Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hummingbird Medicine - Animal Totem

This beautiful bird packs a lot of energy into it's little body. He is skillful in flight, very agile and even able to fly backwards. His quickness reminds us to take advantage of life while we can and enjoy every minute of it. Seize the moment !

They feed on the nectar of flowers and insects, taking in numerous small meals in a day. (This is sometimes a reminder to those that are hypoglycemic - to eat small meals throughout the day regularly. )They hibernate at night to reserve the energy they took in, showing you the need for deep, restful, healing sleep at night.

This little winged one brings us beauty, and the lesson to appreciate and share it. It tells us that anything is possible if we put our minds to it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Animal Totems

In many cultures, it is believed that there are valuable lessons that can be learned from the animals. By studying their mannerisms and the ways in which they live and survive, many times those lessons can be applied to our own lives.

I have found after studying animals social behaviors that frequently the lessons that the animal can give, often apply to a current situation that I am experiencing.

I was taught by an elder a long time ago, that we have one animal totem throughout our life, and several other totems will come in and out during transformational periods.

Do you know your animal totem? How can you find out?

Tomorrow I will begin to discuss that, and spend some time each day for the next few weeks talking about several different animals and their meanings.

Taking a Moment

Have you taken a moment today, to stop and let the worries go...and reconnect with peacefulness? To sit outside and just feel the breeze on your face and the sun on your shoulders? Sometimes it is the ever so basic things, that can help us become centered again in this busy world we have.

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