Don’t believe me? OK... step away from your computer/screen, go down to where your local homeless congregate, and before you donate generously to them (see what I did there), watch them interact with one another. Watch them share what they’ve got with one another. Watch them break things in half with filthy, loving hands, and keep half for themselves, and share the rest with someone next to them.
Their lack of traditional “prosperity”somehow makes them more generous.
Now, what about those with the most? Do they give as freely as those with nothing? Do they horde their wealth? Do they, who have the most, share with those who have the least… or do their actions reveal a different kind of character?
Let’s look at this differently:
The rune-stave Fehu is the sigil for wealth and prosperity, traditionally a good sign. Now, the name and image originally carried the meaning of “cattle” because at the time the staves and their meanings came to be, wealth and prosperity was defined by cows.
It was in these ancient, pastoral cultures where the deeper understandings of wealth and prosperity arose. Fehu - prosperity, you see, just like cattle, have to be kept moving to stay healthy and remain viable… and the more you have, the more of an obligation you have to share.
Fehu teaches us what to do when we’re blessed with prosperity.
What do your traditions reveal about your relationship with prosperity?
(See y’all tomorrow)