Meditation and Ethical Stance for Rune Readings
Since posting my blog sharing the concept of a meditation prior to embarking on a Rune reading, I have received many emails, and other forms of inquiries about that practice. This post will expound on my personal experience with meditation prior to reading the Runes, as well as a discussion on the Rune reader’s need to be in a correct ethical stance. I look forward to any feedback or comments from the many readers who have been following theses specific blogs regarding the ancient Runes.
Meditation is not some strange, arcane practice carried out only by oriental monks. It is a useful tool for bringing relaxation and letting one get in touch with one’s natural being. Meditation is essentially a state of calmness in which you let your body; breath and mind completely relax, without trying, without expecting anything. Being, not doing. Whatever activity is going on, recognize it and be still. Imaginations fantasies, confusions, boredoms, doubts and questions drop away and you achieve a natural state of mind free from explanations and analysis. In time an inner awareness arises spontaneously.
Meditation begins by making everything tranquil, by allowing your body and mind to relax deeply and completely, by giving warmth and nourishment. If you can be very calm and still and listen to the silence within you mind, this becomes your meditation. Even if you are not formally meditating, but just dealing with everyday situations, try to remain loose and relaxed. At first you may feel calm and peaceful, but a voice inside, a speaker, a judge, rises to the surface and creates a disturbance and the inner silence disappears. You have to learn to let go of the judge. Within your meditation, do not think, do not act; thoughts come and feelings come but do not follow these “bubbles” Let all your ideas and concepts disappear without becoming involved or trapped in their plethora of fluctuating, undulating dramas.
One of the most common meditation tools is “visualization” – creating a mental picture of something, for instance a particular Rune, and then trying to concentrate on that image to the exclusion of all else. If you find yourself becoming distracted, observe and identify these deceptions, learn to see through the veil of your mind’s posturing and pretences to achieve stillness.
The peace and stillness of the mind; of the Soul even, is what you find in meditation with the Universal flow of energy. This is the space where all barriers and separations disappear and only the force that connects all things is left. When you reach this state you will understand the power that is embodied in the Runes. The Runes will no longer be apparently dead stones but living conductors of the energies that flow through the Universe.
It is also important before you begin to make sure that you have a correct ethical stance. If the Runes are treated as a sort of “party trick” and handled without proper respect they will at best be of little or no value, at worst positively dangerous. It is not wise to treat the runes too lightly as they symbolize enormously powerful cosmic forces; understand exactly what is being unleashed. Since you as the Rune reader are the channel for these forces , there is every chance that you can let loose otherwise hidden, repressed or damaged parts of your own psyche with obviously disastrous results. When you use the Runes you are effectively sending out a great deal of energy that in time will flow back to you, a great increase in its power. It is therefore imperative that the original energy is of the highest level. This, in turn, requires correct thinking. Before playing with elemental forces it is vital to ensure that you are in a fit state to handle them properly. In this way, the Runes become much more than a divination tool; they are also a direct method to increase one’s own inner growth.
Posted on July 30, 2010, in Spirituality, Viking Runes and tagged Ancient Viking Runes, Decision Making Tool, Ethical Stance, meditation, Rune Reading, Spirituality, Viking Runes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.