Sunday, March 18, 2007

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?



“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
-- Jean Shinoda Bolen

Isa is the ice rune in the Nordic tradition. When you draw Isa then you know it is a time to stand still and go within. Winter is the time to use what you've squirreled away over the year and contemplate the lessons you have learned.

On the verge of spring having an ice storm made me reexamine my life's path and do quite a bit of self-introspection. If you asked me what I wanted to grow up and be I would always say a healer. But healing for pay has always been so hard for me because the people who came to me could rarely pay and I didn't ask them.

But when my family was created I needed a steady income and healing got put to the back burner. I would say I still lay hands, prepare tinctures or essences or send reiki at least once a week but all of this is because I love to give of myself and nothing more.

Well last night I dreamed that I needed to make a resume and go see another healer that might be looking for a reiki healer. I forgot while Mom and Dad were both in the nursing home that I had been given her card and only just found it yesterday.

So it seems although other bloggers have flowers and colors I have ice and snow and now I know why. I forgot to use what I had been given to create the path I am supposed to be on. So I will spend the week copying my certificates and polishing up my resume and make an appointment to see this healer and see what happens. It never hurts to try right?

In knitting news I finally figured out how to do Fair Isle. I know all you seasoned FI knitters are saying there is nothing to figure…but I could never get the twisting of colors right to avoid holes.

Every year for Ostra (1st day of spring) I make a container of sorts for my goals and aspirations for the coming year. I take a word or phrase that embodies each goal and by way of numerology turn it into a color. This year I made rows of simple Fair Isle for each color. I know this may look easy peasy but I am proud as punch of my accomplishment!

So with a new path in sight and a new technique learned I'm ready for spring now…please?

Happy Crafting,

Ruinwen
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