I was looking through my pinterest "Familiars" board and saw that I had plenty of panther pictures which brought up an old memory.
I had learned long ago on my journey into the realm of magic that panther was my power animal. The panther is silent and a watcher, can see into the dark to the center of one’s true soul. Panther also speaks of reclaiming one’s own power. Man . . . that was right on for me!
I was trying to work on my throat chakra, I had plenty to say but found it very difficult to speak my truth to others. I was good at lip service, just telling them what they wanted to hear to not make waves or be accepted into that particular circle.
The panther taught me to reclaim who I truly am and honor my beliefs. It took me many years to realize this panther was trying to tell me I could speak my truth, not in public but by the written word. And so I have!
If you are skeptical about how our power animals work with us here is an interesting story:
One of my friends . . . way back when, is a Cherokee Medicine Woman, and I spent many years following her around, helping her at the many metaphysical fairs and sweat lodges, etc.
She used to say, “I need you at this fair, and bring your panther!” Which I did and my panther was there guarding her from overly attentive fair goers.
This Medicine Woman friend decided she needed to have another soul retrieval ceremony, you she, had cancer when she was young and was still dealing with the residual effects of the drugs they gave her. I had no idea what day her soul retrieval was, but one after noon about 2pm I had this overwhelming need to lay down and sleep! I dove into my couch and snored for about an hour! This was very strange for me because I could not fight that strong urge.
Well, a day later my friend had to call me up and tell me about her soul retrieval. She promptly told me that the woman performing the ritual was amazed at the fact that she had a black panther sitting at her feet! My friend immediately new it was my panther, our connection was so strong at that time I was drawn into her ceremony.
I told her she was lucky I was not driving my car down the road at that time!!!!
So you see, if you put in the time and energy this can all be manifested into your life. But do be careful, working in the realm of magic can be dangerous.
ures. Today I remembered an interesting story
Fairytale, Fantasy or Methaphyscial? I was having a conversation with my foreign rights agent before she took Dragonhorse off to Bologna, Italy for the annual book fair. The conversation was about the genre of my saga. I have been calling it a fantasy for lack of another word, and secretly abhor that term. Fantasy means something that is impossible or improbable. Nothing in my life has been impossible nor improbable, especially in the realm of magic, another misunderstood term, which simply means, to cause a change in yours or someone’s life by thought or intention accompanied by the unending belief of the outcome you desire.
In doing a little more digging I have decided we need to add another genre. That genre would be called Metaphysical, meaning, beyond the normal scope of belief and science. Yes, perfect! Since Dragonhorse is based on my experiences in the realm of metaphysics I have learned that all things are possible and probable as long as we follow the rule of magic.
I have spent the winter on a mission to get book 2 of my Dragonhorse Saga in the hands of my editor by March. And yes, I made that possible and hope to get it released sometime in June.
Here is the book description I have been working on for book 2, “Sumayah”
Would you forsake love to save those you have never met? In book 2 of the Dragonhorse Saga, we go back in time, to Shion’s life as Sumayah. It begins in the world of Lemuria, a mystical, utopian land, shared with the Fae, inaccessible to man and thought to be only a legend, except by a secret group called Witches.
Another race called Rep’s has settled within the realm of men, enslaving them for riches and power, changing the original plan for Earth. With the continuing disappearance of dragons the Lemurians and the Fae form a plan to save Earth and awaken men from their bondage.
Lemuria is destroyed to keep her from the approaching Rep’s who have gained entrance to Lemuria by capturing and using one of the dragons. At the very last second the Lemurian’s shift into middle earth, another mythical place called Agartha, where secrets are revealed, truths are learned and family is reunited.
The journey does not end there, and some will answer the calling, and return to the upper world to save Mother Earth and the realm of men, but not before middle earth is penetrated and the legendary battle for Agartha begins.
