Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Horse...Will you take back your Power?

Authors Note
I have contemplated the concept of "Power"
over the last year and came to that realisation of how
much outside influences can affect how we "Embrace"
or "Relinquish" our "Power". This would not be a
new concept of "Power"...it is an "Understanding"
of yet one more "Dynamic" or "Pattern" we use
within our own "Personal Survival"
I have observed, not only Myself, but those I care for
do the "Dance of Power"
I have witnessed how it either " Dis-Empowers" or
"Empowers" the "Spirit"...
depending on where "They Move" within
"Their Power"
Consider this...
Bringing The Vision
Mighty Horse
    Power to run across the open plains
Or the bring the Vision
Of the Shields
Dancing in Purple Dream Rain...
(Quote Sams & Carson)

The Vision of Me
You come to me with eyes that behold that which I can not see
If I look deeply....I may see the Vision of Me...
That which I seek, sometimes elusive...
Horse, you do not question the Power you Carry
It is Who you Are
You are your Vision

Horse Vision
Horse, you Dream your own Vision

Will I Dream Mine?
Do You Ask
When did I stop Dreaming?
When did I stop Believing in Me?
When did I let others have dominion over my Life?
When did I stop listening to the Cry of My Own Spirit?
Who Am I?
I Do Not Know Anymore?
When did I get lost?
Horse is a Physical and Unearthly Power.
In Shamanic Practises,
he allows Shamans to fly through the air and reach Heaven.
Before Horse humanity was Earthbound, Heavy Laden
and slow.
This could Metaphorically represent how we tend to be
...Feel Powerless...
...Fearful of Change...
...Laden with the weight of Life Challenges that we do not
seem to be able to Rise Above...
...Slow to Change...
However, upon aligning ourselves with Horse
humans altered their self concept.
Have we forgotten?
How Do I Perceive Myself?
Do I Even Know or Understand When I am Empowered?
Do I Know What Events Led Me To Feeling Empowered?
When Was The Last Time I Felt Empowered?
What Does Feeling Empowered Feel Like For Me?
Where Am I Within My Dance of Power?
Horse Cave Drawings
Horse was the first Animal Medicine of Civilisation.
We have seen their drawings depicted in caves and upon
the earth since the beginning of time.
(Quote Sams & Carson)
When man aligned with Horse, he began to feel Empowered
Black Stallion
Do You Seek?
Black Stallion asked...."Are you seeking an answer on your Journey?"
...I am from the Void where Answers Live....
Ask yourself
Have I been questioning lately?
I know we do at different stages of our life, depending on what
we are facing or experiencing at the time. Whether that be a life
change in career, a move, a change within our relationships,
the death of a loved one, an illness of a loved one...something has changed,
things just do not seem to flow anymore....
What answers do you seek now...in the Moment?
Yellow Stallion
Will You Trust
Yellow Stallion asked...."I can take you to the East where
"Illumination" lives...will you follow?
For here lies within..."The Wisdom of Owl"
As the Medicine Wheel is the Silent Teacher...as you Embrace
your Own Illumination and become a Teacher from Experience you
then go forth and Teach others by Example....
Here you begin to Wield
"The Power of Horse"
 You Trust and Understand your own Power, going back to when you came to this world and knew who you were. Here is where we begin that journey of remembering.
As Owl is the Night Eagle and Silent Hunter
Horse is the Power earned from the Guidance of Owl towards
Red Stallion
Joy and Balance
Red Stallion appeared...foretelling of the joys of balance within work 
and play. In humour the lesson is remembered within
the laughter.
Do you remember how to Laugh?
How many times have you laughed so hard with another and came away
remembering every nuance of that experience...only to tell the story
again and again.
