How individual are we? Can we be individual when the science of quantum entanglement increasingly shows the connection to wholeness rather than separateness? Science now proves particles created at the same time are connected in such a way that impacts to one influences the behavior of the other (even when separated by huge quantities of space).

What is the definition of the term Quantum Entanglement? – Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently — instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole.

So if we assume this science is correct, what other assumptions might we want to examine? We humans all come from the same elemental soup that burst from our newly created galaxy billions of years ago. Beyond that we are linked and interconnected to the system of galaxies known as the universe. Just how connected the particles of planets, stars, deserts, oceans, animals, plants, humans, hearts, minds and thoughts must be? Life began when our solar system burst into being from the same bunch of molecules ever expanding and multiplying and taking infinite forms of life.

Science continues to document scientific particles of entanglement. We see examples of entanglement every day and much as Einstein did – we call it spooky. We don’t usually question the entanglement. We call it strange, odd, intuition, magic, miraculous or just a coincidence.

Imagine if we will that it isn’t just coincidence. Perhaps we should begin to accept that we, as a group of particles, may have an impact, either negative or positive, influencing for the upward movement of our society or the downward movement of our society. Perhaps we influence just by the actions we take, the thoughts we think, the words we speak, the matters that we allow to be important and significant in our lives.

If we accept entanglement and corresponding responsibility for our energetic choices it becomes much more important to manifest things of a positive nature, more consistently, knowingly and with accountability for the consequences. Perhaps we begin to understand some of the ancient knowledge lost to the antiquity of natural disaster, war and darkness. As I consider entanglement a magical quote comes often to mind. As above, so below. As within so Without. As the universe so the soul.

Entanglement – the ability to manifest light in the complicated darkness of quantum souls.

A link to a somewhat simple video illustrating entanglement:


1 2 3 4 . . .


I haven’t been writing in this blog for a few weeks. I have been writing and creating but in another way…for my new business partner that walks around talking about the value of “truth” just about every moment of every day. Her message is invaluable. She talks about how fear, anger, insecurity and lack of self-love prohibit living a life of truth and joy. It is a necessary message for most who remain living in fear in this old outworn way of living that all too many still embrace. I believe we were brought together so that I may help her with her message, her instruction, her coaching and her path in this lifetime. It is rewarding work. I believe in what I am doing.

However, I don’t have a lot of time for my own spiritual progression right now. That is sometimes hard. My spiritual path is new. My intuition is growing by leaps and bounds but I use it little as I turn away and once again embrace the business skills that I honed over decades of business life. Little time, if any, is available for much else during the last weeks and probably the next few weeks. Using my intuition is beautiful. I miss doing that every day all day long. Using my business skills is easy, necessary and not at all spiritually uplifting for me.

But I see a lot of the number 1234 right now and that keeps me going. What is special about that number showing up at exactly this time in life over and over again each day? It’s the knowing that it is a message from something I (and others) call “source” or “spirit”. It is the energy that connects all of us together with everything we dream, breathe, live, see, know and even all that we don’t. I didn’t always believe that way. If you look at some of my earlier blogs you will see that this spiritual way I live was a life time of coming into being. After opening my mind I see so many patterns and rhythms and recognize the synchronicity and unmistakable order to all that is.

How do I mean synchronicity and unmistakable pattern/order? The phone rings at 12:34, a taxi 1234 passes by, I pickup my takeout – receipt $12.34, a new friend lives at 1234 W. Monroe, I sing a song I like and notice for the first time it’s called “1234”, phone numbers appear with 1234 and license plates show up along my path that include 1234…and these are just some examples. 1234 is unmistakably present in my life right now.

Why is it reassuring? Because I believe in synchonicity and when I first noticed the number I googled it. In numerology the sequence/meaning for “1234” is “needing to take steps”. Those that see it often are being guided to realize that they are needing to take a sequence of steps in order to move along a path. Seeing this number at exactly this time is incredibly powerful, helpful…and as mentioned…reassuring.

I like to help people find their connection to spirit/source. I feel it is my life purpose. I think few can do this without living in truth. I have the connection and intuitive ability to help people that are searching for it. So all of the work that my business partner does every day prepares people for the lessons that I would like to teach. I want everyone on this planet to understand that we are love and light. We are all meant to be full of love. I am working on helping my business partner teach 1, 2, 3 and the start of 4 in that journey people are taking in this life they are living. After they learn to live in truth and pursue happiness and joy perhaps 5, 6, 7, 8 and the connection they find to spirit/source swiftly follows. The sense of connection that I feel is miraculously wonderful. I would wish everyone would take the steps to find it.

