Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Three

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When a person takes a Reiki I class they are taking the first step on a very long path. A Reiki practitioner’s life becomes a quiet statement to the world. Reiki stands for healing. Reiki stands for Universal Energy. Reiki helps us become balanced spirituality, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Balance in the physical, spiritual, mental and the emotional bodies is an ongoing, lifelong process. Most people take a reiki class to work on themselves. So one of the first steps is to take care of your body. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Eat healthy food that contribute to the nourishment of your body. Keep your colon clean. Do some form of exercise daily. Breathe deeply. Get enough sleep or rest for your system. Meditate daily. Use discrimination and your inner wisdom around drugs and alcohol.

Our physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies are interconnected. It is vital for your complete health to nurture and heal the multidimensional parts of yourself. Stress in our society has a profound impact on people, causing a disturbance at all levels of their being.

The earth and Nature have great healing power and wisdom. Take a walk along the ocean, a lake, a park or through the woods to connect yourself to the power of Nature.

We will continue this reiki and alternative healing methods blog through many parts because it is a very important and complicated subject.

Blessings,
Patricia

Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Two

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We have been told by many teachers throughout time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Reiki changed my life dramatically. Everyone is capable of learning and doing Reiki. Reiki helps us all become clear channels of energy and light. It naturally helps us all heal physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I believe our lives are much like huge tapestries the are woven in combination with our souls, our intentions and Spirit.

In Reiki, we are taught to allow the Universal Life Force to pour through every cell of our being, and then into the person we have put our hands on with intention.

We don’t focus on the person’s pain, illness or complaint. We sit quietly and let the energy flow through our hands into the person, with full confidence that they will receive whatever they need. Some people just feel relaxed. Some experience heat, tingling, fleeting emotional waves and healing at a variety of levels.

In Reiki, one of the important tasks of the Reiki practitioner is to learn to get out of the way when giving a treatment. In Reiki, learning to become a channel or a straw for Universal Life Force is the most important lesson to learn.

Our job is to put our hands on the person with their permission and allow the healing energy to flow through us to wherever it needs to go. There is a knowledge and wisdom in this energy that is beyond our everyday experience. This wisdom is in every cell pulsating through the Universe. Reiki helps that person, no matter what race, religion, creed or class, to heal themselves.

We as practitioners do not need to know how or what needs balancing or fixing.

Unlike massage or other hands-on techniques, giving a Reiki treatment is beneficial to both the giver and the receiver. The more energy the person getting a Reiki treatment needs, the more Reiki benefits the giver experiences.

For me, giving a Reiki treatment turns an hour or a day into a powerful, peaceful healing meditation.

I’ll continue exploring Reiki in the next blog.

Happy Holidays, Patricia

Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part One

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Life has so many twists and turns as we travel down the road of life. If you had asked me in my twenties about my life after 1985 and reiki I would have laughed, and said oh I don’t do weird stuff. Well, now I am one of the “weirdest people” I know.

As I look over the road my life has been amazing in so many ways. I feel so blessed. I don’t understand many of the parts, but I appreciate them and know that for me everything happens for a reason. I do believe in a Cosmic Plan and the Great Mystery. I am writing this series because Reiki has become an integral part of my life. Not teaching Reiki courses for over 3 years was really hard for me. I love watching people transform as they go through the reiki process. Some move through the changes dramatically and quickly. Others change more slowly because, and this is one of the things I like about Reiki, it adapts to what the individual not only needs but can accept at any given time.

I got involved in Reiki in 1985, and even though I was very skeptical about the whole energy/alternative healing paths. And yet taking that course totally changed my life. I felt like someone pulled me off one path and put me in another pair of shoes on a completely new path for my life.

I remember taking my Reiki II class, and I was really surprised that there were only 5 or 6c people from our original 20+ people in the weekend course of Reiki I. I could hardly wait for our Reiki Master Linda to come back to teach the class. She was from Boston and traveled to Boulder to teach classes several times a year. When I asked where were the other people she laughed and said “Only a fraction of the original class are called to take Reiki II.” To be honest I was really surprised.

