There isn’t really a point to this post other than me collecting my thoughts.
I have never had a very strong relationship with the sea. Trailing the beaches for washed up treasures was always the highlight of my family holidays, to sit on the rocks in the coastal winds and I’ll happily go for walks in the rain bare foot down the beach, but being cold and wet in the sea just makes me feel groggy and shivery rather than refreshed and grounded.
My new rune set, which I posted earlier in the week, took me by surprise with its strong connection with the sea. Not sure why now looking back of course they would have, each one having been forged by the sea , theydon’t carry energy from another living creator or plant (like shells or woodsdo) the energy is purely of the sea and very primal. I expected the energy to be more subtle, gentle and calm flowing energy that I associate with water, and sunny beach days, not stormy seas and waves crashing against rocks.
Today I crossed the English Channel on a ferry and got to see the amazing agility of the gulls as they dived and swerved to catch the bread people were throwing them. They rode on the currents of the westerly wind blowing over the ferry following us over to France. I am a glider pilot (although not very in practice I’ll admit) and watching them I felt a familiarity withthem and their life by the sea.
Now I’m driving in land away from the cost and towards what is familiar, but maybe next time I go to the sea I’ll give swimming a go and see if I can connect with its energy.