About This Energy ~ Help! ~Repost

 

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The current energy flow is knocking us around…tossing us like leaves on a windy day. We get up in the morning and try to be “normal”…but this energy that is permeating our world seeps in and begins to take over, and we are affected by it. With all that is going on around the world…this flow of energy is dastardly. Everyone is feeling it. And having a rough time managing through it. World events, weather, and personal woes have accelerated with this energy, and it “looks” like no matter what we do, it is difficult to rise above it. In my work these recent weeks, I find myself repeating and reinforcing the same message, reminding people of a few things that will help with this process, and encouraging everyone to stick to these things, to not allow the rampant forces to overwhelm us. I share those things here too, in hopes it will help in some small way.

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The most important thing is…we do not have to allow this energy to take over our lives. Even though it is rampant and strong and permeating…we still have command over our Personal and Sacred Spaces…and we must not let this energy lead us to believe anything else. It would have us believe that we have no choice but to succumb to it…but that is not the Truth. And does not have to be “our” truth. Once we take this in and believe it, we can do something to reinforce our energy and personal power.

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So, the first thing to do is…Cleanse and Get Grounded. Whatever your spiritual or religious beliefs, there are processes, prayers, meditations, and rituals for Cleansing and Grounding. Do them. Often. I have just such a process I teach, and do myself, and it helps so much. Just yesterday morning, I did my Cleansing process and felt and saw the sludge of negative energy cleanse from my system and aura…and I felt so much better for having done it. I then Grounded my energy with the Earth Mother, reset my Boundaries, and declared my Sacred Space clean and clear. I was able to go on the rest of the day Balanced and Centered. Even though “that energy” was still near, I was better able to keep it outside my Boundary and not allow it to overtake my day and mood or affect how I felt and related to others.

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Much of the angst we are all feeling is not connected to anything in our own lives. Certainly, we all have issues in our lives to deal with…but with the enhancement of this negative energy, those things seem bigger and harder to manage. But, the real issue is…much of the negativity we are feeling is because of the global negative energy that is rounding this planet. If we can remember that…and Cleanse ourselves of it as often as possible…it will make our own issues easier to handle. And…it will press back on the global negative and help to change the flow.

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Each time one person Cleanses, Grounds, and gets their Light shining again….it connects with another who does the same…and that gets the Light flowing again. It is so imperative that we do not let this dastardly energy win by allowing it to take residence in our lives. Yes, we must deal with it and the world’s problems and find solutions, etc….but we do not and must not allow it to become the norm. We must fight it…and fight it by using our Light and the tools we have to keep our own space, our own lives, our own hearts and souls clear. By doing this…we contribute to the collective Balance and Peace we all wish to see become reality. That reality begins with our own lives…and from there spreads and flows into the world energy.

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So, let us each consider and focus on what we can do to keep our own energy Clear and Grounded, which helps us to operate and be in our lives in a better way, which helps the collective. It is a ripple that begins with each individual. This is how we can make a difference right now, in our own lives and in the overall energy.

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Stand in the center of the circle of our life as the Spiritual Warriors that we are, raise our swords, and declare that we shall vanquish this dastardly foe…one moment at a time…one day at a time…one Light circle at a time…and as each of those connect…we begin to build a circle of a far different nature…and Balance and Peace become possible.

(If anyone wants to know about the Cleansing and Grounding processes I teach, please feel free to contact me at the email address on the contact page. There are two blogs about Boundaries posted last week if you would like to reference that process.)

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Go out in your life today and be that True Self that you are no matter what is happening around you. Remember…our Core Self never changes…it is always there to support and guide us…even when we feel everything else has overwhelmed us. Be the Light Force that you already are. Be Brave and Compassionate and Steady. We WILL get through this…and we WILL get to a better place. Believe!

And, from my Heart and Soul to yours, I send you Love, Light, and Support! May each of you be filled with Love and Peace this day!

