Lizards have been around a lot recently, especially since Sedona, and when I explored their symbolism in more depth I realized just why. Just yesterday four showed up very prominently and in one case was walking alongside us for a while.
With everything in my life changing, reminding me of the conscious life transition I made when I lived in Sedona some 18+ years ago, it is no wonder they are supporting the journey with their medicine.
I love what Ina Woolcott shares in her article:
The reason being is that it is SO on-point and reflects EXACTLY what I/we’re experiencing that it is a fantastic reflection and made me just that much more absorbed with these little lizard friends. She basically reiterated the same words I’d just finished sharing right before I saw her article. Love it!
Here’s what Ina shares in case you are also finding Lizard showing up in your life, or have Lizard as your power animal, have been dreaming about them recently, or are going through similar life shifts that calling upon Lizard can assist you with:
“…Lizard medicine is the companion of every day waking reality, where our dreams are studied before they are manifested physically…
If Lizard is your power animal, heed your own intuition before anyone else’s. Lizard will aid you in becoming more detached from situations in your life. Now and again it is required to be detached, to separate yourself from others, to succeed in what is necessary. Lizard will also show you how to leave the past in the past! To move on and quit being attached to what has been. Lizard is proposing immediate change in one or more areas of your life. You may need to let go of old ideas, patterns, belief systems, habits, actions or lifestyle because the old may threaten you in some way now. It is time to let go. Lizard prompts the need to go within and examine your present reality and then, move with confidence and utmost assuredness into a new chapter of your life.
One of the most interesting traits of the lizard is the ability to break off their tails to escape predators. The tail is left behind writhing, to take the predators attention off them, in order to flee. However, they are only able to perform this feat once, as the new tail which grows to replace the old one consists of cartilage instead of vertebrae. Lizards power lies in the quality of being able to rescue himself from danger by leaving a part of himself behind. As lizard only has the ability to lose his tail once, you need to make any choices wisely as the consequences may be experienced for a very long time hereafter!
Lizards are very sensitive to vibrations from the ground, they are adept at subtle perception. They have amazing hearing capacity, and with their sharp eyes they are able to sense the most minute of movements. If lizard is your power animal, you have the ability to utilize all aspects of psychic perception.
The psychic characteristics to be found in the lizard teaches us how to awaken our abilities by choosing one path over another that honour every part of our lives. Lizard is a powerful power animal to have, revealing your weaknesses, your strengths and prompting the energy of change.”
Thank you Lizard for your supportive wisdom and guidance with the immediate and major life changes I am embracing.
Duck, Duck, Goose!
This Goose crossed my path and as always I like to explore animal spirit medicine to see what symbolism is being reflected to me, along with any pertinent messages or supportive energy are being gifted and channeled my way.
This will be just a quick little share for anyone also interested in Goose symbolism or has been connecting with Goose a lot recently, as I need to run off to Cosmo’s chiropractic appointment.
Goose symbolism is quite inspiring, contrary to maybe some of the ideas people have about them.
It includes that of loyalty, forging ahead with bravery and confidence, teamwork and comradery, protection, clear communication, determination, dedication, fellowship, fidelity, fertility, and the balance of knowing when to lead or follow.
They also symbolize compassionate keepers of the community and embody the sacred circle and sanctity of the cycles of life.
Geese also happen to be vegan. So they symbolize a veggie and fruit diet and that this may be in alignment for you, or to incorporate more of these foods into your life – got that one covered. 😉
One really cool thing about Geese is that they never leave one of their own behind for any reason. They will stay with the sick and injured until they are either well again, or to support them as they transition. Now that’s loyalty and commitment for you!
They are extremely gifted in navigating, so they assist us in discerning our own paths in life and the choices that we’re presented.
They have amazing communication skills that they use in teamwork to help each other and protect one another. This protection quality also shows up in how they will fend fiercely for their young.
Gotta admire and respect these wonderful beings for what they demonstrate as example for us.
