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

 

Background music provided by Chris Ferree and is available on Itunes and at http://www.chrisferree.com
and as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Spiritual and Totem Insights of the Day – the Scorpion


The Scorpion is teaching us to be extra be careful as you walk through the day today, pay more attention to the surroundings and who/what are in it. Today is not a day to tread heavy with words… but rather to choose them wisely least that come back to bite you in the butt. Sometimes we don’t think before speaking, doing, setting into motion. Today is not the day to do that. We must remember that words and actions can sting and harm others and ultimately ourselves when it returns the Karma. So although we can be guarded we must remain vigilant in our life path of positive imprints on the world we live in.

Don’t spread the poison, curb it and learn how to heal from it instead.

Scorpion shows up when there is poison at work in our lives. Such as a toxic relationship or situation that is working against you and how you need to move forward in a positive way. It shares that we need to watch our backs due to the element of Fire being present. Scorpion brings the ability of transmuting that poison through that fire allowing the poison back to the place of origin or into the universe to be recycled into positives.

Scorpion medicine is strong and we must remember that is should be approached with caution and used only for positive outcome, or it’s poison will come back and fill our own lives with negatives.

Be cautious of your thoughts, your tongue and your deeds. Look at life and see what no longer serves and remove them from our lives, our paths so that we can move in more positive steps. Look at minimizing the enabling of others that causes us to be unable to move forward. Re-establish our boundaries, make clear decisions about which direction the next few months will take and move on.

Scorpions teach us strength and show us that we have the ability to inspire others. To be passionate about life and remember that what lies in the dark is not always bad, but rather to be understood and used in a more positive way.

Blessings to You All,
~ bear Medicinewalker
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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…”

Background music provided by Chris Ferree and is available on Itunes and at http://www.chrisferree.com

Spiritual and Totem Insights of the Day – the Owl


Today one of my Favorite Creatures shows itself in the cards…. the Owl. It comes in to remind us of the lesson that sometimes it takes a keen sense to study, listen, watch life around us in order to better serve it and ourselves in positives. Don’t be so quick to jump to conclusions about something before looking at it from all angles. In doing so, in putting ego aside…putting bravado and brashness aside… by taking time with whatever it is at the moment, we will not only learn something but we will have greater outcome.

So often in today’s society we rush to conclusion without even thinking, why? Of course because each of us knows it all and knows it better. Well Owl can sit patiently and by example teaches us that there is due diligence when it comes to knowledge and truths and in doing so we embrace the Wisdom’s of our Elders teachings… again the teachings arise in the cards and “Spirit”… Truth, Honesty, Wisdom, Love, Respect, Courage and Humility. There is a reason that this teaching comes up so often…it is because as Humans we have forgotten them and forgotten them often.

So Wise Up today… Pay attention, be Respectful and Patient and Loving…. and, and, and…

Owl brings both Magical and Spiritual energies with it’s presence… always Sacred to me, and to be revered by all. The Owl speaks to us of knowledge and answers that as Human we often are looking for.

Owl suggests to us that what we do not realize is often the answers we are the seeking, is actually the journey itself. If we will but slow down and open or eyes so that our vision can see the slightest movement, our ears can hear even the quietest whisper and our minds process the life we are indeed walking, we would actually come to understand that the process of our walk, our Life, our very path is the answer. Once we can accept that, we can then begin to balance our Sacred Hoops so that they resonate in positives allowing healing, joy, acceptance, happiness over the fact that we ARE. That we CAN… and bring our dreams into reality.

The Owl shares with us the Great Mystery and all that is to be understood in life as we walk the human path. Teaching us to be open and see with wonderment the life that is around us, interacting with us, sharing with us, part of us, even in the smallest of ways. In return showing us how we can impact it all in return. To keep our eyes open in even in what we may perceive as dark times, for that glimmer of hope and light to shine through.

