Monday Message ~ Introspection

 

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:

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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.”

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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.

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No matter how busy you are…seek that moment of Introspection. The Power of Knowing invites you, with the strength of a Bear.

Blessings!

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A Friday Message

 

This past week the energy has been very tense. Everyone seems to be feeling it. Everywhere I go and everyone I speak with, as well as my clients and myself…are feeling this taut and stressful energy. And we are having a tough time of moving through it. Whether you believe in this sort of thing or not…in my quest to seek the source of this discomforting energy…I found the planets are in a ruckus, with Mercury having gone retrograde a few days ago. I have a certain “connection” to this little planet and its retrograde antics since, maaaaany years ago when I was bartending, I was introduced to its power when I bent down to grab a wine bottle and came up to the drawer of the cash register slamming into my forehead and knocking me out. I was told at the time by someone who follows planetary alignment, etc., that it happened at the very moment of retrograde. Thanks for the message Mercury! I made it a life task to always know when Mercury was on the move.

But, if planetary alignment is not your thing…there is still something very wicked about the energy this week. I have been encouraging everyone to keep taking deep core breaths, staying as balanced as possible, and when the feeling gets too intense…go within and cleanse your energy. However it works for you.

So, it is no surprise that this morning I felt compelled to seek a message from one of my tools to see if we can find some further enlightenment. I was drawn to my deck “Medicine Cards – The Discovery of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson. It seems the animal kingdom has some wisdom to impart  – and the card that came to my hand is:

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FROG ~ Cleansing ~ “Bring In The Water, Tears Cleanse Your Feelings, Refill With Well-Being”

Message (paraphrased): “Frog medicine is akin to water energy. Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul. All water rites belong to Frog, including all initiations by water. If Frog hopped into the cards today, it may be calling in the cleansing you need. If you were to look at where you are today, would you use any of the following words to describe your condition: tired, overloaded, harried, frustrated, guilty, itchy, nervous, at a loss, empty, weakened?

If so, take a break and allow yourself to bathe in the waters of Frog medicine. This could mean a long, relaxing bath, disconnecting the phone, “yelling” stop, or taking in deep, cleansing breaths. The key thought is to find a way to rid yourself of distractions and to replace the mud with clear energy. Then replenish your parched spirit, body, and mind. Call to Frog and find peace in the process of cleansing to contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

Well, I called that one a bit didn’t I? LOL! When the energy gets this intense, and there does not seem to be a way around it, the best thing to do is hunker down and go within and take care of the Self. We are the ones that have to get through it, and we should nurture and give ourselves the attention we need to maintain until we pass to the other side of that energy.

Take those deep, core breaths…the ones that you inhale past your chest and into your belly. Hold it there a few seconds…then exhale…and as the breath leaves you, imagine all your stress and tension leaving your mind, body, and soul. Do this frequently and keep cleansing that tension. And, take opportunities to “go to the water”…whether it be a long, relaxing bath or shower, swimming, or going to a body of water…as well as drinking lots of water to flush the physical tension. And also…those therapeutic tears…let them come. Let those jewels of teardrops escape, drip from your lashes, roll down your cheeks and splash on your clothes. It is OK! Let them come and cleanse you of all that is causing your tension. Feel the sweet release as you breathe through it. We all feel better after a good cry…and there is nothing at all wrong in allowing ourselves that moment.

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Now…after your cleansing and release…do not forget to fill yourself up with something that will replenish your spirit, mind, and body. Do something nice for yourself, eat a treat, meditate, whatever means something to you that fills you up with well-being and pleasure.

I am not sure just how long this phase of energy will last…but we will get through it. Keep the Focus on cleansing, balancing and replenishing and let the rest of it work itself out. Frog says…flow through it.

Blessings!