It’s a beautiful sequence of numbers 1 2 3 4.

Meaning posted on Angel scribes – “Number 1234 can be seen as a number of progression and/or steps along a journey or life path. Angel Number 1234 is often seen as ‘steps’, with subsequent number sequences (eg. 567 … 789 etc.) appearing once the 1234 sequence is acknowledged and recognized, and the ‘steps’ and actions taken by the individual. Know that you have all that you need within to achieve your goals and aspirations … you just have to make the choices to do so, and take the appropriate actions.   Have faith and trust in yourself Angel Number 1234 indicates that you may have to put some hard work and effort towards a new project, venture or important life-change, and these will be of long-term benefit to yourself and your loved ones.  Trust that the work and effort you have put in towards achieving your goals and aspirations will be well worth your while and you will find long-term success and personal fulfillment.”

(click here to watch the song I was singing….1234)

That simple light that comes from complicated darkness is the path we take.

The value of downtime


Down time?  “What is that anyway?” you may be asking with a smile.  

Here in America we praise those that have little need for downtime.  We admire those who have “it all figured out” and chase egoist dreams relentlessly.  We understand the necessity of sacrifice to achievement.  We understand that working and playing hard….good!  Spending time with little immediate accomplishment….bad!   But do we understand what the real value of downtime is as we go about living life? 

I’m not talking about laying on a beach getting wasted in the sun with no thought about our life path at all.  I’m not talking about shopping for the greatest pair of stiletto heels and a martini with a good girlfriend. These too are necessary times for many of us.  What  I am speaking of is the downtime that we allow ourselves for reflection and measuring our lives.  Time taken despite what may be going on in our career, the world, the immediate circumstances of our lives or for our loved ones.  That downtime is what we allow when we think that clarity surrounding our life’s pursuits is important because what we do and how we do it may matter to ourselves and to others we interact with and impact.   Downtime is the time we take to “get it right” truthfully rather than pretending we have everything figured out “once and for all”.  

That downtime sounds important so why do we allow so little of it for ourselves?  Culture works against us of course but it’s a losing battle for downtime just in the living of a modern adult life.  It’s tough to find “reflection” when we are living busy and productive careers and seeking a full personal life. We live in an ego driven society and starting over isn’t easy for most of us.  It’s far easier to keep plodding a selected course than to do the work required for changing our lives. I’m not judging.  I confess that there were entire decades of my life that I spent with almost no downtime at all. I spent no time on reflection.  I made plans as a young person and then worked hard to those goals without once checking to ensure they were still goals I truly found worthwhile. As a reformed overachiever and a light worker….I look back at my earlier decades with an understanding of corrections that I could have made long ago and in a less painful way

I do not think I am alone.  I think most of us do this.  We are perhaps afraid to allow ourselves time for reflection.  If you worked very hard for a very long time at one thing…it’s not easy to change course.  It is a difficult thing to change.  Our fears keep us doing what we already know how to do.  Downtime is often spent on celebrating our achievements rather than reflection of what we want to accomplish next and what change we need to initiate as we ourselves change. We don’t have to judge ourselves for finding little downtime.  We just need to understand that we need to take downtime and then be brave enough and value ourselves enough to do it.  For without downtime to reflect on our path, our decisions, our relationships, our spirituality, our passions, our role in this world….how do we check our plans for necessary correction and change?  We don’t is the simple answer.  We can spend a lot of time working hard at the things that someday will not matter to us.  Some of us spend a lifetime doing great things for our ego’s that just don’t matter at all in the final looking back.  We all need to be reminded to take our downtime and the value that it may bring to our lives.. 

I am writing this blog from the rediscovery of it’s value this past week.  I am a light worker.  If you know what a light worker is you will know that I spend a lot of time helping people find clarity, peace, joy and light.  I spend a lot of time thinking about my role on this planet and in this miracle of a life that I have been given. I think about how my energy impacts the world.  It sounds wonderful right? It isn’t always.  Though I am a light worker…it’s not all peace, love, light and joy.  I hear peoples lies, problems, sorrows, guilt and worries along with their dreams and wishes.  I feel them actually.  I am also living with my own dreams and wishes.  My life dream requires interaction in the world as I build relationships, seek a love life as well as maintaining and nourishing my family and forge friendships.  Some people disappoint me.  Some people open my own wounds up and cause pain. Though I do have light, joy and peace…. I struggle as much as the next person. Some days I wake up completely drained from the energy that I have spent shining light as I go about living in this human existence.  It is downtime that allows me to restore, reflect and change so that I grow to the light with purpose and clarity. 

