Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Intuition Speaks, I Listen
As I prepare to meet with the tattoo artist later today to discuss the design honouring Michael and Kelly, I reflect on my first one. Seven years ago, while running near the cabin, I heard a message loud and clear - You need to get a tattoo. What? A tattoo? This was not something I had been considering at all. A phoenix located on your root chakra at the base of your spine. Talk about specifics. I contemplated what this mythical bird represented and what it might look like but I had very little knowledge. Scouring the internet for images and further insight, I soon realized that this powerful bird resonated deeply. The suggested placement was no mystery since the root chakra was the grounding force and connection to life. I then learned that the first annual Vancouver Tattoo Convention would be held the following weekend. Of course it would. Shortly thereafter, I knew what my tattoo would look like and committed to having it done. During this process, I also recalled that eight years prior, my aunt had called to pass on a message she had received for me - You are the phoenix rising from the ashes. Rebirth. This magnificent bird is located where I can only see the reflected image of it. However, just knowing it is there continues to serve me well.