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Meditation with Snowbear

Snowbear

Snowbear

Several months ago when I took the Advanced Animal Communication class with the gals from The Lightfoot Way, Kim led us in a very powerful meditation.  We began by entering into a beautiful castle with high ceilings.  We took a curving staircase down to a lower level where we found a table with different colored lanterns on it.  We were told to choose a lantern and then proceed down a dark, narrow hallway.  There were sconces hanging on the walls but eventually this transitioned to a cave-like walkway.  The illumination guided our feet, and there was a sense of anticipation as we proceeded to walk forward.  Slowly overhead the ceiling changed to a dark forest canopy.  As we continued to walk forward slivers of sunlight began to break through the dark canopy, becoming brighter and brighter.  Eventually we reached the end of the pathway, opening up to a beautiful nature scene.  Everyone’s “ideal” place of beauty was different.  We were told to observe everything around us from the time we entered the castle until we came to the end of the meditation.  Each one of us encountered animals, people, pets, landscapes, flowers, plants…And to top it off, the animal, pet or person had a message for the person meditating or they symbolized something.  It was fascinating to look up the meanings of the colors, plants, animals, and people we encountered.

I can remember having tears flowing down my face during my experience because I encountered Snowbear on the stairwell in the castle, and he accompanied me throughout my journey.  It was a very emotional, yet happy experience for me and unlike anything I have ever had.  From that time on, whenever I sit down to meditate I always like to go back to the castle where I met Snow.  Our visits have been amazing with mind-blowing insights and symbolism, and after each one I write down what I observed.  I also look up the symbolism of the animals, plants or observations.  Here is one I had back on June 12, 2016.

Last night was simply amazing…and mind-blowing!  I did a meditation before I went to bed…it all started in my usual place with Snowbear.  Upon entering his castle he greeted me and jumped into my arms, cuddling and purring.  Rather than take the spiral staircase down the way we have in the past, he wanted me to go straight ahead from the big entry to the kitchen which overlooks a beautiful garden.  There were beautiful plants and flowers everywhere.  I could hear lots of birds chirping and singing; butterflies were flying all around.  It was so beautiful and inviting.  We walked outside to see a small landscaped area with flowers, plants and foliage everywhere, surrounding a koi pond with a little wooden bridge that went up and over the pond and led to a pathway that stretched towards a treeline. We followed this path with a tree canopy above us, letting in the sunlight, the sounds of birds overhead.   After a short walk the tree canopy opened up into a lovely meadow with high grasses and a little stream.  The meadow was pretty large, and trees and brush bordered it all around.  I sat down on a tree stump and looked around.  It was so peaceful, and Snowbear sat in my lap.  Then I looked down and saw a turtle crawling up to me.  He was about 8 inches in diameter with beautiful green and brown colors.  He introduced himself as Harvey.  Here’s what Harvey had to say:

Beautiful turtle on the stone

“I know you feel a bit overwhelmed and over your head with all the things you’re working on for your business, but keep on!  Be persistent!  It may feel like things are moving at a turtle’s pace and that you’ll never get to your goal, but you will.  It takes time, and you have much to learn.  Keep working towards your goals, one day at a time, one step at a time.”

Then he started crawling away, showing me how difficult it was for him to walk through and over the high grasses…until finally he reached the edge of the stream, dove in and swam to a sunny perch on a rock.

Then my attention turned towards the distant treeline off to my left.  I could see the figures of lots and lots of kitties, but I couldn’t tell if they were real or just a vision.  So I asked Snowbear, “Are all these kitties really here or are they just a vision?”  He answered, “Those are all the kitties you are going to help.”  I was speechless.

The sun started to go down and twilight was coming quickly, so I said to Snow, “It’s time to go to bed…let’s go.”

And off to bed I went.

So what did all this mean?  The next day I looked up symbolism behind the turtle and his name.  Here’s what I found regarding the turtle:

  • It’s a symbol of the world and the earth
  • It represents the ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
  • It reminds one to slow down and pace yourself
  • It represents determination and persistence
  • It evokes emotional strength and understanding; it fosters peace and harmony with all things
  • It represents ancient wisdom and the ability to be naturally tuned into the elements, land, plants, people and animals

And then I researched the name Harvey.  The name comes from Celtic words for battle, strong, worthy, and ardent; another site said iron. Quite fitting for the name of a turtle, don’t you think?

Have you done any meditations lately?  If not, I encourage you to start.  They can be very powerful, and you can learn a lot about yourself…which is the point!  I can certainly attest to being encouraged and inspired by the meditations I’ve done with Snowbear.

Meditation..."Aylen style"

Meditation…”Aylen style”

My journey into starting Purrrfectly Holistic began with the loss of Snowbear.  Countless hours of work and well over eighteen months later the website launched.  My goal and resolve to help kitties live holistic, healthy lives has not wavered.  I’ve helped quite a few kitties, and I look forward to meeting and helping many more!   Check out our testimonial page.  What can I do to help yours?   Leave a comment below or send me an email at pam@purrrfectlyholistic.com.

 

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One response to “Meditation with Snowbear”

  1. Judi says:

    Pam…I cried as I read this…YOU are such a GIFT …. You write beautifully, and of course: Snowbear….is your touch stone….

    XO, Judi

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