I posted this on Facebook, but feel guided to share it here as well.
I had such a vivid dream last night about Orcas and because of my connection with animals, I never take their messages lightly.
It definitely felt like a plea for help, with its disturbing elements, on both an individual species level and grander level collectively.
Their medicine is so potent as Animal Spirit Guides – see Spirit of Orca
While this dream felt collective in nature, there are always so many layers to dreams and I am embracing the personal through it as well.
Perhaps it also means I will be seeing them when in Iceland this February to commune in person.
Whatever it means, I have been carrying them with me all day and listening to what they have to share.
It’s interesting to note that there have been a series of Orca sightings super close to the Southern California shores this month (right where I live), I just discovered: Killer Whales Draw California Crowds Out To Sea.
There was a blessed event too this month – a baby Orca born, which is good news: Newborn Orca Spotted Near B.C.’s Gulf Islands
These “Creators of the Cosmos”, as their wisdom is said to symbolize, have the ability to convert raw matter into stars, planets, etc., to free the soul into its innate expansion, and teach the ability to seal and repair fractured souls and energy leaks (embody wholeness). They also use the vibrational energy and harmonious frequency of song to heal, while assisting humans in finding their soul’s song.
If you have a moment and feel called, please send them, our animal brothers and sisters, and Mother Earth some healing love from your heart.
Inner child work has always been a powerful seed “key” to creating change. And when done with unconditionally loving courage, can be the impetus for empowering yourself in unlimited ways.
We all have a child within that is in need of our loving acceptance. No matter how strong and self-reliant you think you are, there is a time for tender vulnerability in everyone’s journey that is needed to cultivate a garden that your child-like heart can creatively and expansively blossom in. This will provide astounding results in your current experience and with all that you intend.
As adults we carry with us false beliefs from the past that as children we learned to believe. A lot of that includes the things that we were taught was “wrong” with us and so the greatest rejection living with us today is the one to, and of, ourselves with these beliefs.
Listening to and softening our inner dialogue to embrace the perfection of all that we are, is a needed part of our daily practice. It is important to know ourselves to be whole and forgive ourselves, as well as revel in the quirky beauty that our inner child has to share.
Loving your inner child will support healing the darkest experiences by shining light on the beauty that was always there. This opens doorways that the Universe will support you with when you are willing to partner with it.
This is a fantastic blog by Jennifer Moore on the magickal symbolism of dragonflies. Yesterday, the first full day actually in Alaska, as our journey was detoured/delayed a day due to weather, but ultimately energetic callings where I was needed, I was surrounded by giant dragonflies at the lake here.
The photos you see in my share, are of one of the dragonflies, and of the pair that were in a dance, that I rendezvous’d with yesterday.
Jennifer’s share so beautifully expounds on these magickal creatures that are both of the air – symbolizing change – and water – the subconscious, dreaming mind, and mutable nature. When they skitter across the water they demonstrate deeper thoughts surfacing and of our being mindful of our wishes we intend.
One dragonfly I saw seemed to have become water-logged and was stuck on the surface of the water, rather than skittering along, and its wings were unable to lift it up to fly again…so save it I did and off it flew to a tree limb to dry.
These nymph creatures are simply enchanting in every way and everything they are about, as shared in Jennifer’s article, is so perfect in symbolism right now for me.
Last night, the first night here in Talkeetna, as the eerie, but beautiful, calls of the loons echoed across the lake, I dreamed of an adolescent moose I was communicating with on a path in the forest. But that’s a “moose” of another story. 😉
Magick is abound and the creatures of Alaska are making me feel welcome already. I look forward to their continued wisdom and messages.
I’ve been drawn to dragonflies for some time now, perhaps because I love rivers and lakes and these peaceful creatures are mesmerizing as they flit and skimmer across the water. They have brought me great peace, and even their life spans symbolize change and transformation. The first year or more of their lives, they live in the water as nymphs. When they metamorphose into the flying creatures we recognize as dragonflies, they live only a few weeks. I like to compare this pattern to a person who has spent her whole life working her way to her truest path and then finally has the strength and means to express her purest nature. Even if for a short while, this person will flit and skim across the days of her life, inspiring those around her to live joyfully, as well.
