Sometimes you get more than you bargain for. A client came for healing, and in between sessions he borrowed my healing soul mirror to support his process. He only needed to gaze into it a couple of minutes for stress to disappear and to feel completely focused in the here and now. He was so enthusiast that he wanted one for himself. So I made one with the intention that it would meet his specific needs.The result was surprising, completely different from the previous three I had made. It turned out that I had channeled more than the nettle dryad. A Kachina had bound itself to the mirror. Kachina’s are important in native American cultures from the South Western deserts. They mediate between heaven and earth. This one made the mirror exceptionally powerful.
Its function was to help my client realize his dreams for this life. But it was far from relaxing, on the contrary, it was like a spirited horse that needed a firm hand. This mirror was fully intended for my client, but it was also a challenge, since he needed to become strong enough to wield it. Since it was not exactly what he had ordered, he had the right to refuse the piece. But he didn’t, he has taken up the challenge, and for all I can see he willgrow into his powers.
About 40,000 years ago, the first CroMagnon ancestors from Africa arrived in Europe. They found a continent teaming with life and wildlife. It was inhabited by Neanderthal hunter/ gatherer groups. Oldest Neanderthal remains date from about 200,000 years ago. Although a different human species, they have left a genetic heritage: about 4% of the genes from contemporary humans, with exception of sub-Saharan Africans are derived from the Neanderthal cousins. Europeans got their white skin and light hairs from them. Where the CroMagnon population experiencen just the end of the last Ice Age, well below the land ice line, the Neamderthal people survived at least two and possibly three Ice Ages. The woolly-haired mammoth was one of their favorite preys. The famous cave paintings in France and Spain are attributed to the CroMagnon people, but recently cave paintings were found that are a good deal older than 40,000 years. So, we don’t really know who created the paintings in Lascaux and Altamira. CroMagnons were hunter/ gatherers as well, till they turned aragrarian, some 8000 years ago.
Rooster is the Guardian of Light. He is the symbol of watchfulness, righteous anger, joy and wit, as well as the victory over darkness. With his crowing, he drives away the night. He is the symbol of light, also in Christianity. That is why is is so often found on top of church towers.