In every life it is the down time that helps us find the necessary corrections, changes or additions and gives clarity and light.. There is complete truth in the famous quote “The life unexamined is not worth living”.  I personally know this truth from the living through workaholic decades of business success at the expense of all else.  I know this truth from the working hard at maintaining certain relationships that failed no matter how hard I worked to maintain them.  I know this truth from seeing a bit more of the total picture of my life and my purpose on this planet. I know this truth from finding my way to spirituality. 

Assuming you can value downtime how do we find it in these busy lives we lead?  How can we have downtime that helps us find clarity? That’s personal to you of course.  Meditate. Write in a journal.  Sit by a lake and think your thoughts.  Climb a mountain and think about your life as you look out at the vista you surmounted.  Swing in a hammock and day dream. Find the downtime that works for you in the life you are choosing to live.  Allow your thoughts to purposefully flow through the people, pursuits and dreams of your life.  What are the things that you chase?  Is what you are chasing still what you are working at in this moment?  Were things left behind things you need to find again?  What do you believe?  What is the meaning of this life you are living. Are you happy with what you are doing on this planet?  Are you happy?  Are you loved? Are new paths opening for you?  Be brave enough to ask yourself these questions then to make changes.  Allow yourself to reflect until you find the answers that create the need for changes.  

Without reflection you will not check your course for necessary correction.  Without course corrections…you might as well throw away the map to your life because you are not traveling with purpose or clarity. Without purpose and clarity our actions lose relevance though we still accomplish outworn and irrelevant things. Accomplishing outworn and irrelevant things is a waste of the miracle of a life you have been given. Little joy will be found in living your life without reflection. Joyless and empty accomplishments and relationships are exactly that…..empty and joyless. 

And so I start back at the beginning of this blog and say….what is the value of downtime? What is the value of clarity of action, thought, intent and change that comes with downtime? What is the value of light and clarity compared to empty, dark and joyless existence? I think it’s just about priceless.

The simple light that comes from complicated darkness is clarity.



The spectravision of a shrimp

shrimp eyes

A shrimp exists on this planet that has a vision so sophisticated that we do not yet completley understand it… despite decades of study.

I am not writing a shrimp vision blog though I will talk more about that particular subject in this blog post. I am writing this post about a miracle that exists within nature for your discovery and consideration. Why? I have little to contribute to the scientific community. So why do I occasionally blog to convey my thoughts on various scientific discoveries that we can absorb only after much thought and wonder? I have the hope that you too will connect to the magic and wonder of this universe. It is magically uplifting.

Science opens my mind to the miraculous dimensions of physics, nature, the universe and even the complexity of what lies within the minds of mankind.  Science also opens my heart to the dimension of “connection” those of a certain spiritual persuasion call “source”, “energy” or “spirit”. As a science junkie that is also spiritually persuaded….I am routinely amazed at the miracles that are all around us in this universe.  Everyday ordinary miracles there for our seeing if we just but open our eyes.

Science is the study of the inexplicable complexity of all the things we strive to understand in our minds and sometimes our hearts. The more I embrace the wonder of scientific discovery the more connected I become to everything. That discovery of “connection” is the most beautiful journey that I, a true traveler and seeker, have ever taken. The connection that grows now (not in my mind as much as in my heart) is boundless joy, love and light. That connection is there for you too if you allow yourself to search for it. Allow your eye’s to open and see the beauty of all that is and what connections we as the human race need to find our way to understanding.

I’ll give you my example that filled me with wonder today…a little creature known as a mantis shrimp. This little shrimp is very fast, miraculously strong and with a vision that a “non-scientist science junkie” cannot conceive without watching a 4 minute video. I came away from that scientific video with a new understanding of light and the complexity of our ordered universe.  I can try to paraphrase and explain…but the video I attach below is far more effective than any one-dimensional words I would type out on a blog.

What I do hope to point out – the occurrence of such ordered sophistication in nature is a miracle of divine proportions. I hope the video fills you with curiousness and wonder.   What is the light processing that mantis shrimp is doing with these compound eyes?  What would we understand if we could see light in this way?

The simple light that comes from complicated darkness is the comprehension of nature’s plan and the untapped potential of humanity.

