Monday, 30 June 2014

Spiritual birds - Art/shamanism/the red ladies

"Den røde damen"  og fuglene.  Fuglene betyr mye.  De har sitt eget språk som vi mennsker kan forstå om vi "lytter". 

Spiritual birds

Birds teach us precious and timeless universal principles, spiritual truths and divine wisdom. They teach us spiritual ideals not only through their unique characteristics, their eggs and their feathers, but also through mythological stories and folklores.

Birds are part of the angelic realm and, like their traditional counterparts, they bring messages of divine guidance at a time when we most need to hear them. Each bird brings its own specific message.

Nature's wisdom is divine wisdom. Nature is our greatest teacher, holding the answers to all of life's mysteries.

Unfortunately, some have not only forgotten that we are energetically connected to all of nature, but some have forgotten that the Divine often speaks to us and guides us through nature.

For himmelens fugler bærer lyden av sted, vingede skapninger kan røpe dine ord.
Here is a synopsis of: Fariduddin Attar’s Conference of the Birds 

Led by the hoopoe, the birds of the world set forth in search of their king, Simurgh. Their quest takes them through seven valleys in the first of which a hundred difficulties assail them. 

They undergo many trials as they try to free themselves of what is precious to them and change their state. Once successful and filled with longing, they ask for wine to dull the effects of dogma, belief, and unbelief on their lives.

In the second valley, the birds give up reason for love and, with a thousand hearts to sacrifice, continue their quest for discovering the Simurgh.

The third valley confounds the birds, especially when they discover that their worldly knowledge has become completely useless and their understanding has become ambivalent. They cannot understand why both the mihrab and the idol lead to understanding. Devoid of their earthly measures, they lose their ability to distinguish right from wrong.

The fourth valley is introduced as the valley of detachment, i.e., detachment from desire to possess and the wish to discover. The birds begin to feel that they have become part of a universe that is detached from their physical recognizable reality. In their new world, the planets are as minute as sparks of dust and elephants are not distinguishable from ants.

It is not until they enter the fifth valley that they realize that unity and multiplicity are the same. And as they have become entities in a vacuum with no sense of eternity. More importantly, they realize that God is beyond unity, multiplicity, and eternity.

Stepping into the sixth valley, the birds become astonished at the beauty of the Beloved. Experiencing extreme sadness and dejection, they feel that they know nothing, understand nothing. They are not even aware of themselves.

Only thirty birds reach the abode of the Simurgh. But there is no Simurgh anywhere t o see. Simurgh’s chamberlain keeps them waiting for Simurgh long enough for the birds to figure out that they themselves are the si (thirty) murgh (bird). 

The seventh valley is the valley of depravation, forgetfulness, dumbness, deafness, and death. The present and future lives of the thirty successful birds become shadows chased by the celestial Sun. And themselves, lost in the Sea of His existence, are the Simurgh.

Thought you would like this story! Monica

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” 

Shamanism - The Eagle represents spiritual protection, carries prayers, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, and a knowledge of magic. 

The eagle has an ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual. The eagle has an ability to see the overall pattern, and the connection to spirit guides and teachers. 

The eagle represents great power and balance, dignity with grace, a connection with higher truths, intuition and a creative spirit grace achieved through knowledge and hard work.

The dictionary of scripture and myth, describes the eagle as;
A symbol of the holy spirit, which flies, as it were, through the mind (air) from the higher nature (heaven) to the lower nature (earth) and soars aloft to the self (sun).
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