Down the road I became a traditional Reiki Master for the specific purpose of finding a way to get reiki and alternative healing methods into our educational systems. Luckily I was very successful in doing that in the sense that many of the teachers I knew did take Reiki and many students took it after they graduated from the large high school I taught in. Later on, I still taught teachers, hospice workers, nuns, priests, nurses, social workers and so many other people who found their way to my door over the last 30 years.

We will be exploring Reiki books and many healing modalities that some might consider alternatives over the next few blogs. This is a huge subject that’s time has come.

Blessings,
Patricia

The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 4

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Dreams are a nightly occurrence, but we don’t remember them all. Important dreams that the Universe wants you to remember happen at different times usually at pivotal times in our lives. It is really important to get enough sleep to allow your being to function at peak levels.

Researchers have discovered that meditating, no matter what method, improves sleep and dreaming recall.

Dreams have helped people resolve issues that they don’t seem to figure out in their waking state. Dreams have given people health diagnosis long before others have noticed the problems.

There are many people who have different thoughts about dreams but there are many techniques you can explore and help you understand your dreams.

In this blog we are going to explore briefly Lucid Dreaming. The first question most people ask is “What are Lucid Dreams?” Lucid dreams are when you know that you are dreaming while you are asleep. You are aware that the events flashing through your brain aren’t really happening. But the dream feels vivid and real. You usually are able to control how the action unfolds. It is much like you are directing a movie in your sleep.

Prominent figures from ancient to modern times have been fascinated by lucid dreams and have tried to understand their causes and purpose.

A consistent sleep pattern is very helpful for lucid dreaming. that means going to bed around the same time and getting up around the same time. This seems to help the dreamer get into regular sleep cycles so they can do Lucid Dreaming. Apparently substances like drugs and alcohol make it harder to have lucid dreams.

Lucid dreaming has always been an element of the spiritual practices of Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism, They believed that dreaming is a way to connect more deeply with your soul.

The value of lucid dreaming is enormous. Often people start to feel that personal limitations begin to dissolve, and there’s a sense of being more in control of their personal destiny.

Many people seem to be dreaming about different kinds of animals, birds and creatures of the sea so we going to give some short meanings of some of these creatures in a dream.

Bear – Healer, strength, stamina, introspection

Cat – Independence, cleverness, mystery.

Coyote – Cleverness, playfulness, family dynamics.

Deer – Grace, fertility, regeneration, strength.

Dog – Loyalty, protection, faithfulness.

Elephant – Patience, royalty, power.

Elk – Stamina, nobility, warrior spirit.

Horse – Power, freedom, grace.

Moose – Balance, gentleness, strength, majestic yet awkward.

Squirrel – Energy, intelligence, discovery.

Wolf – Family, loyal, strength.

Dolphin – oy, peace, sacred messenger, wisdom.

Salmon – spiritual knowledge, determination.

Whale – Trust, faith, balance, harmony.

Blue Jay – Courage, speaking the truth, adaptability.

Chickadee – Cheerfulness, joy, fearlessness.

Crow – Magic, mystery, great intelligence, messenger from Spirit.

Dove – Peace, gentleness, love.

Crane – Longevity, focus discipline, vigilance.

Eagle – illumination, spirit, power, and creation.

Hummingbirds – Joy, tireless, energy, delight and hope.

Owl – Wisdom, visionary, magic, feminine energy, ancient secrets.

Raven – Messenger from Spirit, ancient mysteries, shapeshifting.

Robin – New beginnings, joy, activities of creative inner force, happiness.

Turkey – Blessings, generosity, service.

Turtle – Longevity, stability, home and Mother Earth.

Bee – Fertility, Doing the Impossible, abundance, concentration and love.

Butterfly – Transformation, joy and beauty.

I hope you enjoy this blog. Happy Vernal Equinox

Blessings,
Patricia

The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 3

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Welcome to The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part Three. This topic is so huge that we will be writing about it for a while. We have been asked to include more sample dreams, Lucid dreaming, and more dream symbols. I also wanted all of you to know there is a Jungian Dream Summit on June 23-26, 2022. It is free and online so check it out if you are interested.

Today we going to explore color in dreams. When I was a little girl I was told by a teacher that people didn’t dream in color. Well, I stubbornly told her of course they did because I dreamt in color all the time. Well, she then asked the class how many students dreamt in color and many hands went up.

