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Totems: EEL, Part 1 of 2

CURRENT TOTEMS ARTICLE Totems: EEL, Part 1 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman What exactly are you trying to hold onto, dear one? The more fear you have, the more you try to control things to make yourself feel safe, but safety will never come that way. It will elude your grasp just as trying to [...]

Totems: EEL, Part 1 of 22019-09-30T19:33:41+00:00

Totems: STARFISH, Part 2 of 2

Totems: STARFISH, Part 2 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman The first time I ever heard that starfish regenerate limbs, also known as rays, I felt this would lead to a new era in medicine and spirituality. After all, wouldn’t that be a leap in both the area of prosthetics and in consciousness – [...]

Totems: STARFISH, Part 2 of 22019-05-06T18:21:44+00:00

STARFISH, Part 1 of 2

Totems: STARFISH, Part 1 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman Can you see me? Can you feel me? Would you touch me? I am STARFISH, star of the sea. I use all my sensory awareness to perceive the world around me. How do you sense your world – with your intellect, your heartfelt emotions, [...]

STARFISH, Part 1 of 22019-03-08T15:11:41+00:00

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 2 of 2

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 2 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman   The Northern Mockingbird has pale grey upper-parts, dull white under-parts, two white wing bars, prominent white wing patches easily seen in flight, and a long tail. They often flick their tails from side to side. Tails provide excellent balance as they run [...]

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 2 of 22019-02-20T18:32:09+00:00

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 1 of 2

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 1 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman   Using your talents is what keeps you happy and full of life. Think of how you feel when you’ve accomplished the exquisite execution of a song, sculpt the form of something in Nature, blend colors harmoniously in a painting, master a complex [...]

Totems: NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Part 1 of 22019-02-20T18:32:09+00:00

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 2 of 2

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 2 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman   A few words about prairie dogs, since they are so intricately tied to the life and times of the black-footed ferret: Early American settlers named these members of the squirrel family, prairie dogs because their tails wag when they are excited, and [...]

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 2 of 22019-02-20T18:32:10+00:00

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 1 of 2

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 1 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman We, the BLACK-TAILED FERRET people know how to love. We love ferociously, with everything that we are. That driving force seeps down into our bodies making us lithe, sinuous, and connected to the rhythms of life. Humans – no one can stop you [...]

Totems: BLACK-FOOTED FERRET, Part 1 of 22019-02-20T18:32:10+00:00

Totems: SPARROW, Part 2

Totems: SPARROW, Part 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman The HEDGE SPARROW has such a need to feed whatever is in its nest, that it keeps bringing insects to feed even interlopers, and long after they’ve outgrown the little nest. Some even perch on the backs of the so-called adopted chick’s back to continue doing their job. [...]

Totems: SPARROW, Part 22019-02-20T18:32:11+00:00

Totems: SPARROW, Part 1

Totems: SPARROW, Part 1 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman Whether the sun is shining brightly, or the rain pelts me unmercifully, I continue singing. Whether there are seeds a-plenty for me to eat, or a dearth of food, I persist. And when I find a better nesting site for the young I will bring forth, I take [...]

Totems: SPARROW, Part 12019-02-20T18:32:11+00:00

Totems: SEA JELLIES, Part 2 of 2

Totems: SEA JELLIES, Part 2 of 2 by Cie Simurro- Thunderbird Starwoman ________________________________________________________________________ Jellyfish are basically tube-shaped, with an opening at one end, and an umbrella-shaped dome referred to as a Medusa. Medusa comes from the Greek virgin goddess in service to Athena, the Goddess of War. She was ravaged by Poseidon, the God [...]

Totems: SEA JELLIES, Part 2 of 22019-02-20T18:32:11+00:00