Follow Sumayah on her legendary and epic journey, as she saves a dying dragon, battles a long-tooth tiger, learns to control her power of fire, becomes a Priestess by gaining the trust of a fiery horse, is torn between two loves, learns the lethal powers of the darkness, and most of all, calls into existence the dragonhorse.
If you click on this link and listen to this radio show,about 30 minutes in they talk about the reality of our planet. We are finding out that our world is not just molten lava within...and there is a very very vast area within our planet that is not accounted for. This is where the Hollow Earth theory comes in.
I am a believer in this theory, and I also think that we have many different "realms" or dimensional beings living here right with us that we cannot see as long as we insist on living the 3rd dimension experience. We are not alone. I have incorporated this into book 2 of Dragonhorse.
Our world is just a hologram, we are just projections of our thoughts. We do have the ability to "think" our world into being what we are dreaming of.
I happen to find T.A. Barron, a well-known and accomplished Fantasy writer, his video was on one of the Nautilus Book Awards updates I received, (Dragonhorse is entered). I watched the video about Merlin’s 7 words to live by; one of the words was courage. Such a simple word yet very, difficult to live by.
Before I took my first step on the path of self-discovery, I was still stuck in the “box”. Living my life, unhappily by someone else’s teachings. Then one day my world and beliefs were shattered. We had a very traumatic event that had happened to my oldest daughter. Feeling lost and unsure we immediately went to the pastor of our church. He politely shoved a brochure in our hands and told us he promised his wife he would be home at least 3 nights a week and had no time for us. I was devastated. Due to the nature of my daughter’s event, the rest of the church began to shun us. So, I walked away from my church and religion and never looked back.
Today I can say I am so thankful for the actions of my pastor and church, for I would not be where I am today. That was the beginning of my journey of self-discovery to who I am and to the true “Source” which we are all connected.
After leaving the church I was ready to grow and expand as a person and one day walked into a small candle, herb shop, which I would have never ever done before, while still living in the box. The shop had a warm and welcoming feeling and I picked up every candle and every herb jar she had. There was a small table near her register that held many brochures. One of the brochures advertised Reiki. I had no idea what it was but felt drawn to pick it up. I took it home and read it over and over. This was something I was very interested in learning about. I wanted to register for the first class but instilled in the back of my head was, “you will go to hell if you take this class”. My dogma ridden teachings said so, but my heart said differently. So I fought what had been pounded into me for half of my life, and each day I gathered more and more courage to pick up the phone and make that call. And one morning I finally I did, and let me tell you, my heart raced, “Was I wrong, will I go to hell?”
The night before my first Reiki class I had another of my usual nightmares, (most entailed demons and murderers, the usual dreams dreamt by those worried about not doing “Gods Work”). In my very vivid nightmare came the Reaper; in his hollow boned fully cloaked form. I stood frozen as he wrapped his bony arms around me. But this dream was different; I actually found the courage and fought this demon of the church. And to this day I can still feel its, clammy-boned finger between my teeth! I fought and won and he slunk away to the Christian made hell he came from and I never ever saw him or had another devil/demon dream or nightmare again! (Those of you who have read Dragonhorse might recognize this scene)
All those years in church had me so scared of doing wrong and always being watched, so I had manifested in my mind the product of that fear with my nightly romp with their conjurations of hell.
One thing led to another and I became a Reiki Master Teacher, an herbal and crystal healer, animal communicator, learning who I truly am. This new-found, self-realization would not leave me no matter how hard I ignored it, and today I embrace the role of who I am. It took great courage and determination, for it was not an easy path. Today I am almost whole; we are never truly 100% whole while living here on this planet, the great stage of our play, and the biggest fantasy of all.
So now I utilize the gift I have, no longer fearing hell. I have learned that hell is only for those who truly believe in it which I do not. I believe in love, peace, beauty, and harmony; that is what I gather around myself, filling my world with. I know write about what I believe, and find it very refreshing; such a great change from who I once was. And so I share what I have found to be true for me and true for many people in this world who have found the courage of self-discovery.