Friday, December 4, 2009

When You Wish Upon a Star

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

Walt Disney
December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966

Pointing to Freya

I've always been able to visualize vividly and clearly while meditating. When I first began this spiritual journey a few years ago, it was very easy to automatically and rationally say to myself,

"You're just going a bit bonkers, and the reason that all these Greek Gods are swirling around in your head is because you've always been interested in them and you find the legends fascinating."

I'm a Leo - we like to have proof and dislike others perceiving us as insane.

But shortly thereafter, I started seeing some things play out on my mind-CinemaScope that didn't have an origin in things in which I had shown interest, either previously in my life or currently; these were images in my mind's eye that became harder to rationalize, and that's when my consciousness began to open to wonderful things.

In a meditation, and while looking upon a particularly clear image of Hera and Athena standing before me serenely, both Goddesses slowly and deliberately pointed and looked to their left. Of course, I "looked" where they were pointing and there was another Being - definitely a Goddess - with furious (best way to describe it) auburn hair and wearing a cloak of what appeared to be dark, brownish feathers (with markings, etc.).

That was it. The vision dissipated and I was left to contemplate. The most important messages, I think, are the ones that come and go quickly. They imprint themselves into our memory and we're left with a homework assignment of the spirit: what am I meant to learn from that?

It might be obvious to many reading this that I encountered Freya in my meditation, and this hit me like a lead balloon a few days later (when I luckily searched on 'goddess with feather cape'...why didn't I do that in the first place?).

I understand the concept of things bubbling up from the subconscious, but these were things that I hadn't put in the pot to boil, so to speak. Furthermore, these things weren't being planted subliminally by the television or the internet. Modern culture isn't that fixated on ancient Norse Goddesses.

At any rate, whether I was actually visited in a meditation by an energy current that exists in the Universe as Freya, with all Her trappings and associations; or manifested an image of Freya because of some snippet from somewhere that leaked into my perception - I don't think it really matters. What matters to me is that because of this, I learned more about a facet on the huge diamond of the Divine (Freya would like that image; She has a thing for jewelry.). Learning about Freya helped me to understand how a great many people that once existed on Earth loved the Source, and the process of that learning taught me things about my own Spirit.

Learn all you can. That's what makes the journey worthwhile.

Have a wonderful Freya's Day...

Image: Freya (1901) Johannes Gehrts

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Message of the Day

Confirmation of one's alignment with the Universe is nice when it comes in surprising ways. After a bit of a thoughtful afternoon, I chuckled when this was on my homepage (I have a gadget that randomly displays a famous piece of artwork).

Blessings come in many forms.

San Michele sconfigge Satana
(St. Michael vanquishing Satan)

Raffaello Sanzio
better known as

In my humble...

While undergoing my daily wash of negative energy emanating from the television set (news, one or two talk shows that entertain me occasionally), I found myself becoming very angry at a certain conservative host. Lately when this happens, I've really been trying to analyze what is making my heart rate increase. Why should her opinion affect me so greatly?

Psychologically, it's probably because I feel as if my opinion is inherently less-than. Because I've been programmed by society to feel as if I'm less-than-fully-human because of a range of characteristics that assemble to make me the physical being that I am, I have long thought that whatever I create or think is sub-par. Therefore, when someone is aggressive with their opinion and it conflicts greatly with mine, my fear (of being wrong, thus inadequate) takes hold of my body.

At least, that's my opinion. I'm not a psychologist.

And since knowledge is power, I wanted to know what some of our Ancestors had to say about the big O word, "opinion."

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

I liked that one a lot, but the one that really spoke to me was this one:

“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.”

Soren Kierkegaard
Danish Philosopher and Theologian
Generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher

Thank you, Mr. Kierkegaard. I can now have another cup of coffee, and I'll drink to you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Three Times Charmed

Image: Detail of the Three Graces, La Primavera, Botticelli

The number three is inherently spiritual. Long before I learned the wisdom of the Maiden, Mother, and Crone, I had been taught the concept of the Trinity, the fact that I seem to always sneeze in sets of three, and that celebrities seem to meet Death in triplicate. It is a powerful, powerful number.

Today, after beginning this blog, I had three blessings come to me, for which I am grateful:

1. I resolved a hurt that had been hanging over my head, and was given a sincere apology.
2. I confronted a person from my past and was heard, respected, and affirmed.
3. I was remembered by someone who is dear to me and a fellow traveler on these golden paths of spirituality.

Lately I've been meditating and praying to the Universe for the blessings I know that I will receive, rather than waiting for them to happen and then being thankful afterward.

Power of Three

So far, so good.

My Call

"You will have to call the eagles."

That was it. The words formed clearly and effortlessly in my consciousness, with no fancy modifiers or flowery adjectives. I had no idea what to make of the message. This came to me during what I'll call a "flash" meditation - a super intense daydream when the Universe can slip in some wisdom, lightning fast. Zap. Boom.

I could imagine myself standing on top of a high mountain, wearing a leather gauntlet. Are there such things as "eagle call" whistles? If so, I'd need one, because I can't whistle unaided. I just never had the lips for whistling. The beautiful bird swoops in, its wingspan as wide as I am tall, and lands on my arm - promptly knocking me to the ground.

Maybe not.

Next stop - Google "eagle symbolism." I'm highly visual, and yet this "flash" was unaccompanied by any imagery, really; which I interpret as "stick to the point, find the meaning."

Needless to say, there is a wealth of information on the web regarding the eagle as a symbol throughout the Ages. One could literally spend hours reading literature on the topic. The information confirmed things I already knew, spoke to me on many levels, and generally made me feel less perplexed - obviously the "zap" was a hopeful message - but there was too much information to specifically narrow the meaning as it pertained to my personal path, I thought.

So I've pondered that message for about a year now, maybe longer. Since that time I've gone through emotional, spiritual, and personal highs and lows, as we all do - those of us who are walking with our Gods on a daily basis. And now I've come to this moment in my journey.

I have no idea what I'm doing with this blog. Part of me thinks that it's a manifestation of my Ego, wanting to glean praise for thinking I have a point of view that might be interesting to others. But I've been striving to put my Ego aside, and I've come to this; so hopefully the reason for starting this blog is - truly - to call the Eagles. Maybe I'm meant to reach out to others who have "eagle medicine" in dreams, meditations, visions, etc., during this time of great change in the Universe.

So, for right now, this is my call - this is how I'm going to call the Eagles. I don't know what we all will discover together, but I'm sure that it will be an interesting journey.