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Blessings!

 

All images courtesy of Google Images and Pinterest and credited where possible.

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Clarity in the Moment

 

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There is so much turmoil, confusion, and input designed to keep us confused and distracted that it is difficult to find Moments of Clarity within our days, let alone our Souls and Inner Selves. But…we must not forget that our Personal Power comes from these Moments of Clarity…and make that our daily focus.

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Simply this…to ask for Clarity in our daily search for who we are and what we are here to do. If we make Clarity the focus…rather than “how to get out of confusion”…then that moment of Clarity can shine through and find us.

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Today…just one day at a time…change the focus to asking for Clarity…and it will come.

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Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

 

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Be Brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paul Coehlo

“Be bold, be Brave enough to be your true self.” ~ Anonymous

“He who is brave is free.” ~ Seneca

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

BE BRAVE

The silhouette of a warrior woman with storm clouds in the background.

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AND LET US SHINE OUR LIGHT LIKE A BEACON INTO THE WORLD

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AS THE SPIRITUAL WARRIORS THAT WE ARE

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BLESSINGS!

Monday Message ~ Warrior Energy ~ Re-Post

 

Good Monday Morning! For our weekly message today, I am re-posting a blog I wrote about 6 months ago…but it is timely to post it again as it appears everyone is having a rough time and needing some encouragement and a reminder of their “Warrior Energy”. We all have it, but we get tired sometimes, worn out and worn down with all that we deal with in our lives, and seeing what is happening in the world around us too.  It can get discouraging…and My Heart goes out to each and every one of you who are feeling this. Stay steady on your course. This is a time of  difficult things, but the wheel is turning and nothing stays the same…so we can count on change to come.

I hope this post helps you get through it…and reminds you of the strong, clever, capable Warrior that you are, the courage you have, and the will to keep going.  I believe in you! Take it one day at a time…one minute if you have to…and know that better days are ahead. Have Faith…and Trust in yourself and your Path. Deep breaths now…

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From “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum:

Teiwaz: “Warrior Energy”

Message (paraphrased): “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 – these are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword-like quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and the molding of character.

Here you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the sun, masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a life-long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust.

This Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energy? Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication and strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the Self.”

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

And so, the year of the Spiritual Warrior begins. The energy is accelerating, movement forward has begun, a new phase is at hand. And the Warrior within is being called to action. As the Rune says…we are being called to look within and delve down to the deepest depth of our nature, our souls, seeking the truth of who we really are…our True Self. It is when our Surface Self is in battle with our True Self that we become confused and clarity is clouded.

Only in going deep within to get to know our True Nature can we know what we truly need…and also…tap into the unlimited and profound resources within to create and/or draw to us the fulfillment of those needs and desires. We must be absolutely honest with ourselves about our deepest nature. And deep within that nature, is the Spiritual Warrior.

A Spiritual Warrior has the magic swordlike quality to cut through the cr*p…to cut away the old, stale layers to get to that True Nature. In this new year, it is time to wield that sword and strike through the muck…cleanse it away…and allow the True Self to emerge. To cut away the attachments from last year so that we can move freely into this one before us. Only then will we know our True Path. And when we do this with single-mindedness and awareness…then anxiety and stress will dissolve and we will find the gift of perseverance comes to us to aid us in walking our path in Total Trust.

Seek your Source, Spiritual Warrior! Draw your Source to you, let it flow into you, and fill you with its Power, your Power.

And then persevere…which sometimes means…be patient. The art of a Warrior is knowing when to be patient, to lie in wait, until it is time to strike…with success.

So garb yourself in your Spiritual Warrior cloak. Take up your sword and fight for your life…your True Life…and then step out of your own way and let your Source flow through you…guiding you always in the right direction.

Blessings!

