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Call IT In with Dar

“Call IT in with Dar” is a podcast for women seeking more depth and more meaning in their life... more happiness, more healthiness, more peacefulness, more abundance and more overall fulfillment! Each episode provides practical actionable steps in mind-set, soul-set, and heart-set living for Seekers on a mission to call more into their lives ! Join me for a new episode every Wednesday . We will cover everything considered metaphysical (“ woo woo”)with intuitive messages,spiritual insights, client’s case studies , guided visualizations, or vibrational energy techniques. Find out more at callitinpodcast.com. Thanks for listening, Dar

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Animal Guidance Series: Turtle Medicine
As many of you know, I have spent this past year engrossed in the study of animal symbolism. As one can see by this animal A through Z podcast series. Today's episode is about one of my favorites, the turtle. This morning, I was watching several painted turtles sunning themselves on a log in my pond. And then I began thinking about how interesting they are. There are about 300 different turtle species in the world, and most are aquatic. They can be categorized into three broad types: freshwater turtles, sea turtles, and land tortoises. Yes, scientifically speaking, tortoises are turtles too. Turtles have many symbolic meanings throughout the world, especially in Asia and North America. Often, they are associated with creation myths, and are said to have a map of the earth and a calendar of the moon in their shell design. Overall turtles represent longevity, protection, adaptability, stability, healing, wisdom, fertility, good luck, steadfastness, and tranquility. So call in turtle medicine, Call the power of the turtle in your life. Join up with the turtle spirit! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:38 6/19/24
Animal Guidance Series: Turkey Medicine
Welcome back to our spiritual animal series A through Z, where we are exploring the symbolism, characteristics and folklore of various animals. Today's episode is about the turkey, who in the 1500s was brought back from the Americas to Europe, Mexico and Asia. So it is native to North America. Native Americans domesticated the turkey as early as 2000 years ago. Overall, the turkey symbolizes vitality, fertility, protection, strain, bounty, community, generosity, resourcefulness and pride. To the Native American culture, turkeys are seen of great value and significance, symbolizing life, Earth riches, ample crops, and big families. The turkey feather is still used in ceremonies today. For protection, and to guard against evil. Turkeys were often given as gifts from one tribe to another. Today in America, the turkey is still a sign of abundance and Thanksgiving, as many share a traditional holiday feast of Turkey. In Mexico, the turkey is often portrayed in their artwork as a symbol of growth and lifeforce energy. Black and white feathers, interestingly enough, symbolizes clouds and rain to nourish the crops. So call this interesting bird into your life. Call in Turkey medicine for our community protection or bring curiosity in your life.” Call IT in With Dar!” Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:16 6/12/24
Animal Guidance Series: Tiger Medicine
Today's episode starts off with the letter T. In our A through Z animal spirits series with the unique and interesting animal, the tiger. It is unique because each one has its own individualized stripes or pattern in their first design. Overall, Tigers symbolizes strength, cunning, majesty, independence, confidence, protection, immortality, and unique pneus. The tiger is an important figure in spiritual beliefs around the world. They are native to Asia and Siberia. Besides human beings, and other tigers in their natural habitats, Tigers have no rivals no enemies at all. It is the largest cat in the animal kingdom and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. With the bite even stronger than a lion. The tiger is primarily nocturnal, and an extremely independent, stealthy hunter. A tiger lives enhanced on its own. Unlike lions, who live and hunt in family groups called pride. The tiger is always calculating its next move with cunning and shrewdness. Tigers only come together to mate. And once Tiger kittens are about two years old, they venture off to lead independent lives. The tiger is very protective of their territory, and coupled with their profound strength are the reasons that ancient Asian cultures see them as a sign of protection. In some parts of Asia, the tiger is seen as a symbol of immortality and shape shifting from physical to supernatural worlds and back again. Let's visualize the strength and power of the eye of the tiger. Call tiger spirit into your life. Call Tiger medicine in. Call it in with Dar!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:21 6/5/24
Animal Guidance Series: Swan Medicine