Now I will admit I have had significant dreams that are like black and white movies, but in general, I dream in color. So let’s explore the different colors in your dreams and what they could mean.

The color red in a dream relates to direct action, active employment, willpower, strength, steadfastness, health, vigor, security and anger. Red in a dream helps people plant their feet firmly on the earth and feel grounded. Red is a doing color, it helps us figure out how to get our projects done.

Orange, however, in a dream connects us to social acceptance, feminine strength and action. It is a warm, energizing color. Orange in a dream symbolizes optimism, confidence, change, self-motivation, enthusiasm and courage. Often times people who need a bit of skepticism or discrimination can find that the color orange in their dreams helps them to be balanced.

Yellow is a warm, extroverted color. In a dream, it can signify something about a person’s thoughts. This color stimulates logical, linear thinking and usually relates to left-brained processes. Yellow helps people respond with mental discrimination, organization, attention to details, evolution, active intelligence, discipline, administration, praise, sanctuary and harmony. It is often connected to joy and happiness in a dream.

Green in a dream can represent security and balance. Green is the balance between the warm colors of red, orange, yellow and the cool spectrum of blue, indigo and violet. Basically, in dreams, green stimulates feelings of love, harmony, peace, brotherhood, hope, growth and healing. Green in a dream is also helpful in overcoming limiting attachments, as many anxieties are created in the heart through various attachments. The abundant replenishing forces in Nature and in the Universe is very helpful in dreams and in our waking life. The answer to many dreamers’ questions is there will always be enough. green energy is very healing for doubt and insecurity. Green is a very healing color in dreams.

Blue in a dream helps you attain inner peace and emotional security. It also helps you boost spiritual security and inner understanding. Blue in a dream also gives up inspiration, creativity, spiritual understanding, faith and devotion. If there is a lot of blue in your dreams it reflects gentleness, contentment, patience and composure..

Pay close attention to any dreams that contain purple, indigo or violet. Often when you experience purple in a dream it’s an indication of psychic awareness and intuition. Pay close attention to those dreams. These could be dreams of prophecy.

White in a dream usually relates to the imagination. Divine realization, humility, and creative imagination are some of the meanings in any dream that has a lot of white. The energy of white in a dream holds the power of transformation.

People like Aristotle, Descartes and Freud often described the presence of color in their dreams. Carl Jung, the famous dream psychologist from the 1930s believed that colors represent important messages from your subconscious mind. He felt they were very important and should be paid attention to.

A few common dream symbols

You are in a car. Pay attention to where you are in the car-front or back, passenger or driving. If someone else is driving, you are not in control of some situation and feel powerless. If you are driving – pay close attention to the condition of care and who else is in the car. What color is the car. How did you feel about the dream etc.

If you dream about an airplane, see how you feel about the dream, it often is associated with soaring to new heights or striving for success, liberation, release, freedom and expansion. Always pay attention to what color the plane is. If it is red it might symbolize waiting to do whatever you are planning for a different time.

The last travel dream symbol for this blog is trains. Trains often mean opportunities, power, perservance and sometimes if the train is carrying a heavy load it might mean you are carrying too heavy a load for yourself. See what color the train is or what colors show up in the dream.

Blessings,
Patricia

The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 2

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Welcome to the Hidden Power of Dreams – Part Two

In this part of our latest series, we will explore how the ancients interpreted dreams, have a few sample dreams and more meanings of specific dreams symbols.

The fascination with dreams is not a recent phenomena, but an ancient one through many civilizations. Interpretations and ways to interpret dreams have been found over thousands of years.

In ancient Greece Aristotle and Artemidorus were the chief recorders of dreams. The earliest focus of writing on dreams were written by the Mesopotamians. The 1st known dreams written was about King Duzumi. They believed that dreams were directly sent by God, but nightmares were sent be demons. They also believed that sleep was a medium that you could use to communicate with the deities if you were part of the ruling class.

The Mayan Civilization classified the interpretation of dreams into three parts. These parts were prophecies, literal dreams of the near future and dreams of important people.

In Islamic traditions dreams were divine connection to one’s true spirit. Mohammaned Ibn Siria wrote a book called Great book of Interpretation of Dreams in the 8th Century.

