Working With The Animal Totems
Spirit of the COCKATOO: Spirit. Rain Magic. Travel. Joy. Crying with Joy. Emotional Freedom. Spiritual Freedom. Finding Spiritual Truths. Your Inner Fire. Creativity. The Muse. Inner Beauty. Inner and Outer Wealth. Preserving What You Care For. Drumming.
Black Cockatoo ~ http://www.wildspeak.com/vilturj/totems/wblackcockatoo.html
White Cockatoo - Illumination
Cockatoo can be seen as a messenger of light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who is lost in their own personal darkness.
Cockatoo - A symbol of inquisitiveness, communication skills and unpredictability. When a cockatoo appears in a dream or meditation, it is indicating a need to work on your communication skills. As a totem or power animal, the cockatoo is there to teach you how to communicate in unpredictable ways.
Cockatoo's Wisdom Includes:
* Understands the power of sunrise
* Ability to survive harsh conditions
* Communication skills
The cockatoo is a member of the parrot family. Its most noticeable feature is its magnificent crest, which crowns the top of its head. This crest is used to send signals to other birds in the flock. More than a colorful ornament it represents communication. When raised and used with other parts of the body it can indicate several things from defending it's territory or its flock, calling for its mate, showing fear or indicating that something is bothering it. True communication is a complex art. The cockatoo knows of this complexity and teaches us how to understand and correctly interpret messages that come our way.
Beautiful in color and appearance the cockatoo holds the teachings of self-esteem and confidence. The rose and grey colored galah teaches us spontaneity and fearlessness. The black cockatoo helps us understand the mysteries of the occult and the white cockatoo helps us ignite the purity of our spirit.
Cockatoos have a bald spot on the top of their head that is covered by its colorful crests. This spot is often referred to as a spiritual portal into the heavens. Unique to the cockatoo this portal gives them a direct link into the world of spirit. Those with this medicine are spiritually conscious at an early age. They make excellent priests, teachers, and spiritual leaders.
These birds are intelligent, affectionate and acrobatic. Adults take care of one another and mate for life. Cockatoos are social birds and enjoy companionship with others of their flock. When danger appears they will either fly off or become very still hoping to remain unnoticed. They are always conscious of their surroundings and are masters in the art of survival. As pets they are inquisitive and affectionate as well as unpredictable. Known as great escape artists they will use their powerful beaks to open locks on cages.
Coming into contact with one of these birds in the wild or as a pet can be an unforgettable experience. They are extremely ingenious. Watching them perform is like watching a magician pull things out of a hat, you never know what the cockatoo will do next or what hidden skill it will use to complete its task. The cockatoo is a great teacher. The secret of their teachings lie in the awareness of the student. Perseverance, dedication and a willingness to learn is all that is required.
Parakeet's Wisdom Includes:
* Ability to change direction suddenly
* Assists with goals within the community