Mirror mirror on the wall…

While in meditation this morning, I went on a journey.  I started out in a place I’d never been before.  A bamboo forest with a stream in front of it’s entrance.  Interesting, I thought… I’d never had a stream in any of my journeys before.  As many of you know, water symbolizes emotion and feelings.  “Go with the flow” is often related to our emotions and how we deal with things in that aspect.

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So I cross the stream and suddenly realize that crossing the stream meant crossing into another realm.  I could feel the change.  So into the bamboo forest I went.  Remembering that in one of my previous journeys, bamboo played a big role.  Bamboo means security and safety and even though this forest seemed dark and completely unknown… I felt safe.

On I went… I walked and walked with no sign of any spirit coming to me.  Finally a small clearing and in the center… a hole with an old wooden ladder coming out.  I was directed to go down.  So down I went.  It was dark and damp.  Made me a little uncomfortable to say the least but I moved forward… climbing down this rickety old ladder.  When I finally reached the bottom, I appeared to be in a low ceiling cave with roots coming out of the ceiling.  I saw a light so I followed it.  Once I entered this lighted room… I was amazed.

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Photo by Ka’anna Belize

It was a cave full of stalactite and stalagmite!  I felt the need to research what these formations are made from and it seems that the majority of them are typically formed in limestone caves.  As water drips down a small circle of calcite forms and over time creates these amazing formations.  Now calcite is very good at helping energy flow through our bodies.  So with that in mind… “Go with the flow” gives us a stronger meaning.

Ok, so on with the journey.  The whole right side of the cave was open to the sea with deep yet small bodies of water entering the cave.  Some type of water creature was splashing and carrying on in one of the larger bodies of water so I went over to investigate.  I’ve never seen anything like this creature before.  It was very interesting but it was not my guide for today’s journey… just one to help me along.  It looked like a plant seahorse but with the body structure of a human and it was very large.  It moved like a snake with flowing, feather like limbs.  It was very beautiful with an angelic flow to it and it was a light blue color… like that of blue calcite.  It spoke to me to come into the water with it and follow.  It didn’t physically speak… it sent me feelings of urgency to follow it… but I told it that I cannot breathe under water.  All it did was just send me the urgent feeling to follow so I trusted the journey and went into the water.  Guess what?  I could breathe under water!  Ya… very interesting to say the least.

On we swam and I also found I could swim just as fast as the creature… with whip like motions.  I felt like a Mermaid!  It was truly awesome!  So we swam for a while stopping here and there to check things out… I swear this thing had hyperactivity disorder!  LOL  It got so distracted… hence the “Go with the flow” being reinforced once again.  LOL  So I did and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Finally, we came upon a massive opening and tons of different creatures were about.  Some very small and some very large.  None seemed threatening.  Then something very small caught my attention.  It was a Seahorse.

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He seemed very nervous and jumped at every little thing.  Poor thing kept hiding behind plants.  I wasn’t sure if he was my guide on this journey or not because he acted like he didn’t know I was there until he started speaking to me.  He didn’t speak with his mouth.  He spoke the same way the other creature did but added words to it.  It was strange.  I felt him… his nervousness and what he was feeling.  He was my guide for sure.  He kept giving me the feeling that he wanted to go out into the vastness of the sea and meet all the different sea creatures but he was frightened.  Afraid no one would see him… afraid no one would notice.  He would dart out… anxious to go then he’d run back to the plants again to hide.  I sent him the feelings of “that’s no way to live… wanting to go out and then hiding again”.  Then he showed me something that made me take a few steps back.  He turned to me for the first time in the whole time I was there and… turned into… me.

Love & Light…
Mama Owl  ♥

What have you been searching for?

My spirit message today comes in form of a story…

In a forest far far away there was a tiger… searching for something he felt was missing.  TigerHe searched for this missing piece far and wide until one day, he came upon a large grove of bamboo.  Something inside told him that what he was searching for was on the other side of this grove and that he must walk along it until he found the opening.  So Tiger walked… and walked… and walked.  He grew tired and weary that he would never find what he had been searching for but he was strong willed and determined to keep pressing on.  He would take short naps here and there but continued on his path.

bamboo (1)Some days his emotions would get the better of him so he would become angry and stop walking.  He would sit and refuse to move but it never lasted long for he trusted in himself and the feeling he got from the bamboo made him become humble and flexible enough to let go of the anger and raw emotions.  He knew deep within that he needed to trust in himself that he would find what he had been searching for.  So he decided to take comfort in the feeling of grace that the bamboo gave him.  For weeks he walked… through storms and unending heat but he never wavered from his search.  The bamboo guided him and gave him shelter when he needed it.  He had watched the bamboo and how it responded to the storms and winds… it never wavered either and always came back to its original state of being.

And then one day… he noticed something different.  It was an opening.  He was very excited but when he came upon the opening and looked in… he saw darkness within the bamboo path.  Tiger was courageous and also felt that even tho he might not be able to see, he could lean on the bamboo for guidance.  So on he went.  With trust, courage and the ability to navigate unpredictability… he knew he could face anything.  So in he went.  Now you and I both know that cats can see in the dark but this darkness was so dark that no one and nothing could see in it so Tiger had to trust his instincts.  The path twisted and turned… went up and down… strange noises all around and some that even made him want to turn back… but no… he couldn’t turn back now.  He had come so far and to turn back now would mean he would never find what he’d been searching for.

Finally… he saw a light.  A light at the edge of the darkness so he raced forward full of excitement and eager to see!  He then came upon a clearing… on the other side of the bamboo… on the other side of the darkness.  What was it he was about to find?  Was it all he had been searching for?

It was Deer.  Well now the tiger was not real happy to find a deer at the end of all this struggle.  He was very hungry, so the thought did cross his mind of eating her but then the deer spoke to him.  She was so gentle and innocent.  evening_whitetail_doe_by_natureguy-d521mt7She told him… “You may eat me if it is your heart’s desire but you must know one thing before you do.  You have crossed over the great divide… from primal instincts to your higher self.  Traversing much danger and unpredictable circumstances.  Would you want all of that to go to waste to satisfy your hunger?  Or would you like to know your higher self by walking with me in grace?  Trust what is in your heart and you will never go wrong.”

Tiger gave this a great deal of thought.  He had trusted in himself to seek out his heart’s desire even though he did not know what he would find.  He trusted the bamboo to guide him… and now… he must trust Deer to accept what he had been given.  To let go of the struggle of searching for so long.  He had found his heart’s desire and so he walked with Deer off into the beautiful lush forest… happy and content.

I hope this message has meaning for you.  It certainly does for me.  If you’d like to share your experience… your journey… I would love to read about it.

In Love & Light Always,
Mama Owl  ♥