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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bean Thinking...

Several years ago, a dear friend gave me a set of bean runes she'd made. For months now I've kept them on my altar, and a few times a week will close my eyes, reach in to stir their cool smoothness, and pull one or three for inspiration, direction, guidance. Yes, guidance from a bean...why not? I figure She can speak to us in countless ways if we listen, and a bean's as good a form of communication as any other! Sometimes the beans are quite direct;other times they may as well be buried in topsoil for all the clarity offered. Of late, 'Water' keeps popping up. Not sure what that message is, and Goddess knows we've seen plenty of water this year.
Anyway, am percolating a piece of writing that's been growing little rootlets in me for a good few months. Much of it has been written in my's always the pen to paper part (and I usually mean that literally, preferring longhand to the computer as a starting point) that stops me cold, that chilly breath of fear running down my spine and paralyzing me, shutting off all communication between brain and fingers lest every word I write not be the gold standard of writing. But a deadline is rapidly approaching, so I gathered notebook and pen from the altar, and reached into the rune bowl looking for a little inspiration, directional guidance, a delaying tactic...and this is the trio I pulled:

There's the water again, but the rest seems pretty clear. See? Wisdom from a bean!

PS...if anyone has thoughts about the water bean perpetually floating to the top, please feel free to share!


Kelly said...

water-flows. Maybe your writing will flow now? Your mind will be open? Maybe your writing will come easy.

the wild magnolia said...

The nicest runes I have ever known of, very innovative, smooth cool beans...indeed.

Thank you, for sharing.

AkasaWolfSong said...

Well, water takes on whatever shape or form it's! :)

I have a million things I could share about water but I will leave it at this, lol.

Love the Bean Runes! What a great idea for Yule Gifts?

Radiant Blessings from a new follower!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Ashling...I just remembered that it is a Scorpio Moon right now and Scorpio is a water sign....
very curious, eh? It will be interesting to see how this unfolds for you.

Blessings Dear and Thank You for sharing your heart with me today.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I don't much about the beans but I like the idea of picking one out and seeing how it can relate to my life at the moment. Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting. I can't wait to go back and read some of your previous posts.

cleemckenzie said...

. . . and the tactile aspect is the best. I love running my hand through a bowl of uncooked beans.

Then there's the way they sprout quickly and send green shoots upward before any of the other vegetables that were planted at the time.

I think there are tons of bean metaphors out there and I love that you have bean runes! I want some too.

Mary said...

I stumbled here by chance butwas captivated by what I found here.You and your blog are quite interesting. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Michaele said...

I am intrigued by this and hadn't heard of it. I Googled it and want to try it. This is why I love blogging so much. Thank you! and good luck to you.

Cait said...

This post touched me for so many reasons! I think the "go with the flow" thing is right-on, and maybe a hint to follow your true feelings and write about those, even if that means writing about the resistance. Lots of love and happy day after Samhain--

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Ashlng (what a lovely Irish name)
are you originally from my side of the world?

Well being honest Ashling if the water pebble kept coming to the top here I would think it is to represent all the rain that we have been having
here in Ireland lately
it is so bad I'm thinking of getting the boys to build an arc!!!

I am sure though the water pebble is of much more significance than that and maybe it is as the other posters have said to go with the flow.

The very best of luck anyway and thank you so much for visiting my blog today, it is always lovely to meet new people.

I am off now to have a good read of your lovely blog

Have a good Wednesday and I hope the sun is shining in your little corner of the world.


Ashling said...

Appreciate everyone's input here. I'm not great at 'going with the flow'; maybe that's why I keep getting the message! @ Fiona...a friend is visiting Ireland as we speak and has remarked on all teh rain. I hope it dries out soon for you! Many years ago I changed my name to Ashling, wanting an Irish name that would remind me daily of my spiritual path. The two meanings of Aisling led me to choose that name, but I use the alternate spelling to aid others in the pronounciation.

Jennifer said...

I know you are cool and open - it was my desire to be more open - I am spreading my spirituality ... I have 2 Asian daughter in laws and I have learned much from their beliefs and cultures...I love to open my heart and mind. Hugs and Peace, Jenn

Kim said...

Bean runes? Fantastic! What a great idea...layers and layers of meaning that resonates with me! Thank you for sharing this!