I’d like to preface these Shamanic journeys that I post monthly, with the message that they are meant for the collective.
Certain energies and themes are usually at play within the cosmic string of events that express themselves in one way or another in all of our lives, unless it’s a theme that we have resolved and fully let go of.
It’s not to say that everyone will experience similar experiences simultaneously, but it is my belief and intuitive guidance that tells me that those who are drawn to read these journeys do so because there is a message in it for them.
Sometimes these messages may not be clear at the time, but may make sense retrospectively when the right time presents itself.
As I do every month, I journeyed during the full moon, and was led to the lower world, once I set my intention to gather information for the collective.
My journey to the lower world began as it always does – the rhythmic beat of the drum shifted me into a trance-like state from where I moved to my usual spot. This is where I begin my journey downward, once I call in my spirit guides and protection.
I climbed down the roots of my sacred tree and landed by the pond that I usually start my journey off by. Instantly I was drawn into the plants by the pond, which felt exaggerated, almost hyper-real and hypnotizing with their presence.
As I approached them to get a better look, my attention quickly got drawn to a massive sea turtle who seemed ancient, very content and perhaps half-blind. He pulled me down into the depths of the water and led me through a tunnel.
The significance of the sea turtle points to smoother sailing in any creative pursuits we’ve been working on. It also points to striking a balance between utility and creativity. Our attention is being drawn to careful planning and patience.i
As I continued following the sea turtle, I was handed a Citrine, for financial abundance and a Rose Quartz for love, so I put one in each pocket. I found that suiting, given that two of the main themes surrounding this full moon pertained to relationships and financial issues. Here I received confirmation that support was being given to all of us through these times.
Eventually I saw a light at the end of the water tunnel. I excitedly approached it and soon realized I had been in a birth canal and was in the midst of being birthed. Once I entered the light, I found myself in a hospital room, but was no longer in human form, but instead I had entered this life as a shark.
Shark symbolism points to abundance created by moving forward. Exploration within and without will expand our horizons and lead us down new paths to achieve this. The shark is telling us that the universe is limitless, as long as we take action! This is not the time to remain stagnant and still. It’s time to shift our perspective and find lessons in every situation. Shark medicine supports us in getting through the hardest of challenges.ii
Which this seemed like.
As a shark I didn’t feel content especially when the next thing I experienced was being put into an aquarium, where I instantly lost my life force and went inward.
Oddly, I became a mothership vessel. I was hyper-aware of the fact that I was only having an experience. My real life force drew inward – the same way bodies react to the cold and draw heat to our core, leaving our extremities cold. The external became lifeless, while all life moved to my center.
I was witnessing life as consciousness would, in complete realization of the illusion of the experience we call reality. Here I reconnected with the turtle as he was also within me.
Then, at the core of myself, I was presented with a book, which seemed like the Akashic records, but no more information was given on that front. I was merely shown pages 56-72.
The number 56 primarily points to relationships which express freedom. Secondarily, family and home life come into play. A few themes the vibration of this number resonates with are cooperation, adventure, family, expression and freedom of playing with different approaches and figuring out what works and what doesn’t.iii
The number 72 on the other hand resonates with humanitarian themes such as philanthropy, compassion, empathy and spiritual matters including intuition, as well as teamwork. It’s frequency carries collective consciousness energy and speaks to idealism, is solution-oriented and works towards fulfillment of goals.iv
Intuitively I am called to interpret this as all of humanity being somewhere between the numerological frequencies of 56 and 72 but the vibrations of these two specific numbers are in the forefront. All of us have aspects within these themes that may need to be reassessed and reevaluated.
I took note of the page numbers and continued on my journey inward. I was led to a scene in a canyon where I was brought back to ancient shamanic times.
Here I witnessed approximately six men dancing around a fire in ritual – they were dancing, with great reverence, to a reptile. It struck me as a massive alligator, which I noticed that they were showing respect to out of fear.
This incident symbolically set the precedent for humanity to start creating out of fear – to start worshipping out of fear and from here fear-based actions overrode those based in love and the ripple effect of this shadow is now finally rising in our consciousness for us to heal.
I was shown this so collectively this fear can be released, so we can see fear for what it really is, and accept and start integrating it with love rather than be controlled by it and further ingrain this trauma response into our conscious psyche.
Alligator Medicine invites us to tap into wisdom as well as new information, as it represents the guardian of knowledge. The reptilian energy draws to the fierce, primal and raw aspect of ourselves, as we shed one chapter of our lives and give birth to a new one that will lead to renewal and growth. Self care by allowing time for integration and processing is vital during this period. This is also a wake up call to push us into action. Process the new information that is coming in but don’t get stuck in stagnancy.v
Then I was pulled out of the scene I had witnessed, by a dolphin and found myself swimming back through the birth canal, back into the pond. The shark, which was a vessel to facilitate travel, also came back along with the turtle.
Amidst all of these intense musings, dolphin reminds us not to take life too seriously and to carve out time to have fun to help alleviate any stress. Dolphin, too, points to balance and to love. The point is to connect with community and to find balance within the care we extend to one another.vi
The overall message I came to understand is that this is a time of movement, a time to shake things up.
Even if we go inward, action needs to take precedence so we don’t get pulled into stagnation. Heavy Winter energy can easily pull us inward which can lead to lethargy if we’re not careful.
This heaviness can be amplified through the equally heavy notion of fear that we are in the process of separating from.
Humanity functions out of the two polarities; love and fear, and this is the moment where the shift from the dominant fear-based energy to love is taking place.
This can exhaust us profusely as we singularly try to weed through our subjective experiences.
It’s pertinent to remember that we are all a part of the greater picture and as we toil away and shed, and expand and grow in all our messy, chaotic and stunningly beautiful healing processes, we are not only raising our own frequency but we are rewriting our past, present and future by shifting into a higher love-based frequency for all of humanity.
I will leave you all with an interesting image I was left with right before the callback drumming began.
A hybrid, mythical creature showed itself to me right before it jumped back into the water and disappeared. At first it seemed like a seal, but quickly started gaining other attributes.
It became a blend of a seal, dove and komodo dragon, so I took the liberty of breaking down the significance of each of these totem animals for you.
Seal Medicine points you to your inner knowing and imagination and to be mindful of what is coming up for you and to trust your intuition, unleash your creativity and go for your dreams.vii
Komodo Dragon signifies new endeavours in both spiritual and physical realms, where we will gain clarity on our creative inspirations. Honing in on our goals is really important right now, as we plant seeds of great intent, which we will benefit from immensely in the long term. Now is the time to decide what path we will be taking.viii
Dove symbolizes accepting the flow of life and aligning with the opportunities that are presented. Stop remaining stagnant – move and make things happen! Depending on your situation it could also be time for you to take a pause and go within to find peace of mind. This could also be a reminder that the ensuing disorder is set in motion to make room for your dreams. Furthermore, dove points to new beginnings by closing a cycle in your life for which all the lessons have been learned.ix
I wish you all deep, beautiful healing as we leave behind not only another year, but another decade. Let’s get clear on what needs to be left behind and make way for more beauty and love in this new chapter of our lives.
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