In this episode of symbolism, folklore, and characteristics of the animals A- Z series, we round out the letter “S” with the regal swan. Swan symbolizes grace and beauty, known for their graceful movements and flowing feathers, love fidelity, as they are monogamous birds that mate for life. Purity, as the color white symbolizes in the White Swan… transformation from a small cygnet to an adult, illustrating the beauty of change, wisdom and self-esteem, good health and spiritualism, balance, grace and inner beauty, ah, are symbolized in the swan. Swans are generally found in temperate regions all over the world. North and South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and South Africa. swans were intentionally first brought to the US by private breeders for zoos, parks and estates in the mid-1800s. The Mute Swan is the national bird of Denmark. And the Whooper swan is Finland's national bird. Swans can fly an amazing 50 to 55 miles per hour, and can run over the water surface, beating their wings at about 30 miles per hour. They are the largest waterfall in existence today. Overall, throughout the world, Swan symbolizes grace, beauty, purity, love, transformation, fidelity, wisdom, change, balance and inner beauty. So, call in the swan spirit to enhance your life. Call in the swan, “Call IT in With Dar”!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:36 5/29/24
Animal Guidance Series: Squirrel Medicine
This episode of our animal symbolism, folklore and characteristics of animal series, A - Z, highlights the squirrel, a small to medium size rodent, found all over the world. In over 280 species. They are highly adaptable and the ground squirrel, flying squirrel and tree squirrels are the most common types. All in all, squirrels symbolize resourcefulness, preparedness, sociability, problem solving abilities, relationship building, balance and learning new skills. The squirrel is an inquisitive and clever problem solver demonstrating ingenuity and determination in finding solutions. Their presence can encourage you to look at life's challenges in a new way. They are enthusiastically bursting with energy squirreling around scurrying around preparing their nests. Squirrels can teach us preparedness. They communicate with chatter and a flick of their tail, often playing and working well with others. The squirrel is a reminder to approach life with wisdom and make wise choices. Plan ahead and navigate life's challenges with grace and foresight. So, call in squirrel medicine into your life, call in the squirrel spirit for a more fulfilling world. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
05:59 5/22/24
Animal Guidance Series: Spider Medicine
As we move into spring and then summer, we will see more and more of this creature, the spider and in today's A through Z podcast series, we'll continue to explore the symbolism, folklore, and unique characteristics of the spider, an insect of 45,000 species found throughout the world. Seeing a spider is usually considered a good omen, a sign of fortune, and good luck. Spiders can symbolize that your dreams are being woven into reality. This creature communicates silently, symbolizing patience, cunning, resourcefulness, fate, creativity, destiny, resilience, and the ability to weave. Many cultures attribute the spider's ability to spin webs, with the invention of spinning, textile weaving, knot work, basket weaving and net making. In ancient Egypt spiders were associated with the goddess Niece, who was often depicted with a spider on her head. She was seen as the Weaver of destiny and the creator of the universe. Additionally, the Egyptian god Ra was believed to have taken the form of a spider during his journey through the underworld. The spider's web was considered as a mirror of the intricate web of life. From weaving the threads of individual destiny, to embodying their interconnectedness of all existence, we gain a deeper understanding of the web that connects us all. And the mysteries of the universe. So Call in, the spider, Call it into your life,” Call IT in With Dar”!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:11 5/15/24
Animal Guidance Series: Snake Medicine
When it comes to studying animals a- z in this podcast series, a very important addition is the strong symbolism of the snake that dates back millions of years over many different cultures. Some common symbolic meanings are rebirth and regeneration, because the snake can shed its skin… wisdom due to their cunning and intelligence. Snakes are associated with healing practices, and medical symbols. Because snakes can change their appearance and behavior, they symbolize transformation. With the ability to kill with the venom and instill fear, they represent destruction. The power of a snake is in its strength and resilience. They also symbolize eternity, when they form a circle with their tail in their mouth. In mythology, snakes are often connected to healers, seers, and oracles. In some Native American cultures, snakes are associated with the Earth, the water and fertility. The Hopi tribe, honors the snake as a symbol of life and transformation, performing snake dances to bring in rain and fertility. Perhaps one of the most well-known examples of snake symbolism is the religious sign of the snake or the serpent in the Garden of Eden, symbolizing the devil and temptation. Overall, the snake symbolizes both good and evil, healing, wisdom, cunning, transformation, power, fertility, life, death and eternity. So call in snake medicine into your life. Call on the snake spirit. “ Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
