Fehu – The Mobile wealth and the first initiation.
Fé vældr frænda róge;
føðesk ulfr í skóge.
Wealth is a source of discord amongst kin;
the wolf lives in the forest.
Money and wealth is a riddle in itself.
We all want it; most for no discernable actions.
Our ancestors believed wealth to be synonymous with cattle, and this is not an analogy that should be lost on us presently.
Wealth is the fuel, and the force.
It is the blood that thumps and throbs through our titanic higher selves.
It courses through the veins of that demigod who forges our passions and plans.
If it does not then that demigod simply dreams beautifully.
In less romantic words, there is no possible way for us to move effectively through this life without the use of wealth.
The beautiful part about money is that it doesn’t exist. It’s all a hypothetical idol that we have agreed to represent worth.
Like the body and blood of Christ is imbued into ourselves at mass, this new idol is distributed and grafted into every aspect of our modern lives.
As a living power or as a form of God we experience it in various quantities at different times of our lives.
This token therefore can be sacrificed or accumulated. You are giving some of your worth for an action, or benefit that heightens your life in some way when you decide to part with some of this power.
Fehu is the first of the first, and the concept of a new beginning. For when you have wealth you might truly start to live. When you have nothing you might truly start to live.
All things start with what you can and cannot do.
You weigh your options and pass through the fire inorder to reach the next trial.
Many today love to claim no desire for wealth, as if they see what others cannot.
As if they are holy, and the rest of us are blind.
I have nothing to say to those people. Make sure you don’t either.
To say such things is folly, and only demonstrates that those people do not understand the strength and grip that logic holds over the material.
But to those who have seen their future children playing happily, and their parents cared for, and looked after, I say to you;
Search for the blood; like ravenous, and vampiric forces of nature. For we will need much of it in our pursuit of the good work.
The lesson and answer to this riddle of Fehu is truly unfolded when we understand that once we have an idea -or a spark to begin the bang- we must have a way for it to flow properly. The heart pumps and the blood flows.
The perfect example of this is business men that understand that moving their money around from stock to stock, or from project to project is the ultimate way of creating more money.
Our ancestors did not horde cows because there is no gain to be had from such things. We use the wealth, and if we use it properly we see a benefit from it.
If you carefully breed your lot then that wealth is immortal is it not?
How might we generate the same flow with our money today?
How might we protect our estate with the coins we possess?
From Ideas to cash, these things are all valuable and see growth and heightened life if they flow properly to the right avenues and people.
Disregard the idea of completing every aspect of the journey alone.
The blacksmith must make the sword better, as the barbarian wields it better than he who made it.
As the magician might heal where the barbarian cannot, the elf might creep where the old wizard might stumble.
We must flow like a well-oiled machine, and we must conquer with the understanding that we get out what we put in.