This is another Request from Drew. I like your requests Drew.
Before we get into owls we need to talk about how we communicate with and interpret specific vibrational patterns we call archetypes.
Owls, in fact, all of nature, from the bugs, to the trees, to the crystals/rocks, each represents different archetypes found within the universe. This is one reason why Pleiadian teachings describe our planet as a” living library.” The vibrational patterns that make up animals form archetypes in our unconscious mind when we perceive them. We also know these vibrational conglomerates (archetypes) as symbols and they act as a stencil in our mind influencing our thoughts and feelings. On a subconscious level we are communicating and interacting with the living, vibrating, symbols around us at all times. We do so via our own personal resonance (we are mede up of or archetypes too!).
When we understand that beings around us are symbolic expressions of source we can begin playfully learning what their specific symbology represents within our consciousness. This is an awesome way to learn about yourself and others as we all have kinships with certain totems and guides. Ultimately the totems that we connect to tell a great deal about our own base frequencies.We can get a deeper look at what kind of personality we have, how we interact with others, how we face the world etc.
Our intuitive mind speaks through symbolism.
Our subconscious, intuitive mind is the one who does the work when we connect to the subtle vibrational world around us. Symbols and archetypes are the language of the unconscious mind and our subconscious mind is constantly recognizing and processing the archetypes all around us. Even when we are fast asleep our subconscious mind is still effortlessly communicating with us and the energies around us via the dream world.
Archetypes resonate differently with everyone while maintaining their universal truths.
When we mentally connect with a totems energy (in this case Owl energy) we will not necessarily get a consensus on what it represents, this is never the case with symbols. Symbols are resonators that bring forward concepts within our own consciousness that vibrate within its frequency spectrum. Symbols are like magnets that draw out any energy (thought, emotion, etc) that is within its range. They can bring forward universal truths, which is when we see a consensus in the interpretations when it comes to certain archetypes. They can also bring forward mundane personal truths in resonance with the tone of the symbol. The personal truths that are drawn forward using symbols may or may not be relatable to others peoples experience with the same symbol/archetype. Symbols are both objective and subjective simultaneously.
Now that we know what symbols do in our subconscious lets look at the common interpretations of Owl energy:
Athena the goddess of wisdom worked with owl. In Winnie the Pooh Owl was the voice of reason the gang would go to when they were stuck. Owl is calm, calculated and only exerts energy when needed, it is as though she knows more than the rest of us.
Owls are active at night, which symbolizes the ability to maneuver the unknown, the darkness. The Occult means “The Unknown.” people with Owl energy cannot only navigate the unknown gracefully- they thrive in it. These people often have a passion for metaphysics or think outside the box.
Owl is often associated with magic as they symbolize a joining of the known and the unknown. We can see This connection in Harry potter as the owl is the messenger between the 2 worlds.
– The Ability to See Truth.
Owl is very precise and can sense their prey even when they cannot physically see it.
– Seeing all angles of a situation.
Owls have an incredible visual radius. They can see all around them, all angles. They don’t really have a blind spot compared to other animals.
– Old soul knowledge.
–Quiet confidence with natural assertive precision if needed.
Owls are tactful predators, which adds a fierce element to them. They do not miss their prey very often and move silently. You can see this refined nature within people who carry the Owl Totem.
– Ability to be alone.
People with Owl as their totem can be alone for long periods of time. They can also hold onto their identity among the influence of others. Owl people know hoooo they are.
Why are owls so darn trendy?
You may have noticed that Owl has become very trendy at the moment. We’ve got jewelry, clothing, photographs with hilarious quotes on them and paintings of owls saturating the mainstream. This happens when the base archetypes expressed by the animal become relevant to the collective consciousness. For example many indigos/crystals (or people of the generation coming into maturity) have Owl as a totem as Owls and these individuals both carry life themes strongly centered in expressing: Truth, wisdom, fearlessness, ability to thrive in the unknown etc. The Owl Tribe! When a large enough majority of the collective consciousness has owl as a totem we start to see Owl around a lot. Some people may have owl energy strongly and work with owl their whole life where as others may attract owl as they go through certain phases where her/his influence is needed.
Practice connecting with Owl Yourself.
Clear your mind, set your intentions and see what owl medicine* does for you.
Totems communicate with you via your spiritual mind or unconscious mind. They will resonate certain ideas, experiences, memories, and feelings out of you. If you are present you may become aware of this communication. Interface with their energy as though it is medicine, as though by the effortless law of attraction you are pulling in messages, answers, concepts and inspiration into you. This process of interfacing with our totem animal or higherself is one of the most effective ways to heal and facilitate integration on a soul level. It also inspires the mind and activates the heart. Many times we have been doing this amalgamation process completely unknowingly and when the shifts finally ground into the conscious mind we often have no recollection where they came from.
* I love the term Owl medicine. It is how the Native Americans refer to the process of connecting with their totems. It is a brilliant term to describe the work of a totem animal and it is no wonder the Natives Americans came up with it, as they worked extensively with animal totems, potentially more than any other civilization at the time.
On a sidenote: I thoroughly enjoyed writing this piece on owls as I got to justify my unusual and lengthy past time of looking at Owl photos on the internet.