According to aboriginal mythology Gods and mortals made the earth in a timeless state known as dreamtime. For them dreams weren’t just prophecies, they were tools of creation. they believed that dreams connected everyone in the world and therefore did not have specific interpretation. This led to a more open and free cultural approach to the process of dream interpretation that was not traditional.

Dreaming is one of the most universal human experiences. The process of dreaming is cross-cultural and transcends all physical boundaries. But the contents of our dreams vary widely.

One of the most prominent among the methods of dream interpretation is a method cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians placed a high value on dreams and believed them to be the tools to tell the future.

Later mankind’s curiosity towards nature and meanings of dreams grew. the greco-romans, Byzantines and Slav sought answers within the Bible. Many biblical stories started with God communication with humans through visions and dreams that were either literal or symbolic.

The Byzantines used biblical ideas to conclude that dreams often reflected aspirations or anxieties. The Bible continued to influence dream interpretation in many cultures and is still relevant today.

The processes of dream interpretations varied across cultures and time.

The idea that dreams are a tool of communication with the Divine beings remained a common factor throughout all methods. Today people are fascinated in their dreams and meanings.

Many years ago just as I was falling asleep I saw a royal blue X-ray of a woman’s should and it had a crack in it. All I knew was that woman was was close to my friend Dorothe and was going to break a bone near her shoulder. So the next day I told her and she said she would tell her daughters.

A few weeks passed and tripped in the dark over our large black lab. I hit a very hard corner of the wooden stairs with my shoulder. The next morning I was in great pain and had to have it X rayed. The doctor came in with the X-ray and I just stared at it. It was exactly the X-ray I saw in my dream three weeks before except it wasn’t blue and I was the woman close to Dorothe.

Global best selling novelist Stephen King had many ideas come to him through dreams, including the books Misery and It. As King said “ I’ve always used dreams the way you’d use mirrors to look at something you couldn’t see head on.”

Beethoven was rumored to be a prolific dreamer; hearing many of his piano sonatas in his dreams and writing them out afterwards. Some historians even say his dreams featured instruments not yet invented.

Robert Louis Stevenson regularly used dreams as a basis for his stories. He saw the scene when Mr. Hyde changes in front of the people chasing him in a dream. He combined this with other nights of dreams and wrote the novel within 10 weeks.

Now as I promised I will start a partial list of some of the traditional, cultural meanings associated with dream symbols.

Centaur: Mystical masculine power

Dragon: Immense spiritual power, protection

Pegasus: Spiritual inspiration, grace and holiness.

Phoenix: Transformation, rebirth, new beginnings

Satyr: (half man/ half goat), Nature Spirit, music, dancing and joy

Sphinx: (half human/ half lion) Dark Mother,

Unicorn: love, gentleness, strength and purity

Man: The male part of the self; the linear, rational part of yourself; focused conscious awareness.

Death/ Dying: Not a bad omen, transformation; the death of old patterns and programs making for rebirth. Death of an old belief system.

Dog: faithfulness, loyalty, protection, rescue and friendship.

Crystal: spiritual transmitter and magnifier. A powerful symbol of clarity and spiritual energy: the symbol of the mystic; listen carefully to this dream.

 

The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 1

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Since the dawn of time, dreams have slipped through the crack between worlds to touch our lives. There are many kinds of dreams: some secret messages can foretell our future, reveal past lives, warn you of danger or help you overcome obstacles in your life. They can be a springboard for healing, astral travel, or communicating with our loved ones who have passed to the other side.

Some people have forgotten their dreams. Others have technology on all the time so their minds cannot hear the calls of the dream world clearly. But the time has come to remember. We are passing through a crucial period on our planet. It is important to awaken the dreamer within all of us and listen to our hearts so we may be conscious and aware of the paths we choose now.

The ancients believed that dreams connected us to our authentic selves. The Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Babylonians and many more had seers who interpreted visions and dreams for many kinds of situations. They took dreams very seriously.

So we will explore some of the types of dreams people through time have had and in some of the blogs, we will go through some sample dreams that people have and try to explain them.

Prophetic dreams are dreams where you have an experience that has yet to happen in our realm of existence but later happens. We will give several examples of this type of dream. Carl Jung had several very powerful collective prophetic dreams that impacted the world of his time. Abraham Lincoln had a powerful prophetic dream that was specifically for him. There are probably many more of these types of dreams from both men but for this blog, we are only going to share two.

