11th Day of Yule – Remembering the Noble Virtue of Perseverance
If you give up, you die. It really is simple, isn’t it? No matter what you are doing, see it to its conclusion. Even if you try and fail, realize that the only real failure is not trying. Failure is evidence that someone has tried. Success is failure defeated.
A.M. Prayer: Wednesday, we pray to the Divine couple: Uuodan/Odin and Frija/Frigga, lighting royal blue (for Uuodan/Odin) and light blue (for Frija/Frigga) candles.
Rune god! Wolf God! Raven god! UUODAN/ODIN!! We call out to you, not as a slave or on bended knee, but on our feet and opened-armed as befits your offspring. Watch us as we struggle, but the fight and fame must both be ours! Grant us that victory which we win by OUR might and mane! If we live well, Uuodan/Odin, grant us access to one of the Great Halls where we may feast, drink and be merry with those who have gone before us until the time comes to live or fight once more. UUODAN/ODIN, HAIL!!!
Frija/Frigga, teach us to be patient but not passive; wise but not haughty in our wisdom; far seeing yet not blind to that which is before us. May we nurture life, increase life, and live our own lives more fully. Through you we give honor to our human mothers. Through you we see all the beauty that surrounds us as well. FRIJA/FRIGGA, HAIL!!
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: Three Runes: there certainly wasn’t much movement in the Well…
Kenaz (neutral) could be either
- Kenaz (U): OHG: Kien, The torch, shaping, fabrication or fashioning of primordial material, brightly burning, knowledge, divine inspiration under control of human craft, creativity and transformation, the application of the Divine.
- Kenaz (R): OHG: Kien, A dimly burning torch, choosing to remain in the dark, a lack of Divine wisdom, lack of creativity, a self-imposed cocoon, the inability to shape the basics of life, uncontrollable processes.
Eihwaz (Irreversible): Yggdrasil, stress and difficulties, a backbone, need to have backbone to get through, turn stress into advantage (questioned by many Rune scholars as to its validity within the Futhark)
Algiz (U): Protection, Heimo/Heimdall (the genetic connection between gods and the Folk), guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, expansion of consciousness, divine realizations, an awakening, AKA Elhaz, the Elk.
Outcome: At the crack-o-fucking dawn I was out shoveling snow: both the driveway and patio. I wanted to get it taken care of before it got a lot of traffic. It was pretty much a mindless task that really stressed my back!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...made myself a good and hearty breakfast mostly using ingredients from last night’s pork chop dinner.
Grocery shopped for some meat using the last of our gift cards.
Trip to the doctor to get the staple pulled out of Audie’s skull the doctor missed previously. She was also checked out for bronchitis and was given an Rx.
Power napped like a M-r F-r! It’s been such a physically stressful day I thought I might enwrap myself in the divine inspiration of a well-protected nap…ROFLMAO!
Got an oil change for the Vue. Since the Saturn dealership went belly-up I have to go to a Hyundai dealership for service. I was told that some of them might be transferring over. One of the guys from the old Saturn dealership was there at the Hyundai dealership!
IT’S AUDIE’S DIVORCE DAY! She got word from her attorney he has her divorce papers signed and in hand! Okay, I don’t have a lot of money on hand, but I wanted to celebrate this occasion. I made out like I was going to get petrol in the Vue (which I really did do) but then went out and also got her a small bouquet of flowers. She was quite surprised when I came home with flowers in hand.
Making tough choices in trimming the budget…
Fell asleep waaaaaaaaaaaaay too early
P.M. Prayer: Scata/Skahdi:
Scata/Skahdi, fleet on your skis and let me be the game you bag with you bow. Stun me with your grace and beauty, tuck me in the skin-sack at your side, and then take me to your home where wolves howl. There, teach me to know the pleasure of the hunt, the joy of exertion, and the crisp freedom of winter and wilderness. Brand my soul with wind-burn, so that even in the tedium of daily life, I will feel your warm breath, warm on my check, telling me to be strong, able and worthy of you. SCATA/SKAHDI, HAIL!!
P.M. Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
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