One of the oldest art forms on the planet is the artwork of the satin bowerbird. If we take the time to observe we can learn from this bird. We can learn and strengthen our artist's eye. The male bowerbird creates what is called his bower. It’s not a nest, but an artwork he builds … Continue reading Strengthening our Artist’s Eye
To hear the song of your soul The whale is renowned for its soul songs, songs that enrich and nurture the soul. Carl Sagan taught that one of the truly magical things about whales was the importance of their songs. Whales, quite literally, have a catalogue of songs that they remember and sing. Apparently, they … Continue reading Hear the song of your soul
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
It is no accident that Parrot has flown into my world, encouraging me to keep seeking what nourishes me. Like the parrot, we are each wonderful beings, each gifted with special skills. The parrot's resplendent colours speak of wearing one's beauty on the sleeve. The parrot is a gregarious bird who enjoys the interaction with … Continue reading Actively seeking that which fulfils my needs
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
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.
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
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
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
Raven seems more than a litle alarmed, but Donkey knows that to embrace death is to embrace life!
Donkey and Raven are engaging in some voice dialogue with the shadow to establish this aspects narrative.
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
https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY You may not spend a week gorging yourself but just unike the very hungry caterpillar, you can undergo a complete metamorphosis and reinvent yourself repeatedly. Transformation * Change * Celebrating Life’s Miracles * Magick of the Vortex * Lightness of Being * Joy * Understanding * Reincarnation * Seeing Time as an Illusion * … Continue reading Inspirational Transformation
When frog hops into your life the creative spirit is reminding you of the importance of cleansing and renewing. Allow yourself the time to do this. You may need to look at your life in an honest way and ask yourself if you are heading in the right direction. Are there changes that you can … Continue reading Time to Cleanse and Renew