Enjoy this video from my GoPro of a Hummingbird…. subtitled with the meaning of this beautiful totem.
Enjoy this video from my GoPro of a Hummingbird…. subtitled with the meaning of this beautiful totem.
Hummingbird a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible. It can teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living in your own life. It teaches you to purse your dreams and bring them into reality. You must believe in your own dreams and with work they will manifest.
Hummingbird medicine is herbal; it shows us how to use flowers for healing. They teach us how to draw life essence from flowers and create your own medicines.
Dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. The dragonfly changes color as it matures and is a reminder that we should embrace our own transformation as we grow.
Swiftly buzzing through the air
Dancing on the breeze without a care.
Wings shimmering in the sunlight
Colors of change, taking flight.
From the water to the sky
Listen closely to the wisdom of the dragonfly
Don’t fear the changes in your life
For it doesn’t always bring one, strife
To transform is to grow
Bringing with it, wisdom in tow
Allow the light within, to shine bright
Unfold those wings and allow yourself to take flight
From these wings of mine
Let me be your reminder, your sign
Life is filled with joy and light
When change comes, don’t make it a fight.
Today I took a sort walk around the lake on my lunch hour and danced with a few of my winged friends. Here are the photos.
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I pulled into the parking lot at work this morning and noticed a couple of crows in the tree at the other end of the lot … I grabbed my camera and slowly walked toward the tree so that I wouldn’t frighten them away .. walking in a way that didn’t make me look too eager or aggressive… as I got closer I looked up and There was a Red Tailed Hawk sitting on the brick wall below them with his breakfast… check out the video for more information about our friend the Hawk. 🙂
This morning as I settled into work, I felt this overwhelming urge to go outside with my camera.. something was out there waiting for it’s photo op. I looked up into the sky, looked all around at the trees and then began to walk around the roses in front of me. I wasn’t seeing anything so I moved my focus in for a better look and what do you know… there she was … little miss spider waiting there on the rose petal, waiting.
So today I am to give you some information about Grandmother Spider and ask you to always be thinking about your own web that you weave throughout your life.
Spider is a symbol of creativity. Is the weaver of the web of life and of fate. Spider is able to interconnect, linking the past and the future, birth and creation. If spider crawls into our awareness, it is asking us to rebuild the web of our life in accordance with the design Great Spirit gave us.
The spider shows us that the past, the present and the future are all interwoven. It awakens our intuitive creative senses and encourages us to design the fabric of our lives from our souls original intention.
Take a moment to think about the web you continuously weave.
With everyone talking about the abundance of Ladybugs all over the place I thought oh what a perfect time to spread the word about what the Ladybug brings into our lives.
The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Fall and Spring are the most abundance times for a person with a Ladybug totem.
Higher goals and new heights are possible with a Ladybug totem. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about.
Their presence signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests. Its coloring, red and black, is a warning to predators and we need to give that same clear warning to our enemies. Stay back! I’m dangerous if attacked! Lady bug is never the aggressor, but it will defend.
Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true.
Here’s The story of Rainbow Crow from the Lenni Lenape Tribe (The Lenape Tribe is originally from the Delaware River area from New Jersey up into Canada) retold by S.E. Schlosser:
It was so cold. Snow fell constantly, and ice formed over all the waters. The animals had never seen snow before. At first, it was a novelty, something to play in. But the cold increased tenfold, and they began to worry. The little animals were being buried in the snow drifts and the larger animals could hardly walk because the snow was so deep. Soon, all would perish if something were not done.
“We must send a messenger to Kijiamuh Ka’ong, the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be,” said Wise Owl. “We must ask him to think the world warm again so that Spirit Snow will leave us in peace.”
The animals were pleased with this plan. They began to debate among themselves, trying to decide who to send up to the Creator. Wise Owl could not see well during the daylight, so he could not go. Coyote was easily distracted and like playing tricks, so he could not be trusted. Turtle was steady and stable, but he crawled too slowly. Finally, Rainbow Crow, the most beautiful of all the birds with shimmering feathers of rainbow hues and an enchanting singing voice, was chosen to go to Kijiamuh Ka’ong.
