Elk Spirit Guide Revisited

It was important for me to revisit the Elk Animal Spirit Guide.  The last two months, due to flooding in our home, there has not been any posts written other than the monthly feature posts.  However, I have been responsible for finding professionals dealing with water damage, asbestos removal, trenching inside our basement floors, drywall/painting, and the replacement of flooring.  As most women know, sometimes we need to wear different hats.  When receiving the photo and lovely quote (shown above) from a dear friend, I re-read the Elk Spirit Guide.  Its message spoke to me and I chose to share it once again.  I also wanted to thank all the women in my life and  REMIND ALL TO BE IN AWARENESS FOR MESSAGES BEING SENT!

(First published on Sept. 3, 2015) Elk Animal Spirit Guide

Do we pick our animal guides and totems or do they pick us?  The wise ones tell us that we do not choose our spirit guides. They choose us and they decide when they will reveal themselves.  Many times they will appear in a dream, meditation, or a retrieval.  We can be completely surprised with what spirit guide might show up, but always their message or lesson speaks to us.  Recently while teaching a chakra animal totem workshop, two lovely women received the Elk.  At first both were a little confused, since neither were wilderness outdoor women, until they studied the following:

Elk Animal Spirit GuideElk Animal Spirit Guide (from Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.)

If ELK shows up, it means:

1.  Seek out same gender company & friendship.

2.  Eat vegetarian for a few days and note the difference in how you feel.  Pace yourself and eat energy foods so that you can maintain your stamina.

3.  Your inner child requires considerable nurturing and protection right now.

Call on ELK when:

1.  You feel someone has treated you disrespectfully.

2.  You’re involved in a project that requires considerable stamina and durability to see it through to completion.

3.  You need extra strength to handle an inordinate number of demands for your time and energy.

Elk Animal Spirit Guide

If ELK is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You’re fiercely independent and prefer to rely on your own strength rather than seek help from anyone.

2.  Even though you value your independence, you also value being part of a group.

3.  Your prefer the companionship of people of your same gender (whether straight or gay).

4.  You’re a very determined individual and can stick with any project to its completion.

Elk Animal Spirit Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

Webster’s New World Dictionary states:  ‘CHERISH’ means: To hold dear; To feel or show love for; To take good care of; protect; To cling to the idea or feeling of.  The American Heritage Dictionary adds: To treat with affection and tenderness.  What do you Cherish?  We at times get so bogged down with everyday minutiae that what we cherish is ignored.

Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.

Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.

~Stewart Udall  

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves

what we Cherish

and how it makes us feel. 

~anonymous

Tuesday's Healing Word CherishHere is an exercise when you are feeling stressed and want to bring in more positive healing energy.  Write down the things you Cherish.  Try using the definitions shown below :

1.  What do you hold dear?

2. What do you feel or show love to?

3.  What do you care for?

4. What do you Protect?

5.  Most importantly what do you Cherish about yourself?

Be as spontaneous as possible when going through this list.  Allow these cherished thoughts to flow freely.  Don’t judge what you should or should not be thinking.

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

 

 

 

 

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

To American Indians, the wolf is said to be “teacher medicine”.   Wolf  has much to teach us, if only we will listen.  Wolf spirit teaches us to have balance between our personal needs and those of the family and community.  They are committed and loyal to the pack and find their place within the group.   The following information can be found in my favorite reference book, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

If  WOLF shows up, it means:

•  Valuable insights, ideas, and new teachings are coming your way so pay close attention.

•  Make cooperation a priority over competition.

•  Maintain your self-esteem, integrity and deeply trust your inner knowing.

Call on WOLF when:

•  You’re confused about your life path and purpose.

•  You have been feeling a little too civilized and want to tap in to the wild and instinctual.

•  You want to be more expressive in your communication.

If  WOLF is your POWER ANIMAL:

•  You are a natural-born teacher, imparting knowledge based on experience.

•  You are expressive verbally and can tell a story with a great deal of passion, and animation.

•  You would rather avoid confrontation, but will fiercely defend yourself and loved ones when necessary.

