The gatewayPosted: July 10, 2012
Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life lies out behind you and below. Before you step through the gateway, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows — everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For it is in letting go of the past that you reclaim your power.
Step through the gateway now.
~ Ralph H. Blum, The Book of Runes
I was cleaning out a drawer and stumbled across a set of Runes, along with The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle: The Viking Runes with Stones: 10th Anniversary Edition. Stumbled probably isn’t the correct word. I knew I had a bag of runes somewhere. I just haven’t seen them in a long time. So maybe “stumbled” is correct after all.
I pulled a rune from the bag, looked it up, and thought the visualization I quoted at the beginning of the post was perfect for how I’m feeling lately. A little like The Fool in the Tarot, I suppose, setting off on his journey.
I’m not really going anywhere, of course. Just getting in the mileage. I did decide to order a book or two about El Camino de Santiago so I can learn something about it as I set out on my close-to-home pilgrimage. I also set up a blog, but eh… I don’t know. It might be too time consuming. We’ll see. If you’d like a peek, you can find it here. There’s not much to look at just yet other than today’s walk. Another blog is not worth the time and effort if it’s more or less a repeat of what I have going on here. I like the idea of focusing purely on the daily walks without the travels and other adventures, but right now it seems redundant. As I type this out, other ideas are coming to mind so it looks like I’ll be playing around until I sort it all out.
The photos for this post were taken on our trip east. A smattering and scattering of scenes along the way.
I took a short walk around the neighborhood this morning. The deer flies were bothersome. The little bit of traffic we have seems to consist of drivers who prefer to swerve towards me rather than away. Crazy people.
I didn’t make it around the pond. I had planned on it, but the deer flies drove me inside. I’ll put on a hat and insect repellent next time.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. No news (which, I’m told, is good news). Thank you for visiting. The sunsets have been lovely lately, with a few clouds here and there to spread color across the sky. The lack of rain has caused dust and pollen to build up on the surface of the pond, and it too has been spreading sunset and rainbow colors across the water. Have a seat on the deck and enjoy the colorful show. 🙂