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