Gratitude

Shamanic Journey Part 2

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The ladies from last nights meeting said that the spirit/power animals have meaning. So this morning, still very peaceful and happy I looked up dove and pigeon. Scrolling through instead of just typing into the search bar my attention comes to the squirrel and I remember seeing a squirrel hanging out by the fire when I first started walking forward. I thought this could be meaningful so I began to read about the squirrel. Interesting enough my findings are as follows:

The Squirrel is busy but playful. They plan for the future but have balance with work and play. They avoid danger but if there are obstacles, they always find a way. They are flexible in the way of allowing change to happen when needed. They store just what is needed and let go of what is not.

I believe, as a recovering workaholic, this little guy came to me for a reason, I do not think he spoke but his symbolism tells me this in a nutshell

This teaches us the importance of letting go/getting rid of unnecessary physical objects, and also negative beliefs, emotions and memories which limit our faith in love and abundance. Our energy must not be wasted, but conserved for times of need. We are reminded that on our journeys to fulfil our goals, it is vital to make time for play and socialising.Take the time to stop, listen and to heed your inner self.

More information about the squirrel can be found here.

The Pigeon on the other hand is the one who spoke. He is grouped in with the doves. They both symbolize qualities of home, security and maternal instincts. I found it funny that maternal instinct is in this but when I think of my love for animals, it is probably right on point. The dove offers peace of the deepest kind. Renewal of a worried mind. It returns the appreciation of the simple things in life.

Many with this power animal struggle with gaining a strong and firm foundation in all areas of their lives. This is definitely a struggle I have but then:

Dove teaches us that, regardless of external circumstances, peace is always a touch away – within us, and always available.

The yoga, the meditation. My home life at this moment…

The dove’s brood consists of 2 eggs. 2 is a symbol of the creative and feminine energies. Home and family are very dear and meaningful to those with this power animal.

My 2 eggs this morning…

The dove is linked with translational periods. When we are going through big changes. The reading suggested pairing the dove and amethyst together; both being of peace.

Last but not least, if a dove flys into your life, you are being asked to release emotional disharmony. They help release trauma stored in cellular memory.

Doves carry the energy of promise. When inner agitation is banished from our thoughts, words and feelings, the goodness awaits us. So we are able to receive the gifts doves present us, healing on all levels – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually – is of utmost importance.

More information about the dove can be found here.

Author: Joy

I am Joy I am content I am patient I am love I am free, fabulous and fit. I am all these things and so much more. I am struggle I am hopelessness I am sad I am endurance I am a warrior I am a princess I am my Father's daughter I am a survivor of loss of hurt of pain. I am encouragement I am influence I am Joy.

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