Message via Owl

He was the cutest, sitting in the passenger seat of my car loading a bowl for the bong. I told him, “I am going to live in the forest. Come with me.”

“You can’t survive in the forest.”

“Yes I can, and I will.”

“Ok, then go out there and let me know how you did it.”

“Well, if I go I am not coming back so I will have to send you a message on a bird. What kind of bird shall I send you?”

“Hmmmmm.” – Long pause as he searched his mind for a bird he would remember, “an Owl.”

Goodness, I fell in love. Of course an owl is the perfect messenger. We parted ways and I spent another night at a park loading a bowl for my bong. A little voice told me to get on Google Images and pick the owl to send. Now, hear me out, I truly thought I would have to sit in meditation for hours, transform into an owl and then fly to him…

I came across a picture of a gorgeous white owl and I knew that was the one. It just so happens that his sister was with me during that choice and she agreed.

A week later he and I were together, again loading a bowl for the bong, when I felt the urge to ask, “have you seen an owl yet?”

“Actually, I did.”

“WHAT!? You didn’t tell me. That was it! I sent it. Tell me the story.”

“I got arrested for not giving my ID to a cop at a festival in Cali. When I was let out of custody, a white owl was on a tree branch watching me.”

“That is it! Why are you not excited?”

“I don’t believe it. You will have to send me another one.”

I was excited but frustrated at the same time. How could I send another? I had no idea the first one showed up. My faith stayed and I moved on with my life. Good news, he saw another owl! Bad news, he told me about it through text when I was trying to patch a broken relationship. My ex did not take well to my love for someone else…
“GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED!” after I missed 3 calls.

“You saw an owl!?”

“Yes! It was so cool. There were six of us at the park (smoking) and we decided to pull out a phone to look at a constellation app when a HUGE white owl flew right over us. It had to have been 8 feet long.”

“No shit! Do you believe now?”

“Yes, and it flew over us at 1:11AM.”

My heart, literally my entire heart was filled with joy, faith, and an indescribable love.

When an intention is pure, there is no need for meditation, shape shifting, manipulation, or finesse. We are always given what we ask for when it comes from unconditional love with no expectations.

Maybe you would want to give it a try. This was my first time sending a message from an animal. I began to choose animals with other friends to remind of us each other. It has been a beautiful play ground ever since.

xoxox, animal medicine does heal

The Deformed Duck

I just had to stop and take a picture of this duck when I noticed it had a deformed beak. As usual, I grabbed out my phone and asked the ducks if it was okay that I took a photo to share.

As I began snapping pictures, the deformed duck’s friend decided to pose. Isn’t that extraordinary?

by Brianna Florian

People say animals know, while others say they have no idea. I like to believe that animals do know, and they know everything.

Others say animals have no egos. But, is that possible when being observed by Ego itself?

I mean, this duck literally posed for a picture. If that is not Duck Ego, then what is?

Could the deformed duck have told me no and I choose not to hear it? Could the deformed duck’s friend decided to create a distraction in order to take attention away from the already sad deformed duck’s beak?

Does anyone even care?

 

xoxox, what the duck

An Encounter With The Wolf

I was exhausted, it was dark, and I was driving on a long stretch to a hidden valley. I cannot seem to recall the thoughts I was listening to at the time. What I do remember: my need to talk out loud with no one to speak to and then…

The Wolf trotted across the highway and stopped in my lane. It looked into my eyes and stayed there. I was driving 75 mph but that was not stopping The Wolf from transferring the needed message. I let off the gas and felt no need to brake. I knew The Wolf would move just in time and be safe on the other side of the road and that is exactly what happened.

In shock and my usual panicky rollercoaster of a mindset, I decided I would listen to confusion. I may have missed the message … or I may have gotten exactly what I needed.

When I arrived at my destination, I walked in and the first conversation held was this,

“While you girls were gone I found a huge spider by your room! It was a wolf spider, can you believe that!? A huge wolf spider by your room. Good thing I found that spider while you were gone.”

And in a snap, the confusion cleared. It was a wolf, not a coyote. The Wolf stopped in front of my speeding vehicle to see me … to truly see me. Whatever The Wolf saw, I still do not know. If I followed the message, I do not know.

