What can you pull from the ashes of destruction? In the past weeks, hurricanes Harvey and Irma have decimated the lives of millions. Thousands of people are homeless and without power, having lost all of their worldly possessions.
From the rubble, let us marvel at the golden hearts of those extending a hand to others in need. Those directly impacted by these natural disasters astonishingly rally after the fierce winds battered, bent, and broke everything – whose entire lives were torn to shreds in an instant.This week the Winds of Spirit arrive from the East, the place of the mind and new beginnings. Ilmarinen came disguised as catastrophic Winds of Change.Click To Tweet
Ilmarinen, the supreme Finnish Wind Deity of divine origin, created the sky and conjures up magic from the flames of his smithy. Ilmarinen rushes in from the East, which pertains to the Mind. When Ilmarinen “sets the four winds blowing” in your life, offering the magic of alchemy to rebuild your castle from the rubble, take it! Be wary, though, for the gold may be otherworldly and different than what you expected. You may forge new friendships and support, but at the same time also discover that everything you once held as a priority was scattered into the wind. Whoosh!
This is a reminder, while events in our life’s don’t always make sense, there is a Divine Plan.
Magic is the key ingredient of the Kalevala (cal-e-vala), an epic tale of the Finnish people who lived along the coast of the Baltic Sea, in the North Western corner of Russia. Finno-Ugric mythology has endured the test of time; music and poetry live on as everlasting reminders of the magic that transpires when humans live in harmony with nature.
At the core of the 22,795 mystical verses in the Kalevala are two brothers who are creator Gods. Väinämöinen is the wise shaman, and Ilmarinen is the innocent-wizard craftsman. Ilmarinen is a supreme Deity of divine origin who created the sky, and the son of the celestial Ilmar who was impregnated by the wind at the dawn of creation.
In one tale, Väinämöinen encourages Ilmarinen to conjure a sacred Sampo, wooing him with the promise of marriage to the beautiful and mysterious Rainbow Goddess. Despite his skepticism, Ilmarinen journeys North from The Land of Heroes to the harsh-barren lands of the Lapp witches. Possessed by a fairy maiden’s charm, the alchemist constructs a smithy on a colored rock, igniting a raging inferno from which he extracts a plethora of objects, including weapons of war that he immediately destroys. After four failed attempts, Ilmarinen calls upon the four winds for assistance. The Sampo appears in the flames as a mill with a multi-colored top, capable of grinding out grain, salt, and gold.When Ilmarinen unleashes a storm, leveling your plans, magic is at play. Still, the gold may be different than what you expectClick To Tweet
Until the Kalevala became their national tale, the Finnish people had long-forgotten their origins. When Ilmarinen fans your fire, it is time to extract the truth from the brightly lit flame of the Smithy residing within you. It is not enough to craft your identity from illusions, social media or television. Immerse yourself into the deep waters of your divine inner wisdom. Great inventions are similar to cloths woven from the threads of innovative thoughts and ideas.
Have you forgotten the words to your favorite childhood song? Hum until the words rise up from the depths of your shared history. Become a fascinated seeker; search for words while you sleep and explore the worlds of magic within your dreams. Before Väinämöinen sailed away, he reclaimed all of the aesthetic tears that were shed when he sang, and reshaped them into pearls of wisdom. He vowed to return one day when there was a new song to sing; that time has arrived.
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 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland — Complete, by Elias Loennrot. Produced by John B. Hare and Carrie R. Lorenz from the preface. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5186/5186.txt