WORKING WITH TOTEMS OR POWER ANIMALS
Do you know what the message is when a hawk or a deer appears unexpectedly in your life? What does it mean when you see a bear or a butterfly, especially in an unusual context? The metaphysical principles symbolized by the totem are embodied in the living animal. Like the Doctrine of Signatures in the botanical world, the significance or “Medicine” that the animal expresses by their behavior and function manifests as spiritual power of which they are the representation.
We are meant to live in harmony and cooperation with all of Nature’s kingdoms: animal, plant and mineral, creating a new paradigm of compassion in a mutually shared future on Mother Earth. Experience the truth that the more we interact with Nature, the more She interacts with us.
We are in a grand partnership with Nature. It is as subtle and complex as the delicate, yet tensile web of the spider. Just as nothing can touch the web without the spider knowing and feeling it, so also does every change in our ecology resonate throughout our environment. This relationship is not just physical. We have inextricably linked destinies on this dear planet. It is time to create a future for all living things, in order that we may all survive.
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Since 2000, Cie has been a Contributing Columnist to Wisdom Magazine published in New England, the New York Metropolitan area, as well as Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties, and southeastern Pennsylvania. Go to wisdom-magazine.com for Cie’s current and archived Totems articles.
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