Animal Totem - Swan
By Susan Jolley
This Animal Totem is Swan - Grace, Awakening the Power of Self, Developing Intuitive Abilities
You all have heard the story of the ugly duckling. Swan teaches you that you have inner grace and beauty which will help to teach you self-esteem. As you begin to realize your own true beauty you will open your ability to bridge new realms and powers. Swan glides gracefully through the water barely leaving a ripple behind. Her effortless beauty teaches us to move gently through life's currents instead of fighting against them. Grace is beauty of form, manner, motion and/or action. It is about living a balanced life, to see that you are more than you appear to be and to be comfortable and at home in the many planes of consciousness. Swan teaches you to see not only your beauty but the beauty in others as well. Remember the world is your reflection. There is a direct correlation between exercising grace and the awakening of the power of self. You will begin to respect what you have chosen and to follow things through. By honoring your personal commitments you increase your personal integrity.
Her long, graceful neck acts as a bridge between earthly and spiritual realms from which you can gain the wisdom you need for your spiritual realization and transformation. Swan is naturally linked to water and water is linked to intuition and emotions. Swan can teach us to view our emotions but not get trapped by them. Your intuition helps you comprehend your feelings and Swan will teach you how to process them. Start paying attention to the feelings and associated hunches that you get. This is your instincts guiding you. Disregarding them will only slow your transformation. Swan it teaching you to relax, go with the flow, let your inner wisdom guide you and to just let it happen. Your intuition will tell you what to do and your grace will carry you through.
Crystals to help remember Swan's medicine are:
Awakening Personal Power:
Mitakuye Oyasin - All My Relations and Crystal Blessings,