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ANIMAL  SPIRITS

We all are drawn to different animals at different times of our lives.  As my journey for truths and answers unfolded I have learned they are called Animal Totems.

These can be in many forms.. from birds, to mammals, lizards....even animals that are extinct.  They all have their own special strengths, which they share with us,
IF we are aware and learn to hear their messages.
I cannot claim the quotes here as my own.  I have searched out information  on the web and found some I feel are worth passing on.

"Wolf Medicine"
If you carry wolf medicine, here are some characteristics that sound familiar to you:

You are fiercely loyal -- to friends, family, ideals and principles. There is no compromise for you.

You are very territorial. You protect all that is yours and your family's, at any expense. You are fearless in your protection, but not reckless. You plan your strategy carefully and wait for the opportune moment for the most powerful effect.

You have a strong family structure. There is no doubt who the elders, patriarchs, and parents are, or about their roles in the family structure. Disobedience, selfishness, and unruly behavior is not tolerated as there are strong boundaries for the young. They are taught well and carefully so that they may assume leadership roles in their own family structures.

You have an unrelenting sense of adventure. You love to explore new things, to stretch out for new horizons. You have a thirst for knowledge and for learning new things. You are eager to share these things, which makes you a natural teacher. Your adventures may take you away from home and family, but it is important that you have this base of security to return to.

You have an unrelenting need to be alone. You are so busy being the protector, the provider, the teacher, and the trailblazer, that it's very easy for you to become exhausted and burned out. In order to re-charge your spirit and keep your balance, it is critical that you have time to be alone with your thoughts and your own sense of self. This is one side of your nature that must not be overlooked. Even if you lock yourself in the bathroom for 15 minutes a day, the time alone must be honored if you are to have value to those you care for.

Wolf is power. Wolf is honor. Wolf is integrity


 

OWL
The Owl speaks on winds of night
If you listen you can hear
The clear voice of truth and light
The voices of those from
eons past... come to us on
his wings of flight.
©Ginny Andorfer 2000


There is much lore and legends about the Owl.  It is known as The Mystery of Magic, omens and silent wisdom and vision in the night.  In ancient Greece, the owl was associated with the goddess Athena.  The guardian of the Acropolis.  To the Pawnee, it was a symbol of protection and to the Ojibwa, it was a symbol of evil and death.  Owl medicine is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magic, both black and white.1

I believe that any Animal Spirit can be positive, depending on how you work with them.  I use Owl, when I do readings either online or in person, as it does help with keen sight and hearing.

It is a bird that gets your attention when he comes around.


 

AND OTHER THOUGHTS
 

~ Morning Has Broken ~

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird;
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain's new fall,
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first  dew fall
On the first grass;


Praise for the sweetness,
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play;
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God's re-creation
Of the new day.

~ author unknown ~


 
 

~~ Comes the dawn ~~

After a while, you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning,
And company does not mean security.....
And you learn that kisses are not contracts,
And presents are not promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child,
And learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight ......

After a while you learn that sunshine burns
If you get too much
So you plant your own garden,
And decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn and you learn ......

With every goodbye you learn.

Written by
Veronica A. Shoffstall

This page would not be complete without Eagle here.  I thought there was a poem needed to add to this picture, but what I feel now is relating a short story.
Eagle Flight
 

©Ginny Andorfer 2000

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