Plans: RHEINWOOD’S YULE CELEBRATION!
7th Day of Yule – Remembering the Noble Virtue of Hospitality
Welcome those into your house and your life as you can. In today’s world, we cannot trust everyone with whom we come in contact, but we can exercise caution and be as welcoming as possible. Be generous in offering food, drink and shelter. Similarly, be a proper and respectful guest when you are welcomed.
A.M. Prayer: Saturday, normally attributed to the fertility goddess, Saeter, we pray to Sibba/Sif, lighting a green candle (for fertility):
Sibba/Sif let us see you in all the growing things that sustain our lives. Help us look beyond the packaging and promotion, to the richness of the Earth from which all bounty comes. When ordinary eyes see only corn, let me see your golden hair hid in its silk. When others see only bread, let me see the grain, beyond that, your smile and laughter. Feed our might and main, Holy Sibba/Sif, that we may do our work in the world. HAIL SIBBA/SIF!!
Born of Fire, born of ice,
Life is lived at such a price.
Holy Runes send my way
Advice on how to spend the day
A.M. Rune: Two Runes:
Othilla (R): Problems in relating to home, heritage, spiritual heritage, and ancestors; Family difficulties, difficulties at home. Offset this with extra precautions.
Dagaz (irreversible): The light of day, total enlightenment, an awakening, the AH-HA moment, achieving balance and harmony, an ending prior a beginning, transformation.
Outcome: This one will be interesting…
All day prep for RheinWood’s Yule…
Coming back from running last-minute errands Audie’s nice and sister were at the house. It seemed to be a grand reunion (hey, isn’t there a song in the somewhere?). Audie has gone on and on about how pretty her niece is; granted that to be the case, but that beauty had to come from somewhere. Her sister has grown up to be quite a gorgeous number herself! They talked a bit about the niece who has not shown favor (putting it nicely) towards Audie during their trip to Oz. Audie was comforted by the support her sister has given her in all that (perhaps this is the Othilla (R) as well as the Dagaz).
All the work Audie and I have put in to preparing for this night paid off dividends in more ways than I can tell you. It may not have been as well attended as I would have liked but the occasion was one for the books. After nine years of existence RheinWood has formed Kindred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot sing the praises of Eric and Kami enough. They have proven themselves to be of the highest honorable caliber. We have jelled well over this past year (plus) and I am proud to call them KINDRED! Additionally I have to mention the food! Even though the numbers in attendance was down the amount of food was not. I am a REAL sucker for smothered pork chop and there was a MOUNTAIN of them, plus “party potatoes” some kind of creamed corn, peach cobbler and a pineapple upside down cake (both made by my Audie). We ate to over-filling and WONDERFUL conversation and retired to the Hof for sumal/sumbel where I took Erik and Kami’s blood-oath and we became KINDRED! We were honored all night by having the Jarl and Jarlskonna of Hammerstorm as our honored guests.
It was a chilly night out but the warmth in our hearts overcame all!
P.M. Prayer: Eger und Rahana/Aegir and Ran:
Eger und Rahana/Aegir and Ran, keeper of the deep hall at ocean’s bottom, host to the drowned and the sea lost. Your dwelling might be thought sad and gloomy, but you are known to be kind and hospitable ale givers. In your goodness then, cheer us when waves of misfortune pound our life’s fragile boats to the bottom. For even at the bottom, there is warmth, cheer and hope. Be our assurance and our inspiration to strive on despite the swells and swirls of fate. HAIL AEGIR AND RAN/EGER UND RHANA!!
P.M. Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
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