The ancient Nordic symbol Jera, the 12th Rune, represents the eternal spiral pattern of time—the continual forward movement that also holds the memories of our past. As a talisman, it is worn to invoke change and fertility. When faced with the need to add a symbol to their name, WellCore Network chose this powerful, crisp symbol not only for its’ beauty but also as a force to assist us in bringing forth the dynamic, evolutionary changes we wish to see in the world of wellness and in ourselves. Jera represents the life cycle of hard work and the reaping of bountiful rewards for our efforts but let’s also remember to be thankful for the wisdom of our ancestors as we build and expand into a brighter future.
JERA also represents patience, peace, orbits, cycles, progress, biorhythms coupled with right effort and proper timing. It is related to prosperity, bringing concepts gently into material manifestation, initiating gradual but lasting change in the flow of life, the inflow and outflow of the breath of life on the earth and as it seems to me, in our own being. What better time than now to embrace all that we are, all that we want to be, all that we can be.
Last year seemed to be a year of big changes and shifts in energy, the reencountering of our old hidden selves, the wounds we had kept hidden for many years, even from ourselves. In this year of 2013, it seems that we are fine-tuning that process, looking at the details, finessing the process of claiming our deeper, more authentic selves so that we can finally step forward in life with greater awareness and certainty of purpose. Jera can magically speed up or slow down that process depending on our choice, our courage and Jera will do so with harmony and unstoppable energy. The key is to stay mindful, to pay attention to where we direct our thought and self correct immediately if we find ourselves moving into areas of contraction and fear; the smallest, most simple little shift in focus can get us back on tract to move mountains.
Jera is a rune of patience and movement with harmony and nature and just as the earth’s movement around the sun in inevitable, so is our growth and evolution and as we move with the nature of rhythmic life cycles, abundance and plenty comes forth in like response to the effort we put forth. The nature of life is full of profound secrets just waiting for us to open ourselves to receive them and I believe, that time is now. But we must do the work, make the choice, sow the seeds because not doing so will also reap just rewards. If no seed is sown, no plant can grow and no harvest can take place…the choice is ours.
It’s so easy to see and name all that is wrong in the world today but the only control we have over that, the only way we can effect the change we want to see in the world, is to change ourselves, to do the work it takes for us to be our very best self so that we may offer that to ourselves, each other and the world. The consequences of our actions, or lack thereof, will be reflected in the unfolding of the future. The entire world seems to be in a huge state of flux at present, with everyone stepping forward and demanding change but it/we can’t stop there; we must know the change we want to see and support that in ourselves personally in order for the change to be made collectively.
Let’s have this be the time of the empowered Jera, the empowered self. It doesn’t need to be grand, it only needs to be authentic. We need to notice where our thoughts are, what our intentions are, what do we support with our dollar, our vote, our attitude and our selfcare. What do we value and are we congruent in our lives, so our actions agree with our ethics? Do we look deeply into the mysteries of the self, do we like what we see and if not, are we working to make changes? Do we have a personal practice that supports our spiritual growth, our well-being, our healthy body? Do we truly place value on ourselves and the other; can we see ourselves as part of the whole of Life? Are we making our best choices? Do we seek and act in accordance with our deepest held beliefs and are we willing to do the hard work of looking at our essence and celebrating love of life? I hope so, the time is now.