Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ancient Oracle

A reading of the The Viking Runes
Tuesday 17 June 2008
at 3.00 pm




RAIDO


"This Rune is concerned with communication, with the attunement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes as the end of the journey, when what is above and what is below are united and of one mind. The journey is the soul's journey. Moreover, the approach of that which is above and that which is below is realised from inmost sentiment rather than through the force of circumstances. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:

I will to will Thy will


'Such a prayer of intention is proper on almost any occasion, and is particularly suitable as a preamble to healing. Raido is another of the Runes in the Cycle of Self-Transformation.'

'Inner worth mounts here, and at such time we must remember that we are not intended to rely entirely upon our own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, your body knowing, the Witness Self, the Watcher Within. Once you are clear, you can neutralize your refusal to let right action flow through you. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing Resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.'

'As always, the journey is toward self-healing, self-change and union. You are concerned here with nothing less than unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Keep within your limits. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self.'

'Trust your own Process — that is the essence of this Rune. Keep on cutting away illusions. Stand apart even from like-minded others, the notion of strength in numbers does not apply at this time, for this part of the journey cannot be shared. Innermost feeling spontaneously expressed, is what is called for now. Raido urges you to undertake your journey, your quest — and if you have already begun, to continue..."




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A reading of the The Viking Runes
Friday 10 July 2009 at 3.00 pm



MANNAZ ~ The Self


"The starting point is the self. Its essence is water. Only clarity, willingness to change, are effective now. A correct relationship to yourself is primary, for from it flow all possible correct relationships with others and with the Divine.'
'Remain modest — that is the Oracle's counsel. Regardless of how great may be your merit, be yielding, devoted and moderate, for then you have true direction for your way of life.'

'Be in the world but not of it. That is implicit here. And yet do not be closed, narrow or judging. Remain receptive to impulses flowing from the Divine within and without. Strive to live the ordinary life in a non-ordinary way. Remember at all times what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides. Nothing less is called for from you now. This is a time of major growth and rectification and, as a rule, rectification must come before progress.'

'This is not a time to seek credit for accomplishments or to focus on results. Rather, be content to do your task for the task's sake. This is more of a problem for those whose eyes are always on the goal than it is for those who have not forgotten how to play and can more easily lose themselves in doing the work for its own sake. Herein lies the secret of experiencing a true present.'

'If you take the Rune of the Self and cut it down the middle, you get the Rune for Joy with its mirror image. There is a subtle caution here against carelessness. The dancing acrobatic energy of balancing is called for now — the Self is required to balance the self. Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the gateway to the temple at Delphi. The first counsel was know thyself. With these words, the alphaber of the Viking Runes begins."

Reversed . . .

"If you feel you are blocked, this Rune urges you to begin by being clear with yourself — facing up, admitting, releasing, whatever it takes. Do not turn to others now, but look inside, in silence, for the enemy of your progress. No matter what area of your life seems to be blocked, stop and reconsider: you will recognize the outer 'enemy' as but a reflection of what you have not, until now, been able or willing to recognize as coming from within.'

'Above all do not give yourself airs. Breaking the momentum of past habits is a challenge here: in the life of the Spirit you are always at the beginning."



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A reading of the The Viking Runes
Wednesday 29 February 2012

‘WUNJO’ ~ Joy/ Light
"This Rune is fruit-bearing branch. The term of travail is ended and you have ‘come to yourself’ in some regard . . . (continued) . . .



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Ralph Blum Commentary
Copyright © 1982
ISBN: 0 207 15022 2