At the entrance to the hollow earth
we weave the worlds together
by words spoken over stone.
We are the joy at
the handshake of all
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!