Today I did galdr with Ehwaz.
I cleansed myself with Sacred Fire, and settled into the work tonight. I could feel the weight of not having done the work yesterday. I worked a double on very little sleep and bedded down as soon as I got home. I am glad I made the decision not to double up on days where I miss. I just get back on the proverbial horse and ride again. I found it hard to concentrate today. To work against random images and distracting thoughts more breathwork got me through, combined with fully engaging in the galdr as I usually do, falling into the galdr, letting it drive out all else.
In the first round of galdr’s first part I was a horse, running. Just experiencing running with hooves beneath me on a wide plain. The next part I was a wolf running in forested plains. Then, I was a horse yet again, but this time I had a rider. None of these were disjointed from each other. With the galdring of Ehwaz I just…experienced it as natural as breathing.
In the second round of galdr I was being ridden for a purpose. A young man, about 13 years old, rode me with a leather bag around him. We were delivering messages. Then, in the second part of the round, I galdred and had a flood of images all related to messages and communication hit me at once. Emails flashed across my eyes, IMs and texts, then words scrawled on a page and delivered between hands. Codes slapped out on Morse devices and turned into light. Acronyms and codes that required certain knowledge to read. Seals and occult symbols, sigils, bindrunes, and so much more. It was a flood of information. Then, for a moment, I saw myself as I was, sitting on the ground with pillows beneath me, breathing deep with Ehwaz before me, floating above the candle flame, my eyes shut. Then I fell into my deep breathing and everything was dark as I prepared for the next part of the round. In the last part of this round, I galdred, and I heard a horse neighing, a plane overhead, and felt my feet tread the Earth. I felt myself become an eagle and soar overhead. Again, I became a horse carrying messages through different ages, wars especially prominent this time. Hermod on Sleipnir at one point I saw in clarity. When I returned to my body everything was dark. I blinked a few times in the candlelight, and did deep breathing to get ready for the next round.
The last round of galdr repeated many of the images and sensations previous to this round, especially becoming a horse, an eagle, and a wolf. In these forms I went to many places in the Nine Worlds. I returned home safely.
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, for some sleep
Link to the Daily Ritual for the Challenge.