When I work with energy, I often need the following basic tools:
3) Calling in basic energy to work with
What runes do you use for this kind of work?
I'm just experimenting with the runes, and I have not meditate with each rune in depth yet, so I do not know if these are the 'right' way to work with them, but here are my ideas:
I use Laguz for relaxing, letting the muscles melt, and excess energy flow away from me. Especially helpful before bedtime.
I have used a Berkana symbol at the soles of my feet to connect with earth and ground. Sometimes in combination with Laguz as above, letting the energy seep into the ground through the connection of Berkana.
3) Invoking basic energy
Basic energy for me is Fehu. As the first rune she seems to contain all other runes, and feels sort of primordial or pre-creation to me.
I saved a pidgeon from a pack of feral cats the other day. There were 5 cats surrounding this pigeon ready to tear it to shreds. I got out of my car in broad day light, raised my power hand and galdred loudly, Thhhooorrrrisazzzz ! Then I galdred Allllllllllgizzzzzzz. The cats all looked at me dumb founded and ran away and forgot all about the bird. Very subtle. I picked up the bird and I galdred both nauuuuuuthiiiiissss, to make him unafraid and understand that he needed me. I also gladred Urrrrruuuuuzzz for healing and strength. I just happened to have a sheet and an empty utility bucket in my car, made him a nest in the bucket. I took him with me to a drum circle I was attending that night. He rested quietly in the car and didn't move out of the bucket. I took him home and kept him in the bucket on my coffee table over night. I galdred Beeerrrrrkaaaaannnaaa to him for comfort and Urrrrrrruuuuuuzzzzz for healing. The next day I took him to a local animal sanctuary where they heal wild life, I left the bird and a donation and he was put in an incubator. I hope he's ok. I felt the whole incident brought me some confidence and experience in using the runes. I am grateful for the experience. I also fed the cats since I'd taken away their meal and prey. You can't deny the feral cats their meal. Some advocates created an amazing village of houses and shelters with a feeding station in the woods in the area, so in fact they were being fed. A wyrd day for me.