When you set your mind on something, you empower yourself to accomplish what it is that you have focused your energy on.
I had an idea last spring that became a driving force in my life. It is so simple really… because I became passionate about doing it. And when you are passionate about something, when you have a goal that you must reach, your energy and your vibration coupled with the energy and vibration that you create in the universe with that ripple, work together in harmony. When I sat at a training this month and realized that I was there – that I had pulled it off – I recognized the power within me. If I could manifest this training and accomplish it, what else could I manifest?! It was so exciting and empowering to recognize that I did indeed have the power within me all along.
Imagine if we woke up each morning with the idea that our day would be magnificent, beautiful, and full of wonder. Imagine if we woke up with that idea and applied it to our whole world, and that we could in fact help create that ripple and vibration of compassion and kindness to all things living, including the earth itself. With a positive outlook, there can indeed be a quiet joyous expectation of good.
I always try to set an intention for each day, one that will focus my thoughts and energy to create the most positive and wonderful experiences. By giving voice to our desires and wishes, we actively put our intentions into the universe. So write your intention down, be clear and deliberate. Let’s set the best 2015 in motion.
The other day a flock of crows, actually a murther which has morphed into the term murder of crows, due to their scavenging nature, gathered in the trees in our yard. At first I gulped and my heart skipped a beat. I was immediately fearful letting my superstitions take me hostage. Everything I knew about crows signaled a bad omen and death. And I had just booked travel to Europe so I was sufficiently freaked out. But my friend who I was walking with said no, that the crows signified something much more valuable and that I should google the crow as a spirit animal and see what symbol and message this group of birds had for me. And so I did.
The first thing I found was this: “The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic. The power of this bird as totem and spirit guide is to provide insight and means of supporting intentions. A sign of luck, it is also associated with the archetype of the trickster; be aware of deceiving appearances. If the crow has chosen you as your spirit or totem animal, it supports you in developing the power of sight, transformation, and connection with life’s magic.”
Well that was a great start. It eased my initial fears at least. As I continued to read, I learned that the crow is fearless, another good sign for me. I thought it was interesting that they build their nests in very tall trees so they can get a better vision or perspective on their world. A higher perspective definitely worked for me, who always is trying to figure out what things mean and why they happen. The crow, as a spirit guide, remember does guide you to getting in touch with life’s mysteries. It guides you to develop your ability to perceive the subtle shifts in energy within yourself and your environment. It encourages you to develop your personal power and speak your truth. So why fear this bird that appears to be the very sign I needed to break through my personal anxiety and fear of not just this impending trip, but in my life as a whole?
That old superstition of being a bad omen or foretelling death, that is of the ancient culture and era. We are entering into a new era where we are stripping away layers of our old selves, old beliefs, and old ways. The crow brings a message of this “passing” and the birth of our new paradigm. This “passing” can come in the form of many changes – job, relationship, or personal revelation.
And just when I think I can take a deep breath and a sigh of relief, I barely sleep a wink and wake up in a jumble of nerves to the sound of you guessed it, crows! I am trying really hard to see the enlightened symbolism. I am trying not to be deceived by the fear that lives inside me. I am told to see the crow as bringing blessed change. I am to listen closely to the caw for the message and then prepare myself to release all that has been impeding my path, and be poised to enter a new dimension of being, and fly, just as the crow.
We all have an idea of what our life should look like – what we should look like, who we should be with, what kind of job we should have, how much money we should have, what kind of house we should live in…. These are the tapes that we have been playing on both a conscious and subconscious level throughout our lives. But the key word in all that I just said is “should” – and by placing those limits, goals, and beliefs in that context, we are doomed to judge and probably fail ourselves. So how do we move past those prescriptives that we have set? How do we find that equilibrium between what our mind constructs and what actually is? (more…)