I remember when I was catching up with folks at our 10 year High School reunion and peer poignantly chimed in, “at some point I realized nobody else was gonna do it for me”, as we reflected on growing up and becoming adults. Today, as our twenty year gathering rapidly approaches, these profoundly true lyrics revisited my consciousness after recently encountering a great blue heron. Given the rising tide of Occupy movements, perhaps we might call on blue heron to Occupy Our Selves, while dabbling as spiritual beings having human experiences here on Classroom Mothership Earth. At this juncture on Nature’s clock, is anyone else out there powerfully inspired by heron medicine that invokes within us aggressive self-determination, self-reliance and learning to stand firmly rooted in the Earth on your own two legs? Are you in awe of these magnificent creatures that tend to view themselves as king of the marsh? While co-creating Heaven on Earth in a New Age and Paradigm, herons are a good reminder that we cannot soar in the Heavens if we do not paradoxically also learn how to stay grounded. Moreover, during the waxing on of this eclipse season, it might be tempting to for spirits to soar out of control and forget about balance.
On the global weather front, the reptilian ways of the dinosaurs keep scaling back the leveling impulses of the masses by their “rule by few” mantra, while still pledging their allegiance to the bottom line and almighty dollar. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, do you see that by nurturing a global economy that supports livable wages for all of Earth’s caretakers is a win-win for both the top dawgs chillin’ atop the pyramid and the overwhelming majority of us breaking our backs to keep the Boat afloat? Are you able to picture a waterfall, tame the Nervous Woodland Creature energy and stay calm in the pocket like Tom Brady during peak intensity at the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2012 in the Northern Hemisphere and its waning aftershocks thereafter? In my clinical experience, I have learned that like physics, all systems resist change–human beings being no exception. In fact, we humans are quite good at keeping ourselves in boxes by protecting the status quo that is liberally marketed to us by systemic illusionism. But with heron consciousness, like Climate Change, there is security in knowing that there is predictability within unpredictability, order in chaos if you will. If one way is not working, as humans, we are pre-wired with the hardware to reflect and figure out another way. With the energy of blue heron, change is literally on the way.
During this eclipse season, keep your eye out for solutions that might be invisible and undocumented to the naked eye. It is wise to pay attention to relationships that revisit your consciousness, while remembering to maintain perspective. Watch what your relationships have to say to you, remembering to hit the pause button before being trigger happy in the excitement that accompanies its flowering, and perhaps before wilting and becoming the death of you. Nature reminds us of Life’s fleeting transience. As we swim away from victim consciousness, blue heron has the potential to help us stay true to our selves, while wading here on Earth. Further, while taking flight in the Heavens into the realm of Infinity, heron helps us see where solutions abound, if only we allow for it.