The Lunar Journal contains an invitation to do a drum journey to ascertain a power animal and spirit guide for 2017.
A drum journey is a simple yet potent way to tap into collective wisdom, a experience of symbol and archetype that speaks directly to our soul. Focusing on the beat of a drum alters our brainwaves and enables us to access our inner knowing.
Here’s my experience, just an one tiny example of what this intuitive insight can look like!
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I am journeying to the Lower Realm, down down down, feeling the descent in my belly.
In the cave, I meet Snow Leopard (my power animal), become Snow Leopard, but then I change back to being human, in case being in animal form interferes with finding a power animal for 2017.
Bat (my inner shaman) is present too, hanging on me near my collarbone.
We walk through a forest of very tall trees. It is green, quiet, still… Lots of animals pass by: Butterfly, Puma, Deer, Elk, more that I can’t remember…
Bat flies me up high – there’s Crow and Sparrow, there’s Apple Tree. But I feel I need to be on the ground. And not in the ocean either. This creature I am seeking is a four-legger.
We are back in the forest. I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, wondering how on earth this journey will coalesce into clarity. I decide to try waiting for the animal to come to me.
I walk into a clearing with a mossy rock throne in the centre. I sit there, and straight away a Doe comes. I saw you before, I say. She has a baby fawn. I slowly feel teary, a heart resonance, even though I’m not sure why, and my brain is thinking about whether she’s a ‘fit’, but I know Doe is my power animal for 2017.
Gentle, yin, mother, my drum made of doe skin, deer very much connected to the work of the Four Seasons Journey, heart medicine, highly sensitive, grace, determination, strong intuition, innocence, vigilance…
From the forest, I travel to meet Aphrodite in her cave. For me, she resides in the Lower Realm – or her cave there is one of her many homes! She takes me instantly to Adele’s* place in the sky, to the golden Adonis. A masculine Lover energy who is also one of my guides.
I’m thinking, really? A god?? I was on the lookout for a goddess!
Sexual, masculine, self-love, self-pleasure, the yang to the yin of the doe… all these connections run through my mind.
I feel perturbed, not what I expected. I have a sense that researching more could confirm Adonis as patron god/spirit guide, thoughI have no reason to disbelieve or mistrust Aphrodite.
Later, I google Adonis. Wikipedia is the first entry. Affirmation came in the form of this information – the connections were instantaneous and made me laugh!
> an image of Aphrodite & Adonis together
> Adonis, in Greek mythology, is a central figure in various mystery religions
> the cult of Adonis belonged to women
> the cult of dying Adonis was fully developed in the circle of young girls around Sappho on Lesbos
> modern scholarship sometimes describes him as an annually renewed, ever-youthful vegetation god, a life-death-rebirth deity whose nature is tied to the calendar.
* Adele, the Incan priestess guide I’ve had for some years)
Sexuality, pleasure, vigour, energy, eros, yang, wisdom of the cycles, shooting star, beauty and desire
Feels like a potent and balanced combo for 2017! I am feeling very hopeful about this year, after the mixed bag of 2016 – so much learning, some easeful, some painful! Welcome, 2017, I am excited about all you hold!
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