“We give you this blessing, to dance with the stars…”
-Apache Elder Woman
The past 2 days, I have seen many different forms of animal medicine show up here in Arizona. One that calls to me today, as I sit with an Apache Elder woman in spirit, is the medicine of the Horned Toad.
When I first saw the horned toad, I had believed it to be a Bearded Dragon, yet recognized the extensive size of it’s belly and how it did not match the Bearded Dragon’s that I have seen across my time here on Earth. This is when I was guided to research Horned Toad medicine and what it resembles for us.
Through Native American Tradition, there have been numerous stories regarding the Horned Toad and its representation in Southwest Native American culture. Beyond a doubt, there is a common theme regarding Creation and Grandfather medicine that “pings” me to discuss and bring forward this message regarding this sacred animal and how we can use it in our own daily practices.
To put this in a very simple way, today, the Horned Toad is coming forward with The Armor of God, the resilience for us to stand deep in our faith as we keep our hearts open and spirits soaring. With a Soul call that I have been feeling to begin a new adventure, this is represented in the safe path provided by this medicine and the ongoing work I have been doing with Sacred Land over the past year.
Today, it comes forward as a remembrance of our Soul Light and how in its purified form and expression is impenetrable to the chaos that many are seeing play out in the Global Main Stage, as long as we continue to practice those moments of self care and self love in the all encompassing path that is the road to the Soul/HigherSelf. The Horned Toad, today, wants us to focus on continually building our connection points to the Heart Light, and how that extends out into our realities/Universe. Our daily acts of Divine Love, to self and others, is what assists in building that bridge back to the Soul and begins to create the change we wish to see and embody on our pathway of Awakening/Ascension.
This process, when grounded and applied, can begin to show results in the ease and flow we can discover in our own unique pathways. It truly doesn’t take much but repetition and the daily check-in’s to see where we are at, retune the compass to that of the Heart-Soul Alignment, and begin to establish the basis of our reality on these two points of focus.
Place your hand on your heart and solar plexus, and breathe into the place of connection. Allow this to amplify and fill you up as the basis of your reality. When here, and centered, ask your soul what your task is today from this place of filled up Loving Perfection. Surrender the mind to a new navigation of Soul/HigherSelf/Universe and ask to be guided with deep reverence and care for you as the Light. Ask to be shown, in its highest vibrational form, how you can extend more love to self and others throughout your day. Trust this connection and allow it amplify and pulse as you are being divinely guided through your Internal GPS to show you where you are needed.
When I do this, I find that the one place I am needed right now, is with all of me. Distractions begin to be removed and I am left with this open space to fill up with the Divine Love of self and begin to repair those places/spaces within me that need my attention. While I have been doing/being this, I have also been propelled outside on walks/journeys with the Earth where I am guided to people/places/spaces that need my whole hearts intention. It truly is magical when we begin to discover the divine orchestration with a pure heart intention and allow the reality to shift us into a New Universal Flow that sustains us in ways that defy human logic/reasoning.
The Horned Toad asks us to do this daily. To truly feel into our self worth and self value as we strengthen our connection to our Soul/HigherSelf/God/Universe. I am still playing with new ways to strengthen the connection as I begin to expand my own practice with Gaian focused intentions and creations. As more comes online, I will be sure to share these with all. It can be as simple as a breath and a little focus that we can begin to hear/see/feel more of the Soul Light and how it is working with us to provide/sustain/love all of creation, here and now. This is True Union with Gaia, The Stars, The Planetary Body, and ALL as we celebrate another moment in time through the passageway of life. Connecting with our own animal medicine that we discover through the day has been pivotal in my own life.
When you see that totem or medicine show up, ask for it to reveal to you what you need here and now. Allow it to nurture and strengthen your connection to spirit. Give it the opportunity to work. Many discount these forms/methods of medicine as it doesn’t provide instantaneous results at first. But the more we strengthen our bond to our own medicine, the more we can see the lasting effect it has. Not only in our own lives, but in the lives of our loved ones as well. May we extend this loving truth to all who need it today, to all Four Directions, as we assist in deepening our faith/trust in the Universe and Humanity as a whole.