Monday, January 03, 2011

Angel of the Month for January - Dove

The Dove represents the feminine power of giving, prophecy, and the hope a new beginning. She is the embodiment of the maternal instinct, and is connected to Mother Earth and her creative abilities.

The Dove shows and reveals the veils between the spiritual and physical worlds. Her mournful call speaks to our deepest self and stirs both our emotions, and our imagination. The voice of the dove is a rain song and brings us hope of a new beginning. 

The dove is the totem of "Between Times" and shows us the time of the thinning of the veils between the physical and the spiritual world. Listen for her call with your soul.

The Dove shows up in many legends and lore. They were the totem of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, and they bore the ambrosia from the Goddesses which kept Zeus immortal, they are the symbol of sexual passion in India. The flock of Doves called the “Seven Sisters” in Greece are thought to be the daughters of Aphrodite. Sophia, The Goddess of Wisdom, in the Mediterranean, is said to have descended upon animal vessels as the form of a Dove. In Mexico the Dove is seen as both a Love Goddess and a Madonna. The Hebrew’s see the Dove as a symbol of peace and purity.

How appropriate is it that Lady Dove has shown herself for this month’s totem animal. With all of the changes and activations that have been taking place lately, it is Dove’s message to remember the purity of that creative spirit that is us at a soul level. When we follow our own true calling, she will help to guide us into a new world – full of joy, love and beauty – all of which will radiate through us and into the world.

Now is the time to receive all that our souls have called for and longed for, not only personally, but as a society. Through our choosing to be that which we already are at the deepest level, we choose to walk the path of the Divine. She is the essence of the law of allowing. Which is the letting go of how we think things should be, and giving ourselves permission to receive our soul's calling straight from the Divine. 
The Dove sees what is truly under the surface into our true essence. This reminds us that in each and every one of us, is a spark of the Divine, and that what Creator wants for us is to shine our light brightly and use the gifts we have been given. When we serve our Divinely given gifts, we serve the All That Is. It is our birthright. To do anything less is to ignore our purpose of why we came here. 

The time is now to fully receive our essence and purpose with open arms. The time is now to fulfill our individual parts in the Divine plan. As I tune in to the energy of the Dove, she tells me that underneath her seeming softness, there is a power that is an act of Creation itself. The Dove might be soft and gentle, but make no mistake, she carries a power equal to the fiercest of creatures. She holds a steady determination to carry out her part in the Divine plan despite all obstacles, interferences and in spite of fear or unsteadiness. She need not war with others around her, she need only tap into the infinte potential that we all carry, and harness it. Always remembering the delicate balance between give and receive, inner power versus outward action, serving humanity and caring for self, and the ever present ebb and flow of Spirit.

She teaches us that in order to soar, we must know when to move our wings and when to allow the wind to take us to new heights. If she were to sit on a branch looking to the sky and hoping the wind will pick her up, she would never move. But without surrendering and allowing the wind support her wings, she could not experience the exhilaration of flying higher and higher.

The more we can let go, the more we can tap into the infinite power of Creator and fly higher than we thought possible. It’s time to let go of the ground, let the wind and our wings take us, knowing that we have everything we need.