Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Gifts

Today while I was in meditation with a student, I saw her animal guide. A mouse. The mouse, as soon as I recognised it, turned towards the sun.
The mouse and the lion story came upon me.

Its the second time I have received another's image in the last week. They are indicators into the other's potential given their current energy system.


ordinary sparrow said...

In my Native tribe the mouse is viewed as the signal for scruinity. . . Here is one for Navajo and the use of mouse to represent the energetic of the south.. . . . "there are numerous Native American tribes. Each tribe (if each indeed has a specific symbol for the life phases) will each have a different symbol. Although some tribe symbols are similar, no symbols are universal amongst all tribes.

The best I can provide you with is the assignment of characteristics of human growth designated by the Navajo medicine wheel (shown above). These assignments are according the the directions of the wind, the creatures of the Mother, and the colors of the spirit realm. Attributes of this powerful Native American Symbol are as such:

* Child: South/Mouse/Red
* Death: West/Bear/Black
* Adult: North/Buffalo/White
* Birth: East/Eagle/Yellow

The symbolism of each quadrant within the wheel is mammoth, and require much devotion for fullness of understanding.

As you contemplate the wheel, and the developmental stages through the Native’s eyes, consider the following philosophical phrases in conjunction with the above listed wheel designations:

* “With the sway of south winds we flow from the blood of the Mother, small as mice and innocent yet with powerful potential in our tiny eyes.”
* “Our newborn dew passes off from us like the sun setting west. We explore our domains and form conclusions about the way of things. In play we mount courage and find our way as the bear. ”
* “As high pines kiss north skies, we stand tall in our growth. We provide, we expand, we rule thunderously as the buffalo.”
* “The sun rises upon our lives and judges it fit for sacrifice. With supple eagle wings we now slip off the flesh and climb light’s highest rung.”

I hope this information proves useful on your journey to deeper understanding of Native American symbolism/philosophy.

Tiffany said...

Thank you Sparrow!
You know its very new. Very strange. And thank you for sharing with me.
Today I saw a big golden tree in my student. It was great - a shower of gold running through her.
Its like I saw how she could be - once she understood herself. It helps me so much - to love people more than I thought I could before. I was looking with my outside eyes.. and now, it seems I can see the inside, and wow - its much more beautiful.