Not only reliving the Joy, but Teaching the Joy to Others.
When was the last time you Laughed in Joy?
White Stallion
Wisdom & Power
I am White Stallion and I am the Message Carrier for all the Others.
I am Wisdom and Power.
( Quote Sams and Carson)
To carry the Power I must know the answer to that which I seek.
I must not only Own, but also Understand, the Light of my Own Illumination.
I must understand when I am in Balance and Know that I am Joyful
to be able to Deliver the Message from that place of Knowing and
I come from my own Truth of the Heart.
When was the last time you were able to Deliver a Message to Others
from your Own Truth and Understanding?
Did you ask the Question for that which you Seek?
Did you receive your Answer?
Did you recognise Truth when it spoke to you?
Did you step into the Wisdom and Power of White Stallion
and Know It?
Or did you make it OK to be dis-empowered by Others to be Loved
and Accepted...or to get your Needs met?
Were you Untrue to Self because you were afraid of Change?
White Stallion asks...when do You Count...when do you Stand up
and Speak your Own Truth...unafraid!
These are just some of the hard questions we need to ask ourselves
before we can begin to Understand the Wisdom and Power that is
brought by White Stallion and most of all, already resides within us.
The Beginning of My Vision
Power comes to those who are willing to carry the responsibility
of their own rhythm in the Web of Life
"True Power is Wisdom found in Remembering Your Total Journey"
Personal responsibility is a tough one...so often we make excuses as to why we chose and did what we did...trying to make it right...make it OK. Just the process of making a choice can be so stressful...is it the right one, how will others react, will I still be loved, will I get the outcome I am expecting or need.
Will I be OK?
If I choose, no matter what, will I stand up for my Choice and be Responsible, no matter what the outcome?
4 Horses of Power
Medicine Shield
Do you strive for a Balanced Medicine Shield?
Do you Wield your Power of Compassion, Caring, Teaching and Loving?
Do you Share the Truth of Who You Are?
If you can begin to remember those aspects of the Gateways to Power, that natural flow of Power which was a part of you when you came to this world, you can begin that journey back to reclaiming what you already own.
It does not always have to be an uphill climb....you do not always
have to be alone....even if it feels like you are.
Horse Rhythm
Horse asks, May I Carry You?
Will you melt into the Gentle Rhythm of my gait as I follow Owl?
Will you Ride on the Wind and Free Your Spirit...to then ...
See the Vision of Your Shield?
Here we begin to trust and let go...making that course correction from Dis-Empowerment to remembering that we are a Powerful Sentient Being. The voice within has been quietly whispering in your ear...for days, months or years...hear me, for I will not let you down...are you listening?
I Have A Vision
A Vision of Me
Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology the Hippoi Athanatoi were the Immortal Horses
of the Gods. These divine steeds were the offspring of the Four Wind Gods
who were said to draw the chariot of Zeus in the Shape of Horses.
In Native American Totems the Horse is Freedom, Stamina, Mobility,
The Land and Power.
( Quote Legends of American Totems) 
Here, in different Modalities we see the correlation between The Horse, The Four Corners of the Medicine Wheel and the Four Wind Gods and Power.
Black Stallion in the Mist
Do You Seek?
As we wander through the Mist...we may ask...
...When Did I Give Up My Power...
...Who Did I Give My Power To...
...Am I Afraid of My Own Power...
...Do I Even Know My Power...
Move Beyond Limitations
There are many forms of Power....but Horse gave Humanity
it's first definition of Power...giving Wings to Fly...the Power
To Move Beyond His Own Limitations.
