The animal totem card I draw at the start of the day was an upside down bat: symbol of the suppressed shaman, a shaman experiencing a breached birth. If I do not follow my true path it may be that I get stuck in the birth canal and die.
|Photo credit: © Mark Levesley, courtesy Centre for Bioscience ImageBank.|
Bat upright: rebirth, secrets and initiation
Bat upside down: breached birth, resisting initiation
Whether this would be a metaphorical death or a physical one is immaterial to me. I know I have to follow the path I have glimpsed. I have to commune with nature in order to live. I can no longer deny my true being.
With this in mind I have been doggedly pursuing the options open to me. I am seeking community with others who believe in helping protect the wilderness at any cost.
Watch this space and see how things evolve ...
ps I have had some noisy and bold visits from a troop of nagapies who are making my life a joy to behold. A sure sign that things are moving forward in my life's work ... and it has NOTHING to do with my day job!