A Wren, Dog, Goat and Snake: One Year Later

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A Wren, Dog, Goat and Snake: One Year Later

A year ago this week, on a Wednesday morning, I had a magical experience.  The Wren nesting in the window above my kitchen sink hatched her eggs, and I was visited by a Snake, a Dog and a Goat, all before noon.

After the Snake was removed from the other kitchen window and sent on his way, the Dog wandered off, and the Goat finally gave up her post next to my front door, I spent many hours in reflection about the meaning of these visits.

The messages were clear:  I was entering a new chapter in my life, filled with energy, passion, creativity and promise.  My task was to be loyal to my own truths, based on a firm foundation of faith, and to be willing to let go of that which no longer serves me.

I have, for the most part, heeded the messages.  I’m still learning and growing and letting go, and the journey continues, but I’m having a wonderful time along the way!

Below are the sources I used in my research about that magical morning:

wrenAnimal Totem Guide website says that “Wren represents a new period of incoming energy, increased activity and heightened alertness in mental, physical, and emotional areas. There is clarity with a creative vibrancy along with activated confidence in the ability to adapt to any situations…. It is time to lighten your heart with the creative arts and spending time in nature to rejuvenate. Wren’s medicine also includes determination, strength and fortitude and resourcefulness with the art of multitasking…. His medicine will guide you and provide strength to move forward.”

dog1Dog, of course, is about loyalty.  Carson and Sams, in Medicine Cards, say: “If Dog comes into your life, ask: ‘Have I forgotten that I owe my allegiance to my personal truth in life? ….Have I been loyal and true to my goals?’






snakeCarson and Sams say Snake is about transmutation – shedding that which no longer serves us so we can begin anew.  “It is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance…. Through accepting all aspects of your life, you can bring about the transmutation of the fire medicine.  This fire energy, when functioning on the material plane, creates passion, desire, procreation and physical vitality.   On the emotional plane it becomes ambition, creation, resolution and dreams.  On the mental plane it becomes intellect, power, charisma, and leadership.  When Snake energy reaches the spiritual plane, it becomes wisdom, understanding, wholeness and connection to the Great Spirit.  This is heavy magic, but magic is no more than a change in consciousness.  Become the magician or the enchantress: transmute the energy and accept the power of fire.”

goatShaman’s Journey website says, “Goat’s medicine includes abundance, independence, surefootedness, eliminating guilty feelings, understanding nature energies and beings, seeking new heights, agility…. Goat teaches us how to create a solid foundation on which to stand and helps us develop confidence as we move towards new heights achievements.  Goats are attuned to nature’s energies and are therefore able to move strategically through difficult terrain and go where other animals cannot. If this is your power animal, it serves as a guide into the unexplored aspects of one’s true self.”

Blessed be,



By | 2016-12-27T15:28:09+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Latest News|5 Comments

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  1. Cam July 15, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Never knew for sure what my animal spirit animal could be. I’m in contact with so many animals and I enjoy talking to them all. However! I spent all day Sunday speaking to a very bossy mockingbird. When I opened a new yahoo group message…..the very first message was about animal totems, and it said my animal totem was a mockingbird!!!! Amazing. I have lots to learn about mockingbirds. I was just so excited to finally hear from a spirit animal. Mockingbird sure made sure I heard her!!!!

  2. caroline June 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Interesting that this took place around your kitchen …. the place that provides nourishment ….

    • Deb Bowen June 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      The Wren and the Snake were in the kitchen windows, the Dog and Goat were at the front door. Both symbolic, though! Thank you for your comment Caroline! peace, Deb

  3. Daphne June 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    How beautifully explained! I’m grateful you share your experiences in this manner; I’m learning from listening and reading about all of your animal encounters. I grabbed my iPad and a copy Animal Speak this morning so I could look up what the mockingbird, rabbit and snake are telling me. The world is not nearly as lonely knowing we are important enough to be given these special messages. You are a blessing!

    • Deb Bowen June 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      DaphneAnn, thank you so much for your comment! Isn’t it a blessed when our four-legged, winged, crawling and swimming brothers and sisters communicate with us? Peace to you, Deb

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