06:51 5/8/24
Animal Guidance Series: Sloth Medicine
This A- Z animal podcast series brings us to one of the most unusual and most misunderstood creatures that we have studied so far. The sloth…. The sloth was originally named after one of the seven deadly sins, and has been labeled as the world's laziest animal for decades. More recently, though, we have learned that they are far from being simple, lazy creatures that sleep all day, but rather they are complex, mysterious animals with an interesting history. Overall sloths symbolize relaxation, conservation, mindfulness, groundedness, and patience. It gathers wisdom and values hanging upside down in the trees, rotating its head as far as an owl does. With grace and patience, the sloth blends into nature, and is content to move at their own pace, enjoying the present moment. All tree sloths that we see today evolved from the extinct great ground slough of 64 million years ago. This ancient sloth was some of the only mammals that had digestive systems large enough to process avocado seeds… They feast on the fruit and disperse the seeds. So if it wasn't for them, there might not be any avocados at all. So call on sloth medicine. Call it into your life. For groundedness, harmony, patience, mindfulness, relaxation, and wisdom. Call in the sloth! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:57 5/1/24
Animal Guidance Series: Skunk Medicine
Spirit Animals are basically any animal to whom you feel a deep connection to, and from whom you can learn. In exploring the spiritual meaning, symbolism, mythology and history of animals A through Z. In this podcast series, perhaps you have made some powerful connections like that, maybe even acquired spiritual animal totems. Today's creatures' presence can liven up any situation with their ability to spray foul smelling liquid when they feel threatened. Yes, I am talking about the black and white skunk, who is found in North, South and in Central America. They are usually located near humans because they enjoy eating human garbage. Despite many humans finding them to be distasteful because of their smell. They actually play an important role in our ecosystem. They help control populations of rodents and other small animals that can damage crops and spread disease. It is interesting to note that skunk's strong sense of smell can be used by humans to detect bombs and other explosives. Overall skunk symbolizes balance, awareness, protection, boundaries, courageousness, energy conservation, peace, fertility and self-confidence. So call in, the skunk spirit, call in skunk medicine. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:34 4/24/24
Animal Guidance Series: Seal Medicine
In continuation of the animal A through Z podcast series, today's episode is about the seal. The seal is sometimes considered the class clown of the marine animals, symbolizing humor, ease of movement, good fortune, playfulness, joy, intuition, inner guidance, adaptations, resilience, and connection to the spirit round. These fascinating creatures are found in oceans throughout the world, including places as cold as the Arctic and Antarctica. The Seal’s streamline bodies allow them to move swiftly and effortlessly through the water. There are webbed flippers enable them to navigate with precision and agility. The dense oily fur keeps them warm and dry by repelling water and providing insulation. They also have the ability to hold their breath for very long periods of time, allowing them to withstand extreme conditions of deep sea diving with their endurance. Seals play a crucial role in the marine ecosystem. As what we call a keystone species, they maintain a balance of marine food webs by controlling populations of their prey species of fish and squid. Seals have appeared in various myths and folklore. In Celtic tradition, they were believed to be selkies… mythical beings who could transform from seals to humans. In some Native American traditions, seals are considered powerful spirit guides, symbolizing protection, transition, and guidance during journeys. In Western children's literature, they are often portrayed as representing innocence, friendship, and whimsical adventure.  So call in seal medicine into your life for joy and balance, strength, perseverance, and the ability to go with the flow. Call in the seal! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:36 4/17/24
