From Dhamma Wiki
Kapicitta is a term occasionally used by the Buddha to describe the agitated, easily distracted and incessantly moving behaviour of ordinary human consciousness (see for example Ja.III,148; V,445).
Once he observed: “Just as a monkey swinging through the trees grabs one branch and lets it go only to seize another, so too that which is called thought, mind or consciousness arises and disappears continually both day and night” (S.II,93). Anyone who has spent even a little time observing their own mind and then watched a troop of monkeys will have to admit that this comparison is an accurate and not very flattering one.
On another occasion the Buddha said that a person with uncontrolled craving “jumps from here to there like a monkey searching for fruit in the forest” (Dhp.334). In contrast to this the Buddha asked his disciples to train themselves so as to develop “a mind like a forest deer” (miga bhutesu cetasa, M.I,450). Deer are particularly gentle creatures and always remain alert and aware no matter what they are doing.
Monkey Animal Spirit
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Road Runner by Cindy Knoke
Compilation by 7M
Roadrunners are ground dwelling cuckoos found in parts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. They range in length from 20 to 24 inches from the tip of its tail to the end of its beak.
Legend has it that the roadrunner got its name from running on the road alongside horse drawn carriages. Also known as the chaparral cock this legendary bird is famous for its distinctive appearance, its ability to eat rattlesnakes and its preferences for scooting across the American deserts as seen in Warner Brothers cartoons. Continue reading
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Ignore the criticism that surrounds you today. You are simply a little bit ahead of your time and they have not yet caught up with your thinking.
If Scorpion has scrambled across your path;
You are being asked to remove and cut out those things in your life that no longer serve you. Evaluate your surroundings with a critical eye to releasing old baggage, letting go of objects that are cluttering up your home, and purging the clinging energy of those that are co-dependent to you. Focus on minimizing the enabling of others not to move forward as well as taking your own steps towards death and rebirth. Re-establish your boundaries, make clear decisions about which direction your next few months will take and move on. Continue reading
Black Panther (Totem)
Medicine: – Astral travel – Guardian energy – Symbol of the feminine – Understanding of death – Reclaiming ones power – Ability to know the dark – Death and rebirth
The panther is a very powerful and ancient totem. It is generally associated with a particular species of leopard or jaguar although the cougar is also referred to as panther. As with most of the large cats, the panther is a symbol of ferocity and valor. It embodies aggressiveness and power, but without the solar significance. In the case of the Black Panther, there is definitely a lunar significance. The panther has over 500 voluntary muscles that they can use at will. This reflects a lot about an individual who has such animals as totems. It reflects an ability to do a variety of tasks as he or she wills. It is simply a matter of deciding and putting to use those particular “muscles” – be they physical, mental, psychic, or spiritual. Continue reading
Hawk (Animal Totem)
Hawk Medicine: – Visionary Power – Guardianship
Cycle of Power: Spring and Fall Equinoxes; New Moon
Hawk is the Messenger, the Protector and the Visionary of the air. Along with Owl, it has the keenest eyes of the raptors. This powerful bird can awaken the Visionary within you, and lead to your life purpose. It is the Messenger, and when it shows up pay attention: there is always a message coming. Once Hawk shows up, it will stay with you permanently. This powerful bird can awaken your visionary power, open your higher chakras to hear the messages of the Universe and lead you to your life purpose. Also look for Raven to precede or Continue reading
Wolf Spirit Animal
By Elena Harris
The wolf offers some of the most striking animal meanings in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.
What is the wolf spirit animal meaning? Continue reading
Your birth date is the first drum beat of a fantastic ceremonial dance of life! Furthermore, you make your way through life in-step with your animal counterpart. The two of you dance a pattern that weaves your life experience. And although you will have more than just one animal alliance, these birth animals are always available to share wisdom and help you with your evolutionary growth in this lifetime.
ARIES-HAWK: You have expansive vision, and your ability to see beyond what common reality holds is extraordinary. You were born Continue reading