21 DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE 2012-23 MLS
Plans: door to door for MS
Fruchtbarkeit, we pray to Fro/Freyr, and to Sibba/Sif, lighting green candles (for fertility):
Fro/Freyr, you’re the Great God of “Ar”, the good harvest and prosperity: you are indeed the lusty enlarger of life. When the day to day wears us down, remind us of pleasures and joys. Help us recall the wonderful excesses that brought our lives into being and which sustain the human spirit during good times and bad. Without you, there would be no life and certainly little delight. Thank you, Fro/Freyr, for the rushing life spirit and the eternal play of passions that make our lives fruitful. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HAIL, FRO/FREYR, as we honor the Fro that resides in us all!
Sibba/Sif, Great Goddess of Fertility, wife of Thunar, 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 us see your golden hair hid in its silk. When others see only bread, let us 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. WE GIVE YOU MOST A HEART-FELT HAIL, SIBBA/SIF, as we honor the Sibba that resides in us all!
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the physical man the day
Mannaz (U): The human, Heimdall; our genetic connection, cooperation between people, the human intellect, awareness, kinship, the ability to work well within a social structure and be effective within it, social interaction and order, perfected intellect, attract support from your peers, Divine structure.
Mannaz (R): Problems relating with Heimdall and humanity, without cooperation
between people, the inability to work within a social structure in an effective way, intellectual arrogance, bigotry, closed mindedness, failed social interaction and disorder; anti-social behavior and lack of Divine structure.
Armanen Rune Summons
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Armanen Runes in your way
Advise the Spirit man today
Outcome: I woke up this morning with my best buddy on my beedy-little-brain. I wanted to be so jealously furious at his luck, but thinking about it for a bit, yeah, he really does deserve it this time. All of his childhood and into his adulthood he lived with his mother; very few cares in the world. He’s been at this one job for, oh, 10 yrs, 15, maybe 20 or so…not sure. He worked himself through the ranks into management at a government office. When his mother died, he had started living with his (then) girlfriend at his grandmother’s old (and I do mean old) house. He sold his mother’s house (total profit, for what it was worth) which made a good down payment on a nice house in a nice neighborhood. It often pissed me off that he and his (now) wife have a REALLY nice three-bedroom home with a two-car garage and a full basement. It pissed me off because he has done nothing to deserve what he has, but for staying with his
mother for so long. This time, however, he does deserve the new job he’s taking on. He’s getting a $10,000 dollar raise from he was making, AND HE’S WORKING
FROM HOME. All that to say it drove me to get on the internet to once more look
for work. I’m just hoping for some kind of stroke of luck, too. I could have easily let Mannaz (R) take over my emotions, but Mannaz (upright) was the order of the day. I truly wish him well in his new position.
I was almost too late, but because of my walks around the neighborhood I remembered a church a couple blocks away that had a pantry open today from 10AM-11AM. Right before 11 I ZOOMED out and grabbed a bag of food. There was a familiar face there from Hammerstorm and we struck up a good conversation. Hammerstorm isn’t necessarily a Heathen group (which I have never understood) and this guy from Hammerstorm goes to that church. I tried to be as gracious as I possibly could when they started inviting me to church. That’s the part I dread about getting anything from a church; their solicitations. Can’t they do things without strings attached?
I spent several hours going door to door raising donations for the MS Walk. Covering several blocks I am only slightly over half way to my goal of $100. I COULD be disappointed, but this is only one Saturday with several more Saturday’s to go.
UGH! Tired now…
Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) http://misl.uslsoccer.com/
Milwaukee Wave 13:17 Baltimore Blast http://misl.uslsoccer.com/home/599392.html
Rochester lancers 16:10 Wichita Wings http://misl.uslsoccer.com/home/599390.html (final home game)
The approach/avoidance dance is alive and well around here. What is the approach/avoidance dance? It’s where we think we want to come close together but find some feeble excuse NOT to come together, either in the form of telephone conversations (her) or the internet (me): kind of Mannaz kind of not; spirits in opposition (Yr).
PM Prayer: All you gods and goddesses bless and keep your Holy Folk. From the cold shadows of the glaciers to the colder shadows of space, always, we have been your people. Guide and guard your North folk as you did in ages past. Wodan/Odin, give wisdom and craft to wits shaped by ice and fire that our foes be foxed. Thunar/Thor, give us strength and the will to use it. Fro/Freyr and Froja/Freyja, give full wombs so that bodies will be found for the souls of heroes. Let your Northern Folk grow in number and in power, so that our kind may live, love, survive and thrive, not just today, not for a
millennium, but for ever and ever!
PM Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals
Alaf Sal Fena!