“Perhaps you have a different gift,” said the kind owl, and thought again. “How did you see where the tree branch was, to land on it?”
The bat tried really hard and couldn’t think how, and the owl encouraged the bat to relax. The bat realized it just knew… it just knew where the branch was.
“I can see… without seeing,” understood the bat.
Posted in Animal Guides, Art, Holistic Healing, Human Connection ~ Love, Love of Godde, Mindfulness Training, Nature, Non-physical elements, Teachers and Books
Tagged angel, Divinity, Education, faith, growth, harmony, Love, nourishing, peace, second sight, Spiral, Truth, Wisdom
So, lately a couple things have been going on.
What may be lyme disease, for one. Which includes weird headaches if I look at the computer screen for more than a few minutes at a time. Sorry! Lack of posting, hence.
Focusing energy on creating an altar-cloth, imbued with the elements of fire and earth. I tried compiling a very fiery bunch of fabric and ended up deciding it Must become a dress… for me. I tried a more muted one that looks like cream and cranberry-colored (fire) tapestry of ferns and flowers (earth) and like the idea, but it won’t cover my whole altar surface. It can still be a ‘runner’ Tonight I’ve laid out several red and orange scrap fabrics next to one another on my newly-cleaned altar (sooo shiny and clean!) along with green, and it might just be the thing! Pictures to follow.
Still Christian and Nature-Spiritual. Still hopeful about the future.
“I can’t see it.”
The owl looked down at the bat, “Oh! Turn around!”
The bat shuffled and turned around on the branch.
“How about now?”
The bat tried, but it proved useless. “No.”
The owl thought and there was a long silence.
“My gift is sight. Perhaps you have a different gift.”
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Tagged angel, bat, Education, faith, gift, God, Goddess, growth, Love, owl, sight, story, Truth, Wisdom
The owl and the bat landed on the favorite branch of the owl’s favorite tree.
“This is my favorite perch because I can see so much from here! I see the lights in far-off villages, I see the nearer village that I keep free of rats. The people there smile at me as I swoop by, because they know that I hunt rats for them and they appreciate it. I see the bushes and scrub-land where other birds who are my friends live. I see storms as they move over the horizon, and I see rainbows and rays of sun flowing through in their wake. Can you see how beautiful it all is?”
The bat tried, tried, tried, and saw nothing.
“No,” the bat replied honestly. “I can’t see it.”
Posted in Animal Guides, Art, Holistic Healing, Non-physical elements
Tagged angel, animal, Earth, Education, honesty, nature, Spirit, spirituality, story, Truth, writing
“Do you know you’re saying that aloud?”
Soaring above the bat was a large, beautiful owl. The Owl’s wings were spread wide, and also heading toward the forest.
“Come, follow me. I’ll show you my favorite perch on my favorite tree.”
The bat followed the owl into the forest.
Posted in Animal Guides, Art, Human Connection ~ Love, Nature, Non-physical elements
Tagged angel, animal, Art, beauty, Center, Christian, circle, craft of the wise, Crone, Divinity, Earth, Education, faith, God, Goddess, growth, harmony, healing, maiden, nourishing, prayer, Spiral, Spirit, spirituality, Wisdom
If I face my fears by learning something about them, sometimes it sends me screaming…. and sometimes it teaches me what I need to know and helps me grow.
I’d like to try something!
It requires only a little bit of participation from you, and potentially a large reward.
In a Comment, post the name of an animal you are frightened of…
it’s fine if it seems totally irrational, or if people have mocked you for it. I promise I won’t do that. Then, look for a follow-up post in a few days.
Posted in Nature, Oracle
Tagged angel, Center, circle, craft of the wise, Crone, faith, God, Goddess, growth, harmony, magick, moon, nourishing, peace, prayer, ritual, spell, Spirit, Truth, Wicca, Wisdom, witch, women
The bat flew safely from the castle which it had formerly called ‘home’, toward a forest.
The bat felt sad to be leaving the castle, and nearly turned around several times, but knew that there was no castle to go back to… so the bat continued to fly through the dark.
As it flew, it thought how sad it felt, and lonely, how afraid it was of the unknown. The bat had never been this far away before, and didn’t know what it would find.
“Do you know you’re saying that aloud?”
Posted in Animal Guides, Art, Non-physical elements
Tagged angel, animal, bat, craft of the wise, dream, Education, forest, healing, lunar, moon, nourishing, owl, peace, prayer, Spiral, Spirit, story, symbol, Truth, Wisdom
I was reading through old notebooks last night, looking for a story snippet that I was planning to expand upon for NaNoWriMo.
I didn’t find it.
My search was fairly comprehensive, and ended suddenly when I found a written-down dream from November 7th, 2012…. stating I’d dreamt that my partner was going to a wedding party without me and I was worried he’d dance with another woman there.
On October 26th, 2013, mutual friends of ours got married and I had lyme disease and was too ill to go… and he and I had just broken up not long before, and… needless to say it, my dream had played out exactly.
We didn’t find out that these friends were planning their wedding until April 2013.
So maybe you can see people in your dreams, maybe the future can be seen via precognitive alerts, if we listen for them. Maybe I know nothing at all about anything at all. I surely did not plan to post that entry two days ago and then this one today. How truly coincidentally bizarre.
Have a great day! I’m going to sip some warm chai and recover from this shock, which probably shouldn’t have been a shock at all, considering my abiding intuitive connection to people I’m in love with.
Posted in Dreams, Human Connection ~ Love, Oracle
Tagged dreams, faith, God, Goddess, growth, Love, lunar, magick, moon, spirituality, Wicca, Wisdom, witch, women
It’s funny, the title, because we never really see someone else in our dreams (so they say. I do believe sometimes souls meet again in dreams, which are the sort of dreams you remember your entire life, and not the sort I’m talking about here).
When I see a particular person in dreamland, I know I’m not dreaming ‘about them’. My mind is holding up that person as a symbol for something I need to look at in my waking life, and it is not a symbol one can look up in a ‘dream dictionary’. Any dream symbol is entirely personal, and can only be interpreted by the dreamer. Although others familiar with the study of dreams may be able to help, please don’t ever let someone tell you ‘what your dream means,’ because it’s more important to know what it means *to you*!
So far, certain people from my life have in dreams represented:
…and so much more!
I find it helpful to write down my dream right when I wake up, and write it exactly how I remember it with no changes. Then I can see which thoughts connect to which (by which ones are next to each other). And after it’s all written-down, I find it utterly helpful to dissect the symbolism of each ‘character’ below the rest of it.
For example: ‘Name‘ reminds me of [the future, willingness, hope]. Usually before the list gets too long, I understand what the symbol means in the context of the dream, even if I have a more complex relationship with that person in real life. See what I’m saying?
Wishing you the Blessing of Getting to Know Yourself!
Posted in Dreams
Tagged dreams, Education, growth, Harvest, Love, nourishing, peace, prayer, Truth, Wisdom, women
Once there was a story, which needed to be told.
A bat lived in a castle, and curled up every night in this castle to sleep, one wing pulled over its body, with nothing but echoes for company.
One night as the bat slept, the castle began to shake!
Stones were falling, and loud echoes resounded everywhere. The bat pulled its wing from over its face and could tell it was in grave danger… and needed to leave.
To be continued….
Posted in Art, Non-physical elements, Samhain
Tagged Art, bat, beauty, craft of the wise, growth, halloween, harmony, healing, Hecate, Holiday, lunar, magick, moon, nourishing, peace, prayer, samhain, Spiral, spirit animal, spirituality, totem, Truth, Wisdom, women, writing