Call Upon the Swallow!

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Barn Swallow by Fred Walsh

The Swallow is a welcomed sight in our communities. It is a symbol of the upcoming spring and the revival of life, in Europe the Swallow signals the end of winter. At times the swallow is depicted with something in its beak to denote him in his role as a messenger.  There are a few wives-tales about them, it is said that if they nest in farm buildings, it meant well-being and good fortune for the owners of the property. It is also believed that they protected farm animals from diseases and curses, and buildings from fires. Swallows were observed to see how the flew to help determine the type of weather they will have. If Swallows flew low it meant a rain, but if high, beautiful weather was expected.
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Swallow and Daisies by The Graphics Fairy

In ancient Egypt the swallows were associated with stars and therefore the souls of the dead. In Egyptian lore the swallow also announces a new love. In Chapter 86 of the Book of the Dead it instructs the dead on how to transform into a swallow. In Spell 1216 of the Pyramid Texts, the pharaoh describes how he has “gone to the great island in the midst of the Field of Offerings on which the swallow gods alight; the swallows are the imperishable stars.” The imperishable stars were those near the North Star that never seemed to rise or set, and therefore were “constant”. The swallow also appears in paintings of the solar barque as it enters the underworld. The swallow is usually shown on the prow of the boat. In this context, the bird appears to be an announcer of the sun’s approach.

Swallow on Solar Barge

Please note the swallow on the prow of the solar barque. Graphics by Greatdreams.com

If you are on a journeying and you interact with a swallow it may mean that you are too focused on the mundane and you need to reevaluate things and gain a different perspective on life. It means that it is time to let go of past hurt and unhealthy relationships, it is time to move on.

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Swallow and Ocean by The Graphics Fairy

Call upon the Swallow when you…

… are in need of emotional warmth.

… need to feel protected during a difficult time in your life.

… feel sad and you need to cheer up.

… you want to add another layer of protection to your home.

Resources:

  • Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
  • Article by SpringAlive.net
  • Article by Egyptianmyths.net

Goddess Guidance 09-26-2014

What a beautiful weekend is here by where I live. Today was just absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see which Goddesses have stepped forward today! All you have to do to participate is to select a card or cards from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck by Doreen Virtue that are pictured below and then scroll below to reveal the message the Goddess holds for you. Feel free to comment, enjoy!

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I find it so fascinating that this time around again the messages are very similar. Let go of the worry, pray, set positive intentions and attitudes and seek spiritual healing. These are difficult times in which we live in but as long as we live our lives the best way possible and with a positive outlook the Divine will certainly take care of us. The Divine is also urging us to pay attention to spiritual healing, to learn how to move on from our material concerns, from past hurts and to forgive ourselves and others so that we can truly transform ourselves in to more enlightened beings.

Card # 1 Mother Mary, Expect a Miracle – “Have faith that your prayers have been heard and are being answered.”

Mother Mary is a Christian goddess. She is the goddess of faith, healing and children. She is the mother of Christ. She works closely with child advocates, teachers, care givers or healers. Her symbol is the Rosary and she is associated with the Sun. The message that she brings, is the message of keeping the faith alive. She is telling you that something miraculous is going to happen soon if you have faith that it is so. This is the time to be open to divine guidance and to seek spiritual healing. Let go of negative thought patterns that arise from worry.  A way that you can honor her is by doing a random act of kindness this week. You can wear yellow or gold items to bring her energy to you. If you like, this might a good time make your own prayers beads.

Card #2 Kuan Yin , Compassion – “Release judgments about yourself and others, and focus on the love and light that is within everyone”

Kuan Yin is an Asian Goddess who hears all prayers and is the essence of purity, nurturing love and gentle power. She is also known to bring fertility, health and magical insight to anyone who asks. It is her sacred duty to encourage enlightenment and ease our suffering. She facilitates us to feel compassion towards ourselves and others. She is also the protector of women and children. Her symbols are the lotus, rice, black tea and the rainbow. Kuan Yin brings the message that you need to release the shame and guilt that you may have so that spiritual healing can occur. That this is the time to forgive yourself and others and to truly understand that we are not perfect and that we need to be compassionate in all matters. This is the time for emotional, mental and spiritual healing. This is a great time to work on soul retrieval or to receive energetic healing. Give the forgiveness you have been denying for so long so that in that way you may truly be able to be free and move on. To honor her you can burn some lotus incense, you can place some sweet cakes, fresh fruits, flowers, rice or black tea on your scared space.

Card #3 Eireen, Peace – “There is no need to worry, as everything is working out beautifully.”

Eireen, is a Grecian goddess who brings peacefulness to all who call upon her. She helps you replace your worries with faith that everything is as it should. She calls us to retain our childlike wonder and enthusiasm for life. Her message is that there is no need to worry as Eireen, brings forth that peace of mind, the peace that fills your heart and soul. She is the mental and emotional stress reliever. She is here to let you know that everything is going to be ok, you just have to have faith. Take the time this week to do works to increase peace and harmony into your life. Take salt bath to purify yourself, do yoga, meditate partake in activities that not only brings you peace but it also brings you happiness and relaxation. To honor Eireen you can light a blue or white candle on her honor. You can wear white and do a simple rite. Light a white candle and say “Eireen, let peace reign my heart, let all hatred depart. May there be peace between me and those who I meet.” You can place symbol of peace in your scared space or you can craft some peace oil or herbal blends in her honor. Take the time this week to bring peace in to your home and community.

