The last time I dreamt of unicorns I was teetering at the edge of the precipice of great change. The unicorns that appeared in my meditations and dreams were not the stereotypical white unicorn now depicted commonly in fantasy art, they were sand coloured ponies with black mane and tail emerging out of the desert sand of Central Australia – my holiday destination for 2005. These unicorns were playful and beautiful, they wanted to be known and shared but only now have I been able to speak of them. They invited me to paint them, to create healing cards featuring them and share them in any way I could with others. What followed my unicorn dreaming was a challenging but complete transformation on every level of my being.
When I choose to write a blog post about unicorn dreaming in response to a question posted as a comment on a previous post I realised that yet again I was moving toward that precipice facing a quantum leap to great change. There are never any coincidences of course. The necessary change had already been set in motion by goals I myself had set. Invoking unicorns to write this post was simply another part of that universal energy flowing in to assist the transition of consciousness.
Within myth and legend it is said that unicorns have miraculous healing powers and an inner light so beautiful that it turned the hearts of men towards cruelty and greed to obtain it forcing the unicorn to retreat from the physical plane into the etheric realms. It is also said that only those with an open and pure heart and mind will ever see the unicorn appear physically. Throughout history much has been said about the form of the unicorn. It may appear in the form of a goat, deer, rhinocerous or oryx. It is said to have cloven hooves that may or may not be heart shaped. The horn may be etched with a spiral pattern and appear silver, opalescent or with rainbow hues. However it appears in your dreams is significant to you. If it appears as a deer or a horse, also look at the qualities of these animals as well.
The unicorn appears to us to assist our journey upon the path of truth. If we choose to follow, it will lead us upon a sacred quest deep into our inner world where it guides us beyond the fearful thoughts that we have made to the truth and light buried beneath. Only there may we reach our higher consciousness and connect to the etheric realm where the unicorn resides alongside the fairies and devas. While it guides us upon the path that we all must travel, it also shows us how the path can be unique and personal to us.
The unicorn embodies Divine purity and gentleness but also great power and healing. It can open even the most tightly closed heart. In the Beastaries of the World the unicorn is recorded as having 3 qualities.
* it cannot be captured – although it delights in you trying
* it has a great love of solitude
* it has an indomitable spirit
Unicorn is also said to appear to the mother of a special child, having appeared to the mother of Confucius and is often depicted in Christian art with the mother of Jesus. This special child lies dormant within each of us. When one follow the unicorn and discovers its gifts, one also discovers the gifts within self. The unicorn will accompany us through the challenges of change that we may give birth to the child that is The Light of The World.
I AM Julie-Anne
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