Spirit Animals: The Swan

In college, I was the member of a sorority.  The mascot for the organization was a swan.  We’ve worked through just about all of the mascots from my education (Tiger:  high school; Bear:  undergrad; Buffalo:  grad school), so I knew I had to include this legendary creature in this blog series.

If the swan comes to you, she is there to help you discover new ways of thinking.  She is helping you to go with the flow.  This goes back to feminine energy as well as intuition.  The swan reminds you of your personal beauty, too.

Swan people are able to see the future.  They welcome healing and transformation.  They are monogamous and mate for life.  The swan folks usually find true love at a very young age.  They stay together for years.  They can balance everything; work, family, play, and even personal space.  They know when it’s time to steal away and recharge.  They also have the ability to be individuals.  They don’t necessarily bend to the group.

 

 

The swan is steeped in lore and fairy tales.  It is one of the most powerful and one of the oldest animal totems.  I think of the Ugly Duckling when I think of the swan.  The story says that as we grow we become more and more beautiful.  the other thing that comes to mind is a swan song.  In some cultures it was believed that the swan’s song signaled death (transformation).

The swan may arrive to tell you to be mindful of some of your negative feelings; jealousy, insecurity, self-doubt.  Avoid arguments.  The arrival may also mean that you may be or will be mourning a loved one.

As you head into the new year, you may consider that the swan is telling you that it’s your time.  You’ve been growing.  Use your intuition.  Get away from argumentative people.  Examine your emotions.  These are all calls to help you meet your maximum potential.

 

References

Harris, E.  (n.d.).  The swan spirit animal [Blog post].  Spirit Animal.  Retrieved from  https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-naix4PAoYgo/V5m0EYD5prI/AAAAAAAA6tw/6jubOw5XLHo22BbzsIdKBlQ59mNvl6RZgCLcB/s1600/DSCN1428.JPG

Swan symbolism.  (n.d.).  Spirit Animal Totems.  Retrieved from https://www.spirit-animals.com/swan/

 

Thankful Challenge: Day 8

Style is Life

13245361_10208652009331497_6654308208883079506_nToday I give thanks for my stylist, Christi. She is an artist and every single time I come to her with some crazy idea, she offers knowledge and then does the job to perfection. I couldn’t ask for a better hair dresser. She is so smart and so gifted! And we have such a great time when we hang out!

I met her in January 2015. I decided to get hair extensions. She came highly recommended. From that moment on, I was hooked. She exudes positive energy. She’s funny and such a beautiful person!

I have included several photos to show you just how talented she is. These photos are the tip of the iceberg. I have many, many more on my  Facebook profile.

Every 5 weeks she takes the gray away and anticipates some insane plan from me. Are we going shorter? Are we growing it out? Are we going dark? Are we adding vibrant colors? She never knows, but she rides the waves with me. I am so thankful for her!

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