The stink bug and the Valkyrie

Today was a journey that started with visions of runes. They have been singing to me for a while. I have been seeing them everywhere. I had the overwhelming call to offer rune readings for people. I started looking for rune sets online to buy, but nothing grabbed me. I felt that nothing less than me making my runes would suffice. 

The house became uncomfortable. I took that as being told to go out, so I got dressed and went out. I put gas in the truck and just went out. Driving along I noticed a beautiful big truck. On its side in huge lettering it s as I’d Valkyrie. On the power pole beside it were some ravens. I laughed to myself as the symbolism wasn’t lost on me. I found myself in town passing by a friend’s new shop. I thought that’s a perfect spot to stop and find my direction. I looked around the new place and admired all their wonderful wares. I checked out the spaces in back. It felt new still. It didn’t have the same energetic their last location, but it was nice. After a visit I left to continue my search. Nothing grabbed me.I felt like it was becoming a fruitless venture so I got some lunch and started home. The air has clearly changed to Autumn. You can smell it in the air. The sun’s hard rays have less weight on my skin. I pass by a zebra feeding with two horses. I smile every time I see it. Continuing my way home I feel exhausted and am happy to pull in the driveway. 

I come out to my sanctuary space I made outside our bedroom, and I immediately see a raven chasing off a crow while another raven sits in the tree beside me watching. I decide I need to log my day into my journal so I pull it from my pack and open it to make a new entry. There right beside my pen inside my journal is a stink bug. I am amused by it. I take a picture of it, then take a moment to watch it. I notice it’s a shield shape and colored like tree bark, but then I notice a clear x shape from its back. Again I’m seeing runes. 

Gebo is the rune I see. It is shaped like the X and means gift, or generosity. I remember reading of the story of Brunhild. A valkyrie trapped by odin awaiting a mortal man brave enough to rescue her. This is the gift explanation or example my books say to reference for the reading of the rune gebo. I laugh because I immediately realize the ravens overlooking the “Valkyrie” I passed earlier. Leave it to a stink bug to connect the days messages. I feel calmer and enjoy the story my day has told me.

Today, and everyday is truly a gift. 
S.O.

Published by Snowy Owl

There was a lot more written here before. Then I saw it was irrelevant. I am just another person with an autoimmune disease and spectrum ”disorder” who is highly sensitive to their environment. I thought I would write a few things down, so here you go. Swim at your own risk!

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