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Wow! So last night I had a very mirroring dream to the one I had with a dolphin, which I shared about in my July 1st post: Dolphin Dreams. Only this time, the animal spirit guide and companion was a lion. Well, a lioness to be exact, and she was a young one at that. She wasn’t a cub, but she was about my size in length – 5’5″ – perhaps slightly bigger, and had a child-like essence, although wise.
I can’t remember all that was surrounding the front and back end of this dream, but a lot was. However, I do very much remember the part where she and I were connecting. And it was so much like the dolphin and I. So much so, I would have to say that the two souls are one in the same, but coming through in different animal bodies. This of course would mean that she was my beloved Nestor in disguise, once again. 🙂
I was walking through some open area when she (the lioness) approached out of no where. There did seem to be others around, but at a distance. She came out of the darkness toward me and I wasn’t sure at first what to make of this lioness coming to me, but I was calm and not afraid. She was then right upon me and literally then on top of me. She had gentle/lovingly knocked me down, like a large dog may do when he/she is excited to see you and runs at you to greet you. And then, just like in my dolphin dream, she and I laid there together for a long while.
She was mostly on top of me, with her back into my right side, my arms around her, and our heads nestled touching each other, while her left front leg wrapped around my head and her large paw held my face. We hardly moved from this position. We just laid still and her big, plush paw stayed on my face the entire time. I realized she was giving me healing energy from that enormous paw of hers and I remember how amazing to have this powerful creature that could easily take me out with one swipe or bite, but here she was like a kitten, with claws retracted and only a soft pillow for my face to be cradled in by her touch. We communicated telepathically and energetically.
I just remember a beautiful communing between us and like we were one, as we laid there in this position. And some people were calling out that I should get away because a lion is dangerous. And I told them to please stop worrying about me and to stop yelling out, as I wasn’t going to leave her and I was safe and happy.
Anyway, at some point our time was complete and her work was done. She got up and slowly walked off back into the darkness from which she came.
The energy of the connection was the same. Very sweet, tender, loving, and like a best friend. But we were not as sad, nor tearful this time upon parting, but simply embraced the time we had and fully enjoyed it. I did sense this little cub inside of this large animal, but it was more like a human in animal clothing. And likely because of our last connection time, we did not have to be so sad, as there seems to be a window of opportunity for us to have more connections right now in this way. And because of the understanding we both have in where we’re needed right now, there was no need for the sadness.
But of course I immediately was interested to look at lion/lioness symbolism to see what she was bringing to me in added message this time, alongside the beautiful healing and connection.
As with all symbols, the meaning is relative to you and should be personal and individual. There are general collective meanings that things can symbolize, or have come to symbolize, but how something translates for you, is your experience alone.
We all have different ways of interpreting things and the more we practice looking deeper and understanding ourselves, the more we are able to interpret more clearly what the meaning is for us.
You determine your own relationship to symbols.
That said, I found some information I’ll share, in case the lion is a power animal for you or is showing up. The interesting thing was that all the dream symbolism and much of even the symbolism in general that I found, all talked about the lion coming in a threatening way, being fearful of it, it biting you, and so on, and what that symbolism meant. But I couldn’t find anything really talking about a gentle and loving encounter. I found that interesting and wondered about what that means in terms of the collective accepting certain group symbolism and ideas about things.
Anyway, I read that the lion has often been a symbol of the Sun, which I knew, but being primarily a nocturnal animal, also symbolizes the Moon and being an authority over subconscious thought. Hunting is mostly done by the lioness at night and therefore she is a Lunar animal. The lion would be more the Sun symbolism, but this all speaks to the lion being a symbol of balance.
In my dream, it was a lioness and she came from the darkness. So I feel her Lunar quality, which is also Nestor’s and my own connection.
