Isa- Brian Froud (artist)
Isa is the world-ice that flows from Niflheimr. It represents the concept of anti-matter, that when in harmonics with the energies of Muspellshemr, leads to the manifestation of matter. Isa is the symbolic Pirma Materia or original matter (first life, big bang) present within a “black hole” or absense. Isa is indicitive of stillness, lack of vibration, inertia and stasis. While this may seem daunting to a mind constantly outreaching and expanding, invoking the contemplation in motionlessness in Isa promotes profound metaphysical and spiritual development through concentrated will and observation. Isa is symbolic of the personal ego, the protective self-force that holds the self together through trials and hardships. Isa implies one has initated a need for the balance wrought by the multiversal system of restraint and control. Irreversable in casting, Isa is a rune of re-enforcement that marks the gift of listening to silence. Isa points out a route of overthinking being detrimental to forward movement and encourages calmness and non-action until the mind is silent enough to hear. Looking inwardly for clarity is advisable for the removal and break down of blockages pertaining to thought, belief, activity and grievance. Patience produces clarity, like the lifting of a fog beyond personal power to absolve. Through the ice-melt flow is Isa, an expansion and recarving of matter and old ways may be lain forward to be forged as a new path into balance and motion. One’s resistance must melt in order to explore new avenues of lowered resistance and right action. Avoiding making a change when the personal winter is in onset. Instead, warm yourself by your own fire and witness the world’s new avenues, ready to be explored come spring. Maintaining an objective view curbs the drain of the fires of passion and drive and is the wisdom of Isa. More is observed in motionlessness than is in movement. Examining motivations, the drive behind our personal desire to forge a new path of our own, is wise when Isa is drawn. Openness and allowing may deepen the souls appreciation and understanding of personal requirement through hard winters and encourage one to witness one’s strength from another angle. Basic needs serve more than grand dreams. Trust your process, no matter how slow. It’s all a requirement for progress.
This is good. I was neutral on it, until getting to the line “PATIENCE PRODUCES CLARITY,” which imho is very insightful. Please more of these interpretations. Isa is, probably along with Thursiaz, a Rune I just don’t feel I get, for lack of better word. This makes me question my hesitance. Bravo and more please.