“Just remember – when you think all is lost, the future remains.”
– Robert H. Goddard
Ever wonder what it would be like to be lost at sea? I suppose one would begin to think after a while, that there is no such thing as “land”, so immense and frightening the ocean surrounding would become. Imagine nothing but huge stretches of gray, heaving water and the fear that you’re not going to make it. I know I’d cringe and withdraw from rational thought and action. I’d become sick at heart.
That’s sort of how I feel some days; lost. At times it seems that my old tools in my tool belt of coping mechanisms is all that I have and all that I am. As long as I can remember and as far as I can see into the future, that’s all there seems to be.
That’s when I realize that I must shake myself free of that kind of obsessive thinking. If I continue with the analogy of being lost at sea, I know there is land ahead and help at hand. I have seen other people experience finding themselves over again, and getting back on their own path toward personal growth. There have been whole days, weeks, months, when I haven’t felt lost at sea in my life. Those that have gone before me are at my side or just behind me getting started are my lifelines. I trust that together, we will all make a safe passage home if we just believe in ourselves.
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Does this rune seem rather forbidding? Ice is obviously very cold and can even, in some instances be dangerous. That does not tell the entire story however. Ice may be considered protective. We have all heard the phrase, “put it on ice” ensuring fresh storage for later use. This rune counsels caution: the best course of action is simply, no action. This is the moment to stop and freeze all plans, for to continue would be fool hardy – just like stepping on, thin ice!
The rune Is indicates things have gone on far too long and with too much coldness for there to be any chance of the return of any warmth. Sometimes the appearance of this rune heralds the destruction of plans by sly and hidden hands: ice is easy to see once it has formed but only rarely does one have a chance to see it develop, and it is strong enough to break nearly everything in its path. The appearance of Is in any reading should always be considered a serious warning. In personal relationships, this rune does not bid well for the future. Once ice has penetrated into the heart and soul of loved ones there is little chance that matters will work out well.
This rune has no reverse; the same shape whichever way it falls. This indicates putting plans on hold and waiting until the situation changes. Eventually, there will be a thaw and again everything will go back to what seemed normal.