Man could now go farther than ever before...in many directions...and make course corrections if he needed to.
Could we not consider formulating this concept into our own Journey
to Personal Power.
Make no Mistake
You Will Step In and Out of Your Power
It is Elusive
...an Oscillating Energy we Strive to Master and Hold...
...A Place and Feeling we are always trying to get back to...
...How Do You Hold Your Power...
...What Does That Feel Like To You...
...When it is Gone from your Own Awareness...Do You Know It...
Lets Consider What That May Look Like To You!
Giving Away Your Power
...I can't do anything right...
...I am a failure...
...I'll never publish this book...
...I am the one that never gets that job...
...I am feeling out of control...
...I am out of step with my world..things just do not feel right...
...Why am I angry and unhappy...
...Why do I keep making excuses to make things right...right for who...
...Why am I always fearful...
Who Do You Give Your Power To?
...A Parent...
...A Friend...
...A Partner...
...A Person of Perceived Authority in Your Life...
...Your Own Needs...
...Your Own Fears...
Owning Your Power
...I feel like I can do anything...
...I feel successful...
...I published that book because I knew I could...
...I got that Job because I Believed in Myself...and then they Believed in Me...
...I am in Control...
...I no longer need...
...I am not Fearful...
...I Decide what is Right for Me because I am the only one who Knows...
Looking Deeper
What is Power?
Is It Real?
Is it a Concept?
I think it is Both.
When we are Wielding our Power it Feels very Real.
When we are not in our Power we may unconsciously conceptualise
the need for a feeling of being back in control of our lives...and living
without fear.
Coming Into The World
We come into this World as a Powerful Spirit
and spend the rest of our Life trying to Come Back To It.
(Quote Ravenmyth)
The Power Time of Horse
Lets Look at Horse in the Medicine Wheel Concept
The Yellow Stallion
The East within the Medicine Wheel Direction...a Place of Illumination...where we begin to Know and Understand our own Power and the beginning of Taking Back our Power.
The Power Time is Morning
The Red Stallion
The South within the Medicine Wheel Direction...a place of Innocence
and Trust...the beginning of the Journey when we were in our Power...when we first came to the world...the child within...when we Knew we were Powerful.
The Power Time is Mid-Day
The Black Stallion
The West within the Medicine Wheel Direction...the time for Introspection...caring enough about You...to go into the Void...to Seek...to Learn...to Understand...to Face Fear...to Allow those Answers In...to then Know the Truth of the Answers you Receive...To Then Be Your Own Truth...
The Power Time is Evening
The White Stallion
The North within the Medicine Wheel Direction...the Place of Wisdom...Leading to Power...Here I Wield my Recaptured Power through the Wisdom of all that
came before me.
Now I Know...Now I Live My True Voice...
Because I am Worth It!
I am now the Balanced Medicine Shield...I have done the Work...
I am Humility, an Instrument of ...
The Great Spirit
Of My Spirit
The Journey
I need to say this again...
True Power is the Wisdom found in Remembering your Total Journey
Horse is Understanding, bringing New Journey's of Discovery to your own
Horse Medicine helps you to ride in the New Directions. Here you will
Discover your Own Freedom and Power
Here you will come full circle, from the Powerful Spirit you
came into this world as...through the experiences of Life...leading you in many
Directions...some good, some not so good...
With a Knowledge and Understanding of Self you will be able to do those
Course Corrections along the way...gathering Wisdom as you go...
The Key
Listen to Your Own Spirit
 It Guides you with the Power of Horse from the Wisdom of Owl
To All That Is You
No Longer a Fragment of Self

