Gebo represents a gift or an exchange. It is “the giver, the giving, the given, and that which is given to.” (Thorrson).
Giving is an energy that joins people together. Just as fire kindles fire, the act of giving breeds gratitude, which in turn creates more giving.
It’s a cycle, as important as it is to learn to give without expectations, so we must learn to receive graciously.
Laguz represents water and the source of all life. Water flows through the earth as it flows through every living creature.
It is linked to emotions, flow and a journey inward to the depths of the self.
Raidho is a journey, and the power that keeps us moving forward towards our chosen destination. Thorsson writes that Raidho is the “channeling of force according to natural laws along the right road leading to the right result.”
Raidho is the conscious decision to achieve something, and the discipline to carry it out. The rhythm found when your forward movement is in harmony with your purpose.
We are being asked to journey inward this week, to feel into our desires and ask ourselves if our actions are in alignment with our deeper purpose.
If not, what are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want?
Life is a balance of give and take and there is no receiving without first offering of ourselves.
As you go through your days this week, take note of where you’re choosing immediate benefits over long-term growth.
What feels good in the moment may not be serving you in the long term.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t enjoy yourself, but there is deeper, lasting enjoyment from acting in harmony with your purpose.
There is no sense in taking the easy road if it doesn’t lead to the right destination.