In this video, I will demonstrate a quick exercise for those who are beginning their intermediate training with the runes. This practice should be undertaken once a person has learned the correct names, translations, and order of their chosen runes of study. This will help you quickly broaden the scope of each rune, leaving endless room for further philosophical development and growth. May all beings benefit from the power of the runes.
A perfect Self should be viewed in the context of human biology.
As a “perfect” organ(ism) can exist, serving its purpose with extreme clarity, so can an actualized and/or super individual Self.
Not all of us are meant to be a heart, for instance…
Some of us embody a form whose perfect expression is unique to its duty, as each human’s duty is not identical.
Some people are brains, some are hearts, some are eyes, some are stomachs…
This can be most obviously seen in the ancient caste system, which places this concept into a meta-biological framework, as each caste represents a different part of the human body; each duty not only necessary, but sacred and holy. This was the case within some Indo-European societies all the way into the “Viking Age.”
Like the plethora of circumstances and organs that create a working organism we call a body, we should view ourselves (and humanity as a whole) in the exact same context. We individually make up a greater organism that is called Humanity; where exists many types of organs, tissues, muscles, needs, etc.
Each and every faculty or individual organism has a divine duty specific to their existence, allowing the wheel of human life to move forward in balance and harmony (theoretically).
All things have a meaning and all things have purpose. If this wasn’t so, there would be no cause or reaction; a topic I touch on in this article : Fate, Instinct, and Nature.
Shaping yourself into a potent being should be your main focus, in however that expression manifests within you. Pair this with love and wisdom to achieve the ultimate state of being.
Spend less time thinking of the faults of others and instead set your crosshairs within at your lower impulses and desires; become the spiritual catalyst that the body needs to heal itself and the spirit within.
Narrow your focus on your higher Self. Develop this connection with as much time as you can dedicate to it and you will no doubt find a more solidified presence within yourself; one, that with practice, becomes more and more unshakable.
This bindrune is meant to enhance balance, inspire clarity, and reinforce stability of the mind, emotions, and spirit. A central Eihwaz rune establishes the spine/trunk; the “axis mundi” or center of the spirit. It represents the self within the spell. On either end of the Eihwaz rune, we see the opposing elemental forces of fire and water. These forces are in their spiritual or creative/emotional forms, represented by Kenaz and Laguz. These runes are chosen instead of their primordial and destructive counterpart forms, Sowilo and Isaz, as to inspire internal balance, rather than to influence external forces out of our control. This concept should be considered when working with this bindrune, as the only things we are really able to control are ourselves and our own thinking. In the center rests the Ingwaz rune, the rune of stored energy and the gestational power of growth. Ingwaz is the seed that symbolizes the beginning stages of all ideas and life; the “Sacred Enclosure” that represents a place of Order, defended at all sides against the ever imposing forces of chaos. At the bottom right protrudes an Uruz rune, added as an additional reminder of the raw, primordial energy that exists within us. May this aid in your mastery over internal balance and stillness.