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


Wednesday, 3 December 2008

a magpie totem ~ more on my medicine bag

on Monday, Joe and I went for a walk - we decided to do the round walk in Katoomba because it is a lovely walk through the bush, down stairs, along paths and past the witches leap. It is a favourite walk of ours.

as I walked along the track, I saw a magpie feather and fleetingly thought that I should pick it up, but I didn't and kept walking.. a few steps along, Joe pointed out that he had just seen a magpie feather and I again debated in my head whether to go back and get it... deciding to, I turned around and went to get it.... as I walked along, holding it, I knew in my soul that it was the first item for my medicine bag that I had been instructed to create for myself.

a few nights previously, I was meditating and heard that MAGPIE was one of my totems. I hadn't remembered this until I read back through my journal and saw where I had written it... I had questioned this as Magpie wasn't something i had even thought of as my totem until a friend pointed out to me that I am often accompanied by magpie while gardening...... it is yet another sign of my connecting and belonging to this wild land..... magpie is native to Australia.
a beautiful bird - every morning I hear them carolling to herald the new day.


and what does Magpie mean? according to Scott Alexander King, an australian animal totem author: being ready to walk a path of the heart to find a place of inner fredom..and helps you to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

19 comments:

Ruth said...

That sounds like exactly the right kind of medicine for you right now! What does an Australian magpie look like? Could you post a picture for us?

Genie Sea said...

Oh how joyous!

A magpie according to Chinese mythology symbolizes good news, good fortune and the arrival of guests. It is considered the bird of joy!

It is also a symbol for communication and creative expression!

Wee! That's the Robyn I know! What an awesome totem to come to you. You are truly blessed my friend, and much deserving.

Your walks sound mythical. Surrounded by beauty and nature. How splendid.

May you spread your wings and communicate your majestic soul to the world.

Blessed be! :)

Rapunzel said...

How interesting! I now must google magpie...I can't wait to see that medicine bag, am sure it's going to be as lovely as it is "powerful."

xoxoxo

Sacred Suzie said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic totem Robyn and I'm glad you went back for the feather for your medicine bag. May she bring beautiful powers in place of your sensitive spots.

Tori said...

That's the universe for ya- it always has ways of making things known. It's wonderful that you have found this as your totem. They are beautiful birds. <3

"A" said...

I have been following your blog/s for a few weeks now (since I discovered The Soul Journey). How exciting for you to discover an animal totem!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you are being led - enjoy your pathway. I like this author's interpretation of the magpie. Will look up his book on Amazon.

peppylady said...

interesting. I know a magpie is very smart and creative bird.

Coffee is on.

Jamie said...

That's so powerful! What a wonderful way to connect to your totem.

A little bit of reading and I could see that Magpies connect to people who are eclectic, help people find their own voice and are associated with the world of magic. Wonderful!

Caroline said...

Oh my...how did I not come here before? I love animal totems...the teach us so much. How wonderful to discover these qualities within :)

Serena said...

Your medicine bag is going to be powerful, Robyn. Magpies are such beautiful and clever birds...how wonderful that it is your animal totem. May your path keep strenthening......

love, light and peace,
serena

gemma said...

Robyn. Wonderful that you are making the connection to your homeland.
Rolling you some stars.

linda may said...

My fav aussie bird is the Brolga, do you know it?
Oh they are all wonderful!
Could the brolga be a totem.
I love to hear that you are connecting to Australia.
Good to see you back and refreshed. I will go sticky beaking at your other places now. Bye.

Annie said...

What a delightful story to share with us and no doubt about it, the feather belongs with you. We have magpies here and I just love them. They are so noisy and friendly.

Pear tree cottage! said...

A strange think happened here and it is no wonder I visit you today after such a long time you were lost to me...........finding you again is the best part of today. anyway our dear maggies family had a little one that was almost ready to go out into the world on its own and then dead!! for no reason that I can see just I am sure needed some place else between heaven and earth...........truly lovely to see you again dear one. Lee-ann

A bird in the hand said...

How very appropriate. May magpie lead you to that inner freedom and peace. I love the idea of a medicine bag. Love, Colette xoxo

judie said...

My introduction to a Magpie was in Nevada about 9 years ago. I had never seen one before. They are beautiful and amazing. I will have to scroll and find out about your medicine bag. xoxoxo

kim said...

I think the Magpie fits you perfectly!

tinker said...

Magpies are charmers - I love that they gather bits and pieces of bright and shiny things that they love - somehow it seems fitting that they should be the first to leave a gift for your medicine bag!
Oh, the magical fairy portal is open - I hadn't planned on being on here that long - but now I must go take a peek -- thank you Robyn, for opening it for us!~XOXO