Monday, July 22, 2013

Runes 202 - Bind Runes - Empowerment

Saturday started out pretty sucky.  I lost a document I was working on.  In fact, I got up early to finish it off.  After trying to recover it for half an hour, I brought in the big guns (aka I asked my husband to try).  He knows a bit more than I do about computers, but he couldn't recover or repair the document either.  Just for good measure, while he was working on it, I also accidentally deleted a page from this blog (which I am rewriting and posting later today).  This may not sound like much, but it happened before 7:00am and its piled on top of a bunch of other personal issues in play at right now.

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.

I paused for a moment after the first two Runes came into my mind and thought, 'Uh-oh.  Here comes trouble.  This could be a detrimental combination facing me - the Rune of giants and thorns and the hail Rune, bringing devastation initially.'

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?


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