The Harnessed Bunny

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An interesting specific totem archetype surfaced the other day. As I was leaving Hogwarts, which is what I call the Language Arts building at school, I saw a couple sitting under a tree with a bunny on a harness. I didn’t give it much thought other than, “Oh how cute.” You know a typical response. Once home for my couple hour break before returning across town to campus, I decided to read my Fairy tarot, one of the cards I drew was The Prince of Spring (Wands), “On the card the prince rides a rabbit, moving quickly from one adventure to another!” Immediately I observe the synchronicity, and I thought “How curious?” I though “Where is the third?” Then I realized a novel I had just started reading, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart, has a protagonist who is called “Bunny rabbit” by her family. So, what does this all mean? I mean it is too odd to mean nothing.

I know standard rabbit symbolism; fertility, abundant sexuality, abundance, so forth and so on. In two instances harnessed, and actually as well in the third with the novel’s heroine, Frankie. Since I will not go into the novel suffice to say, she is restrained by society, by her family, her gender, so forth and so on. In brief the narrative is about a girl, a secret fraternity at a top boarding school, a side of society not many are privy to. Therefore I will look at the symbolism.

I ran across an article I had not read before that seemed primarily to speak to me in this regard.

Rabbit Power Animal Symbol of Creativity, Intuition, Paradox, and Fear

By Ina Woolcott

Rabbit is interpreted in different ways in different cultures. In China, it is one of the astrological animals and linked too good fortune and the moon. People born under Rabbits sign are believed to be artistic and sensitive. The Rabbit is also linked with the goddess Hecate. In some Native American traditions Rabbit is known as the Fear Caller, due to it projecting its fear of those wishing to eat it, and thereby attracting the predators it fears. Ever heard the phrase scared as a rabbit? Well, rabbits are well known as timid, shy and afraid creatures. We can learn from the rabbit that if we are always afraid of something then we may draw/create the very experience we are afraid of in to our lives. Fear sends out a certain vibrational energy that may attract the very thing we fear. Fearful thoughts reproduce (like rabbits) and manifest what we fear. Rabbit people may be afraid of tragedy, illness, and disaster, thereby calling those very fears to them to teach them lessons

If a rabbit lives in constant fear of being eaten by an eagle, then this increases the chances of this happening by sending out negative energy. The rabbit should dedicate his time and energy to becoming clever and cautious in order to outwit the eagle. If the rabbit finds you then ask yourself whether you are worried or afraid of something. Ask yourself what the best way to handle the situation is. Are you able to let go of your fears? Is there a friend who is able to help you, someone whom you trust? Whatever, living with fear is no good for you.

Rabbits are guides into the shadow world, where our personal fears lie. When the rabbit shows up it is time to examine those deep reflexive fears that hold you back from growing. Do you keep bounding for the safety of your old patterns every time something new or challenging presents itself? If the answer is yes, the rabbit asks you to face your fears with compassion for yourself. You must accept that it is part of human nature to feel fear at times, but also believe that our fears need not paralyze our growth and movement.

Rabbit medicine is also very positive, showing us how to attract love, abundance, health, and a warm, dry burrow. We are guided to move through fear, living by our own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking, strengthening intuition, and paradox. Rabbit represents humility, being quiet and soft and not self-asserting. If you see Rabbit or in any way feel attracted to him, this may be a sign for you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. Rabbit always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble.

Rabbits are vegetarians. Though they are eating, they are always alert. They eat the inner bark of saplings and shrubs as well as leaves and fruit, giving a perfect illustration of Nature’s balance. Their rapid rate of reproduction is balanced out by the fact that almost every predatory animal eats them. This power animal may be asking you to examine the kinds of foods you eat. Perhaps a vegetarian diet, only for a short time, can help you strengthen and heal. Generally rabbits are most likely to be seen between dawn and dusk. The sun rising and setting from horizon to horizon has an air of mystery surrounding it. This is the time when the invisible becomes visible and nature spirits are more distinct. Due to the rabbit and the fairy realms being active at the same time of day, rabbit has a strong link with the magic and mystery of other worlds. To enter these worlds requires but a leap of faith. Rabbits are highly sensitive with keen observational skills, granting them strong reflexes that help them dash to safety. In the time it takes to bat an eyelid, they can be seen, disappear and reappear. Fast, agile and clever, they teach us spontaneous decisive movement, always knowing which direction to go and when. When rabbit appears, this may help us to grasp an opportunity that may only present itself for brief moments.

