“A King he was on a carven throne
In many-pillared halls of stone
With golden roof and silver floor,
And runes of power upon the door.”
(J.R.R. Tolkien, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING)
Generally, when I use Oracles, I consult my angel Oracle card decks. However, there are a variety of Oracles and they all help us to access our Higher Selves and our inner knowing. Within the last few years I have become interested in The Runes as a teacher and as a source of clarity. Maybe you will find them useful too as you navigate yourself through these rapidly-changing times? You will know if they resonate with you by the time you have finished reading this piece.
Runes are, as you are aware, an ancient Oracle. Research suggests that The Runes were last in general use in Iceland during the late Middle Ages. Runic standing stones can still be seen in Germany, Scandanavia & the British Isles. Before Christianity, the earth & everything on it was seen to be alive. Runecasting was done with natural objects such as stones and twigs. Sometimes human blood was mixed into pigment to enhance ‘spells.’ Nevertheless, although many different objects were used, smooth and flat stones with symbols painted on one side were the most common Runes. Chances are good that one or more of you used The Runes in a past life and they are calling to you now. The Rune set that I bought a few years ago is ceramic and includes the traditional 24 Runes plus the later invention – the Blank Rune – that represents the Unknowable. As usual, I was guided to buy it and I followed my guidance. As with Oracle cards, you can’t use them incorrectly.
So, I sat quietly a few moments ago, as I was guided to pick a Rune today for my regular readers. I personally do nothing without the protection of Archangel Michael, you know that. Then, I called in the Angels of The Runes. I asked this question: What do you want my regular blog readers to know right now? I then reached into my velvety bag of Runes & pulled one out. The Rune is “Perth”. It is upright – just as with Oracle cards, reversed has its own interpretation. So, below I will write out for you the interpretation of the “Perth” Rune. Remember, The Runes never give you a “Yes” or “No” answer. They also do not tell your fortune. However, what they do is illuminate your situation & point you in the direction where you will dis-cover the answer for yourself. They will help you to determine ‘right action’ which is so important and not always so easy to determine.
A Secret Matter
A hieratic or mystery Rune pointing to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. Perth is on the side of Heaven, the unknowable, and has associations with the phoenix, that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Its ways are secret and hidden.
Powerful forces of change are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. 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, gains or rewards that you did not anticipate. 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.
Another of the Cycle Runes, Perth stands at the heart of Initiation. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. This Rune is concerned with the deepest stratum of your being, the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. For some, Perth means experiencing a death. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than the renewal of your Spirit is at stake when you draw this Rune.” ( THE BOOK OF RUNES by Ralph H. Blum)
For those of you reacting to the line – “experiencing a death” – I remind you that this does NOT refer to a physical death. (For your peace of mind, I just confirmed with the angels that I am correct). Because, some of us are choosing to leave the earth plane at this crucial time in earth’s evolution.
There are also some people around us who are choosing to remain in the ‘old’ world. This, of course, is their choice. We have Free Will. It is not up to us to judge their choice. They have their own path. We need to be compassionate and kind as we continue to raise our vibrations, let go of what no longer serves us and welcome more and more Light.
As Ralph Blum says : “We are living in an age of radical discontinuity. The lessons come faster & faster as our souls, the universe and the Divine push us into new growth. Familiar waters seem suddenly perilous, alive with uncharted shoals & shifting sandbars. The old maps are outdated; we require new navigational aids. And the inescapable fact is: You are your own cartographer now. ” ( THE BOOK OF RUNES, page.34)
The angels and ascended masters help me and my clients to navigate through this time. However, I find The Runes to be of inestimable value on our journey to our truth. Gaining clarity, which is something The Runes helps us to do so well, leads us to our truth and our truth is our power.
Our friend, Emmanuel, says it best:
“Your truth is your power.
The truth is the most freeing discovery you can make.
To be free of the fear of death,
to be free of distrust, of limitation,
to be free to be who you really are –
these are the gifts that you will receive
by paying the price of introspection and honesty.
Human life is a most difficult classroom
until you learn the simple fact
that your truth is your power,
your salvation, your fulfillment,
your purpose and your way.
Once you can truly believe that
life becomes the joyous and abundant garden
that it is meant to be.”
EMMANUEL’S BOOK: A MANUAL FOR LIVING COMFORTABLY IN THE COSMOS compiled by Pat Rodegast & Judith Stanton)
They say that when the pupil is ready – the teacher arrives. One of my many, many, teachers is The Runes. What about you?
Love & Light, Monica