What are you growing? What has taken root and is spreading as your legacy? What rich abundance to have to offer to the planet? When you draw this stone, remember all that you give. Honor and celebrate that. And, remember all that you have been given. Rest in gratitude and appreciation. The world is a prosperous place. The Earth is an abundant home. In the cycle of giving and receiving, it is possible for each to prosper in their own, healthy way. Stand firmly and feel your roots in deep, solid earth. Life your arms to the sky and feel sunlight kiss your branches, transforming light to life. Giving, receiving. Receiving, giving. In and out. Respiration. Inspiration. Prosperity.
This rune felt appropriate for today especially because the woods are really leafing out now in exuberant greenness. That is something I love about the Missouri woods, the thick greening of them. The air itself feels green at a certain point in the springtime when rain in plentiful and the leaves are becoming abundant. We’re not to that point yet, but I can feel it coming!
I don’t feel like I’m taking very good care of myself lately. My body feels really tight and compressed, even though I’ve only skipped yoga practice once in the last week. And, tonight I feel happy that I’m going to bed “early” because it is only a little after 1:00 a.m.
Earlier in the day, I had the opportunity to help someone who needed help and I took a minute on the drive home to appreciate my own capacity. I was impressed with her and her capacities as a woman and mother, but I also was impressed with my own. So, when I went to the woods with my Womanrune this afternoon, the idea of an ongoing cycle of giving, receiving, and appreciating was on my mind…
Update: this project evolved into a real book!
The first post in my Womanrunes series is available here. The runes and the names of them come from Shekhinah Mountainwater’s Womanrunes system for which there are no written interpretations available other than the name and one word meanings. I’m engaging in a semi-daily practice of drawing one and then going down to the woods with it to see what it “tells” me–basically, creating what I wish I had, which is a more developed interpretation of the meaning of each womanrunestone.