On my walk this morning I asked the animal world for a message about how humans can navigate 2018 in a beautiful way and what we can do to support the balance of the animal world.
I felt the spirit world all around and was open to any messages. As I approached the point in my walk with an expansive view from the Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains the messenger was waiting in the form of a mature eagle perched on a tree jutting out from the cliff.
After some chit-chat and introductions, the eagle dove into his message
He started out emphasizing
“Everything is Energy. People need to awaken to where they are putting their energy and how it affects their lives, their community, the world.
Awaken to your place on the web of life.
Accept who you are, acknowledge your gifts and start showing up in your fullness.
Feed the web of life.”
Humans spend a lot of energy being something they are not by trying to fit into places and spaces and ways of being that shut down access to their own true nature.
Access to your own true nature is always available it simply takes listening to your heart, listening to your intuition, listening to your body. Your body is receiving information all the time and much is missed because humans are too mind oriented.
Allow your true nature, your deep listening to guide you into acceptance of who you truly are. Accepting who you truly are will help move stuck energy because when there is resistance or suppression energy gets stuck and flow does not happen. Changes may have to be made to stay in the flow, to stay engaged in life, to awaken to you. Be courageous – release what needs to be released.
The web of life will be fed with a whole new source of energy from people who are awake and aware of their place in the world. Listen with your heart and your whole body and make changes that will allow your gifts to easily to unfold. As these gifts unfold you can start to show up more fully, which will bring balance back to your individual life, and that balance will ripple out to bring balance back to the whole web of life.
And as he prepared to fly off his last message was:
‘To fly, one has to step off the branch and trust you will soar.”
I went for a walk at the beginning of the new year and pondered the question,
'What can we expect in the coming year and how can the animal's guide us?”
As I asked this question I felt the wise counsel of spirit animals that are my frequent helpers join me.
According to the animals, the theme for us humans in 2016 is;
Being physically present in the moment.
The animals acknowledge the brain as a fabulous tool and encourage us to take breaks from being thought driven and let the brain rest for long periods. During these breaks, they invite us to tune into the body’s innate wisdom by exploring the different ways the body listens, gathers information and sends signals. It is through this exploration that we will gain an awareness of the complexity of the human body. According to the animals, listening to and honoring the information received from the body strengthens and helps to build the intuitive muscle and opens us up to being more present in the moment.
The animals then reflected on the inner turmoil of humans that comes from denying our wildness, which is the very essence of who we are as individuals. They encourage us to embrace our unique gifts, whatever they may be, with loving self-acceptance. The wise animals want us to understand that once there is peace within, the outside world will come more easily into balance and alignment.
It is the hope of the animals that we can become aware of the support and teachings they have to offer and that we are open to their help. A simple way to begin is by observing our companion animals for lessons in how to be present and more balanced in life.
They also want us to consider that when animals present themselves to us in dreams or in the physical world in unexpected ways it is a message to look more deeply into what that animal represents. The internet is a great resource for information about animal totems. Once you have some information you can start asking that animal totem for help and guidance in your life, letting it lead you to a new way of being.
For example recently, some friends and I observed a Canada goose standing atop a tall tree stump overlooking a pond. Normally that perch is occupied by a blue heron. We marveled at the oddity of seeing the goose on a stump so high up as if he was overseeing his domain. I whipped out my phone and did a quick Google search on “Goose as Totem”. The wise web revealed to me that Goose medicine is about "Communicating your need to others – no one can help if you don’t speak out." This spoke volumes to me and reminded me throughout the day to communicate more clearly. Thank you, Goose.
The animals ended the conversation with a simple catchphrase for 2016
Become human beings, not human doings.
Websites I often refer to when searching for messages from totem animals.
Originally posted Jan. 2016