How can runes help in life?
My alter-ego is myself as a vitki. Most of the work of ancient vitkis was done with help of fylgiar. In other systems these are called fetches, spirit guides, guardian angel, etc. these are all cultural depictions of the same thing.
Let us look at an example.
As some know, I had problems with a boss. She flew into rages of anger and bullied everyone.
One day she jumped me, and as to what I just said, “Not true.” The Bible says that a soft answer turns away wrath.
She literally got in my face trying to inflame an argument. She feeds off that stuff, energy vampire. Angry talk.
I called (mentally) my fetch, an aurochs, a now extinct giant wild bull of Europe.
Even in that small space I put him between her and me. I said nothing more and just looked in peace straight at her in the eye, unflinching. I remembered a runic saying, “From the west charges the bull to give me might and main.”
Everything immediately changed. Instead of the usual getting worse she got confused and could not find what to say. She took on a look of fear in her eyes. I thought how interesting.
There is another saying in ancient runes which came to mind. “To the east swims the dragon to the dread of my foes.” Her face strangely turned to dread.
That was strange because she was the boss and had all the power? No, the vitki has the dominant power when the foe is spiritually unarmed, and the vitki remembers to think runicly. (Sometimes I forget, and to that day I had forgotten with her.)
Finally she with slumped shoulders just walked off in a posture of abject defeat, not finishing what she was grasping at to say.
She has always gotten her way running over people and brow beating them. She was this time going no where and knew it. She was blocked.
Another person, who was there, the next day asked me what I had done. It was so stunningly obvious.
He has known her for over 25 years. He said he had never seen anything like that with her. He pointed out she started stuttering. (I had missed that happening.) He remembered out loud that she never backs down, and she did. He, shaking his head, continued, “You won. No one wins with her. What did you do?”
It was very powerful to be present when the incident happened, and made me feel in control of my space, very powerful.
The fetch, fylgja, or guardian angle is important to use when you need it in situations. I can think of nothing but my use of runic powers that gave this result. But the Bible does say a soft answer turns away wrath. However, the change came over her the very second that I called my fylgja between us.
It was like an impenetrable barrier sprang up and prevented her from bullying through. She was defeated by a secret of the runes.