When we first begin to do conscious work on ourselves, we are self-centered. There is so much to dig and explore. Each succeeding layer reveals an earlier civilization, a different aspect of self, until the archaeologist self comes to the evidences of the original inhabitant of the site. There we find our true natures, our authentic, natural selves. There we find the light within the shadow, our shining and magnificence!
To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi.
(Recently, archaeologists found that the statues of Easter Island, carved by the Rapa Nui people, are not just heads, but include full bodies as well. To see the uncovered bodies of these magnificent statues, visit http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/easter-island-statues-revealed-234519)
The Skunk is considered a shield bearer, a shield being a body of knowledge. The keeper of scents, senses, and inner senses. Much like the Opossom, because it is nocturnal, the skunk is a shadow exposer.
If something smells fishy, or gives you goosebumps, makes your hair stand on end, or just doesn’t feel right, call on skunk to help you find the knowledge necessary to expose what’s in your shadow or your Shideh (lower self) so you can walk with the beauty of your inner wisdom and knowledge.
Opossums are called the little heyoehkah, the sacred clown who teaches us to look at things upside down, inside out, and from multiple perspectives. It teaches us how to trick ourselves into the light. Because it is nocturnal, it is a shadow exposer. If your intent is to see the light within your shadow, call of the medicine of the Opossum.