As this was occurring, a bunch of Runes passed through my mind, with Thurisaz leading the way, followed by Hagalaz. After a moment, Tiwaz and Eihwaz appeared almost simultaneously.
Thankfully, I contemplated Hagalaz a while longer and remembered its second aspect - nourishment and creative force. Coupling that with the power of Thurisaz, if I took it and refocused it in my favor, I decided I wasn't going to let these setbacks ruin my mood or mindset.
That is when Tiwaz appeared to to say, "You are a warrior and have the power to do just that - take control of the situation and spin it to your favor." I felt like I could do that or, at least, not let it over power me. To reinforce this belief, Eihwaz confirmed that I had the strength to stand my ground, that I was in control of how I chose to deal with the situation.
Although I appreciated this conversation with the Runes, the process felt incomplete. I wanted to do something more to acknowledge the dialogue and the way it empowered me in an otherwise unpleasant situation. Almost as quickly as Thurisz appeared, so did the beginnings of this bind Rune.
Thurisaz and Hagalaz were in place from the start and adding Tiwaz and Eihwaz took only an instant more. The result was a bind Rune that shows Thurisaz and Hagalaz both opposing and blending with Tiwaz and Eihwaz. When I look at this Rune, I feel empowered and know that I have the ability to manage trying situations successfully. What would your bind Rune of empowerment look like?