 

Monday Message ~ Compassion

 

Good Morning! In keeping with our tradition here, to seek guidance and wisdom for a message to begin our week with…I turned to my set of “Angel Cards” by Kathy Taylor and Joy Drake to see what message they had for us today. As I closed my eyes and ran my hands through the cards, the one that surfaced and stuck to my fingers was:

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I long ago lost the book that went with these cards, but it is not difficult to ascertain the message this one is sending us today. The world, and many of those in it, have turned hard. There are so many who judge, ridicule, and hate…too many…and it seems that Compassion and Kindness have been put in the background. So too, when we forget to have Compassion for others, we forget to have it for ourselves…and it creates a pattern that is not easy to change. We have to actively desire to change this pattern…and that begins with ourselves.

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Today, let us carry this word Compassion in our minds. Carry its meaning in our hearts. And let it work through us in action. Begin by looking in the mirror and letting our Self know we have Compassion for our own paths and the trials set forth on that path, the struggles we overcome to continue on that path, and then endeavor to show ourselves Kindness and Gentleness, nurture ourselves with Love and Understanding…for we are Warriors trying to make a difference and find some Happiness to live too. We deserve to show ourselves Compassion, rather than judgment, fear, or disappointment. Our paths are what they are for a reason.

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So too, are the paths of others. So we are called to take that Compassion out into the world and Shine it brightly. Look to our neighbor, co-worker, stranger…and know they have their story too, their road strewn with pebbles obstacles too. And as we share that Compassion with others, it grows within us, and spreads out like a great lovely mist, sprinkling sweet gentle energy over us and others to balance and transform those negative energies that would think they have the power.

Let us show them just how powerful Compassion can be…and change the world, our world, a bit today.

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My own heart reaches out to All of you, in deep Compassion as you manage your life and path. I know it is not always easy, and sometimes downright painful…but know you make a difference in this world…simply by being you. So I turn my heart toward you and let my Compassion flow to you. May it envelope you in a warm, loving embrace of nurturing and support.

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ The Gateway

 

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:

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blessings!

Monday Message ~ The Spiritual Warrior

 

Well, here we are…the first week of the New Year. The party is over, and we begin our sojourn back to our regular lives, with holiday reveling behind us. Some say this is one of the hardest Mondays of the year on everyone, so I am looking forward to our Monday Message today. Of course, to begin this week, I must take up the Runes for the wisdom that will help us get through it. So I open my “Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum, slide my hands in the velvet bag that cradles the stones, juggle them about, and feel one nestle into my hand to be drawn from the bag to impart its message. The Rune is:

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Teiwaz: “Warrior Energy”

Message (paraphrased): “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 – these are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the swordlike quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and the molding of character.

Here you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the sun, masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a life-long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust.

This Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energy? Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication and strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the Self.”

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

And so, the year of the Spiritual Warrior begins. The energy is accelerating, movement forward has begun, a new phase is at hand. And the Warrior within is being called to action.  As the Rune says…we are being called to look within and delve down to the deepest depth of our nature, our souls, seeking the truth of who we really are…our True Self. It is when our Surface Self is in battle with our True Self that we become confused and clarity is clouded.

Only in going deep within to get to know our True Nature can we know what we truly need…and also…tap into the unlimited and profound resources within to create and/or draw to us the fulfillment of those needs and desires. We must be absolutely honest with ourselves about our deepest nature. And deep within that nature, is the Spiritual Warrior.

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A Spiritual Warrior has the magic swordlike quality to cut through the cr*p…to cut away the old, stale layers to get to that True Nature. In this new year, it is time to wield that sword and strike through the muck…cleanse it away…and allow the True Self to emerge. To cut away the attachments from last year so that we can move freely into this one before us. Only then will we know our True Path. And when we do this with single-mindedness and awareness…then anxiety and stress will dissolve and we will find the gift of perseverance comes to us to aid us in walking our path in Total Trust.

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Seek your Source, Spiritual Warrior! Draw your Source to you, let it flow into you, and fill you with its Power, your Power.