Abraham Lincoln had a prophetic dream several weeks before he was assassinated. Lincoln told his dream to his wife and a small group of friends. Ward Hill Lamon wrote this dream down. He dreamt that he was dreaming. He said there seemed to be a death-like stillness about him. He heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. He left his bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by some deep sobbing, but he could not see the mourners. He went from room to room, but could not see anybody but continued to the mournful sounds of distress and grief. He passed many familiar objects but could not see the people who seemed so heartbroken. He kept walking until he arrived at the East Room of the White House and entered. He entered and found a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments, with his face covered. The corpse was guarded by soldiers. He immediately demanded to know who was dead in the White House? A soldier told him the President was killed by an assassin. Lincoln woke up from the dream unable to sleep the rest of the night. The prophetic dream can be found in Ward Hill Lamon’s Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865.

A good example of a collective prophetic dream comes to us from Carl Jung. In the spring of 1914, he had three catastrophic prophetic dreams in which he saw Europe was deluged by ice, the vegetation was gone, and the land deserted by humans. Despite his awareness that the situation in Europe was getting worse he interpreted these dreams personally and feared he was going mad. By August 1914 his dreams were affirmed horribly as World War I broke out. These dreams can be found with many others in Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung.

A common way to start to remember your dreams is to either record them instantly when you wake up and then write them in a journal sometime that day or just write them down in a notebook or journal immediately after you stil remember the dream. Many of our future blogs will be exploring all different types of dreams. If you have an interesting dream that you would like to share please email me at [email protected] with Dreams in the subject line.

Blessings, Patricia

Signs, Symbols and What They Could Mean For You, Part 4

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The labyrinth is a universal symbol that dates back to ancient times. Our ancestors used labyrinth shapes through the ages. In many cultures walking the labyrinth was thought to be beneficial in many ways including bringing good fortune, protection, empowerment, spiritual insight, healing and connection to the Divine and nature.

The symbolic world is the language of the Universe. Thus, words often do not convey the essence of the truth. Our perceptions create our inner stories, which in turn create the directions of our lives. Spirals, triangles, circles, squares, and crosses evoke feelings of connectedness that seem universal among humans throughout history.

Cellular patterns, solar systems, and waves of music all create patterns that respond to our living breathing Universe. Good examples of these patterns are spider webs, the swirl of our thumbprints and the tumultuous clouds of a hurricane all speak to us at a subconscious level.

The spiral is a highly complex symbol. It has been used since Paleolithic times and appears in pre-dynastic Egypt, Crete, Mycenae, Mesopotamia, India, China, Japan, pre-Columbian America, Europe, Scandinavia and Britain. It variously represents both solar and lunar power, air, the waters, rolling thunder and lightning, expansion, energy vortexes, creative force, winding and unwinding, birth and death, fertility, the Chinese dragon and kundalini energy.

Another symbol that is considered to have a universal meaning is the circle. The circle stands for unity and wholeness. A series of circles, one inside the other is commonly found as a symbol of the Cosmos. Lacking a beginning or end a circle represents infinity, perfection, and the eternal. Often the circle is used as a symbol of God. The Buddhist and Hindu wheel of life is a circle that symbolizes the constant cycle of change. Also, circles were considered harmonious and protective especially in the Celtic world. In Zen, the empty circle represents enlightenment.

The cross is a universal symbol from ancient times. The cross represented the Tree of Life and the Tree of Nourishment; it also is a symbol of the archetypal person, capable of infinite and harmonious expansion on the horizontal and vertical planes. The cross can represent a shared journey such as that taken by Isis and Osiris or Tristan and Isolde. In modern times, one cross stands for Christianity. The cross universally stands for integration, relationship, balance, synthesis and partner.

We have been fascinated with the triangle throughout time. It is connected to the pyramids and arrowheads. The underlying symbolism of the triangle includes visions, dreams, goals, revelation, and self-discovery. It is an active symbol for spirit and reaching higher realms. Also, it can also stand for integration, protection, and in Christianity the Holy Trinity.

Last but definitely not least is the square. The square was an ancient sign for the earth and it was particularly important in the symbolic systems of India and China. The square symbolized permanence, security, balance, honesty, integrity and morality.

