So I had a really deep / strong awakening the other day. It was so enlightening and so beautiful that I really wanted to share it here with all of you.
If you are not interested in reading about my journey you can scroll to the bottom where I have a fun creative video tutorial for all of you. 🙂
I am currently taking a class that helps you find and connect with your Animal Spirit Guides, in addition to working with my Spiritual mentor I have come to know that Swan, as I mentioned before is one of my Power Animals as well as Bunny.
Up until a couple days ago when I was working with my oracle cards I still didn’t know why either of my Spirit Animals were with me, what messages they might have for me or guidance they might give.
So when I was using my oracle cards and had a realization that the Swan was here to help me mourn my loss of innocence as a child and my loss of my childhood. Growing up how I did, created a situation where I really lost my innocence very young. Below is the deck and the Swan Card from the Deck that I was using. Until this moment I had not really a great connection with this deck, I loved the imagery but never really connected to the meaning written on the cards.
After my latest class in my Spirit Animal Journey I realized that Swan is here to protect me. I went into to the meditation and actually was asking Bunny what message he had for me. It started out with visions of sitting on the grass when I was a child, it was sunny and the grass was soft and warm. There were daisies all around and I worn a crown of daisies (not sure where that came from as I never have worn any flower crown), but I did used to pick daisies in the field by our house, they grew wild there and there are lots of them.
Swan came up behind me and wrapped her wings around me as if in a hug from behind. It was then with my eyes closed in meditation that the tears started to flow. As I laid down on the grass Swan sat beside me and spoke to me. She said “I’ve always been here you just didn’t know it. I have been here protecting you since you were young. You have a special journey in this life to help others and I am here to be with you to protect you and so you are never alone”. At this point tears were just pouring down my face. – now at this point even though all this is happening I’m still thinking “Bunny what is the message you have for me”
Swan continued to comfort me and even though I didn’t want to leave that spot we got up and went into the woods I sat on a log of a tree. Bunny showed up, he let me pet him. I continued to ask the bunny what his message was for me. I did not get an answer, he just sat there looking at me.
The swan gave me a hug and then offered me a small branch, she said you are someone who needs something physical to remind you I’m here when you need me. Take this, put it in your medicine pouch so you remember to call on me when you are in need. She hugged me good by and I begged her not to go.
I allowed myself to cry healing tears when the journey was finished. As I went about my day I hadn’t really thought much more about my experience as it’s been a hectic day. As I was outside taking Luna to the bathroom I looked down and, right in my front yard was the branch that the Swan had given to me. It doesn’t look like much but in my vision it was just like this with that little knot and most of the bark taken off it.
I never got the message I was looking for from Bunny but I suspect that Swan believed I’d had enough for one journey.
I know to some this story may seem a bit far fetched but I kid you not this is just how it happened. I took a few minutes to write it down after it happened so that I would remember the details. I truly believe that if you open yourself up to the healing your heart and soul needs that it will come to you, even if it’s not exactly how you expect it. I feel strongly on documenting my journey here and I cherish each and everyone of you who has decided to come along for the ride. Having so many of you in my corner really feels amazing and I appreciate each and everyone of you!!!
Now for some creative fun
This video comes from a place in my heart that I feel strongly about. So very many people do not want to write or draw in their art journals – lest they “ruin” them. I’m here to tell you that you most certainly should be writing and drawing in your art journals. Art journals are personal they are a piece of our own journey sometimes the journey is just in art and that’s ok but you should put your signature on it. Write a quote, add some marks, create some doodles, you get the idea. I am here to share with you a couple very simple line drawings that you can add to your art journals to give them that personal touch.
I hope you enjoy todays tutorial and if you did be sure to leave me a comment, subscribe to my channel and if you give this a try tag me on social media so I can see your beautiful artwork. 🙂
Look for another fun video next week on how to enhance your art journals.
Thanks for sharing your time with me today my friends! Have an amazing evening!
xxoo – Sherry