Inguz

Inguz

Inguz is that potential energy that must accumulate gradually in storage before being released as a single surge of energy. It represents the process of a mental ‘seed’ desire implanted by the conscious mind into the subconscious for incubation.

Only when we know our solitude to be different from our loneliness can we be whole enough to honour another’s place.

The realm of forms

After a period of gestation the energy emerges as a new creation in your life journey. Inguz monitors the transformation of seed into catalyst. This is a self-sacrifice of one form to bring a new form into being. The characteristics are inherited because of this transformation. 

According to Plato, forms are abstract, perfect, unchanging concepts or ideals that transcend time and space. They exist in the Realm of Forms.

Letting go

Thus, Inguz contains within its lore the true meaning of sacrifice. Such sacrifice occurs when one form is called upon to die so that a newly evolved form may begin to grow. This occurs when we die for something or to ‘let-go’. We might do this for a cause or an ideal such as freedom. This is a universal theme in warrior traditions and is thus connected to the energies of Inguz. 

There is great wisdom in creating an analogy between this fundamental act of nature and the mystical act of generation. The failure of a magical operation is often caused by the lack of the operator ‘letting go’ of some past form of manifestation so that a newly desired form can be born.

All humans live in the past to some degree or another, but one must apply the laws of nature which call for death of the old in order to bring about transformation into new energies and new forms. This sounds simple to do on an intellectual level, but in practice it is requires masterful artistry. 

Holistic existence

Inguz signals the integration of the 4 selves: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This can be otherwise described according to the 5 parts of the holistic matrix: body, mind, heart, soul and spirit. You may think of the holistic realm of the 7 chakras or energy centres.

It is the drive toward completion and totality and acts as the catalyst for movement toward wholeness. Where Berkano signifies the outer child, hidden within the wisdom of Inguz is the activation of one’s inner-child. In insightful contemplation and meditation we incorporate the mind, body, spirit! This brings into a whole, the universal, potent energy that governs all forms of subtle, creative action.

~ namasté, Leah J. 🕊

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