Turtles have lived on our planet for over 200 million years. Symbolically the sea turtle (one of my favorite creatures) stands for success, achievement, creative progress and attainment of our goals is we persevere. When the sea turtle appears, either in pictures or real life, we are being told that the worst is over and as long as we maintain our persistence and courage, success is assured. the sea turtle also suggests to us to find a balance between practicality, creativity, care and patience.

Tortoises are land turtles. They usually indicated that problems can be solved through patiently dealing with things one step at a time. They tell us to slow down and focus on the basic parts of our lives. They often appear when we have experienced many changes, burden and hardships. They remind us that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that success is within our reach if we persevere.

I do hope you like this series and that your holiday is filled with blessings.

Blessing to all of you,
Patricia

Signs, Symbols and What They Could Mean For You, Part 3

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Welcome to Part Three of our latest series — Signs, Symbols & What They Could Mean For You!

In these chaotic times developing your intuition and understanding what the symbolic meanings of numbers, animals, trees, flowers, insects, birds and places is very helpful as we navigate life. Of course as always seeing something randomly one time probable doesn’t mean anything BUT you never know, so pay attention anyway. Usually when something appears at least three times in a short period it means something for you.

Throughout ancient times trees were thought to have souls. Trees were treated as ancient beings and were respected as divine sources of wisdom and protection. Spiritual energy fields are generated by trees, and the landscape they inhabit.

Sometimes we forget we are connected within a living pulsing Universe, a Universe that sings with life, that pulses with intensity of spirit.

Trees have a multitude of meanings. One of the most popular is the symbolism of the cyclical character of death and rebirth that trees represent. Trees symbolize the three levels of the cosmos. The underworld through their roots, the earth’s surface with their trunks and lower branches, the heavens with their upper branches and the top reaching up to the light.

The Cosmic Tree is often depicted as a majestic species. Celtic culture felt it was the oak tree, the Germans the lime tree, the Scandinavians the ash tree, the Eastern people the olive tree and in Siberia  often the birch tree. All of these trees were large, white and lived a very long time. There is also the World Tree and the tree of Life in many ancient cultures that had powerful and significant symbolism for their people.

So let us dive into some possible meanings of trees. The apple tree has symbolized knowledge, spirituality, sexuality, concentration, well-being, magical energy, healing, happiness and success throughout time in many cultures around the world.

The oak tree is a powerful symbol of strength, durability, expansion, rebirth, and manifestation of creativity. The birch tree is known to many to symbolize new beginnings, protection, and guidance. The beautiful ash tree means resilience , endurance and development of sensitivity. The pine tree teaches us all to learn to go beyond appearance, and activate our inner light. It also teaches us to listen to our higher wisdom and guidance.

The elm tree symbolizes trust, compassion , balance and developing self esteem.  The spectacular fir tree represents joy and protection . The aspen tree which covers much of the land around my home in the Rockies  tells us to express our feelings, be gentle, have strength, be hopeful, and follow what your heart tells you is right. The yew tree symbolizes longevity, eternal life, ancient wisdom, resurrection, reincarnation and new beginnings. The last tree we will discuss is the flexible willow tree and it symbolizes lunar cycles, receptivity, nurturing yourself and others, developing balance and your intuition.

Another powerful symbol around the world is the wolf. Wolves are connected to protection, family, teachers, psychic powers and loyalty. Some consider the wolf  the scout or pathfinder, the forerunner of those who return to the group to teach and share new teachings. Wolves mate for life and are very loyal. Some legends tell us that wolves come from Sirius, the Dog Star. If the wolf comes into your consciousness you might pay closer attention to your inner guidance and take more time alone to understand your true path within your group or family. Pay attention to your intuition, writing ability or ability to help others understand  their path in life. Wolves are very loyal to their pack and also are powerful individuals. The most common symbolic meanings are not connected to loss or fearful situations even though many show wolves that way…it is not what they symbolize.

The cat is given contradictory meanings — angel and devil, attacker or guardian, good luck or bad luck, it is associated with independence, curiosity, and healing. Cats excellent at detecting the presence of Spirit. Cats also have powerful senses of smell, eyesight and hearing. So they teach us to pay attention, listen carefully and be quietly patient. Cats represent transformation, clairvoyance, agility, watchfulness, sensual beauty, and mystery. In Egypt cats were considered benign and sacred creatures. The cat headed goddess Bast was very popular and powerful in Egyptian culture. Other lunar goddesses were the Greek Artemis and the Nordic goddess Freya were drawn by cats. In Rome the cat was symbolic of liberty and freedom.