And then persevere…which sometimes means…be patient. The art of a Warrior is knowing when to be patient, to lie in wait, until it is time to strike…with success.

So garb yourself in your Spiritual Warrior cloak. Take up your sword and fight for your life…your True Life…and then step out of your own way and let your Source flow through you…guiding you always in the right direction.

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Blessings!

Rune For A Monday

 

Since last evening, I have had a small voice within nudging me to seek the Runes for today’s post. So, as with all messages, I heed the call and gather the Rune stones and “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum to see what wisdom they are to impart to us today. And the Rune that comes to my hand is:

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Algiz:  “Protection, Sedge or Rushes”

Message (paraphrased):   “Control of the emotions is at the issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions – the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them will come trespasses and unwanted influences.

Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the Self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass, which serves to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don’t try to pull the veil down and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

“Control of the emotions”…not always an easy thing to accomplish. With all the movement in our lives these days…transitions, change, self-growth, world upset and change, great successes or great disappointments…emotions erupt, whether good or bad. It seems the energy has accelerated, time has sped up.

It is a lot to handle.

What Algiz is telling us here is…strive for Balance, daily. It may sound easier said than done, but it is the very thing that will cradle us and carry us forward. Taking care of the Self is one of the most important things necessary to our quality of life in the current chaos. We must Protect ourselves by paying close attention to what our Soul and Higher Self tell us about right action.

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An animal standing in a field listens for the rustle of the sedge grass or rushes to alert him of something or someone approaching. He will then have a moment to sense if there is danger or if he is safe. Use your senses as Protection and keep that clear space around you so you can have time to assess what is happening in your life and make better choices.

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Do not shy away or hide. Now is the time to step into your life, being fully present, and face what is happening…with the knowledge that, as a Spiritual Warrior, you have all that you need to progress. Be Brave and Seek Balance.

Blessings!

Rune Message For A Saturday

 

Well…my blog friends…this has been quite a week! I have heard from so many people that had so much going on…and it was a difficult week to navigate. Change, in its purest form, is upon us. Movement is happening in people’s lives, whether they want it or not. Some of it is joyous, some of it tedious and unnerving. So…I wanted to seek a good message to help you handle and understand it all. I was drawn to my Runes for this one…and picked up my bag and “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum to see what they had to say. The one that came into my hand was:

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Teiwaz: “Warrior Energy”

Message (paraphrased): “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 – these are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the swordlike quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and the molding of character.

Here you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the sun, masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a life-long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust.

This Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energy? Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication and strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the Self.”

from the Desk of MarDrag:

It is interesting to me (of course!) that this Rune came up because I spoke frequently to people and clients this week about seeing themselves as a Spiritual Warrior. Life movement is upon us and the energy is accelerating. As the Rune says…we are being called to look within and delve down to the deepest depth of our nature, our souls, seeking the truth of who we really are…our True Self. It is when our Surface Self is in battle with our True Self that we become confused and are unable to make things happen, or they do not happen as we wish. OR, think we wish!

Only in going deep within to get to know our True Nature can we know what we truly need…and also…tap into the unlimited and profound resources within to create and/or draw to us the fulfillment of those needs and desires. We must be absolutely honest with ourselves about our deepest nature.

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A Spiritual Warrior has the magic swordlike quality to cut through the cr*p…to cut away the old, stale layers to get to that True Nature. It is time to wield that sword and strike through the muck…cleanse it away…and allow the True You to emerge. Only then will you know your True Path. And when you do this with single-mindedness and awareness…then anxiety and stress will dissolve and you will find the gift of perseverance comes to you to aid you in walking your path in Total Trust.

Teiwaz SW 1Seek your Source, Spiritual Warrior! (read the post “Our Source For This Life, July 13th). Draw your Source to you, let it flow into you, and fill you with its Power, your Power.

