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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Blackbird Totem Animal

It is early evening here in sunny Canberra. In the background is the loud and distinctive warning cry of a female Blackbird. Something is seen as a threat in her territory. She is letting something know in uncertain terms that they are to "keep out' ...!

Symbolism is alive and kicking in all that exists around us. However, we have become spiritually ignorant to these signs in nature. We are too lost in our technological and material world. We may hear such signs in our lives ... but how many of us pay attention to them?

It's a very interesting and fascinating concept ... to think 'like the ancients' and embrace the fact that all of creation are ONE. All facets work together. I listen, I watch ... I take notice of these signs. In this moment I accept the Blackbird as a totem ... as a messenger that there is a need to check my boundaries and be aware that something is not quite right ... there is a seeming threat somewhere ... 

Since the Blackbird has chosen our backyard as its 'territory' I take the warning more seriously than would if it were in another garden. 

Interestingly, I added a post 'Blackbird Symbolism' back in January 2009 ... 'When blackbird flies into your life your connection with nature and the forces of creation increase. The magic of the underworld surfaces in your life. Awareness is heightened and change on a cellular level begins. The blackbird teaches you how to acknowledge your power and use it to its fullest.'

'Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld. It was said to impart mystic secrets.'

'Those with this medicine often have a hypnotic influence on others as well as an uncanny ability to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity. They make excellent shamans and trance channellers.'