Happy Labor Day! In the quiet of this early morn, the animals came and gathered in the area…and in my mind. They called to me, and let me know there was a message to be had from them this day. And so, as I honor the animals their wisdom, I took to my book and Medicine Cards of “The Discovery of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson. It was this card that came to my hand:
Bear ~ Introspection: “Bear…Invite me into the cave, where silence surrounds the answers you gave.”
Message (paraphrased): “The strength of Bear medicine is the power of Introspection. It lies in the West on the great Medicine Wheel of Life. Bear seeks honey, or the sweetness of truth. Bear enters the womb-cave to hibernate, to digest the year’s experience. It is said our goals reside in the West also. To accomplish the goals and dreams that we carry, the art of Introspection is necessary.
The womb-cave is the place where all solutions and answers live in the harmony with the questions that fill our realities. If we choose to believe there are many questions to life, we must also believe that the answers to these questions reside within us. Each and every being has the capacity to quiet the mind, enter the silence, and know.
In the cave, Bear seeks answers while he/she is dreaming or hibernating. Bear is then reborn in spring, like the opening of spring flowers. In Bear crossing our path today, the Power of Knowing has invited you to enter the silence and become acquainted with the womb-cave, so that your goals may become realities. This is the strength of Bear.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
In our busy and complicated lives these days, it is often very difficult to find the time, place, and space to have “quiet time”…or a chance for Introspection. We are always in a hurry, or another email has come through, or any manner of distraction takes our time from out of our hands, and we sometimes do not even realize we have not secured a moment for ourselves.
But…Bear is telling us today…that it is important, even critical…to seek that time for Introspection and to “go into the silence”, into the womb-cave, to find our Truth. For as this message says…it is only in that silence that “all solutions and answers live in harmony with the questions that fill our realities”. That is a profound statement. For it is True that for every question, there is an answer, or it would not be a question. So, they must both reside within us. Never doubt that.
As the great cacophony of life erupts around us…how can we possibly hear the sometimes faint voice of truth or answers? And too, we tend to look outside ourselves for answers, or at least the validation of the answer we have come up with.
Only in the silence…will we know.
And that is one of the sweetest moments of life…when we know we know the answer.
Be like the Bear…and go into the cave, into the silence, and seek your answers there. It is when we step away from a problem or issue, that we can expand our vision to include the wisdom that is innate in our beings. Listen for and cultivate that voice. That voice that you will only hear when you go quiet.
No matter how busy you are…seek that moment of Introspection. The Power of Knowing invites you, with the strength of a Bear.