That was beautiful.
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I also am Cherokee , so I know you'd enjoy JT Garrett's book also. I have almost all of his and love every one of them.
Sorry to hijack your blog, but it's exciting to find someone with the same beliefs as I have. Animals and Nature have such a huge impact on our daily lives.
If more people just took the time to slow down, look around and enjoy Nature and read the "signs", most would have a much better life.
If you talk to animals
They will talk with you
And you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them,
You will not know them.
What you do not know,
You will fear.
What one fears, one destroys.
~Chief Dan George
Short notes from two pages of “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews
* Their presence reflects a time to renew our vitality. It reflects lessons in developing and accepting a new sense of our own true self importance.
* They remind us that regardless of the time of day or year, we always have opportunity to renew our own vitality and recognize the importance of our own life roles.
*The cardinal has a loud and clear whistle. Whistles are often reminders to listen closely- to pay attention to what is blowing in the wind.
*Cardinals are beneficial and friendly.
*They eat many weed seeds and injurious insects. ……Cardinals can reflect a need to be more careful about your diet, that what you are eating may be injurious to yourself and affecting your overall vitality.
*……….reflects lessons associated with responsibility and the recognition of the importance of the task at hand.
*……named for the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church due to their bright red robes. If this is your totem………reflects past life connections with the church, or even a reviving of more traditional religious beliefs, regardless of denomination.
*…..they brighten the environment…..catching the eye and adding color to our lives. When they appear as our totem……..reminds us to become like them….adding color to your life and remember that everything you do is of importance.
Ever read this book? I have it and read it every few months. Great book to learn about Spiritual Guides.
Great poem! Know all about the diet thing. Been on once since the middle of December. Skipped out on a lot of good food over the holidays. I figure I've got 3 more months until the weather starts warming up and then the shorts will be coming out of the closet and I hope to fit into them!
Yup, that's my first line of defense too...la twalet! Why give 'em the chance to get back in?
I usually get them and flush them down the toilet.
The writing of this entry has brought me curiosity over something I have always taken for granted as a fact in my life. What has been the cardinal's symbolism in times past? Of course, the cardinal is only a resident of this country (although recently has been seen in southern Canada.) Is there anything to be found regarding him?
Research did show that cardinals represent leadership. When they show up as a spiritual guide, they are stating to you that you need to step up and take leadership. This leadership can be internal as in building up your confidence or it can be giving you guidance to take over leadership to fix a problem you've been reluctant to do because of possibly hurting others.
The cardinal also symbolizes pride, but not the boastful kind. It represents a sense of pride in one's self-worth and value, in standing tall, and being of a regal confidence. It allows that one should be powerful and knowledgable with grace. Its red feathering further symbolizes energy and passion.
For me and based off of my life, I take this to mean that I am meant to live my life to the fullest with power and knowledge, trail blazing the paths of my own independence without letting others cage me into their well-troden or opininated paths. I should see myself fully for what I am and take pride in that and not allow my wings to be clipped by everyone's disappointment that I am not what they wish me to be. I think I can handle that. ;-D
For the past several years we had a ladybug beetle infestation at our house, this year, not so much, but an abundance of the stink bugs, even now during the winter they are finding their way into the house. We usually just push them out the door with the broom.
YUCK! I hate those things, they're EVERYWHERE! I took some curtains down to wash, and they had tucked themselves up in the hem lines! They leave the yellow pee stains too...found those in a pillowcase!
A friend of mine lives on Sagel Rd. and has the lady bug and stink bug problem! Glad I'm not her! LOL
If you watch them long enough, they'll warm their wings as the sun rises, bit by bit...until they're completely outstretched, then flap a bit. It takes a while, but it's the perfect way to watch Mom Nature wake up
Hee, hee. It kind of does.
Reminds me of Hitchcock...