Friday, August 30, 2013

My Lovely Rune Set (PBP 2013 wk 36)

I've definitely been slacking off. Or well, not really slacking.. more like, I've been distracted. My energy levels have been fluctuating as of the past couple of months. I honestly haven't made the time to post any Pagan Blog Project updates.

For this week, we are taking a look at the letter R. The first magickally related word that came to mind was of course, the Runes.

I have a set that I got from Jess Carlson, aka Rowan Pendragon. They're made out of pebbles she found along a river. Originally, they were all marked with gold ink, but this was very light and I soon found that the markings were wearing off. I decided to make them my own by using my favorite color ever to retrace the runes.

I resonate with the color red a lot! I was born in July, I'm a Leo and my stone is the Ruby. I'm a fire sign and red is the color of fire and passion. I have to admit, when I was little I really disliked the color but as I grew older I found the many different aspect and powers it possesses.

Here's a pic of the reading I did for myself on Monday. The message is quite interesting actually...  
Laguz, Ansuz, Dagaz and Wunjo ... all of these relate in a way to the psychic abilities one possesses.

My go-to-Rune-related-site is of course Rune Secrets!

For those of you not familiar with the Runes I'll share a few tidbits of each, all of these come of course from Rune Secrets! :)

Laguz - “Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory
Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.
Key Concepts: Transpersonal powers, Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd, Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life, Increase in vitality and life force, Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind, Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom, All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection).
Ansuz - “Anne – suhz” – Literally: “Woden” – Esoteric: “Breath” or “Ancestral Sovereign God”
Key Concepts: order, gods, Odin, transmission of intelligence, communication, reason, inspiration, language, breath, sound, origins of language, the Voice of the Universe, spellsong, casting, chanting, ancestors, passing of the breath along the ancestral line, evolution of gods, speech, poetry, discussion of runes, memetics, semiotics, etymology, linguistics.
Dagaz - “Day-gahz” – Literally: “Day” or Dawn – Esoteric: Awakening
Rune of the hyper-consciousness. The process of concept becoming realized.
Key Concepts: Attaining the mystical moment through penetration of the secret of paradox or non-duality, Reception of mystical inspiration – the gift of Odin, Disappearance and the act of becoming the invisible, Invisibility as an organizing principle of Higher Consciousness, Synthesis of right-left brain dynamics, Transformation of one thing into its opposite, Integration of female and male into complete being.
Wunjo – “Won-joe” – Literally: “Joy” – Esoteric: Hope, Harmony, Perfection
Key Concepts: joy, perfection, the art of correct wishing, correct application of the will, well-being, contentment, hope, expectation, relationship, family, bonding, trusted kinsfolk, shared ideals or aims, group harmony, symbols of shared identity, optimism, cooperative effort, like-mindedness, friendship.
When I do a Rune casting, I stick my hand in the pouch and shake them. I wait for the Runes to jump on my hand and pull them out as they land. This is my message for this week. Most of the time the message from the Runes coincide with my Tarot and Oracle readings {which I do following the Rune cast}. Developing my psychic abilities is definitely something I've been working on for the past year. As of this week, I've been having very vivid dreams which feel very real. I know I should be writing them down but I have failed at this.

I actually hadn't been dreaming much, or well, I didn't really remember my dreams as of lately. But for some reason, this week I've been having and remembering my dreams clearly...

Since I didn't write them in my dream journal, I'm writing a quick summary of the dreams I remember from this week.

I remember dreaming of my ex-best friend and how in my dream she seemed to be standing behind me 100%. I had allowed her back in my life and she was happy to be in it, I was too. I still don't know if that's a good idea, but it's a message I received in my dreams.

Another night I dreamt with Walter White, haha, I'm such a Breaking Bad Addict! haha This was a very disturbing dream, actually. He was my father. I was older and close to him... but then the dream turned sour. He became a perv and tried to take advantage of me and then of a younger sister. I of course protected her, refused to let him harm her. When as before I was standing 100% behind him, once I found this out, I definitely wanted him dead. This dream was definitely weird. I guess, since my sister and I have been discussing the characters and I had told her that I definitely don't want Walter to die, the dream got mixed with other issues... I don't know.

I had a pleasant dream the following night, with the Leo guy I'm currently sort-of-involved with. It felt very real and very lovely ^_^. I'm a little disappointed that I don't remember much more... all the details are now gone. I just remember the feeling and having him in my life. :) I really like this guy hehe I feel very blessed. :)

My dream from last night was a mixture of fun & adventure. I was at this Bazaar, and was being hit on by different men, not all at once of course, but throughout the first part of the dream. I danced with one, something resembling a tango / salsa / fun dance, another one bought me dinner, and others got me little gifts (a flower here, a drink there, etc). There was this guy, who actually pissed me off. He was one of the merchants and was "offended" by my behavior. He even called me a slut. He said he thought that my dance partner was my husband, and how bad of me it was to flirt with others. I was enraged! I immediately told him off! I'm single and owe no explanations to anybody! His sister and I were close and soon I dismissed the incident.
The second part of my dream involved a group of youngsters and myself breaking into a chemical plant... we were trying to find the formulas for certain chemicals. We never did. It was sort-of a fun experience... until of course I made a mistake. There was a back room and I turned on the lights, on my way out I forgot to turn one of them off. I asked one of the guys to turn it off for me and he couldn't seem to find the switch. I thought of going back and doing it myself but thought "whatever, he can get it done." Well, I was wrong. The guy called on a different guy, who also didn't figure out the light switch and instead turned off the entire circuit box, this of course set the plant into havoc. We had to run out of there to avoid getting caught. For some reason I had left behind my Angel Meditation Altar and all my stones {I have NO clue why I brought this with me to begin with.} This was the my main concern, losing my precious things, I did not want us to get caught, and by me leaving this behind we'd most likely be found, that and I REALLY LOVE my meditation station items. hehe Most of us escaped, we cut the wired fence and ran out of there. A part of the group however, stayed behind. I'm not sure if they got caught or if they were stuck in the chemical plant when the explosion happened... yes, there was an explosion. This actually removed my doubts of getting caught since my items were most likely destroyed. It was another odd dream. When I shared with my sister she told me that I definitely need to cut back my Breaking Bad time haha.

I don't know if there are any actual messages in these dreams, but they were interesting non the less. I actually woke up super sore this morning. I have no clue as to why this is the case since I didn't perform and strenuous activities last night. My entire body is achy.

I'm getting the sense that my Rune casting's message is of Awakening to my Path and my connection the unconscious. Manifesting my dreams and needs as I need them and growing my abilities. 
I absolutely love my Runes. They always provide me with the guidance that I need. Learning to work with the Runes is a process; understanding and interpreting their messages is not easy, but it is definitely rewarding. I know that I have a long way to go but I'm looking forward to learning more about them with each reading I do. As of now, I only read for myself. I enjoy the one-on-one time I get to spend with my Runes meditating on their meanings and the messages that will help me align with my higher self, this is my life's purpose.