Animal Guidance Series: Scorpion Medicine
When I see animals, in person, in pictures or in videos, I love to then later research their history, characteristics and symbolism. Today's creature, the scorpion is no exception. Overall, the scorpion symbolizes death, survival, adaptation, motherhood, Third Eye intuitiveness, transformation, psychic gifts and rebirth. The ancient Egyptians respected the scorpion spirit, and saw it as a powerful guardian of souls moving from one world to the next. The Goddess Selket was accompanied by the scorpion and was ruler of healing stings and bites. It was also a very common ritual by priests during mummification to safeguard the precious spirit within using the scorpion medicine. The Scorpion was believed to grant the power of change through various transformations and reincarnation. African stories also tie the scorpion to transformation, life and death. They believed the scorpion had the power to heal. Shamans use their sting, like a mind-altering drug to take them to the spirit world and to dream time to make prophecies. In many cultures, the Scorpion has come to represent unexpected death as well. In approaching a victim the scorpion does an almost playful looking dance, reminding us to live every moment as if it is our last…living to the fullest was Scorpion medicine. So call on the Scorpion medicine, when you need to sort things out for survival, protection, understanding death, living life to the fullest. For psychic gifts, intuition, motherhood, adaptation and survival. Call on Scorpion medicine. Call IT in With Dar!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
06:19 4/10/24
Animal Guidance Series: Rhinoceros Medicine
I certainly enjoy animal symbolism, mythology and folklore, in hopes that you do too, which is my reason for continuing this animal series of podcasts. I'd like to share with you that a few weeks ago, I visited a zoo here in Texas, and I was struck by how ancient the white rhinoceros seemed. It looks so prehistoric in its appearance. The rhinoceros is a large, powerful, fascinating creature, known for its thick skin, strong horn, resilience and unwavering determination. It has been a powerful source of fascination for many civilizations throughout history, often representing strength, protection, and stability. Its symbolism can be found in various mythologies and folklore. In Africa, it holds great significance as a symbol of strength and protection. It is admired for its ability to defend itself with its thick skin and powerful horn. In many tribes, it represents courage and determination. For instance, in East Africa, the rhinoceros is considered a guardian spirit that protects their communities from harm. The Shona tribe in Zimbabwe sees it as a symbol of fertility, due to its ability to reproduce and reproduce quickly, despite harsh weather conditions. In some African cultures, it is associated with the rising sun because of its horns' appearance looking like a sun rising. In Chinese culture, the rhinoceros is a symbol of power and stability. It represents wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. It is often depicted alongside dragons and other mythical creatures. Overall, the rhinoceros embodies attributes of power, solidarity, and resilience. It is admired for its size, strength, and unyielding energy. Its remarkable horn has long been a symbol of protection and defense, reminding us to be resilient in the face of our own challenges. So, call on the rhinoceros…Call on the rhinoceros medicine for the true essence of power. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:32 4/3/24
Animal Guidance Series: Ram Medicine
I love exploring the different animals, their symbolism, their cultural backgrounds, and their unique characteristics. And today's episode is no exception. The Ram is a spiritual symbol of strength, courage, power, fertility, and abundance. It is seen as a spirit guide in various cultures around the world and generally symbolizes good fortune. The Ram carried the energy of self-confidence and self-reliance. It often signifies adventure, exploration and discovery. If you are relentless, persistent, and strong and a natural leader, you might be kindred spirits with the Ram. Also, if you are having a birthday yet this month, or into the early part of April, you were born under Aries and the sign of the Ram. The Ram spirit animal isn't just about strength and resilience. It also bestows wisdom, encouraging you to be proactive, make changes, lead and to learn from your experiences. It manifests the power of renewal and a fresh start and brand-new challenges to grow from. The negative characteristics are stubbornness, impulsiveness, and over aggressiveness during conflict. The Ram isn't just a symbol of raw power, but rather a profound healer and teacher. As a healer, Ram medicine assists us in overcoming emotional and psychological hurdles, promoting resilience as a teacher and guides you towards self-confidence, leadership and independence within valuable lessons about courage, determination, and the beauty of starting anew. As a powerful symbol in many different religions and cultures, the Ram’s message of courage is preserved in art and literature. It will remain timeless, so call in Ram medicine… into your life. Call in Ram courage, wisdom, perseverance, protection and powerful leadership. Call in the RAM to heal! Call in the Ram…”. Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