The illuminated mind…..

illuminated mind

“The illuminated mind is beyond all sorrow”. Or Is it? That is indeed a beautiful quote that is frequently bantered around within the new age spiritual movement. Let’s think about that quote. Is any mind beyond all sorrow every moment of every day of every year of our life on this planet? Probably not. But our minds are capable of objectively resetting after loss, wounds or disappointment.

What is an objective reset? I think it starts with understanding the benefit and wonder of joy and love. We should understand that joy and love are felt in your heart but your mind interferes at times. It starts with further understanding that joy and love can be maintained even after a loss or wound. If you experience love and joy within yourself you also process that love is a flow of energy. An energy of joy and love is renewable by having our mind take responsibility for our choices, our mistakes and living our truth as well as the further responsibility to heal ourselves after experiencing loss. The joy and love that comes from allowing mind to follow heart into love and joy allows a state of somewhat perpetual illumination as we objectively reset after loss or pain.

Perhaps that explanation is not necessary for some that may find their way to this blog post…but that simple realization was an epiphany to me. I stumbled into having illumination with that realization. I have learned to reset my mind objectively. I have learned this via paying attention to my heart and helping my mind do the same. I feel brilliantly lucky. I like to share my path to this lucky state of heart and mind illumination – in the hopes that it may be helpful to those that can make the choice to live with joy and love.

My accidental state of illumination came along after I experienced a very dark period. In truth I didn’t see the dark period coming though it is obvious now with my big enlightened mind and heart. I was theoretically entering a wonderful period. I was slender, attractive, successful, cultured, surrounded by “friends”, just dating a man that quickly wanted to offer me the world…it all sounds so wonderful right? How was it the darkest period I was entering?

I was completely unconnected to anything beyond ego, old wounds left unhealed and fear. I seemed happy to others. At times I felt momentarily happy. But moments of happiness were fleeting as I made choice after choice to satisfy the ego that was satisfying old wounds left unhealed that created fear. The harder I worked at resolving my failures by protecting my wounds the more hopeless and dark it felt. The poor choices of ego created a very empty life indeed….giving myself away for little, hiding old wounds and living with fear simply does not allow for love and joy.

It is important to say that I do not blame anyone but myself and I forgave even myself along the way to illumination. (This is a completely necessary task for illumination) If you are walking around with a lifetime of unhealed wounds….you probably will make some mistakes. Life wounds all of us at times…we all have healing to do periodically. I was overdue for the healing. My choices were finally so poor that the healing could not help but be following the darkest moments from that time of sadness. The darkest hour can sometimes be the most important hour if we are willing to embrace change.

I embraced illuminating change.

I left the career after realizing that it all just felt empty and pointless. I left the relationship with an incapable man after one unspeakable fight too many…angry and hurt. I left several empty friendships that took and gave little beyond my ability to say I had “friends”. I took a hiatus from dating and worked at clearing old wounds with understanding of lessons, gratitude for the lessons and released so much pain. I started having such a sense of peace and well being that was swiftly followed by understanding of my connectedness to truth and my heart. This connectedness spread to a greater understanding of self-love’s and unconditional love’s role. In truth “science” repeatedly shows the connectedness of all to everything. My mind was faster to grasp that connection than my heart. But after grasping the concept of universal connection I began to feel a greater sense of love that was beyond myself in my heart. Feeling unconditional universal love was swiftly followed by illumination and the understanding of objective reset that is necessary for maintaining joy and love.

The joy and love I try to maintain is not just for me…it’s for the world that I touch and live within too. If I am connected to all and all is connected to me…why would I hurt anyone with my wounds or pain? Why would I not want everything that is to experience my love and joy? Just imagine what illuminated minds could do for the state of mankind today. What would our world become? It would not be war, it would not be sorrow and it would not be grief. It would become love.

The simple light that comes from complicated darkness is love.

You may say I’m a dreamer….but I’m not the only one….


I heard the John Lennon song “Imagine” this evening.

The wars and conflicts in this world are mighty. We humans seem bound to continue our race to use all the earths tentative resources and leave nothing for future generations. We seem to think we can continue our old outworn ways of living at any cost but never bear the cost.

Many years later….The words of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” echoed in my heart this evening. He sang us words that were so simple and beautiful yet seemingly so unattainable these many decades later…a song of peace amongst men. He wasn’t talking about one way of government or religion above another. He was singing a poem that dared us to believe that we could unite as one. He was a dreamer. He wasn’t the only one. I’m a dreamer too.

