Rune of the Day, Feb 25, I can fly higher than an eagle

Sowelu, Gebo, Hagaz
Who are you putting your trust in? It may be that you are leaning too much on the partners in your life, it is great to have a rock to lean on when things are rough, but are you leaning too much in the good times? Take a hard look at your closest relationships. It is time to reevaluate whether you are giving as much as you are asking for, especially, are you asking others to do your work for you. There is great comfort in close relationships, but they can also keep us too comfortable to grow, especially if those closest to you are afraid to tell you what they really think. I am not saying that you need to drop your friends, just spend some time being a bit more independent. Now would be a good time to shake things up, try out new ways of being. What you need now is a disruption of your life to shake you out of the habits and expectations that lead to repetition and keep you trapped in your comfort zone. So get out there and do something that terrifies you, it could be karaoke, or going to a movie by yourself, finally getting around to painting, or public speaking. Find something that you can do on your own, and it will show you have strong you are. Even if you don’t feel like you won, you will win new freedom in seeing yourself in a new light.

Rune of the day, Feb 1, Fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wandering

Solwelu
It takes a lot of courage to truly want to be whole. This is also a journey of compassion for yourself and those around you. First you must examine and know yourself, find and acknowledge your flaws and also your strengths. You must be open to not knowing everything before you can learn the secrets of the universe. You must learn to trust others and to trust your own intuition. Lastly, you must forgive, and forgive and forgive. All of the grudges and distrust and denial that you carry with you chip away at you and spread your energy too thin. There is also the need to be moving forward, not rushing but constantly growing. We are built to evolve, there are times for stillness, but they are only brief pauses while the work you are doing takes effect. If you are feeling that something is lacking, go back through the works of Ehwaz, Gebo, Perth, and Mannaz, they hold the key to wholeness. Striving to be whole can be frightening if you are only focused on giving up your very comforting crutches. But the rewards are much greater than the comforts of not evolving.

Rune of the Day, Jan 26, With a little help from my friends

Gebo
We are social creatures for a reason. Not just to cure loneliness and to pass the time, but there are things we can learn from our friends. We can grow by helping other through their struggles and when we are down there is someone to help us get back up. Take some time today to tell your friends that you care for them. Also too, this rune can signify that a new relationship is about to begin. It follows the rune for self, meaning one you know yourself you can be known by others. Did you do the work two days ago dealing with honesty to yourself? If you did, the new partner will be true and trustworthy. If you are still in denial of your true self, you will draw those who seek to use you. Great partnerships are based on trust and if you can’t trust yourself, you won’t find a partner you can trust.

Rune of the Day, Dec 17, One and one don’t make two, one and one make one…

Gebo

It is a very romantic sentiment, but collapsing yourself into a relationship is dangerous. You are cheating you partner and yourself when you lose sight of yourself. It can be tricky, especially when it is new and exciting to go everywhere and do everything that the other does, but a balance must be reached. Set aside time to be by yourself, and to go out with your own group of friends. If there is clear communication, there should be no problem asking for space when you need it. And if you are the one being asked for space, give it freely, because if the relationship is healthy, the person will come back renewed and revived.