The Rune Jera seems a good one to pull into the Daily Prayer today. It is a new year, and 2020 promises clear sight for the year ahead. At least one can always hold hope. Hope, Love and Faith are the perennial emotions.
There are days when the inspiration to prayer is greater than others and the sense of connection more certain. Still, one must work for depth of relationship with the divine, and wait for inspiration. So JERA is it for today.
JERA speaks of the passing of time. The nature of a year holds the seasons and includes the spring planting, summer tending of the crops, and fall harvest. This is the time of year when new seeds sleep in the soil, and people and animals wait out the cold months, taking on whatever tasks are necessary for survival. At these times planning begins for the warmer months ahead.
But I don’t have to jump into planning without taking stock of my emotional state. This is time too to review what passed in the previous year and my feelings about all that. Once I am caught up to my inner self, I can more enthusiastically dive into what I want to see happen in my life in 2020.
Norns, you are the overseers of fate and destiny. Urdr, you have taught me that my memories hold all the keys I need to see through unfinished business and catch my emotional life up to the present. Thus disappears the anxiety over stuff left undone. Verdandi, you who represent the present, you remind me, dear lady, to remember to be here now. Skuld, you who will cut my life thread some day, nudge me when the threads of tomorrow’s potential for a more fulfilling life show up. In your grace and impartiality, I trust.