Good Monday Morning! This week, we consult the Runes for our weekly message. And so, with my well-used, tattered and worn “Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum before me, I tumble the stones in their bag until one finds its way to my palm. The Rune that shows itself for us today is:
Jera ~ “Harvest, Fertile Season, One Year”
Message (paraphrased): “A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavor to which you are committed. Receiving this Rune encourages you to keep your spirits up. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time always is involved, a full cycle of time before the reaping, the Harvest or deliverance.
You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labor has a long season, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.
Remember the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally you cannot hasten the Harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition of your own process which, in its season, leads to the Harvest of the Self.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
This is a perfect Rune to come across our Monday Message as we enter the season of the Harvest. The colors are beginning to change to their vibrant oranges, yellows, and browns. The air is getting a bit crisp, and leaves are crunching under warm (but cute) winter boots.
The season of the Harvest, when all we have planted and nurtured is gathered and sorted. Some of the Harvest we keep, while other things that did not turn out, or grow right, or deliver growth are put in the compost pile to grow rich in another form.
And still, there is the element of time we must cultivate with care, because some Harvests just cannot be rushed. We cannot pull the shoots from the ground before they have fully grown. If this is a concept in your life, relax, and allow the Harvest to flow in the way it is meant to for you. Be patient with your growth.
Above all, Jera sends us encouragement. If we persevere, cultivate our lives and allow them to grow like the shoots in our garden…in their own right time…then our season of the Harvest will be Abundant.