Guardian Angel

Image: Lagertha Vikings – Katheryn Winnick
GUARDIAN ANGEL 
All Hail 
The Rune ‘Algiz’ magical name;
an insignia of Protection, is His fame.
In His safekeeping, we are honoured,
in our awakening, we will prosper.

Boundaries, limits and self care,
are tested and strengthened there. 
Will you need a mirror of reflection?
or perhaps, a reversal for protection?

We might not reap all that we sow,
but from awareness, we will grow. 
Algiz raises upwards his guiding hand, 
asking: ’This, do You understand?

This sign is used on armour and shields,
as ‘symbolic’ of defence on battlefields.
Algiz will be your strength of mind,
when struggling in emotional times. 

A magnetic force, a field of energy,
if you have any problems, call *Hamingia*  
Victoria Healing ~ 10.10.2021
Protect Your Peace.
Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

ALGIZ  Rune  

Algiz is one of the most important runes. Standing for: Protection. Shield. Consciousness. Directing energy in the right direction. Resisting hostile forces. Guardian (*Hamingia*) Magical power. Sedge or Rushes. The Elk.

Temperance and courtesy are the sinews of this Rune’s protective powers.

Algiz victory runes were carved onto the shields, swords and spears of warriors as a mark of protection and sanctuary from harm.

The rune of life, his shape evokes the open hand protection.

 

BOUNDARIES

Are the boundaries you have set being recognised and respected? Are you respecting the boundaries of those around you? 

Perhaps the challenge you are feeling now requires the courage to say no to something that no longer has a place in your life.

 

‘When our attention is trapped by fearful should’s, what if’s and don’ts, we scatter our energy and struggle with knowing what is authentic for us’. ~ ― Nikki Rowe

 

THE ORACLE OF SELF

The primary objective for each Rune, is concerned with a correct relationship to your ‘self’ and are reflections of your own subconscious process.

 

RUNE INTERPRETATIONS

If you are drawn to reading the Runes for your self; I’d suggest that you choose an oracle that you are instinctively attracted to. These poems are written from my own reflections. I use ‘The Book of Runes’ ~ (Ralph Blum) which were gifted to me by a dear friend, who has now passed. I am especially grateful to Sarah Beales who introduced me to these Runes as a study of self change.

 

MAGIC IN THE PRESENT TENSE
(The fact that the runes were each given meaningful names confirms that they had some magical or spiritual significance to their users long before they emerged as an alphabet for records and messages.)

 

GUARDIAN ANGEL

*The hamingja was a female guardian angel in Norse mythology. It was believed that she accompanied a person and decided his luck and happiness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamingja

 

‘God within me, God without,

How shall I ever be in doubt?

There is no place where I may go

and not there see God’s face, not know’

 

‘Gud blessi thig’ ~ God bless you 

The Miracle of it All

Image: Humans of Melbourne
'I am learning to let go, 
like autumn. I am learning to grow like spring’ ~ Sabina Laura
 

The Miracle of it All 
‘Come to know Me’ 
Rune Berkana called...  

‘You are the miracle of it all;
summer, winter, spring and fall.
Planets in perpetual twirling,
new blossoms when uncurling. 

In the ebb and flow of oceans,
of sweet sap and nectar potions. 
Winds, rustle through the trees,
of shadows and lights in eternity.

In blushing colours of the rainbow,
circles of the sun and moon’s halo. 
When the birds twitter and sing, 
you will be ‘agape’ in all things.

And the dance goes on and on, 
as spirit sings, its mystical song. 
and when your last teardrops fall; 
‘You will be, the essence of it all’
Victoria Healing ~ 10.10.2021
The Miracle of it All 


Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

Rune Berkana. (Bear-kah-nah)

Meaning: – Fertility. Growth. Rebirth. Birch. 

The Rune of the life process. The power to influence development and the nature in which it flows into your body. The cycle of life.