Remember to fly beyond and look at the larger picture so better to plan ahead how to approach situations, people or the journey itself. It teaches us to use our intuition and deep connections with wisdom that has been seeded deep within our souls.

If he has showed up in your life today… perhaps you need to look closer for the hidden truths.

Blessings to You All,
~ bear Medicinewalker
 

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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…”

Background music provided by Chris Ferree and is available on Itunes and at http://www.chrisferree.com

Spiritual and Totem Insights of the Day – the Crystal Keepers

Crystals have always seemed magical to me, they are used for gazing, they can hold energy and power, they have been used by Seers and mystics, Shaman and Medicine people of all races and religions for as long as time can be recorded. So it was no surprise to me when today a new card emerged from the deck, the “Crystal Keepers“! Speaking of all the knowledge from the Ancestors, those that have walked before us from beyond time, that has been recorded and is accessible to each of us if we chose to listen to what is being shared. It is the history of life itself, of how we can attune our souls to balance, walk a better and in a more positive way.

They speak to us of opening ourselves to that inner core, the D.N.A. that has been encoded inside us from generation to generation. We don’t need science to hear and share in it’s wealth of knowledge… we don’t need to super smart to tap into it…we simply have to trust in our abilities that we are each born with and reignite the switch to openness.

It is time to listen and relearn the ways of our Ancestors in order to balance ourselves and life on the Great Mother Earth. It is time to remember the Grandfather/Grandmother Teachings of Humility, Honesty, Truth, Wisdom, Courage, Respect and Love. It is time as the “Crystal Keepers” share to amplify those traits and restore what needs to be happening here while we ALL walk the Human.

Blessings to you All

~ bear Medicinewalker

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“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 teach 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…”
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Background music provided by Chris Ferree and is available on Itunes and at http://www.chrisferree.com

Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Polar Bear


Winter is arriving sooner than we may think according to the cards this week that have shown up for us as today yet another reminder falls into place the Polar Bear comes into play. Now for many people automatically think of the Polar bear as a winter bear, playing in the snow and ice… dealing with the harsh cold weather… But as it teaches us today…there is much to prepare for and no one better to remind us than the Polar Bear!

We must gather strength and all that is needed for the long winter months ahead. We must be prepared for anything that happens along the way especially the unexpected. We must be adaptable in order to survive in a healthy manner. We must remember to feed our bodies, minds and souls to continue to achieve balance. We must remember our foundations and core of who we are so we are steady and true on our paths….

Polar Bears do not typically hibernate in the same fashion as it’s other related cousins…. instead they walk life in a continuous adaptable manner, foraging through life as needed in order to survive.

Polar Bear comes and steps into the light today, speaking to us of those that have walked and come before us and all that has been lost. We must remember the old ways, teach the old ways, tell the old stories… because one day sooner than we would all like to hear, we all will be part of the past. For it is written so we begin and so we will end, it is the cycle of life. But at the same time what is still here, our teachings, our memories, life that grows and continues around us, also have to be cared for and remembered in the present… for there are valuable lessons and teachings for us all to cherish and walk forward with.

The way of the Polar Bear is fast declining as are so many of the world culture traditions, stories and ways of healing and being. So we must remember to honor what is remembered and carry it forward, even if through sharing memories. So much to learn… so much to teach….

The Polar Bear shares that it is time to dig deep within your self and balance your Sacred Hoop. Discard what is no longer needed so that you may move ahead on your path in a positive way. Polar Bears are all about the Winter which relates to nurturing self, taking time to feed your soul and examine what is needed for us to take steps forward to survive and flourish in a healthy manner.

Polar Bear steps in to show us all how strong we can be as we face life’s challenges that are thrown at us from time to time. It is time to stand up and show that strength in the dark corners of our life and take ownership of the light that needs to shine from within. Helping to guide us between our human walk and our connections to spirit.

