A SHOUT OUT this Memorial Day Weekend to the men and women of our armed forces past and present for the sacrifices they have made for this great country – to those who have given part of their lives or all of their life. My heart is humbled before your sacrifices. Don’t let anyone tell you this country has to be made great again… It has always been great, because of our capacity to work together and bring forward what we must for the good of all. This is just what Americans do. It is the best of America.
Today’s Rune Draw for May 25 through May 31, 2019, was taken from the Younger Futhark. The first Rune Fehu speaks to dynamic power, manifestation, cattle or monetary wealth, or the gold inherent within our own spirit. The second Rune Madhr, that evolved from Mannaz, the Rune for humanity, came up reversed. Humanity was created to walk upright on the planet for a reason. We are transformers of energy between the sky and the earth. When we are not living from our highest potential, we are living in our lower centers. The lower centers are where such issues as greed, fear, rage, sloth, and lust live. Many of us can see what our species has manifested on the planet, and now it is time to turn that around. But how?
Hagal (Hagalaz) shows up here as the Seed Crystal, that spark of divinity – conscious being – that was planted in humankind at its creation. By turning and facing our negative emotions and funding the will to overcome them – overcome our own fear, greed, anger, et cetera – we break through our personal resistance that layers of conditioning have saddled us with. We don’t have to do this alone. The Rune SOL (aka Sowelo) is the Rune of the Sun that calls forth life as the frozen grounds of winter give way to the fertile soils of summer. When we reach as high as we can the divine powers reach down to meet us. It is through each of us overcoming our own darkness that allows us to carry greater light in the world, and for all of us doing that work today, the sad results of the human condition can be mitigated for our children and grandchildren. There is a lot of good going on right now, from developing energy with sunlight and wind power to people creating goods that break down before they poison the ecosystem.
I do not wish to keep a negative viewpoint or blame others for the state of the world, so I do my part to carry my light forward. I leave you with a Rune Blessing this week that SOL light your way to bring forth your soul’s joy from the soil of life experience.