(2017 – I owned a pack of Medicine Cards for years and used them regularly before they were shed, mysteriously, in travelling.
I have often considered creating/producing my own version, using the Celtic traditions and Scotland’s wildlife, more recently.
It has been quite a powerful experience transcribing this diary entry from 1996 as it could not describe more perfectly where I feel I am NOW! Seven year cycles perhaps!!
It has been a long, hard, slog of serious self-transformation this last decade for me. From depression through to, what I can only describe as, some form of contentment/enlightenment! I look back on this reading wishing I had, really, understood the truth/power in these words back then….so many mistakes could have been avoided.
There is one notable sychronicity here too…in that my current work is very involved in all things ‘antelope’/’deer’, ( I was actually challenged by a real roe deer in the woods recently, sustaining a reasonable scar!) which I had forgotten represents ‘knowing oneself’. Encouraging. Another strong realization was that none of my ‘healing’ and ‘coming to self’, my growing confidence as an artist, would have been possible without the internet. I was ready back then. It just hadn’t been invented.
The footnote made me smile. The seeing of cycles, but still being, youthfully, obsessed with appearance! )
Spiritual nature and abilities.
The dance of the medicine that solves the riddle of duality. Love charms. Joining people and instinctive ability to seek beauty. Helping others to ‘taste’ life. Dies quickly if caged or imprisoned. The magik of living.
New growth. New beginnings in relation to environment. True feelings.
Respect. ‘Walk your talk’ ‘Respect yourself’. Attraction. Learning to handle energy flows. Body language. Walk tall. Be proud.
Dream within the dream. Purpose in life. Life mission.
‘Tell the world’ with joy and pride. Enjoyment of sharing. Balance between getting things done and doing it yourself. Teacher of children, including warnings. Feel good about your journey. You should. Encouragment.
Inner wisdom. Use this to locate it – possibly inthe subconscious. Breaking of self deception.
Astute observation of self-transformation. Listen to the life around and heed your inner self.
Power sheild of the self. The Knowing of oneself.
To do. Doing. Sacrifice. Love of Life. Honour the gifts of nature. Strength of mind and heart. Ability for quick decisive action. ‘The time is now. The power is you.’
(scribbled at the bottom of the page)
mmmm….I am getting fatter again. How can it be? The cyclic motion of matter over the years!?