Day #135 – Roadrunners

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #135 – Roadrunners

A small creature, but one believed to hold great power, roadrunners were revered as sacred by many Native American cultures.  Once considered to be able to protect against evil spirits . . . in real life, roadrunners are known for their bravery, speed and endurance.  They kill rattlesnakes, run faster than people, and have great endurance, moving quickly across large expanses of land for their relatively small size. Regarded as good luck symbols, many Mexican Indian tribes believed they were a medicine bird and ate the meat of the road runner to aid in healing of the sick and to boost...

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Day #133 – Gray Wolves

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Day #133 – Gray Wolves

In spite the wolf’s reputation as a creature to be feared, in the spiritual world, he is valued for his affinities with human kind. The wolf is a social, intelligent and friendly animal. He is one of the most faithful of all animal totem guides. The wolf will bring wonderful qualities to your life; he tells us that we must cross barriers, take risks and go beyond what is considered “normal” behavior in order to learn and grow. He brings good energies into life such as faithfulness, intuition, inner strength and power.  As your guide, a wolf gives the strength and knowledge...

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Day 124 – Beetles

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day 124 – Beetles

If you decided to collect one different kind of beetle a day, it would take you more than 350,000 days (over 9,500 years) and a huge storage space, to display them all. The preponderance of beetles crawling upon the earth is one reason the beetle was considered sacred by ancient Egyptians. Its hard shell is symbolic of protection. Because there are so many different types of beetle, their ability to relate to nature is representative of the ability to socialize and make the best choices for yourself. Today, there are those who see the four stages of life of the lowly beetle, the egg, larva,...

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Day #117 – Turtles

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #117 – Turtles

I slam on my brakes, throw the vehicle into park and rush to the front of my truck.  There I bear witness and safe journey to the low lying traveler and omen of good fortune. As I watch its sluggish pace, I contemplate the turtle’s constant burden, its hard protective shell composed of bone and cartilage. Is the load heavy? Is it an annoyance or is it weightless, requiring minimal effort? While the greenish-spotted reptile leisurely makes its way across the steaming asphalt, I am reminded that ‘slow and steady wins the race”, indeed, life seems a game of endurance.  Hoping...

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Day #110 – Osprey

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #110 – Osprey

If there was something that could show you by example how to be successful in all your endeavors, would you take it all in and learn?  What if it had the ability to observe the big picture and used keen vision to choose the goal that was most attainable.  Then it formed a plan and quickly put it into action. Suppose this something taught you how to focus on your goal, and let nothing distract you from attaining it. Then, once your goal was within your grasp . . . to hold on tightly, even though there might be rough waters along the way?  What if it taught you to never give up? These...

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Day #109 – Blue Heron

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #109 – Blue Heron

A friend of mine asked me how to quiet the cynic within herself and in response, I answered, “become the Blue Heron.”  I smiled at her confusion and explained.  “In many cultures, the Blue Heron symbolizes peace and tranquility. When the blue Heron comes to you, it gives you the lesson of self-reflection. It teaches you how to “know” the person inside and to accept your feelings, both good and bad about yourself.  And in the end, we all must learn to accept every emotion, even the ones that can be overwhelming at times.   If we only look at ourselves in a negative fashion, we will never...

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