Posts Tagged ‘symbolism’
Some time ago, I was sifting through my box of notes and papers collected over the years, and among all the documents and media cuttings, I found a list which describes the symbolic meaning of various colored feathers. Finding the list was a lucky coincidence. Or was it?
My husband and I live in a rural area outside a small town in South Eastern Spain. The people here are very friendly. Yet, without intending any disrespect, it is unlike many beautiful Spanish towns. I guess you could say that ours is somewhat soulless? It certainly is devoid of much in the way of any natural beauty, or cultural architecture. Another thing we don’t see much of either, is bird life.
More recently, I was thinking hard about an upsetting situation, while leaving the town hall. The outlook of the problem I was dealing with seemed bleak. But, as I left the building and turned a corner, I looked down and there was a beautiful snow white feather! A sign, or another coincidence? Read the rest of this entry »
Many years ago I had the blessed experience to work with a Native American shaman. I had to travel deep into a canyon in Arizona. This particular canyon cannot be accessed without a tribal member as escort. I was picked up in a jeep and whisked off to an area surrounded with red rock cradled in Aspen trees.
The canyon cliffs shot up hundreds of feet into the sky, eagles flew overhead, trees whispered the message of the wind, and streams of clear water bubbled over the river rock.
Amidst the beauty of this place there was also great poverty. Children stood in the streams selling beads and various artifacts made from the surrounding nature. Packs of wild dogs ran wild, seeking food. I had one thing on my mind: enlightenment. Yet, I was disturbed by what I saw around me. Read the rest of this entry »
Drawing upon the gently swirling patterns of the benevolence and moods of the delivery of rain, wind and the sighs of sunlight, here within the true freedom of divination or spirit lies. When looking upon the strata and cirrus patterns that beset the azimuth across our skies, here within the simplicity of the patterns of nature, here we can find succour, within the artwork of these neutral and just breaths of renewal and resurgence.
Below the feet upon the ground upon which you walk, simply you will feel the centre of your mother earth, nurturing you to a point of reprieve, only rooting you back within the trees, there within the flowers, there beneath beauty of the forest beneath the bowers there you will find peace and beauty. Look up between the leaves to see, waving, rustling, singing, only to feel the sunlight upon your face, opening you up to a spiritual place, upon which you can find your grace and peace to see the future past and present within these wordless friends. Read the rest of this entry »
Since I was a very young child, I always believed I would become a teacher and held on to that belief until I was somewhere in my late 20s. It came as a complete surprise to me to discover that this was not where my life purpose was heading. It is so easy to see where misinterpretations occur as one tends to look back.
Teachers commonly resonate with the color brown. They are usually, calm, dedicated, certainly prepared for the unexpected, as this is sure to happen occasionally when dealing with children of any age.
Teachers and instructors are most often also the ones who will donate extra time and energy to outside causes and have a general concern for what is happening in their environment. Good teachers usually volunteer to assist with extracurricular activities and do not anticipate a payback relating to their time and energy. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve recently become interested in charm casting, because I’ve begun to notice objects in everyday life that are parallel to the Lenormand Cards* I use in my psychic readings. Charm casting refers to small objects, such as charms you’d see on a necklace or bracelet, that are used for divination.
The premise is that each object has a specific meaning that you’ve assigned to it. For example, a heart can pertain to love; a dog to loyalty; a ring to commitment, even contracts; a house to security and safety, and so on. You ask an open-ended question, then put the charms into a bowl or box, shake, and cast them onto a surface or cloth. By looking at the charm groupings, you will be able to divine the answer to your question. Read the rest of this entry »
After years of talking to people, I have to concede that the only fashion in which I can manage conflicting, left-over energies can be lengthy, but for the common review, lets summarize this for ease of use.
Since the brain itself has no real attachment to objects, it does not need anything to interface with to replace or re-use energies. Thus, for me, smudging, crystals, talismans or any other type of symbolic objects do not work, as it does not make sense to me.
To anyone who does have an attachment to an object, I would say, you could get as much protection from your teddy bear as you would an amethyst, though I imagine it would simply not look as spiritually intense or genuine. This is being expressed with a facetious objective, but in truth, should save you a little money as well. Read the rest of this entry »
The topic of divination covers a broad range of tools and techniques to access the Divine for spiritual guidance and information. Walk into any metaphysical shop or new age bookstore, and you are inundated with a plethora of ways to learn and perform the art of divination.
Tarot decks are one of the most popular divinatory tools today, and come in a variety of decks, ranging from traditional artwork, to angels, cats, Halloween decks, and more. Just about any subject you can think of, there’s sure to be a Tarot deck designed with that theme!
The Tarot tends to rise in popularity during times of great transition here on Earth. If we look back in history, during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, people were drawing upon the wisdom of the Tarot for help and guidance during times of confusion, fear, and uncertainty. The earliest decks found in Milan Italy and France date back to the 15th Century and are in now kept safely in museums in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »
Some people spend a whole life-time trying to fit in, constantly adapting to the ideas and beliefs of other people. This can be very frustrating, and depressing, because when we do this we are not being true to our ourselves.
I believe that we are all born in this world with our own special gifts, talents, and abilities. This must be shared with the rest of the world, for the purpose of our mutual spiritual growth and expansion. This is quite necessary for our own soul evolution.
My dear psychic mentor, Grace, who now one of my guides, as she is no longer in this physical life, taught me a truth that the Christ also taught: “Be in the world, but not of the world.” We live in a negative world of oppression, disease, strife and competition. But we must learn to be not of this world; we must learn to deal with obstacles, and interference. This is where we may use the practice of using symbols, to overcome and release us from all these worldly challenges. Read the rest of this entry »