Tag: Indian Totems

What Is a Totem? Can They Be Signs About the Future?

By definition, a Totem is “a natural object or animal that is believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and that is adopted by it as an emblem.”

How Do You Know if a Totem Is for You?

When I recognize something as a totem is when it sticks out from the rest of the world. For instance, I haven’t seen a centipede for about 5 years and have never seen one in Florida. Yesterday, one crawled right on top of my foot when I was in the bathroom. This, in my estimation, is a totem. I looked up the meaning, which was very significant for me in that moment.

How Do I Find Out the Meaning of a Totem?

If you have access to the Internet, simply search for Spiritual Animal Totem (name of what you saw) in Google or Yahoo Search. Many options will come up. Read all of them, or just the one that seems specifically appropriate for you.

Spirit Guides

I painted this for my mother-in-law. She loves angels and this was to show her our love!

If you ask for help from angels or spirits, you will inevitably hear from them, as they are waiting anxiously for your to tell them what you need and how they can help you build a healthier spiritual life. They are not slaves to humans, but helpers. They will indeed guide you. Just as, if you want Feng Shui to change your life by sticking a picture of a male in your relationship corner, you will eventually bring to your life that relationship.

The Power of the Human Brain When Connected with the One Mind

If we could get back to the power of a child’s mind, we would experience unlimited ability to manifest our Good.

The mind always brings into existence whatever it focuses on. If you think about positive ideas, you’ll probably have a healthy heart, with your blood pressure in a great range. If you think about hate and anger all of the time, you’ll bring about negative people and things in your life, including disease—usually to the heart and vital organs.

This is the entire idea of metaphysics in a nutshell. We are creators who learn (or don’t learn) to manifest on this Earth. If we learn to be like the Christ Spirit within, then we will do as the Christ did—create a better world for ourselves and others with compassion, healing and love.

If we keep ambivalence and negativity in our hearts, we’ll spread bad news and negativity to everyone we meet.

I had a dear friend tell me that he just recently realized how much negativity he had brought into his own life when he was younger. Now, as he looks back to his teens, the only time his life completely began to be positive was when he began to believe that the world could be better for him. If he had continued to believe in his old way of thinking negatively, he would now be on the same spiritual step as he was in his late teens.

We don’t grow until we recognize our own power in body and as spirit beings. When we recognize that we can create a better world by avoiding negativity, negative people, and especially negative thoughts.

I advise that you find an affirmation (a sentence or a couple of sentences that really resonate with your soul). When you find that affirmation, repeat it every time you seem to spiral into a negative place. For a long time I used the one below:

I painted this while waiting for Hurricane Irma to touch down on Florida.

“I RELEASE AND LET GO OF ALL THINGS THAT NO LONGER SERVE MY MIND, MY LIFE, AND MY RELATIONSHIPS. I AM OPEN AND WILLING FOR PEACE!”

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Anxiety, Archetypes, and Footprints #dreams #archetypes #indiantotems #dreaminterpretation

I have written many blogs about the mysteries of spirit and how faith combined with meditation can help you resolve, at least, some mysteries in your lives. For instance, I have been trying to sell my house for 3 weeks now. I have had many viewers, but no buyers. Everyone, including my real estate agent, assumed that the house would sell immediately, because it’s in a great neighborhood, and I’ve spent the last 7 years creating amazing gardens and remodeling to make it absolutely perfect for me. Nonetheless, I have had to reduce the cost of the home by 10K just to keep people looking. My spiritual resolve bounces back and forth from anxiety to quiet, then back to stress, and more meditation, leading me again to faith.

Our human DNA is programmed to protect ourselves from dying and from lack. So, as I have practically closed up shop with my business in Nashville, I have been progressively making less money, counting on the sale of my house to give me my equity back to move forward with my new dream in Florida. However, this is not the highest will of God and Spirit, apparently. Otherwise, I would have had an offer by now. My goal as a spiritual seeker, is to discover what my lesson is in the midst of this trial. I prayed for wisdom in my meditation.

Yesterday I spotted a doe breaking through the brush aside the highway and barely making it past a fast-paced driving car in front of me. My mind went back to a time when my cousin, driving in a snowstorm, collided with a deer that jumped off of a Pennsylvania mountain cliff, paralyzing my cousin for the rest of her life and, of course, sacrificing its own life.

Deer in Indian mythology and archetypes are believed to sacrifice themselves to feed the people or are considered caretakers of the earth. Deer songs and deer dances are common throughout some regions of Mexico, with the deer frequently serving as a symbol of the people. But this deer actually caused great pain in many lives. I often wonder if we had checked the footprints above on the cliff, if the deer had been chased by a predator to come to its fatal destiny. No one ever checked. But, destiny is what it is? Right? Can we change our destiny?

So, in my quiet time, I heard a whisper that said, “Your time is coming in Florida, but your sisters and mother need space to work out some issues together, before you get there!” At face value, that seemed like a very pertinent word from God. I understand completely and wouldn’t want to ruin the perfect destiny of my mother’s and sister’s lessons by moving too quickly. So, I go back to recent archetypes in my life and the footsteps leading to lessons I never expected, nor would have chosen for myself.

