Today is a day when you:
1. Walk into and feel at home in the emotional jungle; instinctive and wild, free, belonging to no-one, yet never fully alone.
2. Feel a slight disconnection and alienation that never settles, as life is always encroaching.
3. Instinctively feel connected and part of all reality, loving the universal matrix that you are prowling in, recognising it as a gameplayer reality.
4. Experience a dynamic alertness to life all around you, as you are conscious of the immediacy. Things lurk in the shadows all around us, yet we are protected by our sovereign power and instinct – visualise the magnificence of the black panther.
|Beautiful, but uncredited, image |
found on Pinterest
Jaguar is the emotional energy of anticipation – emotive alertness – that arises from your centre in the instant before you relate to anyone or anything. Your emotional centre is a bubbling feeling, full of mystery and movement, instinctive and responsive to other living creatures.
From your centre, you can connect to the four directions of East, South, West and North, as well as Up and Down.
|In the Land of the Crow, by LjL|
'I have a strong shamanic connection to these tricky,
humorous messengers.' LjL
[Personal message from Laurence to contemplate on 5 Jaguar, first posted on 5 Jaguar of 27 July 2016:]
Talking with Crows
I could not sleep last night after 2.30am due to this waning quarter moon, which was aspecting my natal Mars. Eventually I got up at 4am, sat on the roof swatting mosquitoes and enjoying the gradual awakening of the day. I got out to my special wild garden by about 5.45am, feeling tired – no way I was going to do a full ceremony. But, as I often forget, the best things happen without ceremony as such. I just did some processing and simple energy exercises and thought, ‘Well, I will wait until 7am, then go home.’ I was simply enjoying the early morning heat and chorus.
At 7am exactly, my friends the Crows turned up. They live in the hood, but like to stay hidden except for special occasions. There was a small group of them very close, making a hell of a racket. So I talked to them and they talked back, of course.
|Five crows, |
image found on Google,
One thing I was wondering was how many of them were there – three or four, perhaps. At that point they flew as one and revealed their number. Five... of course, 5 crows on 5 Jaguar.
The rest of the conversation is between me and the crows.
|Not a crow, but a Hair-crested Drongo,|
thank you to Katherine Forestier
for this fabulous photo
[Bonus link for today:]
On 5 Jaguar of 4 January 2013, Laurence added a link to an article in his Mystic Cyber Crow blog, to introduce us to the Medicine Wheel, entitled ‘The Medicine Wheel Will Empower Your Consciousness with Real Time’