August 7, 2018
The world can be harsh place, difficult to live in and nearly impossible to navigate your way to a life that makes sense. Despite the many reports that tell us we live in one of the most peaceful and prosperous times in human history, life is still harsh.
We also know the importance of having a spiritual connection that can help bring meaning a purpose to our existence. Yet, many of the spiritual paths today leave us unfulfilled because of the constant preaching of peace, love and light that simply do not work.
We know that life can be hard, and to get shit done, you want to kick some ass and make it happen. Sitting quietly, meditating on gratitude and peace feels nice, but just doesn’t work.
Finding Your Strength from Arcane Wisdom
For the ancient rune masters, survival meant enduring some of the harshest conditions. The runes they used reflected those conditions and what it took to survive them. Their wisdom and strength live on in the Younger Futhork runes.
Embedded in these mysteries are the secrets we can tap into to give us the strength and power we need to endure the conditions of life, today. Not to make the world a better place; not to calm everyone down and be complacent.
Rather, they can give you the strength you need to endure the toil, to rise above it, and make the world your place – rather than settling for a place made for you by someone else.
Tapping into these Secrets
If you are ready to tap into the secrets of the Younger Futhork, I recommend you start with the Old Norwegian and Icelandic rune poems, as translated by Bruce Dickins.
You can find them here – https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Rune_poems
Pull out a blank piece of paper, and with an open mind, scribe the shapes of the runes. As you draw each rune, contemplate the message of each stanza from the poems. What do these words mean to you, in your life and in your world today?
Don’t think of this as an exercise to build your divination skills. These runes are a tool for you to access different strengths you hold within that are uniquely suited to help face your daily challenges, and conquer them.
Look at the runes in this way – they are the connections between the subtle parts of your consciousness and the subtle layers of reality that shape the life you lead. When you connect to the runes, on this level, you now have powerful ways to insert your Will and intentions into the very fibers of existence.
Putting Them to Use
For example, take the first rune, Fe. The poems tell us that wealth is a source of discord. We must also know that the word Fe is the origin of our English word, Fee. It is also the first rune of the set, inviting us to engage with the opportunity before us.
In this way, Fe can be the rune of investing time, effort and energy into a project or new beginnings. Looking at it this way, you are invited to ask yourself, what are you willing to pay and endure in order to make things happen? Knowing that what you want will not come for free.
Do the same for the next rune, Ur – as it is the ruiner of the harvest and a constant drizzle, what is it that can go wrong. What is it that can drown your best laid plans. Know, knowing that, what can you do to prepare so that doesn’t happen, knowing that it could? How can you best prepare for the worst, so that it doesn’t happen, or to mitigate the damage done?
Each of the runes presents you with these opportunities to face the harsh realities of the world before you, as well as mustering the strength and wisdom to overcome them.
Thus, the Younger Futhork runes become powerful tools for facing the harsh realities of life, finding the strength to hold your ground and gaining the power to push forward against all opposition.
Going Deeper, Gaining More
If you are ready to discover more, join us, at RitualCravt, Saturday August 11th at 5pm to delve deeper into the mysteries of the Younger Futhork and unlock their secrets for conquering your world.
Author: Kaedrich Olsen author of Runes for Transformation and founder of GaldraKraft, has been an ardent student of Old Norse literature, runes and mysticism for 30 years. Building upon the wisdom from the Viking rune masters, he has developed practical techniques for transforming one’s life. The people he helps learn to connect with and become the embodiment of their own higher being. In doing so, they surmount the blocks which have prevented them from achieving their ideal lives and become the creators of their own greatest reality.