While I use a Rune cast to determine my yearly symbolism in my Sacred Journey Planner each year, I use words gathered from free-thinking exercises to determine my monthly symbolism.
My January monthly symbolism word is REFINE.
I couldn’t begin to tell you how this word came to me. I had all my planners laid out before me. I had various journals and images surrounding me. My Book of Runes were scattered and I was reflecting on the past, thinking of the future and all the while attempting to maintain presence. The word REFINE came to me.
Wikipedia says… Refining (also called affining) is the process of purfication of a (1) substance or a form. The term is usually used of a natural resource that is almost in a usable form, but which is more useful in its pure form.
Of course I decided to take this in a literal, spiritual, mental, metaphysical and other worldly way. If you apply that to yourself, how wonderful and glorious is that. The process of purification of Sheena. Sheena is more useful in her pure form. <–LOVE THAT.
What would you consider your most pure form?
There are other words that come to mind when thinking of the process of refinement. PURIFY. CLARIFY. CLEANSE. FIRE. REFORM. PURGE. WATER
This month I’m looking for images, words, quotes and writings as it relates to the process of refining oneself.
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind. ~ Washington Irving
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. ~ Roy L. Smith
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Crises refine life. In them you discover what you are. ~ Allan K. Chalmers
What are Runes? Check out Runes: Alphabet of Mystery