Native Spirit

The Native American spirit sat alone by a towering tree waiting for his lover. He didn’t know how long he had been there, and she wasn’t even sure if he knew he’d passed away a long, long time ago.

She had been on a nature walk in the warm spring breeze, and she had her magical staff with her.  She was out to greet and giggle with the hidden folk, and make offerings to the elements.

Since she knew how to help spirits cross over, she asked him if he would like some help.  Since this was a stubborn spirit, he said no.

“You can’t help everyone,” she said “you have to respect their free will.”  So she let him be, and went on her way.

I met her in the fall, when my grandpa had come to the end of his life.   The song, “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” by Blue Oyster Cult ran through my mind over and over.  The ding of the cowbell was like the tick, tick, tick of the clock.

She taught me that when we die, we have a choice of where to go.  Sometimes, we choose to stick around a little longer.

We were all sitting in a circle, and there was a group consensus to attempt to guide that Native American spirit again.  Maybe he’ll change his mind.

The woman who enters non-ordinary reality through the eyes of Jesus said, “I don’t think she’s around anymore…” meaning his lover who he waited for.  She came around to say she’s sorry, she’s moved on.  She didn’t know he’d been waiting for her all this time.

His two brothers from his tribe came to help.  They were warriors, they came back for him and they showed him where he could go.

We put him in a canoe and sailed him off down the river toward the nature realms.

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Weekly Guidance September 5th – 11th

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Even though there is increased chaos in the world right now, behind every thing there is a presence of peace for knowing the right thing to do in every moment.

The Hermit guides us to go within to our internal compass.  Our inner light will show us the way when we don’t know what to do.

Go to the really silent, still place of peace within you, and you’ll always know the truth.

The 2 of Cups reminds us of the importance of the relationships in our lives.  We really do need each other; to cooperate with each other and listen to each other, and share our hearts and our experiences with each other.

There’s a balance needed between the Hermit and the 2 of Cups.  The Hermit guides us to really know ourselves on the deepest level, tap into our own wisdom and not depend on others to find out what is true.  The 2 of Cups reminds us that we need to come out of our shells and share that wisdom and listen to others sharing their wisdom.

At the end of the week we have the Sun, bringing in a balance of freshness, of innocence and being open to the present moment, to the wisdom of the Hermit.

There is a Hermit within you who is old and wise and has learned much; yet there is also a Sun with you whose innocence,  openness, self expression, and creativity can never be broken or bought.

This is an important part of you that needs to be nurtured and trusted.  Follow your passion, follow your creativity and be open to new experiences with the wisdom of the Hermit.

Also, the contrast of the withdrawn Hermit to the openness of the Sun shows that at times during this week you’ll need to withdraw, and at other times you’ll need to come out of that and be open and vulnerable.  But you can’t be open and vulnerable unless you’ve taken the time to withdraw.  Spend time with yourself, digest and interpret your experiences and your emotions for yourself.  Otherwise you’re just speaking from a place or regurgitating what you’ve been fed.

Know that you are wise!  Listen to your inner Hermit!

-Nora

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