From Alte Sitta
These are the runes this site suggests for utiseta:
First, the runes you galdr for utiseta:
– Ansuz – the rune of Breath
– Raidho – the rune of Journey.
Then one calls upon
– Uruz – strength for the task
– Othala – in this case, the rune of the enclosures that have been created; as in words signifying the physical and mental confines of the body as well as those that represent outward physical enclosures and boundaries (such as Helheim is the provided example).
You have gathered strength for this journey by using your breath. Now you must move beyond the confines of your body and move through to the enclosures that you enter. (Here Othala represents the boundaries/enclosures of the ‘worlds’ that you leave and that you enter.)
This site seems to corroborate His lesson (of the previous entry): You sink into these forms. You become one with the state of matter as it changes; you become one with these runes: You become breath. You become journey. You become strength. Your body becomes the boundary.
You have called upon the runes, but in taking them up, they become you and you become them for the duration of the working.
But what surprised me, giving me that sudden ‘eureka’ moment about this site’s suggestions?
The continued mention of the concepts of emptiness followed by the movement implied by sinking *
and the stress upon the concept of
how you must empty yourself before you sink.
And suddenly I make another connection in recalling that my friend, Bran – a long-time Odins-man – once describing the World Tree to me as nothing more than a multi-channeled empty space between the Nine Worlds.
As well, I realize the patterns of how the runes introduced themselves to me in the form of the bindrune He suggested to me in February of 2014 which later became my tattoo:
The first rune I learned about was Eihwaz – the rune of the axis, the World Tree – and how Loki informed me in various ways on several occasions that a tree is both what I am and where I go.
Meanwhile the rune Kenaz signifies Himself.
Now I know why Loki may have chosen this rune to represent Himself to me from the beginning: Raidho and Wunjo were formed in my bindrune in the juncture of Eihwaz and Kenaz – and these two runes I’ve learned may have represented His choice to be my guide on the journey that leads to harmony, joy and ecstasy.
Furthermore, when I began working with Odin in December of 2016, Ansuz came up in my personal readings a lot: voice of the Gods, the voice of Odin. He is önd, the ‘breath of Life’ given to humans.
Thus, from January to March, almost all of my rune pulls came up Ansuz or Raidho, or both, highlighting the message of the Breath-Journey. In this, Odin’s message to me seemed to be ‘meditate more’ as well as how one should strive to ‘be empty’ – of fears, petty concerns, and pre-conceived notions.
Soon after, I came across the hollow bone prayer.
And finally, this past June, Uruz and its concepts came up a lot in my personal readings, and I learned Uruz is a rune that signifies the act of preparation and approaching a task using strength and resolve.
The most recent rune had been Othala. Being a little bit more familiar with Othala, I felt that I was being asked to see the boundaries, and become aware of the edges. I am amazed to consider now how this might have been in preparation to move through them, move past them.
How amazing it is to realize this lesson is a multi-layered one that has taken place over the last six months – and even more strikingly, the rough outline of this process of utiseta conveyed through runes – exactly as I had been shown by Them unawares- is laid out at Alte Sitte!
*As well, Loki has been using a hand-signal with me, and I didn’t make the connection until recently: He would make this signal – and I didn’t connect to how it seemed to initiate the beginning of trance-work. I have come to realize this particular hand-signal is the word sink.
Thus, I now know how and more importantly why sink has become one of my trigger-words. It’s a rather powerful trigger now.
And now to find this site – Alte Sitte – and see discussion of the process of sinking into the runes in reference to the galdr of runes.