WOLF Dream Visits (not found in Dr. Farmer’s Book) 

•  To see a white wolf in your dream signifies valor and victory. You have the ability to see the light even in your darkest hours.

•  To see a black wolf in your dream represents your shadow. There are characteristics of the wolf that you are refusing to acknowledge or incorporate into your Self.

•  To hear a wolf howling in your dream represents a cry for help from somebody in your waking life.Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

 

Ksepana Mudra - Releases Negativity

Ksepana Mudra (gesture of pouring out and letting go), directs negative energy out of the body, and brings in positive energy.  Use when you feel unhappy, or if you need to release any thoughts or concerns which may be causing you tension. This mudra is beneficial after being in a large crowd or following an argument. It clears your energy field and cleanses your emotions.

Ksepana Mudra Practice:Kespana Mudra Releases Negativity

1.  Begin with the mudra at heart center.  Place your index fingers flat against each other pointing up.  Clasp the rest of your fingers and let the finger pads rest on the back of your hands.  Cross your thumbs.

2.  On your first inhale turn the index fingers to point down.  If lying down, point them in the direction of your feet.  Completely relax both hands.

3.  With each inhale envision vibrant, light energy flowing into your body and on your exhale let go of negativity in any of its forms.

4.  Practice a total of seven times.  When done place your hands on your thighs with palms turned upward.

Ksepana Mudra Affirmation:

In Gertrud Hirschi’s book, Mudras Yoga in your Hands, she asks us to visualize the following picture:  You sit on an elevated stone in or near a stream and hold this mudra.  While you exhale, so much sweat pours from every pore, that a rivulet flows out of you into the stream.  In conclusion, wash yourself in the cooling stream.  Turn and dry off in facing the warming sun.  When you inhale, fill yourself with new fresh energy.  Then repeat the following affirmation:

Ksepana Mudra - Releases Negativity

 

 

Hippopotamus Spirit Guide

December 28th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Hippopotamus Spirit Animal

There is much to be said about the Hippopotamus.  During the day Hippopotamus lolls about in a river or watering hole. She spends her nights on land, foraging for food. Water is the element of feelings and intuitive knowing and earth is the element of grounded practicality and stability. Hippo is at home in both realms. Hippopotamus medicine is invoked by those who wish to be in touch with their intuition, feelings and psychic abilities while staying grounded, practical and stable.  The following is more about this wonderful creature:

Hippopotamus Spirit Animal

 Hippopotamus Wisdom Includes…

 Proper use of aggression.
Ability to move gracefully through emotions.
Mother-fury when necessary.
Birth of new ideas.
Protection of family.

Hippopotamus shows up as a spirit guide when…

  • You notice a strong energy that surrounds you.Hippopotamus Spirit Animal
  • There is a period of activity that will happen soon.
  • There is need for you to learn the virtues to stop and relax.
  • There is need for you to learn to be aggressive when needed.
  • You need parenting guidance or help.

Call on a Hippopotamus as a spirit guide when…

  • You are entering a period of intense self-examination and spiritual exploration.
  • The relationship that you have is becoming stale and you need an inner spark.
  • It is important to make friends with others.
  • You need to emerge and get yourself grounded.

If Hippopotamus is your Power Animal…

Your higher sensibilities will be awakened, activating lucid dreaming and spirit contact. You will be shown how to be adept in these. Learning to control powerful creative energies is the lesson taught you by the Hippo.

Hippopotamus Spirit Animal

 

 

 

uesday's Healing Word-Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest standards.  It is being honest and sincere with others and ourselves.  It means standing up for what we believe is right and our actions match our words.  When discovering in a personal or business situation that there has been a challenge in trusting integrity, there is always a lesson for me to look at and evaluate my own integrity.

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

INTEGRITY is choosing

COURAGE OVER COMFORT.

choosing what is right

over what is

FUN, FAST OR EASY.

Choosing to

PRACTICE OUR VALUES

rather than simply

PROFESSING THEM.