Rabbits tend to move suddenly and unpredictably. They leap and bound their way through life. If rabbit has entered your life, you may find tat your endeavors also go in leaps and bounds. Maybe this is an indication for you to plan more or to check any plans already set in motion. Do not corner yourself. Pay attention to your personal movement. Growth is assured if one is moving in balance with what is occurring in their life. If one moves too fast or too slow an imbalance occurs and growth is stifled.

We are able to realize what a good teacher Rabbit is in showing us that we are the creators of our lives with our thoughts and emotions. Rabbit feels fear and projects it, creating in the external world situations reflecting the inner world of fear. For us, this is an important lesson. Affirmations, involve focusing on what you want in life and positive outcomes. Thoughts have a certain energy frequency, creating a vibration aiding them to become reality. Just as true when you think about and focus on what you don’t want to happen, a lot of the time we don’t even do this on purpose we do it automatically and even subconsciously, gathering strength unknowingly. This makes it extremely necessary to bring our fears into consciousness – into the light, treating them with gentleness.

Rabbit ability of being alert and aware of its surroundings ALL the time, can help us be aware that we ALL have the power to create with our thoughts and to be aware of them, to redirect them on a positive path and to be focused on our dreams, not allowing our focus to be distracted from our intentions with negative emotions, especially from actualizing our wishes and dreams.

Link to article

An appropriate take on my symbolic totem scenario.

Monsters

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 Scary Monsters

There is a continuance on the Inner Child Challenge it just doesn’t seem to be over. The signs, synchronous occurrences and emotions that have arisen, are a clear indication that the process is still unfolding. The great thing is that I have the maturity and spiritual tools, and knowledge to recognize them and their origins as they arise. I really sort of avoided it in the last post but, our Inner Children have monsters in their closet.  I Love Monsters Inc. which is very appropriate for the discussion. So of mine have come out and I am really not that scared of them, but, I did not realize so much of them remained deep in the psyche of my Inner Child.

On Sunday I attended a grand party of friends and musicians playing and we had a fantastic time. Me a little too fantastic. I had been wanting to have a few drinks and I just never do. So this day I did, oh brother did I pay. I was purging heavily for a spell about 2 AM, my head pounding, by 8 AM i was fine. I was sharing this with my good friend and she says “oh well that makes sense that there was a Neptune aspect that would imply overindulgence, and purging without Ayahuasca with Jupiter going into Virgo, could be the release of Mars male ego energy residuals,” she also told me to nurture my feminine side. This all made sense to me and then today I see a curious article Lindsay Lohan says “Ayahuasca Changed My Life.” It was interesting, so I followed up with Sting talking of his experience. Down the Rabbit Hole I go. Which led me to a documentary you may have seen, Metamorphosis- Ayahuasca Documentary. I have friends that have ventured to the Amazon for this sacred ceremonial medicine so I had some understanding. What really strikes me here is the stuff that is hidden in the psyche that comes forth. I had tears all throughout the film. It shows some deep healing work with the Inner Child. It is a powerful documentary. It is my belief that this kind of work that is done without Ayahuasca is easy to back away from and not continue. If one makes the kind of commitment made to go to the Amazon, no matter how terrifying the work, you will persevere. I am not saying that I am making that commitment but I can certainly see the spiritual benefit of that journey of healing. This is really a full circle moment, the Ayahuasca Ceremony center is called The Blue Morpho, Shamanic Ayahuasca & Sacred Plant Retreat, prior to beginning this blog I had many visions of the Blue Morpho butterfly, which is how I came to this name. I am not sure what this all means, I know that fellow blogger Trina, at Akosmopolite shared her experience and found it transcendent. I also saw the film, The Blue Butterfly, years ago, that was a kids healing journey, it is a great film.

All this and the 888 Lions Gate Portal….whoa….its been very interesting stuff, but I got this. The journey continues.

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Shamanic Drumming Meditation

(The above link may not be for everybody? lol)

I was drawn to a drum yesterday. I think I might get one. I have also been wanting a gong, some crystal bowls, and the PanArt Hang.

