Spirit guides seem to be the hot topic this full moon and it calls to mind – and heart – my Soul Sister.
I’ve had experiences with spirits and other nom-Deity entities in the past, but I have one guide who has been embedded in my spirit.
I found her at a time when I was having experiences that were pointing me toward possibilities in therianthropy. I never found any conclusions there, but I did find her.
I went to a drum led journey ritual at a local sacred land site. I had my doubts about the group I was with and the fellow leading with his Drum, but my doubts turned out to be unfounded.
I journey to a site of personal power and burrowed into the Earth until it gave way before me into a downward winding path. At the bottom I found her there, lounging amongst her tumbling Cubs.
I don’t think my eyes ever left hers, nor hers mine as we stared into each other.
Her fur was like flames in the darkness. A large and royal beast. Full of strength and wisdom. Grace and compassion.
My Tiger stared into and dared me to turn in fear or rediscover doubt. I’m so grateful to have found her that night.
She’s been by my side through health failure and depression. Child birth and self discovery. Now she’s with me through motherhood and the return of health and depression issues and I don’t know if I could keep going through without her. I turn to her and find reassurance in her gaze. Reality in her growl. Strength in her silence.
On this full moon I dedicate the light in the sky to her as The Lighthouse Moon. No storm yet has run me aground with her lighting my way.