I have been given gifts of creating and manifesting energy in moments. The last month has been amazing. On Memorial day, I bought some WILDLIFE animal food and put several handfuls under the bird feeder 12-15 feet away from the back porch. The food contained full kernels of dried corn which I thought the squirrels and blue jays would love. At the end of the day, the kernels of corn laid at the bottom of the bird feeders- untouched by any bird or animal.
I did some research and wondered why the blue jays and squirrels did not eat the whole corn kernels since the books say they will. I realized that cracked corn might be a better option for the birds/ squirrels at my feeders. I kept on thinking- the birds and squirrels are so well fed they do not want CORN. They have peanuts, sunflowers seeds—shelled and not shelled, suet- they do not need anything else. I still kept thinking.
My back porch is my sacred space. I spend many hours enjoying the back yard from the back porch. All my wants and needs are provided as I sit on the back porch. I am blessed when I am on the back porch. When the weather allows- I visit the porch as often as possible. I get up 2-3 times during the night and will spend a few minutes outside enjoying the peace and quiet of the night on the back porch.
That evening, I found myself on the back porch around midnight. The sky was full of clouds but the moon was shining through. The weather was cool and brisk but not cold. I took several deep breaths as I cushioned myself into my chair. In an instant I am calm, full of love and appreciating Mother Nature. I close my eyes and the backyard becomes my spiritual playground.
As I sat on my favorite chair I wondered what animal would eat the whole kernels. Plus the kernels had to be soggy since the rain had come down several times that evening. I pictured raccoons eating the corn but dismissed that picture because raccoons are a pain when they get to my bird feeders. I took a few deep breaths and opened my eyes.
There sat a skunk under the bird feeder eating the kernels of corn. Quietly snacking with no idea I was a few yards away. I took notice, jumped up from my chair and as I ran into the house the skunk took off towards the back of the yard. Oh my God! I just manifested an animal that eats corn kernels. This encounter made me smile! I felt a miracle had been dropped in my lap. Gratitude for the serendipity of living.
The next day, I took all the “WILDLIFE animal food” and threw it into the back yard of a nearby abandoned house where animals are known to live. I really do not want skunks in my back yard. They are one animal I give a WIDE berth. We had them in the yard in 2009 so I am wary.
As I walked through my days I shared the story of manifesting a skunk. I also was more attentive when I would go out to the back porch late at night. I would turn on the porch light before opening the screen door and once I was outside I would make noise and say out loud “Human here”. I know this routine from having raccoons, fox, and skunks in the backyard while I am relaxing.
Three days after seeing the skunk I went outside for my early evening retreat. I get my bird books, binoculars, water and fill myself with the wonders of the backyard. I can sit for hours! And the weather finally allowed me to sit on the back porch without a rain jacket. I was truly in my place of nurturing with nature. I enjoyed my dinner out on the patio, noticed several new bright blue birds, pulled a few weeds, and watered the flowers I got for Mother’s day. Totally in my element. Loving my life. Feeling free and light.
I went into the house about 9:00pm to put on my jammies and then went back outside. I sat for a awhile just breathing and then my eyes closed and I found myself in a deep meditation. Feeling so loved in my environment. Totally at peace with spirit, grace, and the light of the darkness was my blessing. As my soft gaze left the light of the porch and searched the darkness I saw the skunk under the bird feeder. Same scenario- I left the porch quickly while the skunk went somewhere else.
What the hell? I did not manifest the skunk this time. I was not thinking about animals, skunks, etc. I was appreciating the quiet of nature (which isn’t quiet). Why? Why? Why? So my intellect is peaked and my spirit is willing so off I go wondering. I now realize my story has changed- the skunk is heavier medicine because he came back! He came back for me to get the rest of the story………..
So I got my animal Medicine Cards, written by Jamie Sams, and read about skunk medicine. Also Animal Speak by Ted Anderson. Skunk Medicine came to me for many reasons- To assist my soul in learning to attract and repel.
I am a sweet powerful person and my reputation is important. Skunk energy teaches to repel those who seek to take energy from us without recycling the gifts they have taken. I realize this is a huge lesson for me because I have always felt the need for appreciation and now know my reaction is not for myself but the idea of the energy not moving on for the goodness of all.
Skunks teaches how to give respect, expect respect and demand respect without being arrogant and irritating. While showing how us to help deal with people in our lives who are outrageously irritating- one way is to use fragrance to bring on dynamic responses.
Also with skunk medicine I will have a greater ability to attract people and I will know the best times to draw in people and the best times to avoid people. New respect and self-esteem is circling for my own and to share with others.
Skunks are very adaptable and so am I. I want to sit on my porch and embrace the skunks that live in my world. Can I release the fear I have of skunks sending powerful stinks my way? Can I sit and be with skunk as it visits my back yard.
Can I walk my walk with my head and tail held high? Knowing I am and I will be powerful because I am and do not have to anything but be? Can I be sweet and kind while I walk through this world?
I choose to embrace Skunk Medicine. Thank you Universe for giving me all I need to walk with pride, integrity and LOVE! So be it!