Good Morning! It is the start of a new week, and time for our Monday Message. I turn to the Runes this morning for what wisdom they shall give and, as I draw a stone from its velvet perch, I seek the message from “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum. Here is what they say:
Inguz: “Fertility, New Beginnings”
Message (paraphrased): “This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with its urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships, with others as well as ourselves.
The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete a project now…and if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. The appearance of this Rune indicates that you must fertilize the ground for your own deliverance.
Inguz signals your emergence from a closed, chrysalis state. All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience release from tension and uncertainty. You may be required to free yourself from a rut, habit, or relationship that was proper to the self you are leaving behind.
Inguz counsels preparation. Be centered and grounded, free yourself from all unwanted influences, and be prepared to open yourself to a new beginning with calm certainty.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
Life is a cycle of New Beginnings, Experiences, Completions, and New Beginnings again. We follow this pattern over and over. And today…Inguz is telling us we are ready for the completion of a beginning so that we may have another new beginning. That might make our heads spin…but there is great truth in it.
The main message here from Inguz is that, in order to move forward with clean, clear energy…we must complete what we have already begun to make way for that new part of life, the new path. It is always best, when moving on to new things, to finish, what we had started before, so that we can complete that cycle and leave nothing in the way of a fresh start. We do not want to bring with us into a New Beginning anything that belongs in the past, or is not resolved. It will muddle and confuse us in the Light of a New Chapter. If you think about it…each chapter of a book is, in itself, a complete work…with the end of each chapter having its “last word” which leads us to the beginning of a new chapter, a new work on its own. And those chapters link together to make an entire book, and entire life. If we stand back and observe the book as a whole, much like our lives, we will see that each chapter flows with a new page through to the end, and then begins again anew.
The other message today from Inguz is one of Strength. It signals the end of a “frozen state”. Leaving this “closed” state, breaking through it, gives us Strength and Energy. There is so much truth to the statement that we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. The good times may pass…but so do the difficult times. There is always passage beyond obstructions. What we need to be aware of is…how do we pass through them? Inguz suggests that we pass through them by releasing the old, letting go of what created them, and cleansing and grounding ourselves in preparation for a new path. When we clear away the old, we relieve ourselves of the stress of holding on to something that belongs to the past, and we free the space for something new to replace it.
So, we prepare ourselves for a New Beginning. Put our focus on clearing out anything that no longer serves us…an attitude, thoughts, a job, people, old ideas of self…anything that belongs to the old self. In the act of clearing, tension releases, we feel better, and the New Beginning can take root in new and clean energy.