The last time I moved was to Nashville from New York City. The move was horrific. My friend Kenny and I drove two separate vans with everything I owned in them, first, to Pittsburgh, to get what was left of mine at my father’s house. We stayed over night there and rested. Then, we continued on our path toward Nashville the next day. During that trip, we ended up driving 20 miles an hour through a blizzard in the mountainous areas of Pennsylvania. Kenny drove ahead of me. As I was fully intent on not wrecking my new van, I noticed a deer above us on the ledge of a cliff. Then, there were no cell phones or instant communication. I had no way of warning Kenny that deer was headed right toward him. In a flash, the deer jumped from the cliff, just like the story of my cousin, but instead of landing in his windshield, the doe landed just ahead, causing him to wreck his car.

I remember thinking, God, I know you have called me to this move. I feel it in every part of my body and mind. Why would you make this so difficult? I got no answer, then. Though Kenny’s van was badly dented, it was still running, so we proceeded to my father’s home. There, we were able to get the necessary mechanic to get us safely back on the road to Nashville.

Two or three days ago, I was taking a leisurely walk in a state park near my home and a baby deer was feeding on the path. The deer let me walk right up to it. I talked to it as I would my dog. It gazed up at me with large round, brown eyes, and then drifted away, leaving footprints in the muddy ground. As I observe the last few days of my life from a compassionate, omniscient perspective, I see that in the midst of my struggle to remain calm, because of my lack of control of a situation, I have seen metaphors and archetypes flash by me like dreams from the past. I prayed for the wisdom to help me make sense of them.

What I received is that each time I saw the deer, I had been on the right path, as they speak to me personally as a gentle reminder of God’s beauty and perfect poise and grace as I move through trials. Maybe, these gentle creatures have come to tell me that my story is unfolding before me, and that as a deer must forage through the woods finding food and water, so must I go to where my soul will be fed. As for the anxiety, that is just symbolic of my humanity. When I lose control of a situation, because of anchors from my past, I feel insecure and scared. Perhaps, my waiting in peace, will help me release the residual pain of the past, once and for all. That’s my hope. That’s my prayer.

So, sometimes in life, God and Spirit plant metaphors around you and archetypes to unfold the mystery of your present situation. If you have questions about your life, stay present and in the moment. When you see something unusual or dream of something specific, go to the Internet and search for the meaning. Many sites exist there that interpret dreams and give you spiritual archetypes for what you see. We are in a world now where nothing needs to remain a mystery—even your own trials. Namaste.

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You Are a Living Magnet

This morning I witnessed a bat fall from a tree. Soon after she fell, she gave birth to three babies. What amazed me was that she left each child far from her because she knew each would attach itself to her to be fed. She had to deliver all three before she could start to nurture the first.

By the time she gave birth to three birds that looked to be her size, which was amazing in itself, the first baby had found its way back to her teats. It fed for about five minutes, then like magic, wings began to unfold from its sides like mystical vampires lurking in shadows. Suddenly, the first flew away.

I was astounded. How was this tiny mammal able to find its way to its mother, feed for just a few minutes, and fly without any kind of nurturing or tutoring. Soon the last two fed and flew away as well. The mother looked as if she had died in the process of producing her offspring. But soon life came back to her. She flew off as well. Her sacrifice and appearance of death signifies the ritual of shamanic death of the old teacher before the new initiate appears.

What a miracle of life. I don’t know if you have been reading my blogs, but a couple of days ago, I had two small birds fly into my windshield as if they were two bomb shells and died immediately on the road behind me. I was saddened by the experience, but had a feeling that they had sacrificed their tiny lives to show me a lesson. Today the metaphor began to come to completion when I saw a bat, which in Indian totem means new beginnings or rebirth, gave birth to three babies.

So, two old lives were taken away by me, as three new lives were born in front of me. The Indian totem reading went on to say that the trial period of my life had ended and it was time for new relationship, work, and joy to burst forth (three offspring when the death of the old appeared).

I have been praying about many things lately in my life. I know that there is a perfect timing for all that we desire and hope. But what was given to me in a message of the birds has been a continuing message from the time I found the dead bird under the pine, then just after two birds mating under the same pine tree. That was right before I met Allen. Then I had the message on my daily reading from the scripture bowl at the YMCA that said, “Consider the birds.” Apparently, angels are using the birds of the field to convey major messages to my life.

With eyes wide open I am hearing and listening intently to all the direction and messages, knowing that every life given and taken away will be duly utilized in my ultimate growth.

I am a magnet. What is inside my mind will express itself in kind. If I believe in my ultimate good and prosperity, there—I will likely be. If I believe in my demise and the past mistakes, they also will reappear. As far as relationship goes, if you desire someone wonderful, you must also become that wonderful person. Like attracts like! The magic of life is within us all—like magnets we attract what we are.

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I am trying to spread the word about my blog and I need your help. Please let your friends know it exists, if it gives you hope and blesses you each day. If you are looking to enter the RSS or Atom Feed, you have to go to the home page of the blog to get there. Also, I write this Blog as a part of Finding Authentic You Ministries. If you would like to send an offering or a tithe, your donation would greatly be appreciated: 5001 Maywood Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

And I would be greatly pleased for you to share anything that you read by clicking the share button in Facebook.com/bo.sebastian, or add it to your Twitter at BoSebastian; or LinkedIN at Bosebastian5@gmail.com; or find this blog home at www.FindingAuthenticYou.com. Any of my books can be found on Amazon or Barnes and Nobel, just by typing my name in the search header.

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