Two Horses In A Paddock*
Ehwaz Rune: The Horse, Two Horses, A Journey of Trust
Ann: Richard, would you please talk to me about Ehwaz?
Richard Burton: With the greatest pleasure, love. Ehwaz is the Horse, your spirit animal, in the rune depiction, two horses nose to nose. It can mean many things, but for you tonight, it offers you a reminder and a renewed experience of the connection between horse and rider, spirit and human, one who carries, one who is carried, each so in train with the other so that a single force is revealed.
Today you asked your Zen horse Katherine to take you where she would. Rather than the customary heading for the barn that you expected, she took you up to the ridge where you could see a hawk ride the currents of the air in perfect harmony.
Ehwaz is the culmination of the spiritual partnership, the rune of trust and loyalty. When we cannot see, we must resolve to trust. Ehwaz will carry the day in harmony. Just because we travel blind does not mean we need to travel in misery and fear. Horse and rider, body and soul, creation and the creator can both revel in the journey.
I ask that you take to heart the words of the 23d Psalm, for this is Ehwaz, this is the truth.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
August 15, 2020
*by George Stubbs (1724–1806)
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