Ansuz is associated with communication, exerting your will, and using vibration to manifest. This rune is associated with Odin, who hung from the world tree Yggdrasil for 9 days in order to learn the runes. He is the apex God of the Norse Pantheon.
In Midgard this week I took a few classes that taught communication and expression. This being the week of Ansuz and communication, it is very fitting they fell during this time. The classes helped me to understand how to standing by my thoughts, feelings and emotions. It gave tools for expressing them when necessary and without apology in professional settings. I create the space I travel through this world in. I do this through emotion, action and speech. This comes from my words, body language, thoughts, intention, and energy systems. When these are in alignment so there is no confusion or feelings of overwhelm in my interaction with the world. When these feelings exist, I know there is disharmony among my systems.
I have a lot more confidence in talking about my path to others. Recently, I had conversations to express some of my pain points, and made myself vulnerable. I got great advice from these conversations and was able to see my way through overcoming some of my fear and resistance about moving forward on my path. Since then, I have a lot of activity around my rune work. A friend of mine invited me to a retreat, and asked that I give rune readings during it. This is a great opportunity to broaden my client base and it came without prompting. She was aware of my gifts as I have given her a reading. This invitation came shortly after I committed myself to keeping up with the posts on Runic Path.
It seems the expression of my commitment has opened doors. Since the opportunity is here, I must take it. If I don’t the energy will dissipate as it has in the past. When I have expressed intentions in the past, the doors usually open immediately. This has always been overwhelming for me and I have declined the offers presented to get my bearings. It was much more difficult to get the energy moving again when I was “ready”. Ansuz taught me these two weeks to speak my intent and then accept the opportunities that come or risk the well drying up.
I recently had a superpower reading with my friend and coach Nancy Nicholas who told me that mine gift was the gift of PLAY. This is very fitting for me because I usually approach things from a serious perspective. I want to accumulate as much information and training before I practice. However, I learn and grow much faster when I practice first, and then begin seeking out further information and training. My “learn it first” approach causes blocks and stagnation in the development of the endeavor because I am stressed that I will never know all I need to know to be able to practice, or build, or achieve. There is always more training and knowledge to be had. If I wait until I get all of it, I will never start.
When I feel this way now, I will come at the situation with the spirit of PLAY to open up the floodgates of creativity and flow.
I ask you to look at your own life. Where are you struggling and why? What would happen if you decided to come at it from the opposite angle? My hunch is you would find your superpower.