It was an arduous journey, three days up and up into the heavens, passed the trees and clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, and even above all the stars. He was buffeted by winds and had no place to rest, but he carried bravely on until he reached Heaven. When Rainbow Crow reached the Holy Place, he called out to the Creator, but received no answer. The Creator was too busy thinking up what would be to notice even the most beautiful of birds. So Rainbow Crow began to sing his most beautiful song.
The Creator was drawn from his thoughts by the lovely sound, and came to see which bird was making it. He greeted Rainbow Crow kindly and asked what gift he could give the noble bird in exchange for his song. Rainbow Crow asked the Creator to un-think the snow, so that the animals of Earth would not be buried and freeze to death. But the Creator told Rainbow Crow that the snow and the ice had spirits of their own and could not be destroyed.
“What shall we do then?” asked the Rainbow Crow. “We will all freeze or smother under the snow.”
“You will not freeze,” the Creator reassured him, “For I will think of Fire, something that will warm all creatures during the cold times.”
The Creator stuck a stick into the blazing hot sun. The end blazed with a bright, glowing fire which burned brightly and gave off heat. “This is Fire,” he told Rainbow Crow, handing him the cool end of the stick. “You must hurry to Earth as fast as you can fly before the stick burns up.”
Rainbow Crow nodded his thanks to the Creator and flew as fast as he could go. It was a three-day trip to Heaven, and he was worried that the Fire would burn out before he reached the Earth. The stick was large and heavy, but the fire kept Rainbow Crow warm as he descended from Heaven down to the bright path of the stars. Then the Fire grew hot as it came closer to Rainbow Crows feathers. As he flew passed the Sun, his tail caught on fire, turning the shimmering beautiful feathers black. By the time he flew passed the Moon, his whole body was black with soot from the hot Fire. When he plunged into the Sky and flew through the clouds, the smoke got into his throat, strangling his beautiful singing voice.
By the time Rainbow Crow landed among the freezing-cold animals of Earth, he was black as tar and could only Caw instead of sing. He delivered the fire to the animals, and they melted the snow and warmed themselves, rescuing the littlest animals from the snow drifts where they lay buried.
It was a time of rejoicing, for Tindeh – Fire – had come to Earth. But Rainbow Crow sat apart, saddened by his dull, ugly feathers and his rasping voice. Then he felt the touch of wind on his face. He looked up and saw the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be walking toward him.
“Do not be sad, Rainbow Crow,” the Creator said. “All animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them. And when the people come, they will not hunt you, for I have made your flesh taste of smoke so that it is no good to eat and your black feathers and hoarse voice will prevent man from putting you into a cage to sing for him. You will be free.”
Then the Creator pointed to Rainbow Crow’s black feathers. Before his eyes, Rainbow Crow saw the dull feathers become shiny and inside each one, he could see all the colors of the rainbow. “This will remind everyone who sees you of the service you have been to your people,” he said, “and the sacrifice you made that saved them all.”
And so shall it ever be
Snails in the mornings are not uncommon but this is the first time in my 2 years at this office that I have seen them here and so many at that. Everywhere I turned there they were … Odd…. soooooooooooooo … here’s a bit of info about the snail that you may have not known:
Snail is a reflection of the protective spirits that surround each of us. The appearance of a Snail totem in your life reflects the need to be more protective in your environment.
Be aware of your surroundings and keep your guard up. Think about where you encountered Snail – on the way to work? Near home? Call upon your spirit protectors as you walk around the place where you encountered Snail.
Snail people are often loners, not very social and often timid. Their life lesson will be to learn to trust. Learning to balance trust and protection is a difficult lesson; watch out for the appearance of Snail and back off when he appears.
Snails also teach us to protect the inner child. Snail people often present a hard shell to the world when they really have a tender heart and strong feelings. Watch for Snail and learn who and when to trust.
