After waking but while still in bed this morning, I had the idea to create a series of 24 affirmations based on each rune of the Elder Futhark. With a new moon last night, it’s the perfect time to begin a new cycle.
Wealth is a consolation to all men
Yet much of it must each man give away
If glory he desire
To gain before his god.
–The Anglo-Saxon rune poem, Verse I
What is this poem saying? From my perspective it says that although wealth enables a certain level of comfort, believing “there’s never enough” is a certain path to unhappiness. In short it’s saying, “You can’t take it with you.” However by believing there’s enough for us and everyone else, we release ourselves from the consciousness of scarcity and open to receiving even more spiritual and material wealth.
This wisdom has popped up in many other places since the original poem was written ~1300 years ago. Probably its most recent incarnation is in the trendy, new age pop psychology book/movie The Secret. Though I was never a fan of the enterprise and hype surrounding The Secret, (its central message is not new or revolutionary; Louise Hay has written about the law of attraction since the mid-70’s), the truth is the truth. If the masses need Oprah’s stamp of approval and sexy marketing to buy in, so be it!
And so today I affirm the wisdom offered by Fehu:
I always have all I need, and joyfully share with those around me.
Click here to see other affirmations in this series.
Affirmations inspired by Orin and Sanaya Roman
Source material: Oswald the Runemaker