Thursday, March 15, 2012
Elephant shows great affection to her families. Elephant gives you insight into the power of the three feminine energies: child, mother and old wise woman (or crone). Elephants are one of the animals that show most signs of distress and grief at the loss of a member of the family. The matriarch (the oldest, experienced female) leads the herd on their path. She is responsible for ensuring everyone’s well being and survival and is both gentle but firm. Keeping a strong herd ensures the safety of the group, especially the young. Elephant understands the sacredness of the families and nudges you to see the same for your relationships. Do you honour those people who nourish your spirit and nurture you?
Let yourself be guided by the medicine of Elephant. She will guide you to acknowledge that which is sacred and to be grateful, for without those things, your life would not be the same.
If an elephant has appeared to you recently, it may be trying to pass on a message related to the above information. It may appear in reality, dreams, pictures, conversations or any other form.
Monday, February 20, 2012
You too must take flight. It is time for you to soar to great heights. You must have a willingness to face the extremes, to push yourself to your limits. Through facing these challenges you will undergo a great spiritual initiation and reach a new zenith of your self growth. It is time to go beyond your dreams.
If eagle has come into your life it is a reminder that it is time to reconnect with the universe and your reasons for being here. What is your path and how are you contributing to the Greater Good? If you are not clear, connect with the eagle, ask him to aid your contact with the Great Spirit. He will bring you answers and then, like eagle, set your eyes on the target and take flight.
In your spiritual pursuits, you must still remember to stay grounded and connected to the Earth. Eagle's strong talons ensures he has a strong grasp wherever he lands. You too must not get lost up in your head with your spiritual pursuits.
If an eagle has appeared to you recently, it may be trying to pass on a message related to the above information. It may appear in reality, dreams, pictures, conversations or any other form.
If the panda is bringing you a message about a particular event then know that the early stages will be difficult. When a panda cub is first born it is only three to four ounces, making it's mother nearly a thousand times larger. Initially the mother must help the newborn eat, stay warm and defecate. Life is not easy for a panda in the beginning. This message reflects the beginning of an event or task you have ahead of you. Know though that you can prevail. The panda, although often birthing twins will reject one, leaving it to die. The ability to focus will help you in this event. You too must focus on one path and not get distracted by another less important one.
For those whom panda is a totem, so too is bamboo. Like the panda, bamboo resembles strength but is extremely flexible. It is valued in many Asian countries where it is used for all sorts of things, from being a delicacy to scaffolding. Strength does not have to mean stubbornness. Show flexibility while not breaking from your core principles.
If a panda has appeared to you recently, it may be trying to pass on a message related to the above information. It may appear in reality, dreams, pictures, conversations or any other form.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If a wolf has appeared to you recently, it may be trying to pass on a message related to the above information. It may appear in reality, dreams, pictures, conversations or any other form.
|I had the chance to feed one of the giraffe's at Perth Zoo|
Giraffe’s most notable features are her brown and camel spotted coat and her elongated neck. Her coat ensures she can hide despite her colossal size; however her neck is her most important feature. Her graceful neck allows her to view the plains from a prime vantage point. No other animal can sneak up on Giraffe for she will long have seen them coming and be prepared. For Giraffe there are no surprises. Her prowess in the bush ensures she is currently assessed as “least concern” overall from a conservation perspective*. However, we must note the West African and Rothschild subspecies are “endangered”.
Giraffe wishes to teach you to use your abilities to look ahead so that you may plan and be prepared. Physically, you should ensure you are paying attention to that which is beyond your own nose – see the bigger picture. Who have I affected today? What outcome do my actions have on others? Spiritually, tune into your innate intuition and envisage your future. Am I happy, fulfilled and prepared for tomorrow? The next five years? What will allow me to manifest my ideal future?
Tuning into the energies of Giraffe will allow you to sense what is coming and what is over the horizon. For only when you have surveyed your life, contemplated your actions and planned for your future then you can “stick out your neck” and take calculated risks.
Remember, the only time Giraffe is at risk is when lowering her head to drink. Let us learn not to lose sight of the bigger picture, for both ourselves and the greater good. Losing vision and connection to Great Spirit opens you up to the possibility of becoming vulnerable to failure or attack.
If a giraffe has appeared to you recently, it may be trying to pass on a message related to the above information. It may appear in reality, dreams, pictures, conversations or any other form.
*as noted by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Yule occurs on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year with least light. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. This is the initial onset of the spring.
The ceremonial Yule log was the highlight of the Solstice festival. In accordance to tradition, the log must either have been harvested from the householder's land, or given as a gift... it must never have been bought. Once dragged into the house and placed in the fireplace it was decorated in seasonal greenery, doused with cider or ale, and dusted with flour before set ablaze by a piece of last years log, (held onto for just this purpose). The log would burn throughout the night, then smolder for 12 days after before being ceremonially put out. The Yule log must traditionally be the root of a hardwood tree. In the Northern Hemisphere Ash is the traditional wood of the Yule log. In Australia mallee roots are ideal for this purpose, as are Tasmanian oaks and all types of Eucalyptus. If burning a whole log is not possible finding a small piece of one of the above mentioned logs and drilling three holes to hold candles can be a great substitute.
As we start to leaver winter behind it is time to change our focus from planting the seeds of our desires and goals for the next year to bringing them into fruition. Make phone calls, apply for courses, join the clubs now to start to manifest your dreams. Your meditations and visualisations should start to shift from what you have chosen to manifest to seeing the manifestations occurring.
Apart from celebrating Yule at a coven festival gathering or performing your own magical circle there are other actions you can take to focus, acknowledge and celebrate Yule such as:
- Wearing colours such as red, green, gold, white and silver.
- Meditate on the energies of the animals associated with Yule such as the stags, squirrels, wrens, robins, polar bears and other Arctic animals.
- Eat foods such as nuts, turkey, eggnog, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits, ginger tea, spiced cider.
- Burn incense or oils with the fragrances of cedar, cinnamon, frankincense, ginger, myrrh, pine and sandalwood.
- Meditate or carry bloodstone, diamond, emerald, garnet, ruby and snowflake obsidian.
- Spoil yourself and buy yourself a gift
- Dress in bright colours especially red, orange, yellow and gold.
- Meditate on powerful animals such as the horse, dragon, kangaroo, lion and cows.
- Eat a lot of fresh,seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Burn incense or oils with the fragrances of jasmine, lavender, lemon, mints, orange and rose.
- Meditate or carry carnelian, citrine, diamond, lapis lazuli, sunstone and tiger's eye.
- Put garlands of St. John’s Wort placed over doors/ windows & a sprig in the car for protection.
- Spend time outside.
- Meditate on sun gods such as Ra. This is the suns peak day of the year so utilise this energy for any required spell work.