I can try to convince anyone that reads this blog of the truth of his words…but maybe John did it best. No rewording is really necessary.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Let’s hope the world can understand how to live as one….a brotherhood of man….sharing all the world. Peace at last.

The simple light that comes from complicated darkness is oneness

Animal Totems in my hair…Animal totems everywhere….

Animal totem blog picI was recently talking to a friend about animal totems and the spiritual messages and signs that nature provides.

That conversation became the inspiration for this blog. It was a thought provoking conversation between two spiritual people. We talked about how many cultures have been more open to seeing animals as messengers for source/spirit/god/supernatural energy. We discussed some of the ways that we have individually felt a tug of knowing that something was a “sign”. We even discussed some of the powerful and affirming animal totem experiences that have appeared in our own lives.

By the way – It is still sometimes hard for me to type out sentences like that last one. The spiritual world is new to me. I am a “scientific spiritualist”. It is science and archaeology that has convinced me that things such as energy healing, connection to a universal source of energy, heart energy, animal totems, power of intention and manifestation really are part of this beautiful connected universe. I found my spiritual connection in my mind first and then my heart. I am still finding my way but it has been a beautiful journey. As I am so joyful, connected and happy….I hope that this blog I am writing helps people that are searching for their own connection.

But back to that inspiring discussion around animal totems…Perhaps it will be useful to outline some very interesting and provoking history of totems or “signs” found within our ever evolving species. Some of the oldest totemic symbolism has been found within the Sanxingdui Culture in southern China. Chinese transliterates totem as tuteng (圖騰). Sanxingdui bronze masks and heads (radiocarbon dated circa 1200BCE) appear to have been mounted on wooden poles. Some scholars have suggested that totemic culture spread from ancient Asian populations to the rest of the world. Others conclude that totemism arose separately in numerous cultures; totemic cultures in North America are estimated to have been more than 10,000 years old. Continents appear to have uniformly found their way to honoring animals. North and South American Native Indian tribes, Himalayan/Tibetan, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures have left artifacts that honor animal energies. We find that honor of animal energy archaeologically in coats of arms, totem beads, totem poles and other unmistakable monolithic carvings and drawings.

If totemism arose separately in numerous cultures, which it appears to have….why? Was there a connection between animal and man that was deeper in a simpler time? Was there a time that we understood a bit more connection and energy within the universe? When we placed ourselves above the natural world and animals became mere domesticated or wild beasts…did we lose something?

The modern new age take on totems is also fascinating. Spiritanimal.info breaks down various archetypal energy meanings of animals. Quoted from the website introduction “Following the footsteps of many traditions from all around the world, and based on modern principles of psychology and intuitive work, its goal is to present information in a format that is easy to read for anyone curious about the world of spirit or power animals. At the same time, it also intends to convey the deeper, mystical, and spiritual meanings associated with the animals and our relationship to them as spirit guides and totems. In many traditions, our relationship with the spirit of animals is a reminder that all life is sacred. From the dawn of times, humankind had a relationship with animals, not just in the physical realms, but also in the spiritual ones.”

Should we continue to assume that all of these cultures (modern new age or ancient) are mistaken in paying attention to archetypal energies within nature? These many various cultures identified, validated and associated certain animals with certain energies which became influences which became part of their way of flowing through life. Were the ancient cultures ignorant? Is the modern new age culture mistaken? Are we, as the new cultural majority, ignorant of something that was lost? How does a totem pole provide a clue to something of value in this winter day in February, 2014?

Some personal examples that I hope will be helpful –

Let’s start with the crow – messenger of transformation, death, rebirth and sometimes even trickery. You perhaps watched the movie “The Crow”. The clever crow is one of the better known totem energies thanks to popular culture. It only takes a few google clicks to find fairly remarkable everyday occurrences of crows gathering outside the windows of the dying. Why? Crows are the smartest of the bird kingdom but why would they possibly have such a frequent gathering around souls passing? Why do we feel intrigue or some deeper meaning by this black feathered bird in particular? Why do crows appear at times of transformation?

How did crows signify something relevant in my own life?