Polar Bear tells us to clean out our dens of unwanted and unneeded energies that are no longer healthy for us. creating for us in that process a renewal of Spirit and thought and putting us back to balancing our Sacred Hoops. We need to remember we are responsible for self and are the only ones that can set ourselves to that place of balance and positives. In a sense we are the masters of our own Universe… so own that …empower yourself …. and love yourself… if we can understand and attain that we will allow other positives into our life with that alignment.

Blessings to you All

~ bear Medicinewalker
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“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 teach 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…”
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Background music provided by Chris Ferree and is available on Itunes and at http://www.chrisferree.com

Spiritual and Totem Card of the Day – the Frog


Today the Frog pops out of the deck, talking about preparing for the long Winter’s sleep ahead and making the most out of the days ahead to not only prepare but enjoy. Frogs are amazing and looking at them …knowing how nonthreatening they are to us, and their almost fragile appearance they have in our world, they come equipped with multiple ways to deal with even the most severe climates this planet has to offer. They can be found all around the globe from the Arctic Circle to deserts or tropical rain forests and everywhere in between. The way they survive is nothing short of ingenious. They learn to adapt and react with their environments!

So this is the lesson they are sharing today… we need to remember to adapt better to situations if we want better solutions! We need to remember we are not always right… so we need to learn to adapt and take care of self until the cycle rebirths us to newer and more positive opportunities. All about how we protect ourselves…adapt and roll to lifes twists and turns…So stay strong today, Stay Smart today and help generate positives not only in your world but the world you move within!

The Frog teaches us of transition and transformation, supporting us as we walk through times of change. Connecting us with the our deepest emotions and assisting us with the process of cleansing our physical, emotional, spiritual selves to attain balance.  The Frog represents the cycles of life, birth and rebirth. If we take a glimpse at the Frogs own journey through life from a tadpole to the adult state it mirrors the many cycles of transformation and rebirth in our own lives.

Frog assists us with the process of owning our own personal power. Recognizing it by cleansing ourselves of what no longer serves us and embracing with open arms what is now possible.

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach 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…”
Many Blessings to ya’ll
~bear Medicinewalker

 

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Tree Frog Dance by Jonny Lipford and available at  http://www.jonnylipfordmusic.com/

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This card and the other Totem of the Day cards are part of the “Mitakuye O`yasin – We Are All Related” Spiritual deck that I have created.

 

Spiritual and Totem Card of the Day – the Red Tail Hawk


Swooping and soaring… utilizing air currents to it’s advantage! That’s what the Red Tail Hawk tries to teach us all as it lands from the deck this morning. WE need to learn to work the with the world around us to push us to greatness… push us to positives… push us to what helps and keeps us balanced through all the craziness that may surround us at any given time. We learn to adapt, to weave and bob through the turmoil of chaos in order to meet our goals. Not allowing the negativity that is out there to even hinder us.

Red Tail Hawk shows up to help us understand the meaning in ordinary experiences if open and become aware of our surroundings. The Red Tail Hawk is awakening our souls so that we may begin the journey of our spirituality, preparing us for those Life Lessons that will soon show up.

Red Tail Hawks are messengers of the between, sharing insights and knowledge extended to us from the Ancestors and the world of Spirit. They speak to us of looking from a different vantage point and thus giving us a broader view of any given situation, helping us to not only be aware that a message awaits us, but also helping us to understand those messages.

Red Tailed Hawks are sacred and as they enter our presence, we must honor them by opening our minds and keeping them sharp while we look for wisdom and answers as we walk the human.

The Red Tailed Hawk’s red tail feathers distinguish it from other hawks, and remember that it does not receive their red feathers until at a later point in life after it has matured and experienced life around it. These feathers must be earned. The color Red represents Power and Energy that will lie dormant until it is awakened by our Souls as they walk and journey life and honor its own Sacred Hoop.

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach 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…”
Many Blessings to ya’ll
~bear Medicinewalker

 

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Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017