The Miracle of Love

Image: Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Rites of Passage

RITES OF PASSAGE
‘Help’ she shrieked. ‘I’m still alive, 
don’t bury me here, I haven’t died’
The footsteps faded, no-one heard her screams,
as she realised then: ‘This is what death means’ 

Jumping into the abyss of her doubts, 
and the petty things, she’d stress about.
It felt scary, in the bottomless gorge,
a turning point, that had to be explored. 

As the darkness dissolved, shining to light, 
the dawn of the day, brought new insights.
She’d been running away from the fact,
living for the ‘date’ had a greater impact. 

Knowing each day is numbered, was her clue,
living life differently, was what she should do. 
Something ‘primal’ called to her and said”
‘Don’t be sad, there are runes to be read’ 

Drawing on the strength, of  the ‘Uruz’ sign,
invoked an unveiling of her heroine inside.
A new initiation, with fresh rites of passage.
There! a profound rebirth, of circumstances.

‘Thank God, it was only a nightmare’ she sighs;
‘I truly appreciate the fact, that I AM still alive’ 
Victoria Healing ~ 9.10.2021
PAST OVER 
Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

Rune Uruz:

Keywords: New Beginnings. Strength. Courage. Manifestation. Perseverance.

‘Uruz puts you on notice that your soul and the universe support the new growth. When in deep water, become a diver’ ~ (The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum)

‘Don’t let a wish bone be, where your backbone should be’ 

Heart Smiles

Image: EarthMagick.

Someone: ‘What is your religion’?

Me: All the paths that lead to the light

HEART SMILES
Wunjo said: 
’Speak to me about Joy’ 

I replied:
It’s an enchantment, when hearts entwine, 
a euphoric feeling, it’s a bright light inside. 
The sacred essence within all things;
intense passion and bliss, it brings. 

Some thing fuzzy beyond skin and bones, 
a relationship you will remember and know.
Sunshine in your soul and caress of mind,
seen in a child’s laugh and twinkles of eyes.  

It’s in the warmth of your Mom’s embrace, 
that kiss of love seen in your family’s face. 
Strangers momentarily, stopping to smile;
when strolling streets or shopping aisles.

It’s in the pure innocence of a pets stare,
seeing your family happy, free from care.
A vulnerability and feeling of safety, 
Have you felt this contentedness lately? 

Count up your blessings one by one,
mindful, it takes two, for ‘Joy’ to  bond. 
There’s happiness; casting Wunjo Rune;
the beauty of insight, in how ‘self’ blooms.
Victoria Healing ~ 4.10.2021
Heart Smiles ~ Wunjo 

The Rune Blessing ~ Wunjo 

Meaning: Joy. Light.

Image: The Book of Runes. Ralph Blum

Joy is good for the heart and soul. Joy is not just a brave smile or laugh it’s something deep within, it’s contentment, confidence and hope ~ © Harry, The Happiness Contagion

a Dream Journey

Image: Nausicaa Twila ~ Beautiful Minds Anonymous

 

I dreamt someone was shouting

“On your marks… Get Set…”.  

I woke with a start.

a Dream Journey
Swirling of lights, float within room,
as morning sunrise begins to bloom.
Sleep and wakefulness, in transition,
hallucinations of infiltrating visions.

Astral sounds and music are heard, 
sometimes, ‘shouting out’ of words. 
Between the passage of light and dark,
a super consciousness, a ‘divine spark’

Nightly invitations to pure connections,
blessings and signs for inner reflections. 
Teaching of ‘self’ and gifts held inside,
as journey of spirit and future aligns.

Celestial messages, from heart to soul,
private insights, as waking unfolds. 
Thanking the wisdom of your Dreams,
know their symbols and what they mean.
  
Sit in silence, remembering visual clues,
to this end, you’ll know, just what to do.
The idea of speaking with your soul,
is not as elusive as you’ve been told.

It can be a challenging task,
when this Raido Rune is cast.
To know how you will find;
will be a dream that comes to mind. 
Victoria Healing ~ 2.10.2021.
Bridging The Gap. The Rune Raido. 
Image: The Book of Runes. Ralph Blum

The Rune Raido.

