Saturday, 23 April 2016

T is for Tiger

Tiger -- For quieting the mind and coming into the pure, raw awareness and power of the present moment. Supports one in becoming strong and focused.
 Nurtures a sense of spiritual strength and mastery.
For cultivating an unwavering mind and for acting with power and clarity from one's highest place.
 Inspires right action when faced with opposing or difficult choices

Shamanic Healing & Soul Retrieval's photo.


The Siberian Tiger is the largest of all the big cats with their bodies growing up to twelve feet long and their tails adding another three feet to their overall length.
 Watching these beautiful creatures, the strength and power they possess is very much in evidence in their rippling muscles.
Large paws carry impressive claws that are usually kept sheathed until either grasping a prey animal or delivering a lethal blow to an enemy. Such formidable power is contained within a musculature that has been designed to assure this cat’s ranking at the top of their food chain.

For the two-legged (human/soul) beside whom Tiger stalks, the sheathed claws and defined muscles can transform in the space of a heartbeat from fluid, casual movement to a powerful burst of energy, this is quite symbolic of the human counterpart’s same power that is most often kept in check. These individuals possess an amazing reservoir of energy that is frequently held in reserve for times when it is genuinely needed, yet when circumstances warrant the release of this wellspring, they can tackle a problem, crisis or challenge with a focused intensity that can only be equated to a Tiger’s leap. 

When very young, the Tiger soul learns to contain such raw power. This contained energy can present itself as an intense gaze and quietly studious demeanor that may intimidate others, as though the eyes of the Tiger are capable of peering into one’s very soul. 

Such intensity can drive others away as the one beside whom the Tiger journeys can often appear as aloof or disinterested. Nothing can be further from the truth however, as although they may seem insensitive or detached, these are the souls that desire to experience all of life’s intricacies and adventures, yet it is only as they mature and gain confidence in themselves that their more exuberant side is let free to play and explore. 

When operating from Lower Personality, such raw power can be utilized for extremely selfish ends with the Tiger individual seeking to further his/her own agenda regardless of the cost to both others around them, and to their soul’s own progress. In this scenario, the energy is then released in volcano blasts and whirlwinds, obliterating all who stand in the path of the tiger. Or the reverse may be true and the two-legged with this magnificent Animal Spirit may be intimidated by their own exceptionally powerful emotions and desires, stuffing or denying such feelings, which results in many frustrations and denial of the true Self as an end result of such repression. 

As the Tiger Soul grows, matures and evolves, a balance is found between releasing their indomitable energies and maintaining an awareness of the feelings of those around them. When the two-legged can embrace, without fear, their own Power and utilize it for the benefit of both themselves and others, the Light Force of their Will shines forth to light the pathway for others who journey the path of Self-Knowledge and Discovery.

One of the most moving experiences of my life was the first sighting 2 tigers in the forest in India a few years ago.
Do you have an affinity with tigers, or any of the wild cat family?

Thai Buddhist Monk feeding a tiger from his own bowl in Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, which is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals, among them several tigers, mostly Indo-chinese Tigers.:


  1. Large cats run in my family. My father has two tapestries of large cats from India, and of course we often give gifts representing large cats. His personal (perhaps spirit animal?) is the black panther.
    Living in Sri Lanka, he would come across panther tracks in the golf course sand traps.

    1. sure sounds like it his his spirit animal. I visited a Lodge in India and we were all thrilled to spot tiger pug marks

  2. Big cats have always fascinated me. I know nothing in shamanic healing so reading this was awe inspiring.

    My mom's Taoist sign happens to be the white tiger. And she is ferocious and loving, strong as metal too.