But the lioness can also represent Solar Feminine Power and the power of Diana the Huntress. Lions live in prides, so they can symbolize the group or community and working in cooperation and respect with each other. The lioness is also the best hunter that does most of the work, and so this is an assertion of the Feminine and the rising of Feminine energies.
Since the Sun (the bringer of the dawn and a new day, and of life, and nurturing of life) has not always been associated with Male energy, this lends to the Feminine energies bringing in this new birthing of power in the world when it is integrated into our lives more. A time of new awakening that honors the Divine Feminine and her imaginative creativity and intuition.
Some of Lion’s wisdom includes strength in overcoming difficulties, letting go of stress, strong family and community bonds, personal power, assertiveness, self confidence, ability to lead, courage, energy, wisdom, self fulfillment, authority, justice, dignity, and royalty.
When a lion shows up it may be supporting you to have more courage and faith, to come more fully into your sovereign power, to remember your birthright and live from the integrity and dignity of who you are, to support yourself and what you need with all of your heart, to lead with your heart, and to be your own authority.
As mentioned, most of the information I found talked about being frightened by the lion that shows up in your dreams, in which case it may be telling you that you need to look at your shadow self and bring the truth of that to the surface to integrate, not reject or stuff for any reason. Since my lioness friend came from the dark, literally representing this shadow aspect, and my not fearing her, I feel it is a representation of my integrating my shadow self in a deeper way and this is very healing for me, as represented by the healing energy she provided out of that “embrace” we shared in unity together.
Always, these animal spirit guides bring forth aspects of ourselves to integrate and bring to resolution, so that we may understand ourselves more and live with more empowerment.
I feel that there was twofold meaning in this dream, including connection with my beloved and her healing gift she came once again to give to me, as well as bringing to light aspects to continue to cultivate within myself, as these things are actually things I’ve been working on, and this will continue to provide me the balance I seek.
Again, words can’t express my gratitude for these kinds of experiences, but my heart-full thanks goes out nonetheless to this beautiful soul that merges with me in the twilight hours.
Dream time has been increasingly potent for me, as I continue to go through personal shifts. Not only do I have some really blatant and powerful messages come through for self, but I have been receiving extremely precise and clear prophetic dreams for others that demonstrate much remote viewing and telepathy at work in the night, as well as being called in by others in need.
A LOT is going on when my eyes close and the head hits the pillow.
I’m sure for many of you as well.
I’ve had a series of rich dreams the last week and last night brought in another beautiful animal spirit guide – Dolphin – which felt especially meaningful/healing in relation to the night before’s dream. Her presence and interaction was also synchronous in terms of retreat time coming up in Bimini as well.
The part of the dream I remember took place on the shoreline of a beach somewhere at night. I recall being in the shallow waters there up to my knees and a Dolphin coming to me. She stayed in the very shallow water, basically resting easily on the sand below and at times just resting on the shore with me, as the water lapped around us. We had some very beautiful connective time as we laid there together and I would hold her with my arms around her, or gently rubbed her and held her face with my hands. And she would nuzzle, touch, and wrap herself as much around me as she could, as we communicated telepathically and with a very deep, heart connection.
It was like reunited best friends or even twin souls. And I know that that reuniting was not only providing personal healing and transformative support, but was helping me to engage (or re-engage if you will) a deeper part of myself that she was representing and bringing forth more consciously that was needed right now, and crucial in fact.
There were other things involved in the dream and another dream evolved from it, but I am meant to only really remember what is most important.
What happened next was that it was time for her to go and this was very distressing emotionally for us both.
Some people/or beings came to take her back to where she was needed. I had the impression immediately that she was of importance where she came from and was fully devoted to a life of service and a mission and had been able to/or stolen some moments with me to connect, knowing of my needs for her (brings up emotions again right now for me writing that) at this time. She was some sort of a protector and guide to the animal kingdom and Earth, as well as a Cosmic Missionary/Bridge Worker who journeys far and wide, as guided/needed.
