The Bear and the Self-Mirror

Several years back, my partner and I are staying at a house in Colorado. We are being hosted by a lovely couple in a huge “mansion” type house several miles back a gravel lane in the mountainous woods.
The wife is a soft, loving, artist, on the verge of being successful; however, must keep nursing to support them. The husband had quit his job, and is making attempts to be a motivational speaker.
We begin discussing what Ahowan teaches in our Ceremonial Workshops. How basically how ALL Animals mirror to us what we think, feel, believe, and vibrate at, whether we are conscious of it or not.
The man begins sharing with us how he had gone hunting in Alaska with a friend of his. He said witnessed a Bear swatting Its Cub ferociously, drawing blood, and that Bears are not good Mothers, they are vicious, aggressive, and very bossy. The Bear Cub had just wandered off a ways from the Mother, and was giving an unnecessary scolding, in his opinion. He asked, “What does that say about me?”

Before answering, his wife spoke up, sharing how she believes they are very caring, loving, and not at all threatening. She proceeds to tell us her story of walking in the woods, without a gun, (stopping to apologize to her husband for not listening to him) and came upon two Cubs. The one Cub climbed up a Tree, while the other ran towards Its Mother. As the Mother came approaching, she slowly back up a distance from the Tree. The Mother called out. The Cub climbed down and ran towards Its Mother.

She stated she never felt threaten, that it felt very peaceful and caring. She was glad she did not have the gun because it may have been a different experience with that energy. She showed us her brass statue of the Bear and Cubs that she was inspired to create from the experience, the very intention of why she went into the woods.

After her husband scolded her, for going into the woods without the gun, my partner and I spoke three simple words, “There you go.”

The discussion came to halt, and was not mentioned again the entire week, unless the husband was not around.

Does that make either of them bad or good? NO, it just means that is how Spirit is role-playing through them at this time. And if we see something that we do not like, when we awaken to it, we can change it.

Nature mirrors to us, exactly what we need to see about ourselves. That is how the Laws of the Universe work……..That is how the Animals are “Man’s Best Friend.” They cannot lie, put on false faces, they are simply Pure.

They do what they do because that is how much the Animals love us and want to Awaken to our True Self.

So, the question goes to you, “What do you think of Bear?”

MyShell ICrow

13 Nov 2014/Wasp and Butterfly

My husband, Ron, has been ill almost all of his stay in India. What they say about India, “It cannot give you what you do not already have inside you.” Also, “If there is anything inside you that you have not dealt with, it will come forward and, here in India, it will be intensified.
So, here we are, in Lucknow, India. My husband has gone back to the United States once already, where he got healthy, after contracting an illness he did not know he had till he got there. He just knew he could not take India any longer, and needed to go.
Upon his return, two months later, he immediately received a reoccurrence of the MRSA upon stepping into the Animal Ashram I had been volunteering at for several months. We leave, knowing that his health is more important, and that my work there is done.
Then, after just recovering from the MRSA, he contracts another illness. This time it is with a mosquito-borne illness, I had previously written about. (See Mosquito) Then, yet again, he contracts an illness now from the waters and food through poor hygiene. Amobeosis is the name. Once we touch base with what the Spiritual Cause is at that time, he gets better. He feels great for a day or two, then something irritates or angers him, it takes no time at all till his fever comes back and he is ill again, stomach cramps and all.
So, one can imagine, being his wife, and the Spiritual Leader of our non-profit organization, I can easily dip into the guilt of feeling “responsible” for his being here, “responsible” for his getting ill. Even when he tells me, “I’ve come willingly, and this is part of my journey.” At the same time, I feel the guilt emotions of, “Drop what you are doing, and go back to the States with him, you are his wife.”
So, with all this having been shared, we now go back to the Wasp and the Butterfly. The day before this latest strike of my husband’s illness, we were having a conversation about going to Varanasi. This is a trip we have been attempting to make for many months. for me, it is about fulfilling a promise to come back. As we are talking, a very large Wasp comes flying in the room. Ron begins to panic, and I calmly state……it will fly in, and fly right back out, please do not disturb it. The Wasp does exactly that, It flys by us, goes to the window, circles around and flys right back out the door. The Wasp is a symbol of independent feminine energy. and staying in determined focus on the task at hand. Er go right back to our task at hand, discussing about our trip, and our mission of carrying out the vision.
The very next day, Ron is back in the bed. I, however, instead of getting disappointed and reacting to the lower vibrations, stay positive in knowing his health and wholeness. I begin writing for prayer support from several prayer partners. As I leave the room, determined to stay positive, I step out of the room to see a beautiful orange Butterfly resting at the doorstep. Orange being the color or of Joy, and the Sacral Chakra; and the Butterfly begin a symbol of Transformative Flight, I know that I have come to a beautiful place in our journey here. I ask the Butterfly if I can take Its picture. Then, just after taking the picture, I hear the Butterfly share with me that I have received Its message, and It takes off to fly to the garden.
The more I stay in a positive uplighting feeling of Joy, keeping the vibrations in this higher state, the more quickly the illness will pass. Within several hours, my husband is back to feeling much better, and all the anger from before has completely dissipated.
So, instead of feeding the illness and giving it power, with our anger, disappointment, and worry, we have begun transforming it, and giving it Wings of Joy, sending it back to the garden to bring us fertile growth, beauty, and balance with our determination stay focused on the message it bring us.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC

20 Oct 2014

Ron and I have been contemplating and listening for what our next adventure will be. What is our next mission as AHOWAN? We feel our mission with Jeev Aashraya has come to completion. We feel we are in a reorganization process, a holding pattern. Clearing up the last details. And shedding off some old Energy, like a Snake would. There are many ways we can go at this point, and we are awaiting for the flowing direction of Spirit. We have set our intentions to be of service, how ever this may look.
As we walk along the street in Hazratgang, I notice a Crow on the street. The Crow is deceased, and I know what a rarity this is. I immediately cross the pedestrian traffic to go pick it up, honor It move It out of the way to the side under a bush. As I do, I notice It’s eyes are completely white, and begin feeling how the Crow was blind. I feel how It begins sharing with me, I have been blind to the magic of what is happening in my life, right here, right now.
In my Heart, I know how Magic works in my life, but I am blinded in seeing it right now, numb to feeling it, with all the perceived death that I have been allowing my eyes to see. The end of working at the Animal Ashram, the end of being welcomed back over Christmas with my family, the end of the way we have always done ceremony, basically, the end of what life has been to this point.
However, because I am not seeing the magic of what is about to take place, the expansion of going beyond comfortable borders, the Faith of flying on, even though I cannot see. In this moment, the Crow became my messenger, my gift to wake up to what I am doing to myself.
As I laid the Crow gently under the bush, I have a surge of energy come through me to feel what could happen if I do not, I can hit a wall in my sorrow, so I give a prayer of gratitude for the vision, and begin feeling the magical possibilities of what truly lies ahead of me. The gift of magic to fly to new places, to share an expanded message, and become the Magical Presence that can give New Life. I may not see it in the here and now, but the Faith of feeling the heart of the Crow to fly anyway, knowing the Magic it possesses to be the Messenger, is all I truly need. Thank you Crow, for showing me, once again. Let us Fly together, with the Sight of Spirit in our Hearts, and give whatever Message is needed for those we come in contact, wherever that may lead.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC