Friday, May 16, 2014

Wolf Medicine

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to a local wolf sanctuary by a couple of dear friends.

I was amazed at how these animals are extremely loving and affectionate.  

We were allowed to go into their enclosure with the owner whose name is Healing Wolf, accompanying us.  We were led to sit on top of their den.  The male wolf jumped on top with us; he could hardly contain himself…he was full of enthusiasm and greeted us with kisses and pawing us in a gesture of welcoming us.   The alpha male is in front of me. I am holding his front paw so that he wouldn’t scratch me in his excitement.  The alpha female is behind me nuzzling me and stealing kisses on my cheek. What an honor to be accepted with such enthusiasm and pure love.

We asked all kinds of questions and I found of interest that Healing Wolf, the owner, says that they greet the sun every morning as it rises with wolf howls. Also, I surprised to learn that their fur did not smell.  They are very clean animals.

And it was also interesting to note that they have disagreements just like us humans, we were warned that when you see the snarling and bared teeth…it's time for humans to leave the enclosure lest you become enmeshed in their quarrels and family disciplines.

As we departed they ran ahead of us to the gate…I noticed that they do not run like canines.  They have a distinctive gait like a lope similar to that of a horse that is galloping.  

We left with our hearts filled with awe and so much love for these animals.  Wolf Medicine teaches us to be loyal, loving and patient with each other.  

What incredible beings. Perhaps that's why I use the wolf deck for my readings.  I feel a very strong connection to them.

I will definitely go again and again!!! Aho!
Nataya Crow
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Nature Speaks.

I have had wonderful and awe inspiring encounters with Nature.  They have taught me many things.

My earliest encounter back in the early 90’s was when I was driving home from a place that I just rented in the desert in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As I was traveling west on a two-lane road, out of nowhere a huge black hawk landed on the pavement right in front of me.  Thank god I was traveling at 30 mph! I put on the brakes immediately.  I have never seen a gorgeous hawk this close, and I was in awe, totally mesmerized. I started talking to him telling him how honored I was to be able to witness his magnificent beauty and that I thought he was gorgeous!! 

He just stood there on the pavement staring at me with one eye for what seemed like forever.  Finally I said, “Little Brother, you are standing in the road and apparently blocking my path.  You knew I would not drive right over you.”  He just stared with that one eye.  I said, “Maybe you are blocking my path because there is danger ahead.”  Just then another car traveling the opposite direction saw the hawk and they stopped, too.  He was truly magnificent!    Then I thought, “Maybe you want me to go another way.”  The other car starting moving slowly, and I decided to turn around and go in their direction also.  I said, “Thank you, Little Brother.” In my rear-view mirror, I saw him take flight with those magnificent wings.

I never thought about the incident until a couple of days later when I was returning home, once again, on the same road. This time, another bird, appeared from out of nowhere was attacking my right front tire.  I shouted, “What’s with these birds?”   Immediately something flashed in my mind that something was wrong with my car.  I drove carefully to my auto mechanic and said, “I think something is wrong with my car would you please check it out?”  He said he would take a look.  He returned in about fifteen minutes saying, I don’t know how you got here, you are totally out of brake fluid!!!!

I didn’t want to say a little birdie told me.  How silly…even though it was true.  I was in shock too.  Then it hit me…OMG! The hawk!!!   The hawk saw me and tried to warn me.  I was too much in my intellect trying to “figure out” what he was trying to tell me. It wasn’t until the other bird attacked my tire, that I “asked”, “What’s with these birds?” that I got the answer. 

I’ve come to learn that we are loved beyond belief.  Nature is always watching and giving us messages.  We are the ones that don’t pay attention because we are too much in our heads and have lost the connection.  

In the work that I do as a mystic, clairvoyant, medium, tarot reader, spiritual artist, I endeavor to bring in the Nature Spirits because one day I was in meditation and the Nature Spirits came to me and said,  “You humans are always looking UP for your salvation.  WE are here willing to help, but nobody ever asks.”  I replied, I didn’t know we had to ask?  I realized that we were never taught to ask nature.  How was I to know? 

Since then I came to learn that it is Nature’s job to direct us on this earthly realm.  Every plant, every tree, every living thing has a nature spirit guiding it in its growth.  Since that day I always endeavor to ask, and as I do, the answers are given.  I believe they could very well be our guardian angels here on the earth realm while the Ascended Masters and saints help from above.  I have learned that we need both to direct us!   It brings joy and magic to everything in my life.

Mitakuye Oyasin