A New Animal Spirit Guide Enters My Life!
Sunday, January 03, 2016
I am off to a great start in 2016! I practice shamanic journeying on a regular basis, and over the years there have been many animal spirit guides that have entered into my life--some have stayed for very short periods of time, others for a few months or even a few years, and others have been with me ever since I became awared of their presence. Can't imagine my life without their wonderful energy around me and, of course, their nurturing guidance.
A couple of days ago, I was doing an exercise to free/empower the mind which is part of Lee Harris Freedom Series Exercises when it became obvious to me that I was definitely in the middle of a shamanic journey. As I flowed with the images entering my awareness, I saw a beautiful Quetzal along with a Peacock moving upward in a spiral motion. They seemed to be celebrating and I was overwhelmed with a sense of joy and love that I started crying. The Peacock has been around for a few years now, but it was the first time I ever saw a Quetzal in a journey. The Quetzal is a very rare bird, an endangered species actually from Central America (which actually seems very appropriate since I am originally from El Salvador), so I'm not likely to see one landing on my backyard. As you can all well imagine, they are heavily sought after due to their beautiful plumage.
I am always honored to encounter animal spirits during my journeys, but to encounter such a rare one is certainly a special honor indeed. But what made this encounter even more significant is that right after I had finished the journey, I wanted to look up the significance of the Quetzal so I went to my laptop to do a little research. Before I started my research, I checked my email and guess what?? An email from NatGeo Travel featured the Quetzal--WOW!! The Quetzal is here to stay a while for sure--how long, I don't know; but I will definitely learn as much as I can from his presence and follow the signs he brings my way!!