~author unknown

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

“To put the world right…we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”

~Confucius

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

Nature's Healing Gift - Sunflowers

While on my early walk, I pass a Community Pea Patch Garden and yesterday a tall stately plant caught my attention. Sunflowers always brings a smile to my heart. That particular morning it also brought a song to my voice.  Thankfully there were only a few bunnies, squirrels, and crows wondering about the crazy lady singing about Sunflowers.   Well this also peaked my interest to research this nature’s gift, which is always fun to share.

Wild sunflowers color the earth, bring joy to flower gardens and ornament homes as a cheerful bouquet. The color yellow, especially natural yellow, is proven to be a mood lifter that energizes a space and enlivens your spirits. These plants are native to North America, Peru and Mexico. Both the Inca’s and the Aztecs worshipped Sunflowers.  The seeds, flowers, leafs, stem and root all have uses.   Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc and iron. Eating these seeds improve digestion, brain power, and functioning of the cardiovascular system. Sunflower oil prevents heart diseases and is a great skin moisture retainer.

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Fukushima power plant in Japan has urged residents to plant Sunflowers because of leaking radioactive material.  They help to absorb cesium from the soil. Sunflowers and plants with similar biology were also used in radioactive cleanup efforts after the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine.  These happy  looking plants represent a hopeful beacon and a symbol of reconstruction.  What a magnificent thought to encourage more Sunflowers to be planted all over the world!

Nature's Healing Gift - Sunflower

 

Roadrunner - Animal Spirit Guide

I became interested in the Roadrunner after receiving a session from a trained healer in shamanism. She saw a Roadrunner when journeying for me.  It brought back fond memories of my Dad because he spoke of these desert birds with much fondness.  The Hopi & Pueblo Indians believed that the Roadrunner provided protection against evil spirits.  Steven D. Farmer, PH.D, wrote the following in his book Animal Spirit Guides:

Roadrunner - Animal Spirit GuideIf Roadrunner shows up, it means:

•  There are situations occurring in your life that require you to think on your feet, change direction quickly, and adapt to the new course – which you are quite capable of doing.

•  This is a great time to make some plans and put them into action so that you can manifest whatever it is you want.

•  Explore and experiment with different ways you can benefit yourself and others spiritually, emotionally, and physically through the use of sound.

•  Be sure to take care of yourself first before you attempt to take care of others; that way you can be completely present when you’re in service to them.

•  Be willing to laugh at yourself and not take your quirks and idiosyncrasies too seriously.Roadrunner - Animal Spirit Guide

Call on Roadrunner When:

• You’re involved in a project, task, or game that requires mental dexterity and quick reflexes.  You need some mental and intellectual stimulation that has been lacking recently.

•  You want to be more lighthearted and go with the flow so you can enjoy life more fully.  You need a good laugh.

If Roadrunner is your Power Animal:

•  You are a doer and are happiest when busily involved with a project, whether for fun or profit.  Usually you are involved in several things at once,  yet get the tasks done when you need to.

•  You’re mind is constantly at work, always thinking and analyzing.  When you try to communicate your thoughts to others, you have to remind yourself to slow down.Roadrunner - Animal Spirit Guide

Mudras for Back Pain

In Gertrud Hirschi’s book, Mudras-Yoga in Your Hands, she shares the right & left hand Mudras for back pain.  These Mudras are effective when engaged in an activity that has strained the back such as garden work, lifting, cleaning or hours on the computer.  In energy healing, we know that backaches can also be from continuous mental strain, fear,  heavy meals, too little sleep, lack of or over exercising.

If you are experiencing back pain, I invite you to try the following Mudras:

Mudras for Back Pain

Back Mudras can be more effective when practicing in the back position shown below:

Mudras for Back Pain

 Emotionally and physically, it is so important to take care of your back.

Mudras for Back Pain

Tuesday's Words - Accountability

Accountability is the willingness to accept responsibility for every choice.  It is acting with integrity— doing what we say we will do.  When we make a mistake, we do not seek to hide it or avoid it.  We need the courage to face it willingly.

“Mastering others is strength;

mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tzu – 6th Century BC

Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.

Anonymous

I am my problem, but also my solution.

 –Anonymous

Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

“Wisdom stems from personal accountability.

We all make mistakes; own them… learn from them.

Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others.”

~ Steve Maraboli

Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

~Anita Brookner Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability