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The Weekly Rune – Mannaz

Mannaz - Weekly Rune on Intentional Insights, by S. Kelley HarrellMannaz – human– Again we have another reversed Rune presenting us with an opportunity to go deeper within. As Mannaz reminds us of the strength in human connection, the power of acting with All That Is, so it’s merkstave position calls us to be aware of when we are not connected, when we don’t feel part of the greater flow. Note that Mannaz is pictured upright, or bright-stave.

Last week, Eihwaz encouraged us to change, and Mannaz may be asking us to sit with the effects of that change.  It calls us to put down rational thinking and go with gut feeling, which for some may be frightening to do.

Likewise, as this Rune is about connecting with other people, its reversed position gives caution to the way in which we socialize this holiday season. Calling to mind community concerns, it may be helpful to tend the web, itself. It may not necessarily be about any personal need, but to be aware of our interconnectedness, and perhaps give a little extra to the care of our bonds.

Also, Mannaz  illuminates the human in balance with itself. Take time this week to address Mind/Body/Soul/Emotional needs. Just as you draw on support around you, truly, deeply support yourself. This act of self love is your calling, your gift, and your greatest secret potential.

As you come to terms with your own challenges in connecting, know that you’re not alone. Even through our isolation, we are joined. Everyone you know is going through something that leaves them feeling separate.

Mannaz isn’t without bright notes, regardless of position. Just as merkstave, it indicates feeling outside the web of All Things, so it portends our rejoining.

Weekly Rune – Mannaz

Mannaz - Weekly Rune on Intentional Insights, by S. Kelley Harrell

Mannaz – human– This week Mannaz fosters our fullest potential. Relationships are key, and whatever is on the agenda can only be accomplished when we make use of our  collected resources. Rest assured, though, all signs point to success in your work, when you can create outer and inner balance.

I call Mannaz the animistic Rune, though that could likely be said about all of them. I say it regarding Mannaz because it looks like Wunjo facing a mirror image of itself. Wunjo is the Rune of joy or delight, which is often characterized as the Law of Attraction–the point at which we’ve figured out that how we hold ourselves determines our lot in life. Joy beholding itself. By finding joy where we are, joy finds us everywhere. The effect of Mannaz, in that case, would be, how we hold ourselves affects us all.

From a shamanic standpoint, in cosmologies Mannaz represents the strata where humans are most directly empowered, or what some might call the Middle World. It’s the place of Earth spirituality, the fae, Nature Spirits, and the pool of our formed wisdom and compassion. If you’re struggling with how to best tap into the power of this Rune, look no further than your imagination. Imagine what you want. Sense it, see it, taste it, listen to it, feel it. So it is. Such power of manifestation is the gift of the Middle World, the act of Mannaz.

Just as Mannaz indicates humans interconnected and drawing on the spiritual resources in their home domain, it also illuminates the human in balance with itself. Take time this week to address Mind/Body/Soul/Emotional needs. Just as you draw on the support of those around you, truly, deeply support yourself. This act of self love is your calling, your gift, and your greatest secret potential.

 

Weekly Rune – Mannaz

Mannaz - Weekly Rune on Intentional Insights, by S. Kelley Harrell

Mannaz – human– Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it, and solicit all the help you can to sustain the momentum.  This week isn’t about acting alone, being the star, or any other solitary victories.  Sure, this is your life, and it all comes down to your choices, actions, and energy, though your ability to be successful with any of that sources from your ability to connect.

Nobody can do it for you, that’s a given. So, neither hero antics, nor suffering in martyred silence are necessary. Get up, get out, and do. Engage. Talk about your plans. Share your insights. Get insightful feedback. Listen.  Give insightful feedback. Be genuinely interested in what others have to say, about your plans, as well as their own.

The message is that you can get there, wherever ‘there’ is, possibly this week. You can be done with what’s on your plate. The way this happens is by becoming authentically involved.  The energy created from your liaisons with others not only manifests your desires, it also fosters the desires of others to manifest.

This is how creation happens. This is how the actions of one affect All. This is how we come together to be community for each other.  This is how we remember we were never separate.

Weekly Rune – Mannaz

Mannaz - Intentional Insight's Weekly Rune by S. Kelley Harrell Mannaz – human– Last week we were asked to draw on our wisdom (Othala).   This week we are encouraged to connect with people, to examine mortality–the experience of being human. Having remained open to our wisdom, we can rest confidently in our choices of who we surround ourselves with, and how we perceive ourselves in form.

Often we take every measure possible to avoid engaging other people, whether from shame, anxiety, fear, or fierce independence.  Reaching out is key right now, not just to soothe some personal need, but to have made the gesture , for the sake of interpersonal unity.  Often we fight connecting with people because we don’t have clarity on our needs.  It is perhaps this function of reaching out that is most enlightening: we will learn what we really want, with clarity. Bringing a result that gains personal benefit is only part of the process.  This time, connecting with others is about the act, itself.

This week, it isn’t about the help we may receive or give, but about the unity the concept and process of helping inspires.

Books by Kelley
Gift of the Dreamtime – Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma. Revised second edition, with a foreward by shaman, Christina Pratt.

Gift of the Dreamtime Reader’s Companion

Real Wyrd – A Modern Shaman’s Roots in the Middle World, true paranormal experiences from a lifelong intuitive.

Weekly Rune – Mannaz

Mannaz - Intentional Insight's Weekly Rune by S. Kelley Harrell

Mannaz, upright

Mannaz – human– It’s probably no surprise that the week is setting up some interesting challenges. Mannaz is about how we connect with people, and in some cases mortality, the experience of being human. Reversed, as it is in this reading, we are challenged to consider how our formed experience is currently playing out.

Specifically, don’t expect any help right now. Whatever is going on, it’s not going to be resolved this week, but it’s possible to gain valuable insight about the dynamic. Hold the heart focus very gently this week. A concern of Mannaz reversed is overthinking, overprobing, becoming so involved that focus is lost.

As Mannaz is about humanity, it’s a Rune that particularly calls out our animistic roots. Indeed, we are our best vantage point of experience in form, yet we are not limited to ourselves. We are all connected; thus, we can step out of our personal experience and observe from collective insight. This is expressly the awareness that Mannaz reversed encourages. Now is not the time to sink into a singular, isolated, possibly egotistic viewpoint. In fact, it would be quite counterproductive to do so. Take the time to learn how allies see the situation–and I don’t mean polling friends on the best move to make. I mean, ask Source to show Its perspective of the situation. Ask a totem to share its insight on things. Become the wind and feel how significant this heart concern is from its observation.

Our charge this week is to get ourselves out of the equation, and appeal to wider, more aware sources to expand our viewpoints on what matters to us most.

Books by Kelley
Gift of the Dreamtime – Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma. Revised second edition, with a foreward by shaman, Christina Pratt.

Gift of the Dreamtime Reader’s Companion

Real Wyrd – A Modern Shaman’s Roots in the Middle World, true paranormal experiences from a lifelong intuitive.