And then persevere…which sometimes means…be patient. When I traveled through the “dark night of the soul” journey in my life, there were moments when I raised my voice to the universe and wailed, “I can not take it one more moment! I can wait no more!” And then the moment passed…and I dug even deeper…and I found more patience, and went on. And…I came out of the tunnel into the Light and I am a better person for it. A stronger Warrior.

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You have that in you too! I promise! So garb yourself in your Spiritual Warrior gear. Take up your sword and fight for your life…your True Life…and then step out of your own way and let your Source flow through you…guiding you always in the right direction.

Blessings!

A Rune’s Message ~ Initiation & Transformation

 

I have mentioned here before that I have different books, cards, writings and tools that I use to find inspiration and messages as I journey down this path that Destiny and the Universe have set me upon…and I have chosen to follow. Today, I awoke with a strong sense to go quiet…and seek the Runes…an ancient alphabetic script, whose letters possess a meaningful name and message. The Vikings painted these runic symbols on their shields before going to battle. In the same sense, we can use the messages of these Runes as a protective shield, since knowledge of the self can transform a battle with the self into awareness, and with that, we lay our life swords aside for a time and find peace. The book that contains the translations and messages for my set of Runes is by Ralph Blum.

Today’s Rune that came to my hand is:   PERTH: Initiation,  A Secret Matter

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The Message (paraphrased): “A Rune of mystery, pointing to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. Its ways are secret and hidden. Deep inner transformational forces are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. An integrity is involved that may be masked, disguised, or secret. After all, becoming whole, the means of it, is a profound secret.

On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are not unlikely. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolized by the flight of the Eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire broader vision – all this is indicated here. This is the Rune of questing.

Perth signifies that…Nothing external matters here, except as it shows its inner reflection. This Rune is concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than the renewal of the Spirit is at stake.”

from the Desk of MarDrag:

Our journey through life, though we share it with many on many different levels, is really a very private, personal and secret initiation. Though we may disclose thoughts, feelings and events with others, there are the very deep, soul wrenching reflections that we keep to ourselves, for ourselves, as our secret conversations to be held hidden. And rightly so. It is a personal integrity we have for ourselves, and our deepest most acutely intense concepts about ourselves. As the Rune states, the means of becoming whole is profound, and is not to be shared lightly…or perhaps ever.

Transformation, though we do not always realize it or are aware of it, is always at work in some form. And at times, it is even kept hidden from us, until we are ready to see. There are forces at work around us at all times. I believe if we were always aware of it, we would be too overwhelmed with its power and momentum. This is why we live on a plane in the mundane. It is sometimes necessary so we have time and space to integrate the various levels of transformation, and assimilate the power of the forces around us…or we might spin into to a hurricane of energy we cannot process.

But…when we are called to it…and our path requires it…we must seek to soar like the Eagle, and rise above the mundane to lift ourselves free of the entanglements, the chains, that keep us bound to the mundane. We must live in the world, but not of it. We must ground ourselves to the physical even as we soar above all that is material to see the broader view. That is the quest of the Spiritual Warrior.

The Rune states that… “Nothing external matters here, except as it shows its inner reflection”. So, what is right before us, what may be happening now, is not the point. It is the deeper meaning that it reflects that we are called to see. We must look beyond what we “think” the meaning is to what we “see”, which is gained from a far different perspective. It is from above, outside, the mundane of everyday life that we will find this vision.

Perth calls us to “let go of everything”…which I believe to mean…let go of our attachment to everything and the desire to manipulate its outcome. Surrender it all to the infinite knowledge that it knows what to do, and is in force…while we attempt to take action…when the only action we should be taking, is to Let Go.

It is at that unfathomable, cavernous, yawning moment of complete surrender…at the very base of our nature…that Transformation of the Spirit, Renewal of the Spirit, takes place. This is the action of the Spiritual Warrior. Have courage…for the phoenix may step into the fire, but always rises, Transformed, into its greatest Self.

Blessings!