For the week of 22 March 2015

How appropriate that after the closure of the last two weeks, Jera brings us a supportive time of accounting.

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Read right to left in the image is Berkano, followed by Jera.

At the beginning of the month, the intensity of Tiwaz as the half-month rune combined with Ansuz reversed wrapped up passionate heart affairs. While it resulted in much-needed closure and blazed the trail into Berkano and gentler times, the aftermath of sorting through the debris and healing has taken a toll.

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Jera helps cull how that should come to be. Known for its emphasis on taking inventory of the year’s events, this stave commands us to take notice of our process and to become active in it. I call it the rune of ‘hearth accounting,’ the maths of the things that matter on a mundane level.

One of the best things you can ever do for your spiritual wellbeing is to take care of the body, the space it inhabits, the relationships it engages, what it ingests. So often on our paths to soul healing, we forget to tend the form. In reality, we can’t tend the soul if its temple is in disrepair.

Allow inspiration this week. Let the stirrings of what can come into this new creative space to take root. This is the time of plotting and processing. For now, consider Jera a wishlist.

Perhaps part of the accounting done during this week with Jera is an expression of gratitude for Berkano’s care.

Peace to you.

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