It's hard to imagine trying to use the same tool for everything. A hammer is best suited for hammering and a garlic press doesn't do a good job of grating cheese.
The same principle holds true for the spiritual tools we use and for the beings we call upon to assist us in our daily, human activities.
This truth became quite evident recently in a reading I did for a woman.
The rune that presented itself was Ac, rune of the mighty oaks, guardian trees of the Darkwood or Ironwood. Ac showed me that there was a powerful, strong energy that was an obstacle standing in the way of what this woman was needing to accomplish. Sometimes oaks are struck by lightening but this was one that literally needed to be cut down.
During the reading she wasn't quite sure who or what this tree might be but after a couple of days she contacted me and explained that she now understood who the oak was.
I wrote back reminding her that oak is hard to cut and needed the invention of iron to accomplish the act. I suggested she call upon the Forgers of Metal, the Duerger, also known as Dwarves or Swartalves. They would assist her in creating something strong enough to use.
She replied that she had been using a screw driver to hammer nails.
She'd been calling on the beings of love and light and one of the saints but they were not the best suited for the job. She ended the email by saying, 'here come the forgers of metal.'
There are many levels to the Nine Worlds of the Great Tree Yggdrasil. To call only upon light beings is out of balance and rather foolish, not unlike trying to drive nails with a screw driver.
The runes teach us of the value, necessity, beauty and balance of both the light and the dark.
Ingrid Kincaid, the Rune Woman
Wise and Irreverent
Awaken Your Hunger
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