It actually didn’t hit me until I sat here to write this, that this Dolphin feels to be a potential emanation of my beloved Cosmic Nestor (my rabbit familiar – in this life – that transitioned 6 years ago), whom you hear me talk of much.
As she was reluctantly leaving we both cried soulful cries that we must physically part for now. I remained in the shallow water crying with outstretched arms and she echoed my cries and tears as she swam off, being led by those that had come for her. I remember when she received the call to return, it broke our hearts, but we both understood what was for now in our present roles/realities and how our love shared, is the essence joy/service we embody in all that we create and share.
So, I have been sitting with all of the beautiful energy, supportive healing, and messages she gifted me, as I receive insights for implementation that will assist my shifts and integration that I am undergoing.
Since she came through as a Dolphin, this symbolism was purposeful to convey what was needed. I’ve known of Dolphin messages and what they represent generally or how they make me feel when they show up, but I wanted to delve a bit more into their medicine to see if something would trigger deeper consciousness for me and perhaps for you as well, if Dolphin is an Animal Spirit Guide you are blessed with too.
Being a Pisces, I am very connected to the mysteries and creatures of the ocean. Many of you will share remembrance of realities in the watery civilizations of times “past” and the Cosmic Waters of your essence that you are.
These heart-centered, highly evolved beings help to spread and anchor Crystalline Energy to light the Earth and they strengthen the song lines through the grid (encouraging us to work in alignment with Nature and Crystals), as they transmit their light frequency vibrations of love and harmony. Through their presence and interactions here and with us, they help awaken us to our truest and most joyous self that is anchored in unconditional love and innate freedom.
Sites like http://www.animalspirits.com/ share some of the general wisdom of Dolphins that include:
- Knowledge of the sea
- Patron of sailors
- Communication skills
- Understanding the power of rhythm in your life
- Use of breath to release intense emotions
- Water element magick
But Dolphins also bring us playfulness, transcendence, gentleness and generosity, intelligence, friendship, community, deep contentment, personal power in divine flow, and even renewal/rebirth.
Since they have that element of harmony and balance it is understandable that they are also connected to duality and yin/yang. This, in part, has to do with being both mammal and fish and being of the water but able to breathe air. They dwell in a state of two realities and two worlds and so I see them as bridge workers and able to transmute energy. They have both the essence inherent of the Sun and Moon in this regard – the outward expressions, life, activity, vibrancy, intellect, manifestation, and masculinity, as well as the inward expressions of intuition, creation, hidden powers, feelings, dreams, mutability, and femininity.
There seems to be this playful and inquisitive invitation that dolphins beckon us to adventure with them on. Perhaps it’s to explore new realms of your work, relationships and friendships, places of domicile, or maybe even simply to explore the inner realm of emotion and creative passion wanting expression. Long thought to be messengers of the Gods/Goddesses and inter-dimensional travelers bringing messages of divine guidance, love and harmony, they carry with them an innate healing energy that is calming, pure of light, and rich with intuitive wisdom that speaks from the grace and heart of a wise child.
This purity and innocence they embody teaches us to trust and tune within in order to commune with the natural rhythms and flow in the mirror of their flight.
Dolphin spirit guides are spiritual beings that remind of us our authenticity and help to align us in the spirit of our true nature. Their magickal and mysterious nature also invoke a calling from within that remembers our connection with the vastness of our soul that is of this Earth but not of it.
They remind us of times and places far and wide, spanning the Cosmos as well as the Ancient Earth and its lost worlds that once were.
Something stirs within us when Dolphin graces our life, and this awakening helps to activate a realignment with living in natural harmony with all of life.
I read that when Dolphin appears he/she is a symbol for living life from true purpose, on purpose, as a creative, abundant and vibrant being. They also invite us more into the depths of our higher heart communicative abilities and further development of them through intuition, vulnerability, psychic awareness, and telepathy. Not to mention, I believe, they open us to our creative voice and expressing the frequency vibrations of our authenticity through it.