This morning I had a lovely dream about a Goose. I was in a house that “in the dream” must have been mine … but I have never seen a house like the one in this dream. I was in my bedroom which was on the top floor and windows surrounded the room and outside the windows was the ocean.
One of the windows was open and a black and purple Goose flew into the room and crash landed on top of me. This goose was a bit startled …. as was I. She was getting up and as she was .. she spoke to me. I was startled even more, wide eyed and in shock I looked at her and said.. “you can talk”. She laughed and said of course I can talk and said a few other things to me but now I can’t even remember what those things were. She then layed down next to me and snuggled in a ever so loving and gentle way. It was adorable and I just sat there in total shock. It wasn’t long before a man entered the room, picked her up and tossed her out the window. It happened so quickly I couldn’t stop him… but not to worry … she started flying and then buzzed the windows and let me know she would be back.
Whew.. what a wild and crazy dream! I love it!
Here’s some info I found on the Goose:
Imprinting Your Life Path
A Goose totem reflects a stimulation of childhood thrills and the belief in stories and legends. The stories we loved as children often reflect our life quest. Think about the stories that affected you the most and see what in them you took into your adult life.
The Goose also helps in communication, especially with the written word.
It is also a symbol of fertility and marital fidelity. Goose people have an innate belief that there is just one special person for each one.
Since Geese are vegetarians, those with a Goose totem should always incorporate plenty of vegetables into their diet.
The Goose was a sacred bird in the Roman temples of Juno; associated with the North Wind in Greek Mythology; and the totem for the Winter Solstice for the Native Americans.
Their honking call speaks of the fulfilled promises that great quests bring.
I had a wolf pup visit me last night in dream state. A new guardian for me. I have had wolf guides for a very long time now. This visitor was a new one … he was a mix of black and white in color with blue eyes.. very sweet and protective. In dream state I was a mostly white wolf and was told that the coloring in this case had to do with progression as the wolf spirit. A full white wolf was a 100% progression as the wolf spirit. I wasn’t all white, I still had some other colors in my coat but getting there 🙂 .. the new pup was mostly black but with some parts very white … it was a nice, comforting visit in my sleep.
So in honor of the wolf who showed up in my dreams last night … here’s some info on the wolf totem: (info below from birdclan.org)
Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. Wolf takes one mate for life and is loyal like Dog. If you were to keep company with Wolves, you would find an enormous sense of family within the pack, as well as a strong individualistic urge, and they live by carefully defined rules and rituals. They are friendly, social, and highly intelligent.
Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit.
The senses of Wolf are very keen, and the moon is its power ally. The moon is the symbol for psychic energy, or the unconscious that holds the secrets of knowledge and wisdom. Baying at the moon may be an indication of Wolf’s desire to connect with new ideas which are just below the surface of consciousness.
Wolf would not come to you unless you requested the appearance of the tribe’s greatest teacher. The wolf teaches you to know who you are and to develop strength, confidence and surety in that so that you do not have to demonstrate and prove yourself at all.
Wolves have a complex communication system – using body language. Usually those with wolf totems are very expressive with hands, posture, face or in some other manner. If you have difficulty conveying your moods and ideas to others, meditate and study the wolf. It will teach you how to empower your verbal communications with appropriate body language.
Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within us all to come forth and aid the children of Earth in understanding the Great Mystery and life. As you feel Wolf coming alive within you, you may wish to share your knowledge by writing or lecturing on information that will help others better understand their uniqueness or path in life. It is in the sharing of great truths that the consciousness of humanity will attain new heights.
Traditionally, someone with Wolf Medicine has a strong sense of self, and communicates well through subtle changes in voice inflection and body movements. They often find new solutions to problems while providing stability and support that one normally associates with a family structure.
I had a night filled with crazy dreams.. mostly involving lots of snakes…. shudder…. creepy crawly snakes everywhere … I just had to keep reminding myself.. snake represents transformation and healing … shudder shudder … transformation and healing!
