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Monday, June 6, 2016

In Celebration of Snowy Owls

Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.

My books are about the lives of seven women who formed a sacred women’s circle. Readers learn how these relationships and the spirituality they’ve created support each circle sister as she finds her soul mate.

In my own life, I have a sacred women’s circle. There are four of us. Over the years (I first sat in a sacred women’s circle in September 1993), we’ve had many adventures, created rituals, gone on retreats, made giveaways for participants in the Women of the 14th Moon ceremonies that we hosted and grew as individuals and as well as in our spiritual practice.

One of our adventures was to find our own personal totem animal also referred to as our power animal. Here's a picture of one of any number of snowy owls I have in my house. This one hangs from the visor in my car and reminds me to by my higher self when driving.

For 2014 Solstice, Heather gave us each a card with a note that she would be making a mask for each of us. Not just any mask but a mask of our personal totem animal.

Kris received her Bear head mask. 


Michele received her Coyote mask.

Sunday, I received my Snowy Owl mask. The ladies at the table behind me wanted to see me wearing my mask. When I turned around one of them gasped and clutched her chest. Of course in that moment I had no idea what I looked like. Kris took this picture. I will admit that my own heart skips a beat and my chest tightens just looking at this picture. It is awesome to see me with my snowy owl mask.

Heather will be making her own Badger mask.

We are all looking forward to seeing that this fall.

I’ll be writing this month about power animals so check back every Monday to learn more.

You can learn more about The Sacred Women’s Circle series on my website.


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© 2016 Judith Ashley


6 comments:

Diana McCollum said...

Judith, I love hearing about your scared women's circle. the mask is awesome, what a lot of work it must have taken to make it.

How does one find out which totem animal is their's? Great blog post!

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks for commenting, Diana. The Sacred Women's Circle (my own and my series) are dear to my heart. Heather does a lot of research so it is anatomically correct.

There are various ways to find out which animal is your totem. I talk about them over the next couple of weeks. There is a more formal process but also, you can tell which animal(s) is most likely to be that because of how you feel around them.

Sarah Raplee said...

I was going to ask about the same thing, Judith! I'll definitely be back each Monday to learn more about Power Animals.

Great post!

Judith Ashley said...

I'll look forward to seeing you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Robin Weaver, Author said...

Great post, Judith. And snowy owls are magnificient. :)

Judith Ashley said...

They are a magnificent bird of prey, Robin. Very unusual sensation when wearing the mask.