Laguz – Water – Growing up, my mother used to say, “Water always seeks its own level,” meaning, no matter what distance or depth, turbulence or change, water always takes up the amount of space it needs. No matter what the circumstances, water will always flow to its lowest point, then distribute itself to maintain a balanced surface. Symbolically speaking, its inherent ability to adapt is its gift to us. In that light, Laguz isn’t just about water, but flow.
Anytime this Rune comes up in a reading, there is an emphasis on honoring the natural pace of things. Sometimes it can be hard to do that, as we tend to keep ourselves artificially busy with work, entertainment, distraction, etc. Many of us aren’t in touch with our natural rhythms at all, and some of us who are may not want to go where life is leading us.
Consider the source of hesitation, the places in life where flow is held back. What feelings pool in those shadows? What fears dam awareness from breaking through? The message in Laguz is that it will come through; however, when we don’t go with the flow, a torrent will carry us away. A message that often underlies the Runes is that we can create change for ourselves, on our own terms, or the Universe will make it for us.
Take some time to stand in Nature this week, barefoot if possible, and regardless of the weather. Going with the natural flow means finding the places within that feel comfortable expressing the rhythm sensed without. That rhythm is always “right.” It may feel odd and awkward at first, particularly if it’s been a while since such intimate contact with the elements. One thing is certain–Nature knows right direction, and the element pointing it out right now is water. Connect with trust in that wisdom, and let go. Follow.
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