Dream of Hawk Medicine

I was sleeping on the ground outdoors with a baby — a toddler really — nestled fullly content in my arms.  A large hawk flew up next to us and sat quietly beside as if to be a watchman.  I was hazily stroking its smooth dark feathers, half in and half out of the in-between state of waking wondering why it has come to me.  Was it okay?  Was it sick?  Hurt?   Broken?  Trying to examine it gently using my fingertips, I sifted through its shiny stiff feathers🪶 waiting for a reaction to give me the answer, but there didn’t seem to be anything wrong. 

I laid there amazed by its presence with me in this moment.  Staring, I wondered deeply, ‘why it was here?’  The baby I was cuddling smiled happily at me then crawled up and kissed the birds beak, then cheek, and fell safely back into her nap.  It was so sweet and loving that I followed suit and did it too, first the bird then the baby♡.  The bird must have felt our love because it shuffled even closer to us, and the three of us sort of snuggled, nesting and resting together. 

I laid in observation of a reverent moment that I am aware was much larger than me –  than my life – as we seemed to be energetically melting and merging into each other … we were simultaneously becoming one!

When I woke up in real life, I was still submerged in a dream-daze.  I didn’t know what to think about us three merging altogether into one. 

Did I turn into the bird?  The baby?  Did they turn into me?  What did it mean?

This dream had a very lucid erethral feeling.  It felt very real.

I was still pondering the possible message, when I sharply recalled that my ‘spirit guide’ in most experiences has been a hawk!   In meditation journeys, I usually see it approaching from afar as it flies up to me and simultaneously turns into a large being with big beautiful wings that open up wide and engulf me into what feels like an eternal embrace which then holds me and cradles me in safety and love as its dear child.  The love I feel being collected into its soulful center is a feeling of complete bliss.

I remebered the child which was held within the saftey of my arms, nestled into my center, protected in the embrace of my own life-sized wings. 

Then came a stunning realization … the baby was me!  My true innocent, non-emotionally wounded, uninjured, unhurt, perfect self! Whole and complete.  Blissfully ignorant.

The next realization quickly followed…I’m the one who’s hurt not the bird!   The mind, body, soul ailments I’ve been through within the last 3 years came to the forefront of my mind to remind me just how much I’d survived.

Wave on wave of challenge and trauma to overcome, my spirit guide was there to help me heal.  And the baby was an aspect of myself when I was “pure.”  She was there to help me let go of the current damage as well as release old programming, karmic imprints, energetic debris, and layers of experience that no longer serve me for highest good.

The three of us didn’t just become one in that moment, we have always been One!  And let’s go even one bigger truth blanketing that, WE ALL ARE ONE!

This is a short story I’ve been working on for several months. Recapping what had happened in the dream, piecing it all together after having experienced divorce, death, unemployment, corona-times, a car accident and then cancer (in that order) within a very short amount of time…too short actually to have time to recover and heal adequately from each individual hit.

It has happened in the past several times, when I need to heal from a traumatic experience, spirit people come to me in my dreams to help (like in my Dream of Bear Medicine). This is exactly what happened in this dream.

The story flowed easily out onto this virtual page offering me (for the second time) a powerful transcendence. I hope it does the same for you.

On wings and waves of Our Oneness, I wish you peace, love & healing.♡

Shannon

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Grace

As I enjoy my backyard surroundings, full of  fruit trees, flowers, plants and good energy. It’s easy to reflect upon the blessings that being a mom has brought me again and again and again just like the seasons, cycles of the journey.♧

Here, a dragonfruit flower grows so rapidly you can almost see it expand; a Goldfinch visits to remind me to build small everday goals to progress on big projects; a monarch flutters by speaking of grace, hummingbird shares its pure magic; and a protective mama bird builds its nest nearby.☆

Life goes on all around us each day gifting us through sounds, sights, and our senses if we just slow down long enough to sit with it, notice, become aware…and then be grateful.♡

Happy Mother’s Day to all, Shannon

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Beautiful You

Once again I have been blessed by a visit from this beautiful creature reminding me…

This is a season of renewal and transformation for many of us on a journey of self-discovery.

