Defender-Protector: I defend you, whether openly or behind the scenes. I am your Protector. I am both open and closed, in front and behind, barren and rich, desert and grove. I carry a variety of weapons. I am as strong – and as yielding – as a rock. I can be worn and I can withstand the sands or rivers of time. Reminder: you are protected, safe and yielding.
Owl-Sixth Chakra: I have special eyes to see in the dark, special ways of knowing, to discern Truth. I use my sight and hearing for deep knowing. Reminder: Pay attention to the subtle truth.
Mother Earth: Death is renewal, rebirth. I am the supreme example of renewal, the living, breathing metaphor of rebirth, cleansing, healing. Fear not my destruction, for I renew more easily than your human-mind can imagine. Reminder: Use your far-seeing to discern the truth of the situation. There is hope.
Photo: Sergei Mutovkin
A card of Initiation. You have access to primordial information. One of the most ancient vertebrates on earth, Crocodile is a survivor. Her reptilian brain lives in each one of us, keeping us breathing, our hearts beating. Crocodile Medicine is about long patience and sudden, fierce decisiveness. Occasionally this card is about revenge after long patience. If you have received this card, ask Crocodile for support in getting a backbone, particularly in regards to anything related to your survival. Pay attention to our parasympathetic nervous system, rest thoroughly, perhaps in water. Crocodile is also your ally when you need to traverse the Dreamtime borders between earth and water, as she is equally at home in both.
Human experience is narrow, seemingly bounded by our senses. We are aware of only a small fraction of what is possible.
Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, there are solutions that you can’t begin to imagine available to you.
Photo: Chris Tengi
You must learn energy conservation. A 100 watt bulb is fabulous for particular tasks, but uses a lot of energy and is unpleasantly bright. Constantly working at your outer limit is not sustainable; you end up burned out. 40 watts gives a warm and pleasant illumination for most activities and conserves energy as well.
Practice working at 40% most of the time and turn on the 100 watt bulb only as a task light. Consider ways to conserve energy in your life.