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Restorative weekend

I took the weekend off to spend with my daughter Steph. She lives in Bothell, Washington  with my granddog Shea. It always does my heart good to spend time with them.  Here are a couple pictures of us on our walk at Bothell Landing Park

I drew Laguz and Mannaz this morning. I hate to admit it, but if it wasn’t for Shae we probably would not have taken a walk. So in the most practical of ways she partnered with us to take a healthy action. And it was at the creek with the sound of children playing and ducks landing which always soothes my soul.

The runes are big concepts, but can be seen as smaller moments in your daily life too. How exhausting if every time you drew a rune it indicated a major event? I think we are conditioned to look for the biggest, newest, shiniest thing, and as a result minimize or miss entirely the gift of the simple small actions in our life. A simple daily walk is a great way to build up strength and endurance in your circulatory, respiratory, and musculature systems. I didn’t have to work out with a trainer or run a marathon–just take a walk with loved ones.

Laguz has deeper resonance on this day. We all come from the ocean of the womb, and our bodies consist of mostly water. Mother and daughter bonds run deep and ours is no exception. I am an Aquarius woman-the “water bearer” who gave birth to my Pisces daughter. So spending time near the water is very important to us. For her birthday we went to Golden Gardens Park in Seattle after dark and walked in the ebb and flow of the tide while Shae ran up and down the beach and darted in and out of the water. I appreciate the deeply reflective and loving woman she has become. Such rich moments to keep as treasures from this visit.

Blessings on your day,


1 thought on “Restorative weekend

  1. Hi Deb. So wise of you to see that we do miss the smaller moments that may be even more important than the big ones. 🙂 Thank you for bringing that forth!

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