NewAge Gathering

Health in the New Age

‘Animals’

Top 5 Spirit Animals – Which is Yours?

Have you discovered your spirit animal? Perhaps you have your bond figured out, but yet don’t quite know the symbolism, deep meaning or purpose behind your animal. By uncovering this, it can reveal powerful insights into you, your personality, skills, or situations. Spirit animals carry meaningful messages and lessons for those who are listening and know how to decode them. A function of your spirit animal is to guide you and bring to your attention something that needs to be acknowledged or dealt with, or show you a skill you could use or develop further. SPIRIT ANIMALS CAN PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON An aspect of yourself that is already strongly developed or needs to be explored more A situation or environment in your everyday life that has a strong emotional impact A life… Read More

Do your pets get more attention than your partner?: Love lessons from pets

If you’re like me, there are days when your “to do” list seems endless. This morning as I read through the list of things that absolutely had to get done today, one of my four cats jumped in my lap and began to purr vigorously. I petted him for minute or so while multi-tasking with the other hand, then explained, “I have to get some things done.” He didn’t budge. He didn’t care. He stayed put. That’s when I got the message: “Put me on your ‘to do’ list!” Simple as that, he lovingly looked at me and implied the question, “Where is ‘time for love’ on your list?” When I get home from running errands, my dog comes running from wherever he may have been and whatever he may have been… Read More

Shadow Totem

What darkness dwells in the mind of Man As leaden clouds drift across the midnight moon, Hasten the journey toward dark despair Inflicted by an Unseen handWithin the heart of the Ancient Forest Stand the Guardians of the Veil Shadowy secrets in liquid silence kept To the whispering of the soul’s miseryYet for He who dares to gaze Within To the center of the Night, Under Illumination’s reverent favor The dawning of consciousness unfurlsThen as clouds slip away Spectral figures dispersing for distant haunts, Luna casts her silver light And the Truth stands beneath her gaze As are the shadows now beheld And the Caster of their form, Not joined in harmony . . . For are they not born of the Same? Journeying beside us on our walk around the Sacred… Read More

Animal Totems – How to Find Your Special Animal Guides

by Anne Marie Bennett Native Americans believe that each animal carries its own special energies and gifts, and that each animal has a gift to give each of us. Do you know what animals are guiding you on your individual journey? Are you aware of the gifts they are offering you? Imaginary Guides You can think of your Animal Totems as imaginary guides on your life journey. You might also think of them as Power Animals because each one imparts a special energy, or power, to your life. By observing how each animal lived, found mates, located food and protected itself, Native Americans were able to define the animal’s particular strengths and weaknesses. For example, bears hibernated during the winter, so it was said that they possessed the magic of dreams. They… Read More