Original Painting by Portia Burton
Follow the Link above to Portia's Blog
A Special Thank You to Portia for allowing me to include her Painting in this Post

Sams & Carson
Photos From Google
Thank you for Joining me within the Teachings of Horse as he Brings forth the Wisdom of Owl
I look forward to your participation within this post as you share your Vision

Monday, 9 April 2012

Owl...I heard you call my name....

"Owl.....Magic, Omens, Time and Space...
Does the Truth Emerge?
Casting out Deception
Silent Flight
Sacred Medicine Bird
(quote Sams & Carson)

The Year 2011 called you to "Balance and Harmony" as seen within the Medicine Wheel.

We left 2011 with the Butterfly....she being the beginning to the Year 2012....the Year of Transition...

But, to step into Transition, first we must agree to Transform. It is here that we continue within the Journey of Butterfly....as she leads us to ...

"Owl Transition"

....Within our Year of Transition we may begin to ask ourselves....
" What does that mean to Me?"

We move through the Layers of the Medicine Wheel, Transform within Butterfly and then......?

" I heard the Owl call my name....but who am I"


In Butterfly we were asked to break old patterns....this is not easy.
And When I do....
What Then?
Who Am I?
If I am dis-mantling parts of the "Old Me"

How do I Know Myself?

 (Susan-Seddon Boulet)

If we Choose...this is where we begin within our Transition
Are you prepared to start clearing your canvas to begin to paint again?
The key here is " Start"....everything New "Starts" with a beginning.

I ask you to move beyond your fears....if you can...as you may ask the question...

What is this going to look like for me?

We all have to start somewhere...the beauty is....if the new pattern does not work or fit ....you just paint again. We have a whole lifetime...and there are no mistakes....we just keep on painting....

Depicted through the Art of Susan-Seddon Boulet

As Butterfly was the symbol of the Human Soul in First Nations Culture, Owl is believed to be the symbol of the Soul Departed.
As in the Medicine Wheel, we can look at this not as a physical death, but as a Soul's
Departure from Old Patterns and Old Habits to New....

Susan-Seddon Boulet

With Owl guiding us every step of the way...making the Unseen and the Unknown...Known, we experience another layer of Spiritual Death. We may, if we choose, move into our Soul Transition...allowing the Death of that which no longer serves us to take place....

We are all Visionaries and what we see is our Soul in Things

( Coast Salish Nation)

The Universal Wisdom of Owl awakens the imagination and shows that true strength is gentle. He aids you in seeing the total truth which always leads you closer to your own self awareness.

I feel that it is important to realise that Strength is Gentle...and this is what is needed when you choose to take those steps into the unseen parts of you ...

Those parts
We avoid
 We do not like
Where we feel  unlovable
We are afraid of

Here we can begin to let that Spiritual Transference take place, choosing to integrate the Wisdom and Guidance of Owl ...for he is the Sacred Medicine Bird of Silent Flight.
It is within the Silence that we Transform and then step into the Transition of what that Transformation may begin to look like.

Snowy Owl

The Medicine Wheel is a Silent Teacher guiding us through a circle of lessons that we must pass through on our Road of Life (Quote Tony Grey Owl)
He is associated with the North. It is the place of Winter where the Knowledge of the Elders exist in the place of True Wisdom.
We may sink into the Silent Flight and begin to integrate the Teachings of the Medicine Wheel and take those first steps to begin our transformation of Butterfly....entering into our state of Transition within the Cocoon Stage.

Now we begin to Interpret Self

The Owl Calls Your Name.

Margaret Craven

In the book " I Heard the Owl Call My Name" by Margaret Craven the Myth of the Coast Salish of British Columbia, Canada believe that when you hear the call of the Owl it foretells a death.

However, Death is not always a physical death....it can be a Death of Old Ways and in this case..." Dis-mantling the Old Me"

Let us just consider letting the old ways " End" because of "Completion" or " They no longer serve the greater good of who you are."

Burrowing Owl in Flight
Photo Google

Begin to see yourself as you truly are....let go....step outside of your shadow to see yourself in a different awareness....now standing in the centre of your Medicine Wheel of Creation...

Observing all Aspects of Self in a "State of Knowing" the New Beginnings of who you are about to become.

( Northwest Coast Salish-Owl)

In some Native Culture's the Owl also sits in the East where we learn to "Trust in Our Own Vision" and believe in that which we do not see. You may want to consider at this point beginning to trust and embrace your own "Inner Guidance" ......lead by Owl....taking you to that yet unknown perception of who you are becoming.

( Susan-Seddon Boulet)

Within the concept of Re-Birth, how many times have you re-defined yourself....even if it is just a small change? It is still a Re-Birth within the original definition of self. Each small change becomes a movement that plays upon your own "Web of Life"...taking it in a different direction...but silently revealing a little more of the unknown and the unseen.
And we Weave

( Northwest Coast Salish)

As we become comfortable within our choices we begin to see clearly and recognise the strength within....embracing the "Will" to "See" who we choose to become...no longer living in that state of Deception.
To do this I feel you need to be willing to focus on the"Now"and be truly in "The Moment"
This is not always Easy as Life is constantly pulling us into a State of Automatic Pilot where we function on an unconscious level.