11:22 3/27/24
Animal Guidance Series: Raccoon Medicine
Animal habits, symbolism, mythology, and folklore is a fun topic to explore. That is why I enjoyed doing these episodes, and how each animal is viewed in various cultures around the world, and what their habits are. What animal looks like it is wearing a mask and washes its food? The raccoon of course, that was easy… but they don't wash their food. They actually use water to remove unwanted parts of a plant before eating it. Raccoons have become notorious in urban areas for consuming food waste. They possess impressive problem-solving abilities, and can break into the most secure waste bins, which has earned him the nickname of “trash panda” in many areas. Overall, the raccoon symbolizes cleverness, dexterity, inquisitiveness, trickery, courage, disguise, nimbleness, resourcefulness, still, mystery and secrecy. A large portion of a raccoon's brain is devoted to the sense of touch, and mainly processing what their front paws come in contact with. Like humans, they have five fingers, but humans rely more on their sense of vision to process information. But Racoons do not have an opposing thumb. But they can grab things and open containers. Their hands are said to be four times more sensitive than ours. Overall raccoon medicine inspires introspection, and embracing one's authentic self. It encompasses wisdom, adaptability, and playfulness. So call the raccoon spirit into your life, call in the raccoon “Call IT in With Dar!” Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:53 3/20/24
Animal Guidance Series: Rabbit Medicine
Animal folklore and symbolism can be found across the world… from culture to culture. I find the similarities to be amazing. In early times prior to social media, the synchronicities abound. In almost all cultures, rabbits are associated with positive symbols of luck, good fortune, abundance, gentleness, sensitivity, and intuition. White rabbits are believed to symbolize purity, longevity, and abundance. Many cultures believe the rabbit brought life to early Earth. We see this with today's customs of rabbits, delivering easter eggs. Due to this association with Easter, the Christians see rabbits as symbols of good luck, kindness and fertility. Rabbits are part of the Chinese zodiac and considered to be the luckiest of all animals. The moon goddess is believed to have had a rabbit by her side, who spends time mixing and grinding herbs to make medicine. Therefore, the Chinese also see the rabbit as a symbol of good health and longevity. In Japanese culture, rabbits are believed to symbolize progress, ambition, and self-devotion. In some areas, their folklore portrays them as tricksters. Overall rabbits symbolize fertility, abundance, stillness, shapeshifting, psychic senses, survival instincts and wit… so call in the rabbit to bring these characteristics into your life. Call in rabbit medicine! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
09:07 3/13/24
Animal Guidance Series: Porcupine Medicine
Animal symbolism is a fascinating subject of study, and today's animal is no exception. This small, cat sized vegetarian has 30,000 quills, which makes the gentle solitary animal seem fierce at first glance, but the porcupine has a childlike personality, sweet, inquisitive, energetic and happy. The porcupine spirit teaches us how to get through challenges and rough patches in life. It symbolizes protection, resilience, adaptability, gentleness, intuition, sensitivity, intelligence, problem solving. shyness and the need for solitude. It serves as a reminder to appreciate your own uniqueness and inner strength. Porcupines are unique animals, and are seen in many cultures as a symbol of good luck, strength, determination and resilience. They are found in North America, South America, Africa and Asia. They are nocturnal and sleep during the day, coming out only at night to eat, living on the ground and in trees. When a porcupine feels threatened, it will raise its hollow quills to make itself look much larger. The quills can be made into needles, and were the original acupuncture tools in China. So call on the porcupine spirit. Call the porcupine medicine into your life. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:51 3/6/24
Animal Guidance Series: Panther Medicine
