Today I am sharing a personal experience and hope you will enjoy it. I am taking an on-line class from Robert Moss author and teacher on dreaming. There is this wonderful little game he recommends we play called ‘Sidewalk Tarot’. He suggests that throughout the day we pay attention if there are three things that we see that might be giving us a symbolic message.
While on my early walk, I came upon 3 pileated woodpeckers. Now they are common in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, but very seldom do I see them on my walk and never 3 together. I was fascinated listening to the sounds they make before starting to drill for hidden pleasures. I followed this amazing trio from tree to tree until they flew off.
Woodpeckers are known for and symbolic of the drumming and on a conscious level, they can soon help you reconnect with the heartbeat of the Earth…a primal knowing of balance.
The color symbolism of this spirit animal is also important. Black and white is representative of how we look at things, our perspectives, and being able to discern between the rational and the emotional based situations. The red crest is symbolic of powerful mental faculties. This is a meaningful spirit animal to call upon, when overwhelmed by drama and not able to see what is truly happening. Pileated Woodpecker is a Master of her craft, nurturing and teaching those around her to find their rhythm in life.
My personal message from studying this spirit animal is: I need to stay grounded to obtain my goals, not focus on the mental, be open to self-discovery, set my own pace, and my own rhythm. Please consider playing ’Sidewalk Tarot’. Simply collect three observations from the world around you and look at them as possible signs and symbols. It can be revealing and FUN!