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Call Upon the Quail!

California Quail - Eleazar Saenz

California Quail by Eleazar Saenz

About a month ago my family and I were pretty sick. We caught a pretty bad cold. It was closer to the end of summer nevertheless it was an uncommon time for all of us to be sick. As I normally do I did shamanic healing to myself and the family to facilitate a speedy recovery. I also asked family and friends if they were so inclined to send us healing energy as well.

As soon as I get to the underworld who in the animal ally to greet me? It is Quail. I had never worked with this particular animal ally so he was a very much welcomed new face. We sat by the river and just had some time together. I petted him and he would send my way waves of love and warmth. I was feeling better already. I gave my thanks and showed him gratitude for his healing and I came back home.

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Two Quail by Lynnette Shelley

When I decided to do the animal Guide of the week I picked Quail and I wanted to learn more about him and this is why I am writing this post about him.

If you are journeying and you happen to encounter a Quail it means that you need to eat healthy for the next week or so. I thought this was funny since it goes hand on hand with healing for me. In order for our bodies to heal it needs to have good nourishment so this was a reminder to ensure that I cooked really god nourishing meals for the nest week or so. Encountering a Quail can also herald the message you are about to discover a greater sense of who you are and develop a stronger understanding of your soul’s destiny and purpose. Or it can also means that you are starting a new creative endeavor that will make you feel like you are spread too thin but it will expand your sense of who you are.

Call upon the Quail when…

… you are in need of physical healing.

… you want to know what your soul name is and ho wit is spoken.

… you receive any kind of gift that nurtures and nourished you and you want to express your gratitude.

Resources:

Personal Experiences

Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer

Goddess Guidance 09-19-2014

What a beautiful weekend is here by where I live. Today was just absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see which Goddesses have stepped forward today! All you have to do to participate is to select a card or cards from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck by Doreen Virtue that are pictured below and then scroll below to reveal the message the Goddess holds for you. Feel free to comment, enjoy!

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The Goddess has been revealed. Listen to her message with an open heart and know that she will aid you during this time. Take time this week to connect with her and see what other messages or lessons she may have for you.

This week once again you see a pattern or a theme in the messages and the message this week is the message of connecting with your inner goddess and live a little! So make sure that you go out and have fun this weekend!

Card #1 Freyja, Bold – “Unleash your adventurous side! Take risks and be daring.”

Freyja is a Nordic goddess of fertility, celebrations and passion. Her symbols are the lion and strawberries. Freyja embraces her sexual energy and she is neither ashamed nor afraid of it. She knows how important is to have a good time. Friday’s were named after her so make sure to have a fun time and kick off your shoes today on her honor. Go out this weekend and have some fun! Dance, laugh, be flirtatious but most of all satisfy your inner fires!  Freyja comes forward to remind you to live a little and have some fun! Be bold and take the initiative don’t play coy and don’t play it safe. She is on your side.  If you would like to connect and honor her give her an offering of strawberries and the consume them so take within so you can take in her energy.

Card #2 Aphrodite, Inner Goddess – “Awaken the Goddess within you through dance, self-care, and appreciating your divinity.”

Aphrodite is the Grecian Goddess of passion and love! She is associated with the planet Venus. She like Freyja embodies sexual energy. She facilitates for you to be comfortable with your body and sexuality. She helps both genders to experience more passion in their lives. Aphrodite comes forward to ask you to connect with your inner goddess. To feel what it is to be female, to own your feminine energy and to let it loose in to the world around you. I am the Divine Feminine hear me ROAR!!!  Take some time this week to do some self-care. Go get your pedi and mani done or just soak in a luxurious bath. This week is about you! If you would like to connect and honor her you can take a sacred bath with sea salt and rose water or rose petals in it.

For the men who chose this card it is telling you to connect with that energy. Try to be receptive, softer and gentle with yourself and others. We have both energies within us and she is asking you to connect with your feminine side this week.

Card #3 Cordelia, Go Outside – “You have been indoors too long. Go Outside and get some fresh air.”

Cordelia is the Celtic fairy goddess which watches over the flora over the Spring and Summer months. She is associated with Beltane when we welcome the summer season. It is interesting that summer is ending and she makes her appearance once again! Her season is almost over and she is telling to you to enjoy what little bit is left. Go in to nature and connect with it. Enjoy the sun and enjoy the grass beneath your feet and soon enough winter will be here and the land will be blanketed in white. She is here telling you to enjoy nature. Go out for a hike or pack up a picnic and share it with your loved ones. If you would like to connect or honor her you can release flowers in a body of water, or you can make a fairy chair by taking a doll house chair and decorating it with leaves and place it outside your home by plants or trees or you can place it on a window sill close to one of your plants.

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