I gifted myself several new wind chimes for the patio in the garden.

Wind chimes make me happy.

Namaste

Sindy

 

Cosmic Expansion & Bliss

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Wow just had to do the triptych again. The center mandala is, Visual Alchemy’s, I AM That I AM.

 There is a connectedness, and a ONENESS that is just phenomenal, and unprecedented. This post has a lot of Tags, as it covers the Oneness, and my perception in it. I see this is happening for many.

 I still have to catch up on last weeks hundred or so blog post, but I will. Yesterday I awoke in time to visit my Unity Community Church, (which I do for more social reasons) but just didn’t feel like getting all dolled up. So I blogged and watched movies. The Family Channel had a Disney weekend, so I had been watching it, then I decided to watch one of my favorite movies on dvd, The Namesake. I might have mentioned before how movies about India, or the Indian culture have always just made me cry. I cry with a connectedness and longing. I have worked with my friend Karen Kubicko on exploring this past life, but yesterday it was sooooooooo intense. While watching it I cried so hard I could hardly catch my breath. It was mournful, it was blissful, it was releasing and yet connecting. Then yesterday afternoon I run across the Paul Horn at The Taj Mahal (still playing, by the way) I even posted it with a picture of Krishna from a good Facebook friend, and none of this in realization of Krishna Janmashtami, (Krishna’s Birthday.) You see I am very acquainted with Hinduism but I have never immersed myself into any one religion or belief. I do love it though. This might also explain some of the festival dreams and visions that I have been having.

The veils are just falling, they are falling everywhere for everyone. On Thursday I posted Parallel Perceptions, on Lujan Matus, and The Cosmic Giggle. Unbeknownst to me, my blogger friend Shamanic Tracking was in Germany at his workshop, the next day on Friday when she returns, she post this, “Do you believe in magic?” We were both sort of amazed at the synchronicity. I mean really, I had no idea. This is how we are all so in the Oneness. Us blog sisters, and brothers have noticed these synchronicities for some time now, but they are just getting bigger, and more remarkable. I feel such joy, bliss, and I guess awakening, and its not like I started this journey yesterday. Again, it is not just me, I know many of you feel it too, and are experiencing it.

This morning I discover this post by a new blogger friend, Mayine Tree Wisdom, (just yesterday!) This is how I finally figured out it was Krishna Janmashtami. From there post, Connect With Sri Krishna Through Your Vishuddhi.I might have figured it out yesterday when my very Hindu Spirited friend, Jai Chaitanya Das, gave me this blessing:

May Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries on this Janmashtami!

And give you all the love, peace, and happiness!

Happy Krishna Janmashtami!

lol I didn’t know what it was, but liked the blessing. However I was experiencing the bliss and release, and I didn’t even know. So very cool.

Namaste

So Much Love

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Gratitude to You All

Sindy

Parallel Perception

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I was watching this film The Cosmic Giggle, which is really cool. Amazing visuals of going inside a kaleidoscope, or living fractals. In this film there is a guy in shadow speaking as one of the interviewees, Lujan Matus. I became  intrigued, so I went further down the reasearch rabbit hole to his website, Parallel Perception. Which I have been receiving newsletters from for years, but I had no idea what they were. Funny stuff. He is an author, a shaman, teacher and seer. I don’t know if he is a Kung Fu, or Qigong Master but he moves like one?  Lujan Matus teaches his technique in the Bahamas, yes, I am in for that! Aleya want to go meet Lujan? lol I just imagined us going to the Bahamas to meet and work with a cool shaman, that is in my vortex, (sorry folks inside joke, unless you read all she and I write between our blogs?) 😀

Here are some videos of Lujan Matus performing his Kung-Fu techniques in the dark. I am certain that I must begin and cultivate my Qigong practice. Cultivating chi, is so powerful, and magical.

Lujan Matus: Telekinetics Coiling Dragon

Lujan Matus: Dragon’s Tears mixed with Shadow Fist Kung-Fu

In the daylight~

Lujan Matus: Invoking the Chi

Meditation tonight…..Enjoy your day!

Namaste

Sindy

Give Yourself A Hand

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I had an absolutely incredible day, busy, but good. Started with watching a film on Autism for my Special Education class. The documentary The Horse Boy, was so profound for me, and not for the reasons I was suppose to view it. It’s a story of a fathers journey with his wife and autistic, four year old son, and their journey of healing through shamanism. There were so many elements and reminding symbols for me in regards to my own journey. My shaman friends will really appreciate the film.

