff.  Most specifically, I thought it would be good for her to see what is recommended for post-surgery care.  Her draw was very helpful for her situation and offered some good advice that she allowed me to share with you.

This was her draw - Teiwaz reversed, Jera, Mannaz reversed.  How do they help her as she considers what she will need to do after her procedure?  Here's how.

Teiwaz in the reversed position provides the overview of the situation.  The Warrior Rune calls into question issues of trust and confidence as well as focusing on the task at hand.  She must not worry about or be distracted by other things.  In her world, this means do not worry about rushing back to work.  She must focus on the task and trust that it will go well.  Her surgery and healing after it are her concerns now.

Jera, the Rune of the Harvest, supports the subtleties indicated by Teiwaz with respect to focusing on the task.  Jera reminds us that everything has a process through which is must pass.  This process cannot be circumvented or rushed if it is to be truly successful.  Following her surgery, there will be a recovery time - the process, during which there will also be specific rules she will need to follow.  This is not an easy thing for most of us to do even though we know we should.

Finally, Mannaz reversed, the Rune of the Self, tells us the action for this situation.  If you are not following the required process to proper healing, look no further than yourself for the culprit.  Make sure you are doing what you are supposed to be doing to complete the healing process successfully.

The message here is clear and simple.  After you have surgery, listen to your doctor, do as you're told, and allow your body the time it needs to be well again.  We all know this, but having it reinforced never hurts.

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