What I do know: that piercing eye contact with a wolf’s body will forevermore be remembered and cherished.

I now have a tattoo of a wolf emerging from the center of a rose. Within the wolf’s fur is a hidden forest. Layer upon layer, I am being revealed.

xoxox, Wolf Warrior

The Glorious Green Rattle Snake

There it was…a green rattle snake in the middle of the First Creek path at Red Rock Canyon. My reaction was unlike that of mortals, but before I get into that, let me tell you what I was doing at Red Rock.

I had a feeling. I needed to collect my own water. It had to be from a fresh water creek and I had to get it NOW. I called my boyfriend at the time:

“Hi so I decided we need to start collecting our water from Red Rock. I found a yellow cart on Craigslist. I will need you to pick it up after work. It will be $80. You might be able to talk them down.”

“What? I don’t want to collect water.”

“Listen, I have a feeling we need to do this. I already told the guy you would pick up the cart. Please do that. If you don’t want to come with me to get the water, that is fine.”

Ok, so that conversation was close to 3 years ago and may not be quoted to the exact words, but it is close. He came home with the cart. I grabbed our four empty five gallon water jugs…

 

“I am going tonight. Will you come with me please? I don’t want to go alone.”

“Tonight!? No, I don’t want to go.”

“PLEASE??? I do not want to go alone.”

“I don’t even want to get water from Red Rock. I am fine paying for our water.”

“Listen, I need to go and I don’t want to go alone. I will carry the basket by myself. Please, just come with me.”

After some begging, he agreed to come along. He also made it clear he would not be helping. But, I was determined to follow this feeling.

Holy shit, it was more difficult than my gut feeling made it seem. I lugged the cart 5 miles down the trail to a spot I determined was safe for drinking after I heard frogs confirming the thought. I filled all four water jugs to the top; that is TWENTY gallons of water. 167 POUNDS! Then, I lugged that damn cart 5 miles BACK to the car.

This is the first time I am doing the math to find out the weight and the amount I had to walk. So, could you imagine that? I was a small girl at the time. Nearly no muscle or fat on my body. I was not eating meat. In fact, my diet was dried fruit, veggies and marijuana.

Guess what…he stuck to his word and didn’t help! I mean, he had to when we came across rocks that I literally could not pull the cart over myself.

We made it back to the beginning of the path, a rocky upward slope (from my current point of view). I asked him to run ahead and get the dogs in the car. This slope was the last test and I failed at a higher percentage than I had won. I cried, screamed and felt what could have been the worst anxiety of my life. I couldn’t make it up the hill alone and there I was, IN THE DARK OF NIGHT, trying to get roughly 170 pounds up a rocky slope.

Three men were coming up behind me, making my anxiety worse. They offered help, but my pride and negative energy refused it. They moved along as my boyfriend made his way back to help.

The tears were streaming down and I felt no amount of release when we made it up.

WHY did I choose to do that?!

Fast forward: I am now making my third trip collecting water. This time, only ONE empty five gallon jug to fill. This time, by myself after ending the relationship. This time, living out of my car while surfing couches.

I make it back to my spot. The water is still clean, fresh and I could see to the bottom of the stream. Frogs and a dragonfly confirm the freshness. I collected my water and headed back to my car.

This was a time in my mental growth when I asked a lot of questions and I looped through many out-dated modes of thinking.

As I was questioning my purpose, a beautiful green rattle snake crossed my path. I had the water wrapped in my arms tightly, so I was afraid to stop for too long, thinking I would lose the strength it took to carry this water 5 miles back to the car.

But, I stopped anyway. The snake had stopped with the top half of its body in the shade, and the back half of its body in the sun. Literally, split itself into a perfect half, then looked at me. It was a soft look. The snake pierced my heart with love.

I began walking away. I made it about five feet past the snake when I felt it calling for me to stay. I turned around and tears fell faster than I could tell the snake I was sorry, but I had to go.

That snake changed me. My heart, it was blasted open. Go figure, the heart chakra is associated with the color green…

 

xoxox, rattle snake medicine