to leave out those creatures from which we naturally recoil, those hiding, skittering, stinging, biting crispy little creatures would be to ignore an entire ecosystem of dark wisdom. Here is the scorpion’s message
The tiger heron blends immaculately into its river-bank surroundings, stands stock-still upon one leg, attuned to the nearby fish. This is the tiger heron’s message…
Costa Rican myth says that the great ceibo, mother of all trees, carries the soul out of this world and into the next.
This is the ceibo’s message:
Imagine the sun warming your back, while your belly rests on cool, moist earth… here is the boa constrictor’s message.
This is the gecko’s message…
Today’s spirit animal is the blue morpho butterfly. What wisdom does the butterfly have for us?
What message does the scarlet macaw of Pavones have for us today?
What secret wisdom does the nocturnal kinkajou embody?
Let the flow of this day be as slow and purposeful as the stretch of a sloth, so slow that moss could adorn your back. Absorb the sun’s heat ….
The Spirit Animals of Pavones deck is an ongoing project, we’ll be posting about the meaning of each animal, along with drawings, as they each animal gets its final touches and votes of approval. In the meantime, here’s the first draft animals for the deck.