Today, I used a silver spoon with a lovely rune design on it. Gebo is this rune; it felt like a ray of light and a gentle reminder from the Universe that I’m definitely taken care of, that I’m held, that I will receive what I need right now. I’m feeling a lot of gratitude for this, especially today with how my physical body is feeling as well as other things unfolding on other levels, energy-wise and such.
meaning: gift. Tree: elm. Summary: partnership, gifts of the Goddess, blessings, magickal exchange, power to create within self.
meaning: a gift. Divinatory meaning: a spiritual gift. Tree: ash/elm.
A gift is coming to you and this presents you with a choice. You can either accept it or reject it. If you choose to accept it, you must be prepared to give in return. Everything has it’s price, but with spiritual gifts the cost is always worth it on the end. It is up to you to find the balance between giving and receiving and to learn the lesson of responsible giving. You must learn when to give and who to give to. It is not appropriate to give to everyone indiscriminately for there are those who do not want to receive, so giving to them is a waste of energy and an abuse of your own gifts.
Meaning: a gift
To receive a gift, you must also be a giver. Likewise, if you give, you must be willing to receive. The cycle of giving and receiving must never be broken. Those who take without giving on a physical or emotional level lose their own spiritual gifts. To tread a spiritual path you must be both a giver and ca receiver. To be truly balanced you must be able to receive a gift with total humility, knowing that if you abuse a spiritual gift, you will lose it.
Compassion is a sharing of the gift of love and understanding. Encouragement is the sharing of the gift of empowerment. Each person has many gifts; once they are recognized, then they can be used.
Book: runes for divination, protection, and healing by Andy Baggott.