Here’s some info on the snake from linsdomain.com
This a powerful totem — it is the symbol of transformation and healing.
The Snake is wisdom expressed through healing.
It is a protector and guardian totem, along with its sister totems, the Dragon and the Serpent.
If a snake totem has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening.
Your intuition will sharpen and be more accurate.
Snake energy is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and
the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance.
It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation.
It also signals a transition in your life. New opportunities and/or changes.
Snake is fire medicine, the medicine of transmutation.
On a material level, it is vitality; on an emotional level, it is ambition and dreams;
on a mental level, it is intellect and power; on a spiritual level (the highest level),
it is wisdom, understanding and wholeness.
Snake magic is heavy magic.
Become the Magician and transmute the energy and accept the power of the fire.
This morning as I was getting ready for work… I could hear a crow outside my window cawing up a storm… and then I heard his message more clearly than ever.
It wasn’t that the Crow had a message for me this morning… it was that he carries with him a message always… you hear it when you are ready. He is forever singing out his message by his magical caw… it is up to us when we are ready to hear what he has to say.
Many Blessings for a magical day!
I am having a really odd.. yet wonderful day today. I just have to share my experience this morning…
So, get this.. first off right out of my house I see the 2 deer in my back yard..
As I am typing up my daily blog .. today about the deer.. I finish the blog.. turn to look out
my window and 2 rabbits are out there
along with about 6 or more different birds..
lol.. I have meditation music playing in the background … I grab my camera and snap a couple of pics of the rabbits … so I plug my camera back up to the computer to upload the rabbit photos off my camera and I hear this crow sounding off.. I thought … hmmmmmmm is that in my music? so turned around to double check and nope there are 2 crow cousins out there now! I’m starting to feel like snow white in the magical forest this morning!! lol..
Oh and lets not forget this Mocking bird that popped in to say hello as I was taking pictures of the Crows
and one last note: while I was typing this story up… I paused to tell my story to a co-worker friend and right as I started my story a dove flew onto my window ledge looking right inside .. straight at us.. lol.. my friend stopped in her tracks to say.. “well hello there!”
Giggles… looking forward to what’s next!
This morning as I was taking out the garbage before going to work.. I met my neighbor in the driveway .. she was crouched down looking toward my backyard. Softly she spoke and said to me… there are two deer just over there. I glanced over and this is what I saw. 🙂
These two young deer starring right back at me.. watching and waiting to see what I would do. Always having my camera in hand, I slowly unzipped my camera bag… snapped a couple of shots and then very quietly and slowly made my way around the other side of the house hoping to get a closer look. So gentle they are. Something about them brings feels of peace and softness to my heart. So for today’s wise words I give you the Deer Totem:
Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives.
Don’t push towards change in others, rather gently nudge them in right direction with the love that comes from a Deer totem.
When a Deer totem shows up in your life, a new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened. There is going to be a gentle lure of new adventures. There will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.
Deer folk carry the message of purity of purpose; of walking in the light to dispel shadows. They know the work that they must do, and go about that work with no fanfare and no need for personal glory or recognition.
There are no shadows about deer; no ulterior motives; no hidden agendas; no lies or misrepresentations, and it is not possible for deer to knowingly hurt anyone or anything.
Nothing can cause deer to change its path. There may be many who continually throw roadblocks in the way; deer steps over them or goes around them. Many give deer dozens of reasons why a thing won’t work, but it only listens politely and then continues on. Deer people know what they must do, and will not be turned from its mission.
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Towhee represents a time of utmost persistence and confidence. She teaches ways to uncover what is hidden. She shows the value of activity and progressing forward, even if it means taking steps backward. She shows how to maneuver in a way to keep going. Don’t give up. When Towhee appears there may something else you are missing and will show how to go over things with a new perspective. She uses resourcefulness and ingenuity to aid in revealing what is necessary. Is it time to voice your opinion? She shows the power in keeping feet on the ground and balancing energy and time that is spent on activities. Towhee’s medicine includes being quiet,
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secretive and subdued when needed as well as being forthright, loud and defensive when it is appropriate. She shows how to balance such passive/aggressive properties. The time period for Towhee’s lesson span about 2 weeks. Be aware of situations where you can implement her wisdom for she will present you with the best course of action.
