Rituals for Living
The Language of Symbolism
People often ask for information with regards to connecting with ancestors or developing spiritually. The truth is there is no right or wrong answer as such, however, what I would say is that books, information, courses and advice etc only take you so far, as this type of knowledge is not meant to be learnt, but experienced.
It is through our direct experiences that we gain insight into who we are and our full potential. Our perceptions of our experiences can lead to the greatest messages. Take spirit communication via animal symbolism for example, we see multiple creatures everyday how do you know which ones are really messages? Well that’s the thing YOU do know. Your instinct will advise you in that moment. Whatever you see will stand out to you and a thought in your mind will confirm there is more to the cat that keeps walking across your path, or the butterfly that landed on your shoulder or the bee that wouldn’t leave you alone. You may at first think you are crazy but it is only when we pay attention deeply to these experiences that we access a whole new dimension of reality, a reality that has always been in existence, but previously unnoticed due to a different level of awareness. This new reality puts you at the centre of your own storyline; every moment becomes an opportunity to connect with deeper levels of yourself.
Teachers will appear but you must be ready to develop yourself. Your experiences will literally become guides to help you along your path. You may find yourself drawn to certain things or notice that you keep seeing the same thing frequently. In my case I kept seeing the number 11 that was my ‘wake up code’ so to speak to let me know there was more to this current reality. After witnessing it several times a day for a few months it soon became clear it was not a coincidence and I had no choice but to admit what happening and I chose to embrace it, rather than ignore it.
Ever since then my worldview has significantly changed. I no longer view things as isolated incidents but as aspects of one large puzzle where each aspect has the potential to teach a message. The messages now come in various forms including animals, numbers, shooting stars and dreams to items left in the street. There is no end to the various forms of communication.
This kind of living enables self-empowerment not dependence as you naturally turn to your own inner source for guidance. You will soon find yourself finding solutions for your problems and possessing knowledge that you thought would be unattainable. The key is awareness and learning to believe in your own ability to decode and understand the language of symbolism.