Give With An Open Heart

Because the turkey is closely associated with the spirit of the Earth, it is also symbolic of feminine energies at work in our lives. This animal has been revered in ancient traditions as a symbol of fertility and abundance. The turkey is a useful guide to unlocking the fullness of life. It invites those who … Continue reading Give With An Open Heart

Raven’s Magical Thinking

Hold still and be yourself! Be borne up upon the wings of power. Taste the frontier! Wander along the boundary fence and feel its special power. When you meet Raven, he could be telling you that there will be changes in your life and that possibly you should step by the usual way you view … Continue reading Raven’s Magical Thinking

Letting Go

The frilled lizard grows to around 45-90cm in length, about two-thirds of which is tail. It has a vivid yellow mouth and a large extendible frill gathered about the neck and under throat. The combination of the gaping mouth and the wide, brightly coloured frill provide an intimidating sight to any potential predator. It frequently … Continue reading Letting Go

Never too small to make a difference

If you think you are too small or ordinary to make a difference you have not been in a closed room with a mosquito (African proverb) or a persistent housefly. 

Make the most out of every moment

One housefly has taken up residence and has been persistently hovering, determined to attract my attention. I decided I really should take the time to listen to this determined, tiny creature. The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is believed to have evolved in the Cenozoic era, possibly in the … Continue reading Make the most out of every moment

Being Honest About Everything

Numbat's focus on detail leads to an inevitable scrutiny focusing on whether we are being satisfied by life at this current time. Ask yourself if there are things you can change in your life, and things that you want to change. Be honest about what is right as well as what you want to achieve … Continue reading Being Honest About Everything

Setting Intention with Thistle

While walking my dogs I came upon some stunningly beautiful thistles. The thistle has been much maligned. Being a tough plant, the thistle grows everywhere other plants usually don’t. It stands for surviving where others won’t and often this is surviving harsh conditions. Allow yourself to be seen for your gentleness as well as your strength. … Continue reading Setting Intention with Thistle

Boundary Setting With Bandicoot

Bandicoot teaches us that one of the most successful ways we can understand the ancient earth is by living a quiet existence, especially amongst times of noise and trauma. Bandicoot comes in our lives to quietly nuzzle our shoulder and point out a little shadowy, sandy track that we missed, and to not neglect it … Continue reading Boundary Setting With Bandicoot

Communicate Your Truth

The Peregrine Falcon has flown into my world today to remind me of the importance of communicating our own truth. These days I mentor very small writing groups. However, whether I have two or twenty-two people participating, those engaging invariably draw odious comparisons and think that their work is not as good as the work … Continue reading Communicate Your Truth

Playfulness Wins the Day

Cockatoo's Wisdom Includes: * Understands the power of the sunrise * Ability to survive harsh conditions * Communication skills * Beauty * Playfulness The Cockatoo The cockatoo is a member of the parrot family. Its most noticeable feature is its magnificent crest, which crowns the top of its head. This crest is used to send … Continue reading Playfulness Wins the Day

Shadow Work

Donkey and Raven are engaging in some voice dialogue with the shadow to establish this aspects narrative.

Hasten Slowly

Today the butterfly is reminding me not to rush the process of transformation. I am writing my final essay and I am preparing for a 500-hour placement beginning in June. Butterfly reminds me to spend some time in the cocoon of my home nurturing my creativity and getting in touch with my feelings. Within the … Continue reading Hasten Slowly