Acknowledging there is deep internal change needed within is not always an easy thing to face; in fact, it’s scary and often requires vulnerability, courage and bravery to master a graceful change.

Can you imagine how much bravery this fragile creature must have to exist in this big world?!

To unearth the hidden beauty and wisdom that has gently held us cocooned in our programmed belief systems takes looking truthfully at what needs to be pulled up by the roots, broken down into smaller pieces, and composted altogether to feed nutritiously a more authentic version of our true selves moving forward.

What seeds of yours need feeding, navigating to your eternal self where you can live from that blissful timeless space blessed by moments with creatures and beings of all kinds?

Are you seeing their beautiful spirits regardless of their outter skin, their personal preferences, shape, color, or external characteristics?  Do you know how they serve in this world in their big or small ways?  Do you know they’re divinely-aligned for their own genuine growth on a journey guided by eternal Love, the same One that is within us, it’s in every one of us!

On wings and waves of One love I see the beautiful YOU!

Shannon

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♡Shannon

#butterfly, #transformation, #trueself, #onelove, #theythem,

Note to Self♡:

Love your Self no matter what.  The crazier your life seems = the more you’re living and learning from it, and creating opportunities for growth, adventure, opportunity and knowlege within it.

Do not judge your journey!

Be the first and last (maybe the only) to Love Your Self UNCONDITIONALLY!  Be proud as hell of how fucking BRAVE & AMAZING you have been in believing in each and every thing you’ve ever tried; each decision you’ve ever chosen; each leap of faith you’ve ever taken! No matter what the results were you were passionate and powerful in the summoning and living through the experience! 

You’ve been fearless and forward- moving. Embrace your own personalized truth and who you are with all the messiness, reroutes, and challenges being at the forefront of your heart…sometimes tattooed across your chest, and definitely worn upon your sleeve for everyone to see. 

“Be not afraid of living or dieing, being wrong or feeling uncomfortable!”

You are anything…EVERYTHING…other than broken.  You have fought tooth and nail for a wholesoul adventure and you will have achieved that with grace in the end.

I Love You,
♡Shannon

PS. “Nerve Succeeds” – WFO, My brother Mike Hood.

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Falling Back

Here…we… are… a moment of pause in the deep stillness before entering into the resting space of darkness.

Today

I gather rich dark nutritious fruits and vegetables from my backyard, mini orchard and garden. 

It was early morning, and the moon was fully present.  I contemplated my own life’s harvest, all that I have collected on the journey within my Self this year.

I pondered those things and asked what must I compost down, what is no longer needing to grow,  flourish, take space, or be part of my experience moving forward?  Which pieces do not nourish or feed my soul any longer?  Which parts simply just do not taste sweet or good anymore?

I wondered of the ways not to discard them, but instead turn them over transforming them into rich, fertile soil to plant new seeds that can feed the life I will step into in the seasons to come.

I love Autumn and its ability to catch me as I fall back into the Earth’s loving embrace of Reciprocal Healing. And I allow what needs to die or unbecome as I honor the possibilities and that which will begin again.

On Wings & Waves, rest well today friends.

♡Shannon

Reciprocal Healing Through Natural Foods

I love creating and using whole foods in the process. Its a very Root Chakra thing to do, respectfully honoring gifts from the earth.

This is the beauty of Reciprocal Healing through natural foods.♡ 🙂

 

 

One of the best xmas presents I’ve ever received is this dehydrator! 

I made my favorite dried Persimmons & Pears….also threw in some fresh herbs that needed to be used: Dill, Rosemary, Thyme & Chives.

 

Finally, I toss them in a vintage glass jar to store or share it!☆

Mmmmm, soooo gooood!

On wings, waves & winds, enjoy a natural food today and feel good!

Shannon Paige

PS. I Love You.

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