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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Thursday, 13 September 2007

a totem for me. . to share with you

this morning I saw my little blue wren flying around my garden with the love of his life - little jenny wren.. and I realized, with absolute clarity, that he is a totem for me right now. I sat and pondered what his message was - he has been flying at the window and back to the branch of the magnolia tree.. constantly.. then I realized he was admiring himself, in the reflection and his message to me is that I am to love my SELF.... that there is nothing wrong with loving myself - it is not vanity, it is being true to my soul. To love my divine immortal being. Seeing him flying around, having the time of his little life also made me realize that it is ok to have fun as well.. to fly, to believe in the faeries and to be joyful. So joyful that I will feel as if I could fly. That he is commonly know as the Fairy Wren, also lets me know that the faeries are indeed around me.... and they want me to have fun! Also the colour blue - connected with the throat chakra and the colour of healing... I give my gift of my Blue Wren to you - anyone who would like him as a totem...


I think I might actually make myself a totem animal card using all the above information and photo (which by the way, I didn't take - these little birds are too fast to take a photo of!) (if you would like a photocopy of my totem card, please let me know). Not much happening here today. I am washing and packing as we are going away for 3 days on the bike.. to a little town called Temora in the south west of New South Wales.. I will get around to blogs today.. I have been a little lax lately. the day is glorious - my potatoes are poking their heads up out of the soil, reaching for the warm spring sunshine.. my capsicum seedlings are starting to grow and my tomatoes are just about ready to be put into their summer home..I received some plants yesterday in the post that I hope to get into the garden sometime next week.
I was tagged by Kim awhile back to do the middle name meme... I am not going to tag - go ahead and do it if you want.. here is mine - Ann without an E !

A- ancient - I have ancient soul memories & re-collections
N- Noble was my maiden name, I always thought I was related to the Queen when we sang, 'long live our noble queen'
N- Nan - I loved, loved my Nan and cried alot when she died - sometimes, I think I still have unresolved grief
and if I had an E - elemental - I am sure I am part elemental....

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~

17 comments:

Donna said...

Really like your blog. It's hard to find people who believe in Spirituality. "Thanks" for being free to express yourself!

Julie Marie said...

So true - love of self is NOT to be confused with selfishness at all.

Oh my gaw, that blue wren. I am not sure what I pictured when I read your previous post but to see the photo - that bowled me over.

He is for SURE one of your totems.

XOXO,

Julie

peppylady said...

Wow you got the same middle name as me.
I've never heard of capsicum seed oh what I learn on these blogs.

altermyworld said...

a beautiful post. for a beautiful lady.
Ang

Gemma said...

WOW Robyn.... You realize things like the blue fairy wren being your totem and the message he has for you to love yourself??!! That's big!!!Life is good!
Have a fun trip!

Garden girl said...

same middle name as me too! We dont have those birds here in the city - they are gorgeous and so sweet. I have blue candles in my bedroom for the throat chakra...I think it works!

Rowan said...

The blue wren is beautiful, we only have the little brown birds which I love anyway. Loving yourself is absolutely necessary I would say. I've always liked the woman I am which is not the same thing as liking the way I look, there's always been plenty of room for improvement there:)! Enjoy your trip - I'll e-mail before I leave for the US.

Leanne said...

that little bird is so stunning. its wonderful he visits you Robyn.
Leanne x

motherwintermoon said...

What a lovely totem! You've written so beautifully about your blue wren. I felt the joy in my heart.

I enjoyed reading about your garden too...felt I was there with you. (Uh-oh, now I'm rhyming :)

Nice name meme..Ancient, love that. Joyous journeying...

Tracy said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Robyn! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

P.S. I love the photo of the blue wren. Beautiful!

Carmen said...

Beautiful honest post! I would like you to show us your card.
I think my totems right at the moment are butterflies and hummingbirds, as soon as I enter my garden after coming back from work, they all go by me like saying "hey pretty lady welcome home"

Lady Laurie said...

A lovely blue fairy wren ~ and how it suits you!! What a wonderful message he brings about loving yourself.
I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

A bird in the hand said...

I adore your totem! xoxo

Julie Marie said...

I forgot to say, I would love a copy of the blue wren totem card. Too bad you already sent my pkg. You could have tucked it in there.

Julie

tinker said...

What a beautiful little blue birdie! Animal totems are so powerful - what a lovely totem to have. xoxo

Amy said...

I enjoyed reading about your wren. The other day I saw a woodpecker in my purple ash tree. I knew he was there for a reason but was too busy to ponder why. It makes sense to me now after reading your post. Thank you for sharing.

'Nista said...

Ann-Without-an-E,

I heard a beautiful song outside my kitchen window this morning, but couldn't find the source no matter how hard I looked! My intuition told me, "Wren"...so I found a Wren sound clip...and sure 'nuff. A wren.

So I humbly accept your gift of the Wren totem...and I plan on taking her with me to the John C. Campbell Folk School (I'm packing right now)...where I will spread my wings thru the medium of prose...and where I will begin to love myself and have the confidence and courage to share my talent of writing with others.

Peace ~ April