Here’s some info on this totem I found at linsdomain.com
It reflects self-worth. If a Sparrow totem has entered your life, ask yourself if you know your own self-worth. The sparrow will show you that even a common little bird can triumph.
The song sparrow reflects the chakra energy awakening from the heart and throat. It reminds us to sing out our own song of dignity and self-worth.
During the Middle Ages, the Sparrow was the symbol of peasants and the lower classes.
In Ancient Britain, the Sparrow was the symbol of friendly household spirits.
To the Greeks, it was the pet of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.
Many Blessings, Raventalker
Here’s some info I found at starstuffs.com about the Brown Thrush Totem :
Brown Thrush appears to you it is time to sing a joyous song of life and all of the experiences that surround you. Coincidences and synchronicities will expand your spirituality in a profound way. There is beauty in randomness. She is about following your soul purpose and recognizing innate abilities. Communicating by listening and singing your song, being carefree and open with thoughts, ideas and creativity are part of Brown Thrush lessons. Shy and retreating or outgoing and friendly, what trait do you need to exercise? This animal is also a fierce protector of its environment. Are you watching your territory for those that come too close? Home aspects are also emphasized with order and
cleanliness. Do repairs need to be made? She will teach fearlessness and strength with a balance of gentleness and generosity. Even with strength in defenses your song matches few to bring joy and harmony to many people. Be alert to what may be hidden under the surface. She guides you into focus and clarity. You may have noticed a transformation last July/August, this allows the wisdom of Brown Thrush to be understood now. Brown Thrush’s optimum time is at sunrises and sunsets when meditation and quiet time should be utilized. She brings the feeling of Spring back into your life by rejuvenating your spirit with the beauty of the world. The time period of her lessons is a total of six weeks, 3 phases of two weeks each. Her medicine will show how to adapt with a renewed sense of joy and heightened awareness in each of the stages. Let your soul sing loud from the treetops so others may hear your message.
It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday morning and I get a greeting from my dear friend the Bluebird! As soon as I saw him fly across the backyard I ran for my camera hoping he would sit still long enough for a photo or two!
Here’s a bit of info on the bluebird from linsdomian.com:
Bluebird is a reminder that you are born to happiness and fulfillment, but you can sometimes get so wrapped up in everyday things, that happiness seems rare. Bluebird reminds you to take time to enjoy yourself.
Bluebird is symbolic of the need to work hard and play hard.
Be careful of shouldering too much responsibility.
Bluebirds, and their totem people, are gentle and unaggressive.
They do not push or bully, but they are very scrappy if threatened.
A Bluebird person should have their front door facing south, the door for awakening their inner child.
So here’s a bit of wisdom from our friend the Starling …
Starling teaches how to behave within a group setting – how to be effective and assertive without becoming a bully. Communication is important to Starling people; however, you must be careful what you say, for people may take it incorrectly or blow it out of proportion. Watch your own sensitivity to other’s words. You might be reading more into it that is truly there. By learning Starling’s behaviors, you can live peacefully within your community of friends and family. (from linsdomain.com)
Happy Groundhog Day!!!
Here are a few things you may NOT have known about the Groundhog!
A very difficult and powerful totem to have,
Groundhog is the symbol of opening fully to the dreamtime.
Of exploring altered states of consciousness more deeply and fully.
Dreams will have great significance.
Lessons associated with death, dying and revelations about its processes will begin to surface.
Groundhog can teach its people metabolic control.
How to go into the great unconscious without harm.
People with a Groundhog totem need to have definite
boundaries in their life and let those around them know those boundaries.
Groundhog’s power is strongest in Winter and two years is an important time period.
