I’m in the process of creating my own Runic Healing Tradition & Curriculum (based on my personal experience), which combines the Runes (Elder Futhark), European Shamanism, and Folk Herbalism.
Runes have once been used for healing but the tradition was orally transmitted and has been mostly lost. My hope & dream is to be able to bring this Tradition back, and that my work can help and empower others.
I’m a strong proponent of Self-Healing via Knowledge, Intuition, Practice & Self-Mastery, which can be achieved with the help of the Runes.
Here is the basic outline of the Introduction to Runic Healing that I thought (and my guides as well) was a necessary step prior to introducing each of the Runes in details.
There’s already quite a bit of information in there without being too heavy, but that will give you an idea of what is to come.
I still have to type most of it and I hope the pdf will be ready and uploaded/available on my Etsy shop some time next week (fingers crossed). Whatever extra information popping in my head will have to wait for another chapter…
” [Dissolution] is the same alchemy as the Celtic festival of Lammas, as a time of assessment, of looking at what has been achieved in the outer world through our feelings and inner understanding so that we can come to an awareness of their deeper significance.
[Dissolution] is the alchemical transference of the Sol consciousness into Luna consciousness, the transformation of Fire into Water.
Through the experience of Dissolution I take my achievements within, to feel them and to understand them not with my rational mind, but with an intuitive inner knowing. The quest for Truth begins with Dissolution. I ask, ‘How do my achievements help my inner journey, my spiritual journey?’
Dissolution helps me connect to my inner way of knowing so that I do what feels right in my heart and Soul.”
From ‘Earth Alchemy – A Dynamic Fusion between Alchemy and the Eight Celtic Festivals’ by Glennie Kindred
What would you give or give up in order to be happy and have the thing(s), situation and/or person that you desire? This is the question being brought up by Wunjo, this week’s Rune.
Some people would give away all their earthly possessions in a split second, while others would go as far as selling their own soul. We tend to believe that our personal happiness and the granting of our wishes depend solely on external factors. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
You are the one who holds the key to unlock everything you can dream of, deep inside yourself. Nobody can steal that from you but nobody can make things happen for you either. Don’t be afraid to dream big even if everybody around you thinks you’re a fool. Let them believe what they want, you know better.
It will require a strong will, inner strength, and dedication but if you can take a small step forward everyday toward the realization of your goals and dreams (note that we are currently in the Runic month of Thurisaz, which is about focus and perseverance), it will eventually become a reality.
And if that dream of yours happen to be aligned with Cosmic Laws and the fulfillment of your life’s purpose, then things are bound to happen.
Destiny is not set in stone and those who are familiar with the concept of the “Web of Wyrd” know that one’s fate can be altered and that conscious co-creation of reality and one’s future can be achieved by taking one’s fate in one’s own hands (and working with the Norns).
“To understand the nature of our destiny, we can observe our life’s work and experience, our aims, gifts, and desires.”
Interestingly, this Ogham graphically resembles one of the ways to write the Rune Jera. It reminds us that the Wheel is always turning, nothing is ever set in stone (even if unpleasant circumstances always seem to last forever), and that it’s never too late to follow one’s dream(s). Your core, your heart is your compass throughout life.
Tomorrow we will be entering the Runic month of Thurisaz, which will require more focused energy from each of us. But once we answer our soul’s calling, synchronicities suddenly start happening and everything slowly starts falling into place…
I’m finalizing the ‘Nine Inner Worlds’ Guided Meditation & Chakra Activation, which is part of my Runic Healing Curriculum.
The downloadable pdf should be on my Etsy Shop some time next week. I will also be developing some Ritual Teas for each of the 9 Worlds to help with the (re)connection and enable magical & shamanic work.
Please keep in mind that the following is a general trend that may or may not apply to you personally
This week’s Rune is LAGUZ, whose divinatory meanings are all about intuition, dreams, fantasies, illusions & delusions, spirituality & emotions. LAGUZ is a water Runes, which complements the rather earthy URUZ.
This time we are going even deeper into the (self) healing process as LAGUZ is asking us to go to the places of discomfort and hurt, dealing with our repressed/suppressed emotions, sexual issues, and unfulfilled dreams.
Be aware that unaddressed issues, even if kept buried deeply in a hidden corner or your mind & soul are still there nonetheless, weighing down on you. And they will re-emerge at the most inopportune of times when something will trigger them (it can be a word, a memory, a situation, even a person).
So why keep carrying unnecessary burdens that hinder our growth, wellbeing & happiness? Why keep invoking (even unknowingly) the dark fairy of ‘bad juju’ when all we want is to be able to find inner peace and move on with our lives?
The solution is simple: face your fears/inner demons and roll the dice! Change is at hand if you really want it. The wheel is always turning and new doorways, paths, people and/or opportunities will appear as long as you are willing to do the (healing) work.