Here we are, itâ€™s time to launch my first ever blog column! An exciting new venture into virtual communication! I will be dedicating my journal entries over the coming months to the theme of “transformative and inspirational living” â€“ finding the fun, magic and laughter in everyday occurrences! I will be exploring ideas, thoughts and quotes from my first two books; Discovering Your Spirit Animal, which was published in May this year, and Shamanic Astrology, which will be published next month (October 09). I look forward to our journey togetherâ€¦
Messages that appear in the strangest of waysâ€¦
Over the past month, I seem to have had a lot of new things that I have had to uncover and learn about, both in my personal life and in my career. Itâ€™s interesting how much fear can arise when you are confronted with a completely new situation; I notice that I often try to push this fear away, rather than acknowledge my feelings.
It always amazes me how a spirit animal will turn up at exactly the right moment to give you a message for your life. Last week, I was feeling particularly confronted by some new information I had to deal with. Iâ€™d had a really hard day and was ready to crash out in bed, exhausted. The moment I walked into my bedroom however, I heard a loud flapping sound. In the next second, a large black bat flew over my head! I was completely shocked; I stood, rooted to the spot, as the bat frantically flew in circles round and round my room.
I looked over to the window, which was slightly ajar. The bat had flown in through a tiny gap! I pushed the window open wider, and tried waving my arms around to try and encourage the bat to fly out of the window. The only thing that happened was that the bat flew to the top of my very tall closet – out of reach of my waving hands – and settled there!
This called for new measures; I fetched a large stepladder, climbed to the top of it and waved my hands again at the bat. It flew off my closet – but still refused to fly out of the window! I climbed down the ladder, grabbed the duvet from my bed, climbed back up the ladder and – balanced precariously (donâ€™t try this at home!) – proceeded to wave my duvet cover at the bat to try and move it closer and closer to the open window. It still wouldnâ€™t go out!
By this time, a good forty-five minutes had passed, and I decided to give up! It then dawned on me that maybe the bat had turned up to bring me a message that I needed to hear in my own life. I remembered that the spirit animal of the bat symbolises rebirth and teaches us to face our greatest fears. One of batâ€™s most powerful messages is to remind us that we are in a continual state of transformation â€“ and that we do not need to fear change in our lives. The bat in my room reminded me that I needed to create my own reality; to start to stretch my imagination so that things that I thought werenâ€™t possible would actually become possible.
I thanked the spirit animal of the bat for the lesson that the bat in my room had been trying to show me. The moment I did this, the bat flew over to me, flew in a small circle around my head once, and then flew straight out of the window!
My book, Discovering Your Spirit Animal, has an index of fifty-two spirit animals for you to discover the meaning of the messages that different animals bring into your life. What are the animals in your life trying to tell you? This month, I wish you every success in uncovering their hidden messages.
With love and blessings,
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