Thunder Bird


While journeying last week I was visited by a huge multicoloured (mainly blues, red and white) bird.  When I asked who they were he said ‘Thunder Bird’.

I drew what I saw at the time but didn’t have time to write down his message. Usually if I draw what I see, I remember the essence of the vision but not this time.

So I found this link which is very interesting.

“When a vision comes from the thunder beings of the West, it comes with terror like a
thunder storm; but when the storm of vision has passed, the world is greener
and happier; for wherever the truth of vision comes upon the world, it is like a rain. The world,
you see, is happier after the terror of the storm… you have noticed that truth comes into
this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the
same face, laughing or weeping. When people are already in despair, maybe the laughing
is better for them; and when they feel too good and are too sure of being safe, maybe
the weeping face is better. And so I think this is what the heyoka ceremony is for … the dog
had to be killed quickly and without making any scar, as lightning kills, for it is the
power of lightning that heyokas have.”
(quoted in Neihardt 1959: 160)


The Phoenix is definately stirring here. 😁



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