|The Mystery within...|
My August 5, 2013 blog titled “My Spider” told of how I came to know, and be grateful for my totem spider that appeared to me while on a “Women Gathering” retreat. I wasn’t at all sure I wanted this spider spirit until I began to understand what it was asking me to suspend: judgment of others and myself; anxiety for things undone; and the need to be perfect or right. And after I learned that my spider is the keeper of the primordial alphabet, and teaches one how to write with power and creativity, I was in love with it.
Two more spirit animals have now recently showed up very unexpectedly in my life in the forms of a golden Palomino and a black horse. They appeared on the first thawing day of this winter’s frigid grip while I walked in a wood not far from my house with my yellow Lab, Oliver. Oliver stopped and stood transfixed with something among the bare trees deep in the snow-covered woods. I followed his gaze and there stood a yellow horse! My disbelief doubled when a black horse soon joined it. We all just stood watching one another until finally the horses snorted, and then Oliver gave one bark, at which the pair turned and ran north into a grove of pines.
This little 17-acre wood, bounded by private residences, a bike trail, and the Milwaukee River is home to squirrels, birds, chipmunks and deer. Not horses. I figured they probably escaped from their paddock somewhere and were enjoying a little spring fling. I thought somebody should know where they were so when I got to the bike trail I asked a couple walking there if they had a cell phone so I could alert authorities of the horses whereabouts. Later that night I called the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s dispatch to see if anyone reported a missing black and Palomino horse. The dispatcher said no and they sent two deputies there and found nothing.
I looked on-line for the spiritual attributes of horses and found Horse Journeys. I learned horses are symbols of freedom and will awaken and discover my own freedom and power. They teach fear kills creativity and can lead me to trust my own inner wealth of knowledge making me aware all things are possible. Horses can reconnect me with the natural world, encourage me to be in the moment, and inspire a heightened sense of awareness. Some of the goodness horses possess leads to a balanced social order because of their heightened sensory awareness, self-responsibility, and support of the greater good for the whole community. These spirit guides can help me claim my authentic heart so what I say, do, think and feel comes from love. I also found a golden horse signifies the coming of a spiritual manifestation and action; and a black horse is symbolic of death and rebirth. I am thrilled to accept these new spirit animals in my life and welcome their mentoring.
What if we all became aware of our spirit animals with messages for our life?