Overcoming Emotional Congestion


The Grackle’s iridescent coloring reflects a need to look at their life differently.
Situations are not always what they appear to be –
particularly when dealing with emotions. Emotions that are not dealt with can
clog our emotions, even to the point of creating physical congestion.
Look at your life and take a new approach to the way you see it.

Grackles are very happy birds – finding joy in the smallest of things.
Look past the emotional turmoil and find the joy in your life too.

Black is the color of the inner and the feminine.
The purple color around Grackle's head indicates that emotions are
coloring our thinking process.

Grackle also reminds us to take action, not just rehash everything, talk about it and not doing anything to resolve the problem.

Pine fragrances can be helpful during meditation with this totem.

All images are public domain.

Some of the information on this webpage was derived from the following sources:
Sans, Jamie & Carson, David.  Medicine Cards: the Discovery of Power Through the Way of Animals.  Santa Fe, NM. 1988.  Print.
Andrews, Ted. Animal-speak: the Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. Print.
Andrews, Ted.  Animal-Wise: the Spirit Language and Signs of Nature.  Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1999. Print.
D. J. Conway.  Animal Magick: the Art of Recognizing & Working with Familiars. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. Print.
Farmer, Steven D.  Animal Spirit Guides.  Hayhouse Inc., 2006.  Print.