I really enjoy studying different animals. I love looking into their folklore, mythology, unique characteristics and symbolism. Today's member of the large cat family is no exception. This episode is about the Panther, who originally inhabited North America, but slowly moved southward, which is why we find stories about it in Mexico and Peru, as well as Asia. Symbolically, the Panther is connected to leadership, power, movement, sensuality, solitude, strength, instinct, elusiveness, and aggression. It is also seen as an intuitive protector. A Black Panther is actually a leopard or a Jaguar with a genetic mutation. If you see a black panther in Africa, or Asia, it is actually a black leopard. If you see one in North Central or South America, it is a black Jaguar. The greatest of many gifts that the Panther brings is their ability to be silent and still, this spirit often walks alone, with intuitive abilities to hunt in secrecy. In many cultures, the Panther is seen as a symbol of fertility and sexuality. The Black Panthers symbolizes feminine power, grace, intelligence, and the wisdom of women and intuition. It is believed that the panther is a skilled communicator with all other creatures of the forest. So call in Panther medicine for transformation, personal power and rebirth. Embrace your inner power and trust your instincts, navigate through darkness and come out stronger on the other side. Call in the Panther’s spirit! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
07:40 2/28/24
Animal Guidance Series: Ox Medicine
Spirit animals, animal talisman, animal totems, animal symbolism or animal medicine, no matter what we call it…this study of animal folklore, mythology, and overall history is entirely fascinating. And the story of the ox or oxen is no exception! In many Asian communities, the Ox is historically respected for serving human masters for over 6000 years, with loyal, honorable patience and a commendable work ethic. The Ox was once part of a large herd that roamed across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. While wild Oxen still exist in some parts of the world, South America and Australia have no wild oxen at all anymore. Oxen are docile, strong and useful for plowing fields and pulling heavy loads. In some regions they are also raised for food. The coat of an Oxen is commonly reddish brown. However, there are also black, gray and white ones in some areas. They have horns, a large flap of loose skin under their neck, shoehooves like horses, and long tails often feathered at the end. Overall, the ox symbolizes strength, power, determination, hard work, harmony, balance and perseverance. It also represents masculinity, renewal and leadership. Call in the ox spirit to help you unleash your talents and skills to accomplish the almost impossible goals in your life. Call in the ox for strength, power, determination, harmony, balance, and leadership. Call oxen medicine into your life. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:09 2/21/24
Animal Guidance Series: Otter Medicine
I really enjoy exploring animal characteristics, symbolism and folklore. I hope that you are enjoying listening about it too in this series. Do you know what animal is considered the dog of the water? It is the otter because they are fuzzy, cute and photogenic. They actually have a folklore history of being called that to their streamline streamlined, their bodies are made for swimming. They are actually part of the weasel family, but are the only ones that swim. Sea otters can hold their breath underwater for about five minutes, and river otters for about eight. Others have webbed feet and can close their nostrils and ear flaps when underwater. otters have a deep spiritual meaning in various cultures around the world, including transformation, mischief, friendship, feminine mystery, intelligence, and psychic abilities. As a spirit animal, they serve as reminders to find joy in life. Tap into creativity. Seek balance, nurture relationships and follow your intuition. The otter embodies both water and Earth energies. Otters are very social creatures and live in groups. The groups are called rafts, and they consist of anywhere from two to 100 adults. These furry creatures also have the name of romp when there is a group of them. So call in other medicine for relationships, creativity, joy, knowledge, playfulness, femininity, intuition, loyalty, and luck. Call in the otter,” Call it in with Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:26 2/14/24
Animal Guidance Series: Muskrat Medicine
In many cultures, animals are seen as spiritual beings that can teach us many lessons. The muskrat is no exception. Representing adaptability, resourcefulness, strength, courage, curiosity, fun, swimming and diving skills, and the ability to achieve tasks that appear insurmountable with diligence. So the muskrat can be a powerful reminder to adapt and transform to meet challenges in our lives. The muskrat is a small brown rodent that lives in the water mainly in North America and in Europe. Although it is not a popular animal, it has been an important symbol of adaptability. Among some Native American tribes, the muskrat can build its home using any material in both water and the land. It is also known for its swimming and diving skills when tribes respect their strength and courage. Also, the muskrat is associated with the moon and is believed to be able to travel between the world of the living and the spirit world. For these reasons, the muskrat is a powerful animal totem in native culture. So all on the muskrat medicine to help you through challenges to help you with positive transformation. To help you navigate change and achieve balance. Call on the muskrat, “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
