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MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Lately, I've been running into tricksters in my journeys. Robin has given us some good indications of somehing not quire Kosher going on - a Fox wearing boots - etc., but in addition I'm learning that when a guide meets me at my back door when a journey begins, that I'm getting more of a trip than I bargained for. My last journey was really distressing because the beings that I met looked like my guides and were at the place where I usually meet my guides, but they did not act like a guide would. At Robin's sugestion, I've asked a tribe member to journey for me to my guides to ask about this journey, and I will do some work myself when I have assimilated things more, but I would like to know if anyone else is having Trickster activity, and if so, how they are handling it.

1 comment:

Still Waters said...

hi Fearless Woman. I've been watching the muggle reality as i've noticed "trickster-like" things happening all around me from day to day. In my opinion, I think we're being guided by our guides in our journeys.. those journeys also include everyday life around us. this means that the Trickster is also active in our everyday lives. Which one is reality and which one is the journey?

I've really focused on the signs themselves so that I notice them immediately.. whether when journeying or when in muggle-ville. It's amazing to me how both realms have the same signs.. they are just presented in different ways. We create our own reality.. both here and when we journey. Guides, Tricksters are present in all realms/dimensions.

I've been working on being "present" as much as possible and developing my attention to detail.. it has really amazed me what is all around us that i've been missing. It also makes spotting Trickster activity a little easier and therefore makes it a little easier to avoid.