Two years of intensive studying might be required to achieve
true trances or alter states of consciousness.
This is often the totem of Shamans and Mystics.
(Above info from linsdomain.com)
Here is some additional history on Groundhog day from wikipedia:
The celebration, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog. It also bears similarities to the Pagan festival of Imbolc, the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which is celebrated on February 1 and also involves weather prognostication and to St. Swithun’s Day in July.
An early American reference to Groundhog Day can be found in a diary entry, dated February 4, 1841, of Berks County, Pennsylvania, storekeeper James Morris:
Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.
In Scotland the tradition may also derive from an English poem:
As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop
Happy Groundhog Day!
One of my favorite things to do is to sit out in nature and take in the beauty that surrounds us. Not only is it relaxing and beautiful.. there are many things we can learn from observation. Take a moment to enjoy this video slide show of photos I’ve taken of the birds in my very own back yard. Below is a bit of information about some of our bird friends.
Information below comes from linsdomain.com
Hummingbird a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible.
It can teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living in your own life.
Hummingbird medicine is herbal; it shows us how to use flowers for healing.
They teach us how to draw life essence from flowers and create your own medicines.
This totem reminds us to explore the past and extract the sweetness from it.
It can help you find joy and sweetness in any situation.
Grab joy as swiftly as you can.
Cardinal reminds us that no matter what time of the day or year it is,
there is always the opportunity to recognize the importance of our life purpose.
They remind us to add “color” to our life and to remember that everything you do is important.
The Blue Jay
If you have a Blue Jay totem, you must learn to use your personal power properly. Be careful not to become a bully.
If Blue Jay is your totem, you may have tremendous abilities and potential, but you must learn not to be scattered and neglect to develop your abilities to their fullest. Blue Jay people can become dabblers – a little bit of knowledge about many things but master of none. Develop your gifts and you will have unlimited potential.
Bluebird is a reminder that you are born to happiness and fulfillment,
but you can sometimes get so wrapped up in everyday things, that happiness seems rare.
Bluebird reminds you to take time to enjoy yourself.
Bluebird is symbolic of the need to work hard and play hard.
Be careful of shouldering too much responsibility.
A Finch totem increases the opportunities to experience a variety of activities.
Everything is amplified.
There is a distinct possible of mingling with a wide variety of people and environments. Life will become more active after a Finch totem has arrived in your life.
Chickadee is associated with the thinking process, higher mind and higher perceptions.
It is also associated with mystery and the feminine.
Chickadee can help you uncovering the mysteries of the mind.
With a Chickadee totem, you can perceive more clearly in the dark and understand higher truths.
For the Cherokee, Chickadee is the bird of truth.
A Robin totem will stimulate new growth in all areas of your life.
Believe in yourself as you move forward.
Obstacles will fall by the wayside if you do and confrontations will be for show only.
This totem gives you the ability to will new growth into your life.
Meditate on Robin and the correct path will be revealed to you.
When a Woodpecker totem enters your life, it indicates that the foundation is there and it is safe to follow through. It will stimulate new rhythms. It reflects a wakening of new mental faculties.
You may be so wrapped up in mental and spiritual activities that you’ve neglected the physical.
Listen to your body’s rhythms and sounds and heed what it is telling you.
Many Blessings for a Great Day,
In honor of the owl that visited me this morning .. thank you for the gift 🙂
The owl is the symbol of the feminine, the moon and the night.
The owl is the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom.
The owl is associated with Athena.
An owl totem gives you the power to extract secrets.
Meditate on the owl and things will be revealed.
Listen to its voice inside of you.
You will hear not what is being said by others, but what is hidden.
You can detect subtleties of voice that others cannot.
People cannot deceive a person who has an owl totem.
Owl people can see into the darkness of others souls.
Most owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability.
It can be very scary at times.
Learn to trust your instincts about people.
Let your owl totem guide you.
Conserve your energy until the time is right; be observant of your surroundings.
Has the power of prophecy.