Journey. Communication. Union. Reunion.

~ The Book of Runes. Ralph Blum

MORNING RITUAL

Yes, I know I have housework to do, but this is more fun

Even if you are one of those people who find it hard to remember their dreams, you will usually have a vague sense about it, this could be a feeling of up-liftment, frustration, concern or peace etc. Just write it down. ~

The Dream Book~ Betty Bethards. Symbols for Self Understanding

Image: Stormy’s Spellbook

Hypnogogia Effects. 

https://www.healthline.com/health/hypnagogia#effects

New Aged

‘Types of people you want in your circle’

a Numerologist

an Astrologer

a Rune Oracle

a Tarot Card Reader

NEW AGED
‘What month is it?’ she said;
looking at her calendar, scratching her head.
‘Am I too early, or am I too late?’
I’m all fired up, as if new things await.

She’d searched the cosmos and the stars,
to know if Jupiter had aligned with Mars.
Many master teachers, she’d visited,
their prophecies were duly considered.  

Searching mind, body, soul and spirit,
studying secret doctrines, beyond limits.
After googling horoscopes and astrology,
calculating life’s path from logic in numerology. 

Consulting faith healers and channellers,
mystic, holistic and gypsy travellers.
Questioned about death and the after life,
the reality of dream messengers at night. 

Learned to interpret sacred Viking runes,
scattering magical crystals around rooms.  
Uttering, prayers, chants and incantations,
burned incense with positive affirmations. 

Consulting a group of psychic readers next,
occasionally, messages, were too far fetched.
some times astonishing, some times confusing,
although all of their insights, were infusing. 

Gazing up, into deep voids of night skies,
wondering ‘how awesome it could be, to fly’
Experimenting with those ‘new age’ tools,
although, with concerns, about being ridiculed. 

A plethora of modalities were searched,
all reiterating one vital lesson, to learn.
‘Follow your OWN heart where it leads,
use your own intuition, as YOU please’ 
Victoria Healing ~ 25.9.2021 
In the New Age 
Image: Kano. The Book of Runes. Ralph Blum

The Rune: KANO

Meaning: Opening. Fire. Torch.

This is the rune of Opening and renewed clarity.

The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

Image: Luna and the Moon

TAKE NOTE:

One; October

In Numerology:

Get prepared, for new and exciting happenings in October.

Good Willing

Image: Steampunk Fans Movement.

GOOD WILLING  
The old, dwells on obstacles as negatives.
The new, sees challenges as incentives.
The old, gave up, before it began.
The new, prompts, 'self' that ‘You can’.

The old, feasts on all of its fears.
The new, says, ‘No worries my dear’
The old, hides within its shell.
The new, ‘On doubts; never dwell’

The new, follows into spirit of heart.
The old, wouldn’t ever bother to start. 
Through alternate shifts in perception.
Through mirrors reflect, new intentions.

Through these secret concepts within,
Through these switches, reform begins. 
Drawing the Rune ‘Perth’ is the initiation;
as divine spark, wills power of creation. 
Victoria Healing ~ 23.9.2021
Good Willing  

Identify the essential and eliminate the rest ~ Leo Babuta

The Hieratic Rune: PERTH.

Meaning: Initiation. Something Hidden or Secret.

This rune is on the side of Heaven and has associations with the Phoenix; that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Deep transformational forces are at work here.

The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

‘Now, you’re talking’

State of Grace

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STATE OF GRACE
It’s an enigma and a puzzle, it’s true,
when casting the Rune; Sowelu.
Complex, yet simple to understand,
that the life force is at your command.

God made you different from others,
yet, he made us sisters and brothers.
A place for everything, everything in place,
seeking self discipline and the state of grace. 

There is an exact, law, order and action,
smiling at chaos, with a note of satisfaction.
God of the light, wholeness and pure power,
the divine spark of the sun’s beauty, devour. 

Long since, searching and struggling to control,
watching attentively; as heart wholeness evolves. 
The self realisation that you’re on the right path,
is the pivotal message of this rune’s task. 