In the worst days of a dysfunctional relationship from my past – the crows appeared. I knew that my choice to be in this relationship was a poor one. I knew that I was struggling to live in my truth as long as I stayed in that relationship. I often spent hours a day wondering how I had allowed myself to be with someone that was so incapable. I felt stuck. I knew I should go but I didn’t want to acknowledge that the relationship had been so harmful and utterly foolish. Crows started to appear outside the bedroom window at night. First a single crow appeared on a branch on a rainy evening. This crow was joined by another crow and then more crows as the weeks went on. Eventually 8 to 10 crows were staring in the windows some evenings. They would perch on the branches of the tree looking into the windows. Some nights it would become so eerie that I would close the curtains. If I looked out the window they remained in their perches looking in as though they could see something even through the curtains. As weeks went on the crows became more openly present and difficult to ignore. Crows would land on fences near the park that I walked through. They would caw loudly and drop sticks as I walked through a local college campus. They would perch across the condo courtyard and caw loudly as I sat on the deck drinking a glass of wine pretending all was well. The crows would even hop along a power line on a busy intersection toward the last days of this “death and rebirth” that needed to occur. More interestingly as I left the relationship and moved into healing the crows disappeared. They followed me to my new home but then as my healing began in earnest they just simply stopped appearing in my everyday life.

Then came the dead birds on sidewalks. I have lived in downtown Chicago for over 11 years now. I rarely saw dead birds. I had encountered a mere one or two dead birds in a ten year span. Last spring, as I faced leaving my business career behind and embracing a spiritual career…dead birds began to occasionally appear along the busy city street that I would walk along each day. In the first occurrence the bird appeared to have just died. Its feathers were so beautiful. It looked as though it had stopped breathing moments before I almost stepped on it. I looked around to see if there were any open windows. It looked like a bird that had been a pet. I wondered if it fell or flew out of one of the surrounding lofts. It seemed like such a waste of life. I have to admit that I felt a tug of something personal when I looked down at that first dead bird. A second dead bird (similar in appearance to the first) showed up a few day’s later. It caught my attention in that it was so odd. When the third dead bird showed up the very next day…. I turned to trusty google.

As I sat down in front of my computer I truthfully assumed that the Chicagoland area had perhaps been contaminated with some pollutant that was harming the birdlife. Surely there was some news coverage? No such contamination was found online however a very interesting “animal sign” blog with thousands of blog comments did surface. The blog outlined that finding dead birds was often accompanied by leaving an old outdated way of life behind and the need to embrace a new way of living. There were more than a few posts about finding dead birds. There were thousands of posts on this site…all posts from people that were instinctively realizing that finding a dead bird represented something more than finding a dead bird. The comments uniformly echoed some time of life change. I could understand the personal symbolism in the type of bird that I found dead and where I found the birds. The birds continued to show up periodically every few weeks all summer long. Always these wasted lives were lying somewhere on a sidewalk and always along the street I walked and lived on. Inevitably the appeared as my thoughts churned around making a spiritual career change…always as I was coming and going in a bit of a lost way.

As I made my way into my new career the birds simply stopped being found on my daily path. I am in a spiritual career now. You probably know that from the type of subjects I discuss in these blogs if you are reading this at this moment. No more crows, dead birds on my path or spiders (an altogether fascinating tale that is completely personal) however I do see other things at times that catch my attention. It is something that I pay more attention to now. I am not suggesting people walk around finding meaning in every little bit of the animal and insect kingdom. But when something unusual occurs with an animal totem energy and it catches my attention I now recognize the tug of “a sign”.

That “tug” of knowing….it is what I think our ancestors recognized. I think they recognized many energies that we no longer understand. Perhaps the knowledge is something that we should seek rather than assuming that the cultures that honored animal energies, totems, signs and meanings were ignorant. Isn’t it possible that something was lost along the way as our modern culture detached itself from the natural world and rushed into the industrialized world? Isn’t it possible that there was a time that we understood energy in a completely different way? Perhaps man’s journey isn’t just to the frontier of industry and progress. Perhaps our journey should include a quest for some of the natural knowledge we discarded along our way to today. Perhaps we should reconsider what those ancient cultures tried to teach us?

“You are part of everything! You are part of the fire, you are part of the water, you are part of the green, you are part of the stars, and you are related to everything. You are related to the stones, to the trees, to the fish, to the creepy-crawlers, to the ones that fly, to the ones that walk on all fours, and to the ones that walk on two legs. Everything is sacred and, therefore, you are sacred too. That’s what we mean when we say, Mitakuye oyasin.” Wallace Black Elk, Sicangu Lakota Spiritual Elder

Further explanation of spirit animal totems –

The simple light that comes from the complicated darkness begins with the awareness that everything is connected.