A wedge-tailed eagle appeared as soon as I opened the session. Eagles in general symbolise ‘the all-seeing eye’. Wedge-tailed eagle specifically is a symbol of Spirit. According to indigenous legend, he is an emissary of birth, death and rebirth. That is what is occurring for you this month: a ‘rebirth’ and emergence of fresh energy, new ideas, clarity and confidence.
Wedge-tailed eagle is considered to have a sacred capacity to know what is in your heart of hearts; your heartfelt intent and true essence. His appearance reassures you that Spirit is watching over and guiding you as you go about your life, particularly when you are faced with complicated choices and difficulties. Wedge-tailed eagle supports strength, bravery and discipline, and asks that you never lose sight of your heartfelt, original intent.
There was a beautiful golden light around your head like a halo, and it also circled around your upper chest and throat. Gold is a colour of illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom. The light brings an energy of prosperity and abundance to you, and especially to your Divinely-aligned work here on this earth. You are slowly stepping into a truer and truer version of you, I was told; and Spirit deeply endorses this process.
This is a time of self-expression and of deep listening, I was told. Many years ago I heard of an Aboriginal Australian concept that fascinated me: ‘deep listening’. ‘Deep listening’ (called ‘dadirri’ in some Aboriginal languages) describes the processes of deep and respectful listening. It is a spiritual skill that requires inner quiet, still awareness, respect and patience.
“Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us. This is the gift that Australia is thirsting for. It is something like what you call 'contemplation'.
When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again. I can sit on the riverbank or walk through the trees; even if someone close to me has passed away, I can find my peace in this silent awareness. There is no need of words. A big part of dadirri is listening.
In our Aboriginal way, we learnt to listen from our earliest days. We could not live good and useful lives unless we listened. This was the normal way for us to learn – not by asking questions. We learnt by watching and listening, waiting and then acting.
My people are not threatened by silence. They are completely at home in it. They have lived for thousands of years with Nature's quietness. My people today, recognise and experience in this quietness, the great Life-Giving Spirit, the Father of us all.”
- Aboriginal writer and senior elder Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann
I share this beautiful concept with you because this month, Spirit asks you to tune into the deep spring inside you. To listen. Reflect. Contemplate. Know that you are already whole. Everything you thirst for.. It is already inside of you. Access that internal well by slowing down, tuning in, being still.
I was shown some old wounds relating to childhood and to friendship surfacing to be cleared. Again, the message about how you could support this process was related to listening. ‘All you need to do is listen - ask your highest, wisest self: what do I need right now? How else can I be the friend to me that I always wanted?’ This is a time of revitalised friendship with yourself, a time of making peace with yourself and your past.
Around the abdomen, I was shown spreading wings, appearing with the energy of peacock and gorgeous green, purple and blue light. This represents new energy in the later part of this month. You are spreading your wings to fly, I was told. ‘Do not be afraid’, was the message, ‘for you were born to do this. You were born to be this way.’ An energy of celebration shifted in following that message, and I felt a peaceful smile spread across your face. The symbolic ‘winter’ is over, and this is a time of reaping rewards. ‘Commit to you, and the rest will follow’ I heard. According to mythology, peacock is another symbol (like eagle) of the ‘all-seeing eye’. She advocates that you be proud of who you are, not sell yourself short, and know yourself to be perfect exactly as you are.
There was the jingle-jangle of clinking pieces of jewellery, and I was shown wrists wearing many bracelets. The circular shape of these bracelets symbolises eternity, the never-ending natural flow of the cosmos. ‘Many circles, many lives.’ I heard (a reference to your reincarnation onto this earth many times). ‘And you can surpass the wisdom of them all in this lifetime.’. I saw and heard a crow circling overhead, caw-ing as he flew. Crow is considered a keeper of sacred law and records. She is concerned with justice, truth and ethics. Similar to eagle, she inspires the cycle of birth, death and rebirth; reminding you that in order to open new doors, you must be prepared to shut old ones.
I was told that writing is important for you now. Get your thoughts, ideas, fears, doubts, confusion, dreams… out onto paper this month. Then read over what you’ve allowed to pour out onto the page ‘with open eyes and open mind’. ‘You will be surprised at what can be revealed’, I was told. If you feel called to, you might like to give this exercise from my course ‘Release & Rise: Transform Your Trauma’ a go:
Write a letter to yourself, from the you that exists 12 months into the future. Write about your proudest achievement in the past year; about what made you feel most alive; what has changed in your life…
Write a letter to yourself from 9 year old you… what does he or she want you to know?
Now write a letter from 90 year old you. What wisdom and advice do they have for your current self?
(A reminder that it’s safe for you to just let go of any fears about your letters not being ‘perfect’ or ‘good enough’. This isn’t a time for perfectionism and procrastination, it’s about opening up the energetic flow between your upper chakras and your heart; between your past and your future and present. There is only positive gain here, so give it a go even if you feel awkward or resistant.)
My mentor suggested an additional step to me recently: reading these letters back to yourself out loud. This is suggested for you too. To reiterate Spirit’s messages: ‘Read it with open eyes and mind. You will be surprised at what can be revealed’.
Finally, there was a feeling of ‘dancing’ and energy shifting around the knees, with healing green and yellow light. It’s the end of fumbling and stagnation, and celebration is in the air! There is a newfound clarity entering your reality, like fresh, crisp air into your lungs. Hallelujah! I heard. Your angels are celebrating your growth alongside you.
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