Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Black Swan

Love this card, it is all about getting in tune with the Ying and Yang of the world! The Black Swan comes out to play today with the message to expect the unexpected! Don’t be scared of it, just learn to roll with it. Life isn’t always what it seems and sometimes we have to look beyond the surface to find the true beauty and meaning of things. And that is okay! All to often we simply see what we want to see or what we see at first glance as truth, when if we took a beat to slow down, to look beyond… we’d be able to balance everything a little better.

So today… look beyond the obvious…and balance your souls with Truth, Honesty and humbleness.

The Black Swan shows itself to us to teach us some hard yet loving lessons. Time to go deep, touching that dark side that resides inside us all. To honor that we always don’t want to be good, to walk in light 100% of the time. We need to understand it, balance it and honor it for it assists us when we come face to face with it and have to deal with it in a healthy manner.

The Black Swan brings us from the shadows to tell you that we all are unique and different, and sometimes it is that uniqueness that makes us stand apart from others. So today is the day to shine and let people see the different in you but in positives, in healthy ways, productive ways. So Today… stand in Sacred, stand in Beauty!

Card of the Day – Black Swan
The Black Swan represents mystery and the unknown. It represents something that is alluring, perhaps even forbidden. They remind us that there are two sides to all things, the Yin and Yang, black and white, polar opposites. They remind us to remember to know that dark side in order to balance the light within.

Black Swans help us to hone and strengthen our intuitive abilities and altered states of awareness. Bringing with them knowledge of new ways of thinking, breathing and teaching us to move with the flow of life for there is reason behind that flow.

Wherever the Black Swan appears expect unexpected and unpredictable and be prepared for what will follow. The Black Swan does not mean good or bad, it is about paying attention as events unfold… events that seldom occur or have never occurred in our life prior.

They bring in the subtleties of life to our attention. Causing us to use the intuition we have to better understand our feelings and process them in a healthy way. The Swan itself teaches us grace through movement and longevity through inner knowledge. They remind us to look at the beauty of life, even in the darkness to see that ALL life is indeed Sacred.


I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

~ bear Medicinewalker


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2 Replies to “Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Black Swan”

  1. Medicinewalker, I have much joy.when I came upon your words, I have put my cards in darkness, Because The People’s I was learning from told me cards were bad,Thou I KNOW, my gift was given to me by the Spirits, Now after reading your words, I am using them and my gift again, A’HO

    1. We all must listen to what the Ancestors, “Spirit”, Creator shares with us as gifts…we need to remember to bring forward the Positives… There is no perfect way or rule book with these gifts. There is nothing dark or evil about them when we use them to assist others in good ways. Listen to your souls guidance and you will understand better what has been shared with you. Many Blessings ~ bear

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