Dimensions: Overall length - 23cms
Other information: The hair on this rattle is horse hair.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Energy, direction
Rattles having been used for many centuries by different traditions and native peoples around the globe. Shamanic cultures such as Native American, Aboriginal, Amazonian, African, Russian and pagan all used and still use rattles in their ceremonies. There are many different styles of rattle, some big, making a very loud sound, while others are smaller, giving much more airy and delicate notes. Using repetitive sounds within the human aura of the body when combined with good intention and focus can help to break up energetic blocks and negative energy. Rattles are tools you can use on yourself or others for healing and for generally changing bad for good. Rattles can help you align with a higher purpose.
- Going within, sweetness of life
The bear hibernates and goes within. Bear energy is the energy that seeks your deepest truths. And with the finding of your truth comes the honey of life - the sweetness that comes with knowing who you truly are. Bear energy helps you to go within and touch the great void where creation and you come from. By entering silence we give ourselves the opportunity to return to the world stronger and wiser. Bear energy is also about taking the courage that to stop thinking is not to die because we are so much more than our thoughts. So take a break, go within yourself and introspect. From the true place of bear we can see that life is like a dream to us and that our deeper self is not so tied with earthly concerns.
To have with you the symbol of bear is to state your intention to travel within and connect with the places where intuition and "knowing without thinking" are the rulers. Some activities that can help support this connection are meditation, dreaming, long walks by yourself and switching off the television.
- Right use of power
Throughout many cultures such as the Hindu, Greek and Native American horses are revered and held in high esteem. Horse represents power and how we use our own power in life. We are each given our own brain, heart, body and life energy. How will we use them? How will we approach our lives? If you have ever stood at the side of a field and watched horses cantering about, playing and then suddenly taking off in a gallop you can hear their power. How they have such weight and can gain such momentum. The clattering of their hooves against hard earth leave you in no doubt these animals are sacred and have within them great power. Horses have helped humans throughout history spread over great distances. Before the horse was used by humans we were very limited in how far we could travel.
In the Tarot the Knights in most decks ride on horseback. Each of the four Knights represents a different aspect of ourselves. How will we apply our focus? Will we steam in completely focussed on what we wish to achieve and risk losing other things (Knight of Swords)? Will we leap in at the first opportunity with both feet full of fire and enthusiasm but risk lacking the longevity to reach the end (Knight of Wands)? Will we methodically take one thing at a time and risk taking too long (Knight of Pentacles)? Or will we listen quietly to higher voices to help guide us but risk not actually making the dream a reality (Knight of Cups)? Or can we manage to balance our four aspects so that we can use all these skills exactly when they are called for? This will give us the best power and we will accomplish great things.
You should wear or have around you the symbol of horse when you wish to be more conscious of "Right use of Power". A spark to fire you off, the momentum to keep going, a focus to keep you eye on the goal, and the listening to check you are working for the greater good of all that is.
Curtis Bitsui - Navajo tribe
Curtis Bitsui is a member of the Navajo tribe and lives in the USA. We trade directly with this artist making sure he receives a fair price for his work. All items will be good quality but because of the hand made nature of the goods it is possible that crafts such as these may have small differences between them. These small differences (if there are any) should be seen as a testimony to the fact that you are buying authentic Native American crafts.
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