Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Gift

At the entrance to the hollow earth
we weave the worlds together
by promise
by bargain
by bond
by words spoken over stone.
We are the joy at
the handshake of all
good neighbors.

image and charm from The Runes of Elfland by Brian Froud and Ari Berk

In yesterdays post I had mentioned finding the Gebo rune in first picture. I took that picture with my phone so I didn't see the rune until I posted it and got a larger view. I have cropped the picture so you could see the Gebo Rune a little easier.

The Gebo Rune is in the shape of an X. It's main meaning is Gift. This could be anything from a present from a loved one the gift of a kind gesture from a stranger. In a more spiritual sense, it can mean a Gift from the gods. the gebo that is in this picture is such a huge X that I see it as a Gift from the gods. When the rune is sent to you from the gods there must be an exchange, which is the other meaning of the Gebo Rune. The Gifts are not always free when sent from the gods. You must make a sacrifice or promise in exchange for the Gift. My promise, or sacrifice if you will, is to study and learn the Runes. To become a Rune-Master. I have always felt drawn to the Runes, the way they appear in nature, begging you to take notice of the message being sent from the divine. I have been reluctant to study the runes in depth because I am more Celtic in my spirituality and the Elder Futhark Runes are of Norse origin. But I feel I have been given the okay to move forward with the Runes.

You may be wondering what the Gift given to me by the Gebo Rune is. A new beginning!

The Sun rose Phoenix-like this morning, letting me know that out of death comes new life. With the 'death' of my marriage, my girls and I are starting over and making a fairy tale of our own. That is our Gift and we will cherish it!


  1. Thank you so much for your encouragement of my new blog. Coming from someone so established as yourself, it meant a lot to me.

    Your picture here is breathtaking. I love that you are a Phoenix... maybe your two girls are fluffy little Phoenix hatchlings too :)

  2. Hi Thea

    I'm fairly new to this blog world as well. I have been blogging since May. It warms my heart to know that others enjoy my blog. Comment on the blogs you visit and you will soon have a following.

    I too believe my girls are little Phoenix hatchlings. Thanks for that view on my pic.

    Brightess Blessings to you and fun with your blog, V.

  3. I chose a focus of study each year, 2010 was runes. Endless fascinating subject and like tarot could be a lifetime project. Best wishes on your journey, Sharyn

  4. Hi Sharyn

    Thank you for the comment. I hope the Runes will take me on a wonderful journey. I like that you choose a focus of study each year. It sounds like a wonderful thing to do!

    Blessings, V.

  5. Hi Vivienne, I have just been catching up with all my blogs, and read about your husband. The New Year will bring you so much: peace of mind, new joys, and strength, to name but a few. I wish you so much good, positive and enlightening experiences as you and your girls tackle the new challenges. I am fascinated by your commitment to learning the Runes. This is truly a study of love, truth-seeking and discovery. Best of all good things to you! Hugs from Robin.

  6. Hi Robin

    Thank you for the kind words and hugs. My girls and I are doing great. We're just taking one day at a time. I think learning the Runes will be a healing experience.

    I hope your brother is doing well.

    Blessings to you, V.

  7. You and your girls are going to live a wondrous adventure! I can feel it. They're lucky to have a mom like you. ^-^

    I think that you have a long path ahead of you. Mastery of anything can be a rough road, but you're up to it! It can take courage to accept gifts given to us, especially by the divine, but the rewards are boundless.

    I do not think you will regret taking this path. Blessings as you begin your journey!


  8. Hi TheBlakkDuchess

    Thank you.I'm lucky to have them as daughters.

    I think I'm up for the challenge. I hope I learn a lot from this journey.

    Blessings, V.

  9. Brian Froud is one of my favorite artists... My blessings upon thee ...Lady Moss
    your friend ...the Doctor

  10. My friend, another positive and beautiful post! I would like to learn more about Runes. I have to start taking time. As I said in another comment, you are a strong, beautiful woman and I know, you and your girls are going to do well! After all, you have Mr Sexy now ;o) Big Hugs! Blessings my friend ;o)

  11. Yay..Loved this post V..very touching and powerful and full of wisdom! and i love the runes too and how can you not fall in love with the language of the trees,so magical....I always loved them too..

    and wow..that photo is stunning..what a magnificent gift to see and experience in how that divinely happens!

    Thanks for sharing such a sacred photo! Shine on..wishing you many new blessings on your runemaster adventures! one of our new years traditions for years has been everyone picking a rune..and we keep record of each year!
    I love froud too..oh I am so happy to have met a kindred spirit and magical soul ike you! I always look forward to what you share..

  12. The photo of the tree branches in this post, and the previous one, are so beautiful.

    Brian Froud is one of my favorite artists, I never tire of looking at his work.

    Vivienne, I love your spirit. You're staying so positive and I know that will have a good effect on your daughters. One day at a time is the way to do it...


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  13. Hi Dr. Theda

    I had no idea you were a Brian Froud fan. I'm happy we have that in common. Hope all is well in your world.

    Blessings, Lady Moss

  14. Hi Magic Love Crow

    I wish we lived closer so we could study the Runes together. I would love to have a partner in the journey of the Runes.

    Thank you for the words of encouragement concerning my girls and me. I think having friends like you in the blog world make life exciting and brings strength to my heart.

    Blessings my dear friend Stacy, V.

  15. Hi V~

    Such lovely words for my post. Thank you. I love when I find hidden messages in Nature. I find Rune symbols in tree branches lying on the ground and become lost in thought pondering the messags. I don't know why it has taken me so long to decide to study the Runes. I hope I learn and grow from it.

    I love sharing the moments of divine energy I find in some of my photos. I'm happy you enjoy them.

    Thank you for being a dear friend in blog world. In means the world to me to know so many kindreds are out there.

    Blessings, V.

  16. Hi Victoria

    I love that I have two Victorias as dear friends in blog-land. to make it less confusing I will address you as Victoria and the Victoria above you on this post as V~ because taht is how she signs her name. I hope that i okay.

    Thank you for the kind words about my picture but even about by spirit. you and the others are making this change in my life a little easier. knowing that I can visit your beautiful blogs is a blessing to me. I am also happy taht so many enjoy Brian froud, I can't get enough of his art!

    Love and Blessings, V.

  17. @Magic Love Crow

    Oh my gosh Stacy, I forgot to tell you something. I read your comment last night while I was at work and when I got to the Mr. Sexy part I laughed out loud,(loudly)! I had to look around to make sure the store was empty. It was. Thanks for the laugh!

    Blessings, V.

  18. I love the Brian Fround. This image and charm are so enchanting. Ahhh, the runes! A lady after my own heart. May gebo energy bless you often.

    Thank you so much for the visit and sweet comment. Hugs, Mina

  19. Hi Mina

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the Gebo wish.

    Blessings, V.