These last few weeks we’ve been in a current of tying up loose ends, making sure we’ve rallied allies, learning when to swim and dive deep at the times that floating along the tide isn’t enough. We’ve done a little happy dance to acknowledge the blessings we’ve attained, the wisdom this cycle has brought us. And now, in Dagaz, that cycle closes, begins a new one.
Dagaz is about cycles, specifically how we are guided through the day. How to prepare for the day ahead? Leap at the sound of the alarm, stumble into the shower and some combination of clothing, somehow managing to show good face for the work ahead? Meticulously lay out the day’s clothing and align all details the night before just so to ease the shift to morning, and greet the chores ahead with a task list and immaculately detailed day planner?
Then comes the summary of the day’s end: what was accomplished and what wasn’t; who did what, where, when, why, and how it affects us; how we feel about all of the above. And guess what? We get to do it all again tomorrow.
That’s how most of us trek into and out of our days. If studies on Dagaz are correct, our ancestor’s day minders weren’t that different from ours. Therein lies its greatest wisdom of the human perception of the sun’s rotation: we did what we did, and learned what we learned, how do we move on?
I sometimes call Dagaz the ‘so what?’ Rune, because that’s its simplest, yet most profound teaching. Certainly a huge task has been completed, and celebrations are in order. So what? Don’t get too emotionally involved in things. Keep the ego in check, and do our best, because in the end, there is no end. Only a chance to do it all, better.
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