Today I did galdr with Mannaz.
I cleansed myself with Sacred Fire and settled into the work. I got some decent sleep today so once I got down into the headspace my thoughts weren’t very intrusive. Tonight was rather a deep-down easing into the galdr. Almost like…a warm blanket. Comfortable as I entered into and settled into the headspace.
In the first round of galdr I was clearly shown my relationship with all other people on the world. At first it was just humans I saw, and then slowly I was drawn back until I saw the world. Then it was like…touching each hand, paw, claw, and so on. Then the trees, rocks, cliffs. It was a rather expanded view of relationships, of the things I am interconnected with, of the Beings I am interconnected with. As the second part of the galdr started I could see behind me, and there were rows on rows of Ancestors, all looking at me. Some organized into literal rows, a good chunk meandering about in their own little pockets of relations. The third part of the round brought with it the feeling of these two very disparate views coming together, being true. The tribe and the expanded understanding of humanity not at odds with each other so much as being true in the same breath. Some of the connections I could see were more luminous, could feel were tugging tighter on my bonds. It was…living Wyrd, lacking better words.
In the second round of galdr I saw a field, and in it a barn was being raised by Amish people. A similar field, and a group of people were gathered, building a home out of cob on a timber frame. There were smiles and laughter, joy as layer on layer was fashioned and raised. There was pride in completion, and a binding together tighter of the family.
In the third round of galdr I saw the faces of my loved ones, my family, my Kindred, my tribe. Just staying in this space until the galdr was ended, knowing the folks I share my life with was warm and comfortable. I stayed in this feeling, experiencing this until I opened my eyes.
I did my prayers of thanks to Rúnatýr and the Runevaettir. I cleansed with the candle and prayed prayers of thanks to the Eldest Ancestor. Now, to prepare for work.
Link to the Daily Ritual for the Challenge.