I have had the delight recently of being reminded of my connection to the All That Is through the visitations of several of the two and four legged family. (Wow, when was the last time I said I was DELIGHTED about something? It has been a long time!) These visitations are nothing short of miraculous to me, and a wonderful 3-D reminder that I am part of the fabric of All Creation, and that that fabric supports me….all that falls to me is to pay attention.
I have been a devotee of symbolism ever since I learned in my AP English classes in high school that there was a name for “something having deeper meaning than what was apparent”. I have been having conversation with the energy of …everything… ever since I can remember, and could feel that there was wisdom to be gained from listening and acknowledging universal intelligence in its many faces. But it’s called symbolism? Wow, what a lark that this was a recognized phenomenon! I have subsequently studied symbolism for years, delighting (there’s that word again!) in Jungian psychology, mythology, Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ works, and the medicine of animals, plants and all of nature. I now see everything as a symbol, as a message from the All That Is, as a connection to a deeper meaning that can be interpreted particular to me and my situation.
It was with delight (okay I have said it 3 times) that I recently stumbled upon Avia Venefica, a woman after my own heart. Fiercely devoted to symbolism and an accomplished writer, she publishes 3 lovely blogs that are practical and grounded yet deeply honoring of the spiritual and symbolic connections of All Creation. Her presence in the world gives me joy and strength; a sister from across the pond, my world has grown and become more “right” because of her clear-eyed wisdom (dare I say she’s delightful?) I have found some helpful answers lately in her work; I highly recommend her symbolism blog.
More to follow about the animals that have come to offer their messages to me in the last weeks.