This totem reflects the ability to the heart and the mind.
It can connect you to spirits and the houses that they haunt.
Mediums and “ghost hunters” often have this totem.
This totem can give you very strong clairvoyant abilities.
Barred or Spotted Owl
People with totem can appear threatening on the outside, but are actually very benign.
This Owl can teach us how to use your voice to great effect.
Very courageous and ferocious, this Owl teaches you how to be a fierce individual
with an ability to cooperate with others.
This Owl gives you the ability to show up at the right place – to take advantage of opportunity.
The Owl represents a blend of fire and air; they stir a passion for life and fire the inspiration.
They awaken the imagination.
Great Horned Owl
This Owl is a fierce protector.
It is the lunar opposite of the Red-Tailed Hawk (who represents the Sun).
Gives the ability to adapt to constant changing environments.
The harbinger of Spring.
Does not have a good sense of smell and may impart this trait to its totem people.
Ok in the past few days I have had several conversations about how do you find your totem animal or animals .. and how do you know which animal is yours…. soooooooooooooo I thought I might speak a few words about this.
The first thing that I want to say is … the below are my own thoughts and ways … I’m not saying this is the one and only way and I’m not saying I’m right and everyone else is wrong… all I can do is give you my perspective and speak from my own experiences… so please don’t take it personally if my view differs from yours or from what you may have been told by someone else..
ok whew .. now that the disclaimer is said and done.. we can get down to business.
Note #1 – First of all there were comments by one of my friends that she is connected to one particular animal more than any other and then she said that someone told her that her totem was something else .. her next statement was that she has never connected with that animal.
Well, I’m not saying that whoever told her what her totem was – was wrong. That totem may be around her but not yet showing itself to her – but also I want to say that … YOU are the one connecting with YOUR totem .. YOU are the one effected … YOU are the one being guided – Don’t worry so much about what others tell you – instead … if you feel strongly linked to one particular animal or 2 or 3 or whatever – then that/those are YOUR totems.
Note #2 – You may have many totems throughout your lifetime.. some stay with you for long periods of time and sometimes forever and some come and go as they are needed. Sooooooo … you meet someone and they tell you ___________ is your totem … or at least that’s what THEY see as YOUR totem … that may be true for that moment in time… but as your life progresses and you change .. your situation changes and all things around you change .. your totem may or may not also change. So don’t get yourself stuck on … “so and so said this is my totem, so that’s it .. forever”.
Note #3 – You will find your totem when you stop trying so hard to find it ..
It is not something to be forced or made to be.. when you relax and let things just be .. you will see.
You must allow your totem to come to you .. welcome it into your life and soon you will discover it has been there all along… you will see the signs and have that DUH! Moment.
When you push and push and try to force things to be … the vision becomes blurred and unclear. We all have our totems so don’t worry you are not without one just because you are unsure of what it is. You just have to relax and allow it to show itself to you.
Note #4 – Stan Hughes has a wonderful book called Medicine Seeker.. in the back of his book he has a 100+ question survey to help you find out what totems you may have. It’s a very in depth survey that may bring light to what you already know but may be suppressing.
Here’s a link to Stan’s book on Amazon
Anyway .. I hope this has helped .. good luck
Well yesterday I had someone ask me to do a painting of a dragonfly so I thought today’s wisdom would be about what this totems brings to ones life.
I have always loved dragonflies so this was an easy one to paint … and this summer I have seen dragonflies everywhere … more so than years past .. they seem to be all over the place for me this year.
When a dragonfly lands on you, you will hear excellent news from someone far away from home.
Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and waterand the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. They will be emotional and passionate during their early years (the influence of water)and more balanced with greater mental clarity and control in as they mature (the influence of air).
Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world. Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation. Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.
Took the survey in the back of Stan Hughes book, Medicine Seeker today … its about animal totems ..
196 question survey to help you find your totems
This is how I scored: (my top totems)
highest possible scorefor any one animal is 21
20 – Quail
16- Blue Heron