Good Monday Morning! We are faced with the start of another week…and as the pattern has been set…I look for our message of wisdom to carry us into the week. Today, the Runes called me loud and clear…so I dipped my hand into the bag of stones and asked for the message for my readers and me today. I pulled the stone and gathered “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum close…and here is what they offered:
Thurisaz: “Gateway, Place of Non-Action”
Message (paraphrased): “With a gateway for its symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is recognition of your readiness to contact the numinous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that its meaning shines through its form.
Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden in yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not the time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work.
Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life lies out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past; the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows – everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, and release it all. For in letting go of the past, you reclaim your Power.
Step through the gateway now.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
This is such a powerful message for today. Thurisaz is letting us know we have come to a pivotal time on our journey. We have reached a gateway. We have walked many difficult and joyous miles, and they have led us to this moment. The moment of Illumination…where we bring together the mundane of our physical life with the Light and glory of the Divine. It sends chills through me.
For it is when the Divine Light is shed on our everyday, mundane existence…that we discover it is not mundane at all…but that every step, every pain, every pleasure has played an integral part in making us who we are at this very moment. And that is, A Spiritual Warrior about to walk through a brilliantly lit gateway into the next phase of our lives.
And, in order to take that step wisely and cleanly…we must take a moment, become the Observer, and look at all of that which we have passed through…and Let It Go. The Light of the Gateway illuminates our reflection…that hidden part of ourself that we must now face and examine, and ask the tough questions of where we truly want that Self to go. What is it that we truly want of our life. What and who are we truly meant to be…what is our Destiny, our True Purpose for this life…because it is not to be had in the mundane. This is why we must illuminate our path with the Light of the Divine at this moment. To see clearly what our True Life is revealing to us. And…when we see this…we must be absolutely honest with ourselves about what we see…because it will lead us to our greatest happiness and deepest pleasure.
Thurisaz also tells us that deep transformational forces are also at work around us. I believe this wholeheartedly. And, as Thursaz says, at these times, we must allow those forces to do their work as we take a moment to wait on their efforts. At this moment…our work is to stand at that hilltop and take a view of our lives…and let go completely and utterly all the tethers to the past, let them go with Love and Blessings…because we are about to move into a whole new time, a new phase, a new life…and we do not want to drag anything from the past that may hinder our progress or darken our doorway.
Use the visual the Rune speaks of, and stand at that gateway. Knowing that, all the action we have taken has brought us here…and that the most important action to take at this moment is not to act…but to reflect, go deep within, and illuminate our True Self. That True Self will, without a doubt, know exactly what direction to guide us in…and all we must do is Listen, and follow that voice through the gateway.