When you start to hone the skill of being fully in the moment you can begin to flow in the change as it happens. Here you "Own It"
This takes time and practise and it is easy to slip back into Automatic Pilot. Remember...this is what you are used to and it is a Pattern or Habit.
However, over time the new Pattern of living in the moment of change becomes familiar and you begin to recognise the nuances of being in that flow of energy.
Each awareness builds on the next until this becomes "Your New Automatic Pilot"
This becomes the Practise of Letting Go of Old Habits which is essential to Knowing who you are becoming.

( North West Coast Salish-Qualicum)

Do you choose to step into the Tides of Change?
This would be a Choice...stepping into this Year of Transition...setting into motion the outcome you Seek.

But first you must Choose 

Will you link with Owl Wisdom, Foresight and Keeper of the Sacred Knowledge?
He is ruler of the Night and Keeper of the Sacred Souls. The symbolic meaning of Owl within Native Culture revolves around Guardianship of the Underworlds and this relationship gave the Owl some negative associations with Death.
The Strength of Owl would be invoked during ceremonies when prophesy of Secret Knowledge or a Message of the Unknown is involved.
(Quote Animal Symbology-Squamish Nation)

The Great Horned Owl
The Night Eagle

Within several Native Cultures "Owl" is called the "Night Eagle".
He is Illumination

" I Heard the Owl Call My Name" becomes the Metaphor for allowing Illumination from the East in the Medicine Wheel to Guide you...as he silently flies through this Year of Transition.

Will you choose?

When you ask " Who Am I?"
....you invite Owl to Guide you...
Let that first brush stroke flow upon your canvas
Become the Silent Hunter 

Within our human condition, we can be afraid of the Night and the Unseen or Unknown.

How often have you spent the Night awake...all those Fears Looping through your mind until you fall asleep in pure exhaustion?

Owl is Nights Friend. They are the Night Hunters. Their feathers are Silent as they pierce the Nights Sky
Let Owl pierce your Nights Darkness of Fear.
It is Fear that keeps us from our "Full Potential" ....Stops our Tides of Change....

It is too Hard
It is too Uncomfortable
I hold back
Who Am I
How Did I Get Here
I Feel Lost
Will I Recognise Me

Rande Cook (Northwest Coast Salish)

Owl can see what you cannot. This is the essence of True Wisdom.
When you deceive yourself and stay in the Illusion.... Owl Sees and Knows what is there.
Let the Veil fall and Trust the Guidance that Owl brings.
You now become a part of your own " being in the moment of your full awareness"
You are in Control of How you Choose and then live the affects of your Choices in the Now...you no longer have anything to Fear...
Fear no longer is in control.

Susan-Seddon Boulet

Here you begin to "See" through the Eyes of Owl
You have silently conquered the Unseen of the Night and given it the Power and Strength for "Change through Choice"
You have become Nights Friend and the Night Hunter
The Hunt For Self

Now I See What I had Lost
Now I See the Potential of What I Seek to Become
I See Me

Rande Cook
 Northwest Coast Salish

I ask you to join me in being "Silently Observant" of who you are today and to "Begin" to "Know" yourself.
Let Owl Guide you to Self Truth
You are a Child of Time and Space

What Do You Dream of You?

Susan-Seddon Boulet

I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Will I Walk Through That Door Into the Unseen
Will I Answer
I Will...
 I am Worth It
I am no longer Afraid

Night Eagle
Facing the Unknown & The Unseen
Photo Google

Sams & Carson

Authors Note

Like the beat of a Native Drum there has been repetition within this post.
When we sense the rhythm of the Earth we Remember our connection to the Esoteric.
When we See Repeated Phrases and Words we Integrate on a Subconscious level the Rhythm of a New Pattern.

I look forward to Knowing You!