Last July, in the intensity of heat and fire in the Okanagan, a 22 year old woman drowned in Enderby River. She was a friend of mine and a life long friend of my bestie. Larissa's departure from this realm to a more ethereal existence was so shocking and confusing and still deeply affects everyone who knew her. But we are healing, as she wants us all to. When it first happened, my bestie was transformed. In that transformation she searched for answers to her mounting questions, most of them turning back to the agonizing 'why?'. Along her search she came across an amazing book entitled Animal Speak.
|Larissa enjoying the Okanagan|
A couple of months ago it became apparent that one of my animal totems is the wolf. As a fiercely independent person I was surprised to have a totem that was so much a pack related animal. Cats seemed more my direction. But in learning what the wolf totem represented and taking in to consideration where I was going and where I needed to be, the wolf was exactly what I needed to focus on. And it amazed me how much it helped conquer a lot of fears and insecurities through channeling the energy of the wolf.
It told me that the woodpecker represents new rhythms in your life and to embrace the power of change. To let go and listen to the sounds you are hearing and to follow their movement.
|Window to the future|
So here I am, following my desire to share with the world, to reach out and be embraced by people everywhere. Here I am sending out a tap, tap, tap, tap saying hello, welcome, and listening to the hum of new rhythms.
Have you ever noticed certain animals making their presence known in your life? Do you have an animal totem that helps you understand yourself and your path in life?