Native American Totems

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Did you know that the beautiful Swan is one of the Native American Totems? Sister Swan gives a message of Grace.  She teaches us to surrender to the grace of the rhythm of the universe and to slip away from our physical bodies to enter the Dreamtime. Swan people have the ability to see the future as they surrender to the power of Great Spirit. They are accepting of the healing and transformation of their lives when that surrender takes place.

If you are suddenly noticing the Swan in your life, you are being given the message to start paying attention to those Swan print instincts you have been having.  Act on those hunches you have.  If you have been resistant to your own transformation, Swan is telling you to relax and just go with the flow…let it happen. Sister Swan knows it is good for you.

There is a story about how Sister Swan learned about Grace and now gives us the message when she comes to us as a messenger totem.

Little Swan was flying through the Dreamtime looking for the future but she wasn’t sure how to find it. She stopped for a moment and became confused. She had entered the Dreamtime by accident and found the landscape a little disconcerting.  She looked up toward Sacred Mountain and saw a big swirling dark hole just as Dragonfly was flying by. So she asked him if he could tell her about the black hole.

“That is the doorway to the other planes of imagination. If you want to enter there, you have to ask permission and earn the right. You must be willing to accept whatever the future holds without tring to change Great Spirit’s plan”

Little Swan looked down at her ugly duckling body and decided that she would surrender to the flow of the spiral in the black hole and she would trust what she was shown.  Dragonfly was pleased and let little Swan enter.

Many days later Swan reappeared and now she was graceful, white, and long-necked. Dragonfly was stunned by her new appearance. He asked her what had happened to her.  She told him of the many wonders that she had seen on Sacred Mountain and that because of her faith and her acceptance she had been changed.  Through Swans healing and her acceptance of the state of grace she was given the right to enter the Dreamtime.

I so love the message of Swan and the story that explains the meaning.  But then, I’ve yet to learn about any animal, plant, or mineral that doesn’t have a wonderful story behind it as I journey on the path of understanding the Native American Totems.

~Mitauye Oyasin~ We are all related

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