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 head....it'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!