Finally I will finish up this part of the series with the symbolism of the cricket, grasshopper and ladybug. In most traditions it is best to leave crickets alone. To hear crickets was believed to herald good luck. Their appearance means to trust your own intuition. If you hear crickets sining it is a sign that a time of good cheer is upon you. Success is ahead. Grasshoppers are symbols of leaps of happiness. Leaping forward on your journey is what seeing a grasshopper is all about. It tells us to keep moving forward.

The appearance of the ladybug heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Ladybug’s appearance also signals new happiness often with material gain. Worries will begin to dissipate.

I hope you are enjoying this series. There are so many different kinds of signs and symbols in the world we have decided to add a few more blogs and continue this type of conversation. I would love to hear from all of you about your experiences and stories.

Blessings,
Patricia

Signs, Symbols and What They Could Mean For You, Part 2

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Welcome to the 2nd installment of our most recent series. I have gotten many requests for information on numbers and their meanings, so let’s begin there.

Numbers are very significant in the symbolic world. Pythagorus, father of mathematics, a great mystic, philosopher and musical theorist, taught his students that figures are esoteric or easily understood. The numbers one through nine symbolize the underlying structure and orderly progression of all life, and ten completed the cycle. The one exception however were the master numbers of 11, 22 and 33. These were not to be broken down into single digits.

There is a series called Fibonacci  named after Leonardo Fibonacci  who revolutionized mathematics. This numeric series is recognized as a principle inherent in the structure of the Universe. The arrangement of leaves on a plant, the pads on a cat’s foot, the spiral in pine cones, pineapples and throughout nature are all governed by the Fibonacci series.

Our solar system and the Universe are pulsing with invisible energies that work in mysterious but rhythmical ways. Numbers are powerful symbols and signs that communicate their messages, especially if you see them over and over again. Our job is to quiet our minds and thoughts enough to hear and understand what is being communicated to us.

Please remember that the message is stronger if you have seen these numbers 3 or more times in a close amount of time (like a week or 10 days).

One – symbolizes new beginnings , independence, oneness with life, self-development, creativity, and progress.

Two – symbolizes partnership, cooperation, balance, self-surrender and putting others before ourselves.

Three – usually is symbolic of magic, new birth, creative imagination, communication, fun and optimism.

Four – symbolizes new foundation, focus on practical issues, security, wholeness, unity, and self discipline through work and service.

Five – symbolizes change, freedom, movement, versatility, it stands for being active, physical, energetic, adventurous, curious and well-travelled.

Six – symbolizes home, family, compassion, love, service, social responsibility, generosity, balance and community .

Seven – usually symbolizes religious strength, spiritually, mysticism, trust, wisdom, birth and re-birth, analysis and contemplation.

Eight – symbolizes power, trust in one’s own power to do things, infinity, material prosperity, abundance and cosmic consciousness .

Nine – symbolizes healing, completion, endings, and new beginnings, transition and leaving the past behind, leadership and humanitarianism.

Eleven (master number) – is connected to clairvoyance, spiritual healing, new beginnings, light and the hidden knower.

Twenty-Two (master number) – symbolizes unlimited potential, mastery in any area physically, spiritually, mentally, or emotionally.

Thirty-Three (master number) means all things are possible.

Now we look at a bird of prey that has fascinated humanity throughout history. Seeing an owl is very rare. They are nocturnal and are usually well camouflaged. Hearing an owl is much more common. To see an owl especially during the day is a strong indication that this great bird has an important message for you.

Symbolically owls are one of major birds recognized around the world and can represent transformation, rebirth, ancient wisdom or death. It can also tell you to learn to be silent at the right time or take action at the right time. They remind us to be patient. Instinct, intuition, and connection to spirit are the primary meanings when the owl appears in your life.

The next blog we will discover the meanings of different kinds of trees in our world, animals and birds of all kinds. I appreciate your comments and questions. Stay safe and many blessings to all of you.

Blessings,
Patricia