This feels very accurate for me, as the inner communication skills, as well as advanced communication skills like telepathy and clairvoyance have been at the forefront of my experience, along with voice.
They are also known to draw our attention to this present moment and encourage us to be all that we can be right now, as well as have gratitude for everything we DO have.
I also read that Dolphin invites us to make an assessment of our lives and our connection to Spirit for further expansion in these realms. A deeper dedication may be called forth now, as not only is it part of your mission, but it is needed collectively to support the energetic field of experience in evolutionary expansion as well. Dolphins have a gentle, but strong pull that mirrors our readiness for initiation into a higher state of being that calls from a deep place within that remembers who you are and what you have chosen to do in this reality you have embodied. Something that has not been accessed yet, or is in need of being more fully cultivated, may have drawn in your Dolphin friend to remind you.
This also feels true for me and whether the Dolphin was Nestor, another guide, simply an aspect of myself, or all of the above, as it ultimately IS anyway, I have asked myself to go to another level and it is more than a want, but an inner knowing of soul timing being of the essence.
Dolphins also possess a very powerful, but gentle transformative healing energy that comes from their love of being of service always, and hence this love is consistently and eternally exuding from them. Their ability is so magnified and pure that they can support healing on all levels and just being in their presence activates this on a DNA level. It’s one reason people are drawn to swim with them, besides the pure joy experienced.
Dolphin helps us to travel through portals of time and space and when we do, we will find our personal and magickal gifts that present unlimited possibilities.
When you want to connect more with your Dolphin spirit guide, meditation, ocean visits, surrounding yourself with their and the ocean’s symbolism, or actual sacred time with them in their environment can help awaken what is within that they message and invite you into.
I’m grateful to be journeying soon to commune in waking life, as a mirror to my dream life. And I’m exploring further the integration and expansion I’ve called upon now.
This weekend I was able to spend long days at the beach, while balancing my time working in the morning and evening, as well as giving myself good mental breaks from everything. One of the significant things that stood out from my time at the ocean, aside from some really powerful shifts from things I was reading, was seeing a sight I had never seen before – the mating dance of roadrunners.
I first saw a roadrunner on top of this structure on the hill that provides some shade over the benches. I mentioned that even they like to look out at the ocean, as perched up high there he could oversea the ocean ahead. As I walked, he jumped off the structure and went down the path I was going and disappeared. Then I came upon him again, but he was not alone.
He was engaged in a very unusual mating dance with a female. I’d never witnessed this before and found it really special to have them just feet away engaging in this sacred ritual. After a while though it seemed that the male got shy 🙂 and he went behind a bush and peeked out at us. It was actually really cute and then he went off in the bushes and the female who had been playing hard to get was looking around like, “Hey what happened? I’m over here!” and then scurried off to chase after HIM this time.
Being witness to this I felt, as I always do with anything I take notice of, to be symbolically messaging me. It reminded me that I did a post on the roadrunner medicine and that I had found a roadrunner feather not long ago, that sits on my altar.
After re-reading the symbolic messages that roadrunner has to share, I can see the significance and am grateful for this encounter with the two of them.
Here is the post I did on them so you can read about roadrunner symbolism and see if it speaks to you as well.
The Universe speaks to us daily if we are open to receiving, which may mean upping our presence and awareness so we can catch wind of the whispering message. Many times the symbolism comes through nature, animal spirit guides, number sequences, things people say, encounters, our bodies, through challenges, or a sign you literally or symbolically receive.
I choose to see everything as symbolic and a message…that’s just my magickal way of living and it serves my life well.
I always see a lot of animal spirit guide wisdom when I’m out in nature and last weekend was no exclusion to this. Tons of dolphins, lots of Monarch butterflies, various birds -hawk, turkey vulture, seagull, roadrunner, quail, with newly hatched itty bitty ones, horned toad lizard, and toad. Some of these new in my experience, others, seem to be regulars. 🙂
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