Do not stray, from your dreams and desires,
appreciate your infinity, as vision transpires.
Allowing the warmth of light, glow into your life,
as you the ‘Spiritual Warrior’ take your flight. 
Victoria Healing ~ 23.9.2021
State of Grace

Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

THE RUNE SOWELU

Meaning:  Wholeness. Life Force. The Sun’s Energy.

There is a prayer known as the Gayatri, that embodies the spirit of the rune of ‘Wholeness’

THE GAYATRI PRAYER

You, who are the source of all power,

Whose rays illuminate the world,

illuminate also my heart,

so that it too can do your work. ~ The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum.

Image: Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. Collette Baron-Reid

THE SUN DANCERS

Joyful activity. Celebration of life. Abundance.

The Sun Dancers celebrate you and remind you of the laws of success. Expect the best and praise it in advance. Create the reality you envision.

Mischief Maker

Image: stepintoknowing
Mischief Maker 
Bright light filters through dream slumber,
ultra-sensitive, to a new day of wonders.
The unseen, the soundless, eternal infinity,
God given beauty of a soul, knowing divinity.

A call to a new day, a call to self change,
a new dawning, to encounter and arrange.
Knowing, yet not knowing, what this day holds,
unfathomable, yet not demanding, to behold. 

Expecting the unforeseen and unexpected, 
as a new rune whisper; Ansuz is collected. 
Heed; supreme God Loki, holds this key,
beware a trickster of mischief he could be. 

Give thought to motives and intent, 
this rune, is a Divine call to circumvent. 
In sacred knowledge, answers be found,
with common sense and feet on ground. 

God gave us free will, a right to choose,
a mind of our own, to form our unique views. 
When beliefs in own instincts are strong,
transitions will be impossible, to go wrong. 

With mind over matter, the remedy is simple, 
cross every fork in the road, at the middle. 
Or you can choose to walk away,
and that in itself, is otherwise okay.
Victoria Healing ~ 17.9.2021
Mischief Maker  
Image: Runes

Rune Ansuz:

Meaning:

God of Mischief. Signals. Messenger. The God Loki. Trickster.

The key Note: Receiving messages, signals, gifts. Loki is the ancient trickster, as well as the bringer of benefits. A call to new life. Consider the uses of adversity.

The Book of Runes. Ralph Blum 

 

“Find your ears before you search for words.”

https://www.trustedtarot.com/runes/ansuz/ 

 

 

We Can Be Heroes

SARI’S AND BEGGARS

When I travelled to India, many years ago, I found myself in a squalid, forsaken world. Traffic sped by perilously. They were too fast to be safe, but too slow to get anywhere.

It was gut wrenching to see neglected, grubby children laying on the ground at my feet. They were everywhere. Mounds of bedding, people rolled up inside, sleeping through it all, the sounds, the smells. The place seemed to swallow people up. I was stifled by the heat and choking on the smog. And there I was in the middle of a nation of multi coloured sari’s and dirty, crippled beggars.

 

I LEFT MY HEART IN INDIA

Dalits (Untouchables) are trapped into fixed social orders, from which it’s impossible to escape.

Many upper-caste Indians simply walk past the starving and sick Dalits.

As alien as this land is, travellers cannot help, but fall in love with its people. As for me,? Well everything changed, from those days, I left my heart in India; making a vow to myself, that one day, I would return.

I’d understood right there, then and still now, why Mother Teresa had said: ~

‘If you can only feed one … then feed that one’ ~  Mother Teresa

 

Image: The Untouchables in India

 

“Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?”

 Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

 

We Can Be Heroes ~ David Bowie live in Berlin. 

“It felt anthemic, almost like a prayer,”

 

Flashback: David Bowie Sings ‘Heroes’ at the Berlin Wall

 

UNTOUCHABLE

Dalit (from Sanskritदलितromanizeddalita meaning “broken/scattered”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalit

 

Image: The untouchables of India

Dear India