This week’s Soul Work and three runes spread reads from right to left: Perth (Reversed) (pg. 103), Gebo (pg. 95), and Teiwaz (pg. 120) The Book of Runes, by Ralph H. Blum. I selected these Rune Stones on Sunday, April 22, 2018, for the week ahead.
“The three rune spread reads from right to left. The far right Rune provides the overview of the situation; the center Rune identifies the challenge, and the third Rune indicates the course of action called for.” p. 50 The Book of Runes, by Ralph H. Blum
Far right: The overview of the situation: Perth (reversed): Initiation, Something Hidden – A Secret Matter, p. 103
“A counsel again expecting too much, or expecting in an ordinary way, for the old way has come to an end: You simply cannot repeat the old and not suffer.
Call in your scattered energies, concentrate on your own life at this moment, your own requirements for growth. Perth counsels you neither to focus on outcomes nor to bind yourself with the memory of past achievements. In doing so, you rob yourself of a true present, the only time in which self-change can be realized.
You may feel overwhelmed with exhaustion from meeting obstruction upon obstruction in your passage. You always have a choice: You can see this apparent negativity as bad luck, or you can recognize it as an obstacle course, a challenge specific to the initiation you are presently undergoing. Then each setback, each humiliation, becomes a test of character. When your inner being is shifting and reforming on a deep level, patience, constancy, and perseverance are called for. So stay centered, see the humor, and keep your faith firm.”
Middle: Identifies the Challenge: Gebo: Partnership, A Gift, p. 95
“Drawing this Rune is an indication that partnership in some form is at hand. In love relationships, in business matters, in partnering of every kind, you are put on notice not to collapse yourself into that union. For true partnership is achieved only by separate and whole beings who retain their separateness even as they unite.
At the same time, there is another aspect of partnership that you are being called to consider. For the path of partnership can lead you to the realization of a still greater union – union with the Higher Self, union with the Divine. The ultimate gift of this Rune is the realization of the Divine in all things: God always enters into equal partnerships.
Gebo, the Rune of Partnership, has no Reverse, for it signifies the gift of freedom from which flow all other gifts.”
Far Left: The course of action called for: Teiwaz, The Warrior, Tiw, the Sky God, p. 120
“This is the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to outcomes, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you.
Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the swordlike quality that enables you to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. And yet with the Warrior Rune comes certain knowledge that the universe always has the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls the words of St. Augustine that the reward of patience is patience.
Here, you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to meet the deepest needs of your nature and tap into your most profound resources. The molding of character is at issue when you draw Teiwaz.”
This week’s soul work revolves around change. The Runes are asking you to take responsibility for yourself and your decisions which include all forms of partnerships. Take care in all you do. Trust in yourself that everything will eventually turn out even if the road seems difficult now.
“An oracle does not give you instruction as to what to do next, nor does it predict future events.” The Book of Runes, By Ralph H. Blum, p. 8.
Until next week! Namaste and Blessed be! ❤