A Kookaburra Up a Gum Tree

On the first day of Christmas, my true love (the creative force) sent to me: a Kookaburra up a gum tree


As a small child, my favourite Sunday outing was a visit to the Arches, a place I have written about at Soul Food, the virtual cafe I created in 2000.  This piece drew a lot of comments revealing how Kookaburra has come into the lives of so many. The Arches were on the Dargo Road, approximately eight kilometres outside Briagolong, in East Gippsland, Victoria. This enchanted world was filled with wonder and magic. I have wonderful memories and feel privileged to have regularly visited with my parents, brothers and sister during the 1950’s. One of my strongest memories is of Archie Hair, feeding a ‘pet’ Kookaburra small pieces of sausage. Archie and his Kookaburra taught me about light, laughter and treasure, about prospecting and searching for gold. As a purveyor of stimuli, I carry Archie’s spirit with me.

The presence of kookaburra in a reading (or in your observations) indicates that it is a time of signals and omens. Kookaburra is a strong, bold energy which tends to resonate with god energies. Pay attention to opportunities around you, and listen to nature and to the world around you, you may find that you are being given some important messages at this time. Read more about the lessons to be learned from Kookaburra

Theresa Kerr says that  “if the Kookaburra has flown into your life it can help you to hunt down your truths, and these truths enable you to recognise your inner strength. In turn, you are able to teach your truths to others, and also help others to find and recognise their own truths. You may find yourself teaching others in an informal setting, by sharing your passions and beliefs with others. The Kookaburra encourages us to laugh as a form of healing. Laughter can be a positive force for the body, even when we force it and don’t really ‘feel’ it.

Today the creative force is asking us to learn from animal messengers!

A good place to start is with Animal Speak by Ted Andrews. Animal Speak is one of the most comprehensive books on animal totems.  Andrews, who died in 2009, said, “…all animals speak to those who listen.  When we learn to speak with the animals…..the animals are no longer our subordinates. They become our teachers, our friends, and our companions.”  Chapter 2 of his book helps you to awaken your spirit totems. Andrews companion book, Animal Wise is another invaluable reference.

In Animal  Wise Ted Andrews suggests that the reader take the time to learn more about the animal world. He suggests studying a different animal each week. If we do this, within 52 weeks our knowledge will have grown by a significant amount.

Ravenari, who created Wild Speak, provides this visualisation to help us encounter our animal Totems.

Begin by watching animals around your house or animals that have always fascinated you. Try keeping a log on unusual and amazing facts about the animals you are drawn to.

Share any observations in the comment boxes which will appear on each page as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, Australian style!

2 thoughts on “A Kookaburra Up a Gum Tree

  1. animar64 6 Jan 2018 / 7:52 am

    I really like the idea about finding an animal to learn about and giving it a week of study! I’m reading about Edmond Halley right now, so this is pefect timing- I’m in the exploration mind set right now! Here’s my post about the first animal I’ve chosen and I did go with the Kookaburra because it turns out it is AMAZING


    • Heather Blakey 6 Jan 2018 / 10:56 am

      It was only yesterday that I was thinking that, now the twelve days are completed, I would continue on explore the wisdom our native birds and animals have to offer the creative person. My copy of Animal Dreaming, a book by Scot Alexander King, which examines the symbolic and spiritual language of the Australasian animals and birds arrived today. As soon as I opened it I felt excited and ready to spend time with them all.


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