Day #98 – Raven

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #98 – Raven

I see you in your blueish-black finery, staring at me from your multistory perch. You have dominion over my yard and indeed, my entire soul. I may pay the tariffs here, but you, dear Raven, hold court over my perennial beds and rock pathways, making even the Johnny-Jump-Ups seem to stand taller. For me, your presence is healing. Your shrieking call, as I enter your space, shifts me into deep thought. As I turn and walk away from you and your royal throne, your black eyes pierce through me. The magic of your sharp stare cuts through my back and seeps into my chest. Your powerful mysticism...

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Day #96 – Peacocks

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #96 – Peacocks

I’ve seen peacocks strutting around the yard of a Houston retreat center many times before.  Their luminescent tail feathers are meant to lure the peahens but I am always drawn towards them, hoping they will fan their mating feathers in a display just for me. This day was different, somehow. My sister, sister-in-law, niece and I were on the island of Oahu visiting an exquisite tropical garden. Amongst the bird of paradise flowers, beautiful orange petals touched with a kiss of blue, the Hawaiian peacocks attempted to attract their favorite peahens.  The four of us followed them closely,...

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Day #86 – Red-Tailed Hawk

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #86 – Red-Tailed Hawk

You stand so majestic and feared, a pursuer of wild game.  With your wings wide-spread, you rise too high for my eyes to see, yet you can still see your prey with a precision bordering on miraculous. I long for your alert perception . . . To have a sense of responsibility and vigilance in moments of weakness.  To be always on the alert and have an attitude of gratitude.  To be not easily deceived yet have the grace to accept defeat.  To overcome all trials and tribulations with silent grace to do and become.  To have a greater comeback from a setback.  To really live and operate as if it was...

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Day #75 – Owl

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #75 – Owl

Who has more depth of vision than I? Who else can traverse the sacred veils of the universe carrying wisdom and knowledge between heaven and earth? Who dares to see through the deception? Who, but I, can take external appearances and illusions and unravel them in the blink of an eye? If I choose you, know this . . . my medicine is exceptional in its spiritual value. Together we will bring forward the truth; together we shall see through the masks of others. This is my gift. Who am I? I am owl. ~Tam Veilleux

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Day #66 – Horses

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

Day #66 – Horses

I am wild; I am tame. I am proud. I run like the wind, my hooves trampling the tall grass of the plains, as I fly toward the herd of buffalo before me in the great hunt. I become “One” with the human on my back; his subtle nudges direct my course and speed. I carry meat to the camp to help feed the tribe. In the heat of battle, I protect him, rearing up to slash at the danger before us, to strike down our enemy and keep him safe. I am a gentle beast when he lifts his young son upon my back to teach him the way to become a proud warrior. The man and I are “One”....

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