My first week of school I read an article in a local magazine about The Peyote Church, which is 4 hours from here. The article moved me like the film, I am sitting in the school cafe area, wiping tears away. lol  Although I am really ambivalent about doing it, I am giving it some serious consideration. The following week, same magazine, different addition, an article on the local Camelback Mountain, and it spoke of all the nature to be seen, if one could manage the arduous climb. All this in combination with the feathers, my visions with shamaictracking, and so on is really pointing me toward shamanism.  I have some studies in shamanism but now I have a clear direction.

Then tonight I went to the meditation. It was awesome. I have found a real wellspring of high dimensional frequency. I mean wow, OMG!!! Good! All in all a really fabulous Super Moon, New Moon (Not Full) in Aquarius for this girl.

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Three Days To See

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Another beautiful painting by Katherine Ace, titled, Slight Disturbance. 

I was rereading a post by shamanictracking titled, Changing Your Destiny, Part 1. A comment by my fellow blogger, who I read and follow Indrajit mentioned Helen Keller and reminded me of her transformational essay, Three Days To See. So with no further adieu:

Three Days To See

By Helen Keller

All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. Sometimes it was as long as a year; sometimes as short as twenty-four hours. But always we were interested in discovering just how the doomed man chose to spend his last days or his last hours. I speak, of course, of free men who have a choice, not condemned criminals whose sphere of activities is strictly delimited.

Such stories set us thinking, wondering what we should do under similar circumstances. What events, what experiences, what associations, should we crowd into those last hours as mortal beings? What happiness should we find in reviewing the past, what regrets?

Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die to-morrow. Such an attitude would emphasize sharply the values of life. We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. There are those, of course, who would adopt the epicurean motto of ‘Eat, drink, and be merry,’ but most people would be chastened by the certainty of impending death.

In stories, the doomed hero is usually saved at the last minute by some stroke of fortune, but almost always his sense of values is changed. He becomes more appreciative of the meaning of life and its permanent spiritual values. It has often been noted that those who live, or have lived, in the shadow of death bring a mellow sweetness to everything they do.

Most of us, however, take life for granted. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future. When we are in buoyant health, death is all but unimaginable. We seldom think of it. The days stretch out in an endless vista. So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude toward life.

The same lethargy, I am afraid, characterizes the use of all our facilities and senses. Only the deaf appreciate hearing, only the blind realize the manifold blessings that lie in sight. Particularly does this observation apply to those who have lost sight and hearing in adult life. But those who have never suffered impairment of sight or hearing seldom make the fullest use of these blessed faculties. Their eyes and ears take in all sights and sounds hazily, without concentration and with little appreciation. It is the same old story of not being grateful for what we have until we lose it, of not being conscious of health until we are ill.

I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. Darkness would make him more appreciative of sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound.

Now and then I have tested my seeing friends to discover what they see. Recently I was visited by a very good friend who had just returned from a long walk in the woods, and I asked her what she had observed. ‘Nothing in particular,’ she replied. I might have been incredulous had I not been accustomed to such responses, for long ago I became convinced that the seeing see little.

How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note? I who cannot see find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch. I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf. I pass my hands lovingly about the smooth skin of a silver birch, or the rough, shaggy bark of a pine. In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter’s sleep. I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me. Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently on a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song. I am delighted to have the cool waters of a brook rush through my open fingers. To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. To me the pageant of seasons is a thrilling and unending drama, the action of which streams through my finger tips.

At times my heart cries out with longing to see all these things. If I can get so much pleasure from mere touch, how much more beauty must be revealed by sight. Yet, those who have eyes apparently see little. The panorama of color and action which fills the world is taken for granted. It is human, perhaps, to appreciate little that which have and to long for that which we have not, but it is a great pity that in the world of light the gift of sight is used only as a mere convenience rather than as a means of adding fullness to life.

If I were the president of a university I should establish a compulsory course in ‘How to Use Your Eyes’. The professor would try to show his pupils how they could add joy to their lives by really seeing what passes unnoticed before them. He would try to awake their dormant and sluggish faculties.

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Namaste

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