Uruz (Wikimedia Commons)
Today I did galdr with Uruz.
As yesterday, my work was done entirely outside from start to finish from about 8pm-9pm. It was a little chilly, but I was comfortable. Maybe if the weather turns cold and harsh I will bring it inside. Until then, we will see.
As before, I smoked Großmutter Una to cleanse and prepare myself. I eased into the galdr work after all the prayers were made.
Breathing deep, my body was warming up, and my body was filling with power. I felt myself a great beast, filling with air, with potential, with power. I felt mySelf, my animal within me stir. Another animal rose as I finished my prayers of connection with Uruz. The first time I galdred Uruz, I could feel the auroch as I lowed. Uruz came three times from my lips and that animal came bellowing out of me.
When I continued to galdr Uruz, it was connecting to power, within and without. It was power, but not only for destruction. It was the primal power that when you look into someone’s eyes, they understand and do. It was not charisma, it was the primal pull that tells someone something needs to be done, and then to go do it.
It is rising heat and muscle put to work. It is the potential energy of those muscles at rest, the potential of a round piece of wood to be made into a torch. It is the ability to do great violence, and the ability to do great things. It is ferocity and will, patience until the time to act which is done decisively. It was animal, it was primal. Damn did it feel good.
After finishing my prayers of thanks and cleansing with the meditation done, I spent time cleaning out my pipe and coming back to normal headspace.
Link to the Daily Ritual for the Challenge.