The obviously long title today serves a point – symbols that bridge our inner and outer understanding are symbols that bridge the waking consciousness and the subconsciousness. I might also call them right or left brained awareness. Whatever it is, I am paying attention.
I tend to utilize a lot of animal symbols. When I enjoy squirrels for example, they also remind me to gather my nuts for winter. Whatever it is I will need, I will gather that in preparation for the coming cold months ahead.
The Runes, the Tarot, oracle cards, and other forms of divination serve in this manner too. What do I need to be aware of today for my ultimate well being? When I am receptive to ideas, words, thoughts, that come from “above” I am tuning into my own guidance, connection to source, higher self… God! And here I risk a politically incorrect moment.
I am fascinated by people who argue over the names of God… A church person will say Jesus is God; a Moslem will say Allah is God; a Buddhist might say there is no God, only Existence… Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. Everybody is right, everybody is wrong. We all get stuck in intellectual wordiness and separated from the connective knowing of the heart, a language without words.
I tend toward Animism myself. As a Reiki healer and “energy worker” I have tapped into a life principle that seems to infuse a level of consciousness into almost everything I am connected to – the trees, the rocks, the winds, the waters, other sentient beings – humans, animal-kind, plant-kind, insect-kind, bird-kind, and all the small beings too numerous to mention.
But I don’t need to stand on a soapbox to prove what I feel or to listen to what you feel. We don’t have to agree to get along. We just have to respect each other.
Creator, many voices, many points of view. As the world moves, so do You. Thank you for this day and its rich variety of people, places, and beings. Amen.