06:01 2/7/24
Animal Guidance Series: Mouse Medicine
People around the world have been superstitious about mice across all cultures and across many centuries. Although the mouse arrived in North America with European settlers, they have been on Earth for more than 65 million years. They originated in Central Asia, and there are over 1,100 Different identified species. Although the mouse has terrible eyesight, it has supersonic hearing, and they are excellent jumpers, climbers and swimmers. They don't like cold weather and can squeeze through tiny gaps in search of warmer locations. Those of us who live in cold climates up north know that well. Their teeth never stop growing, and they are a common character in the folklore of many cultures. Overall, a mouse symbolizes endurance, focus, wit, fertility, opportunism, disease, and death. In the Far East, mice are associated with luxury and prosperity. Their images are sculpted into high price Chinese porcelain vases. It is the first of 12 zodiac signs in the Chinese calendar, and represents new beginnings, divine power, as well as being seen as a messenger between the physical and spiritual world. The world is certainly filled with multiple stories and symbolism of this tiny creature. So remember to call on mice medicine! Call on the spirit of the mouse! Call it into your life. “CallIT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
11:53 1/31/24
Animal Guidance Series: Moose Medicine
Today’s animal is the majestic moose, symbolizing resilience, bravery, strength, stability, wisdom, balance, power, courage, speed, and agility. Moose makes its home in the northern parts of Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. This creature is a skilled swimmer, and can move through the water as fast as six miles an hour. It can also run 35 miles per hour, twice as fast as a human. The moose has exceptional vision, and its antlers are very sensitive, acting as a large satellite. In North America, several tribes including Chippewa and Menominee have moose clans. These tribes as well as the Cree see the moose as a symbol of survival and stamina. One native story from the Potawatomi tribe suggests the moose helped create humankind by marrying a native woman who admired his strength and the moose had her children. They believe that to this day, humans carry moose medicine with them. Call on the moose when you need more confidence, when you need to progress and move forward in life, when you are seeking wisdom and knowledge, when you need to remind yourself of your accomplishments, and feel proud of meeting your goals. When you need the endurance to deal with a difficult phase of life, when you need to be calm, and reduce a restless mind, when you need to be loving and kind, when you need to protect your loved ones. When you need to adapt to changes in life. When you need to be a valuable team member, when you need to be powerful and fearless, mentally and physically. So call on moose medicine often. Call on the moose spirit, bring moose spirit into your life.” Call it in with Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
09:06 1/24/24
Animal Guidance Series: Monkey Medicine
Do you love to laugh? Does laughter seem to be second nature to you? If so, monkey medicine will seem like the perfect fit for your life. Monkeys are all about leaving room for fun. legendary for their playful, humorous, curious and mischievous antics. Making time to “monkey around” and having compassionate relationships with others is part of the monkey spirit. So, these creatures symbolize joy, inner child innocence, compassion, communication, laughter and problem solving. There is a loyal, strong and brave Monkey God of the winds in Hinduism that presides over justice. In Japan, you might be familiar with the three monkeys representing “hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil”. The Japanese term for monkey means “no evil”, and is the divine messenger who blesses marriage, pregnancy and birth, as well as protects people from negativity and toxins. In China, Buddha's stories depict the monkey as a brave intelligence and a protector. In the Mayan culture, a monkey was a respected Prophet, the Aztecs associated the spirit of the monkey with the element of fire and the sun. Through the monkey spirit the animal may bring messages of joy and childlike fun, there is plenty to learn from the monkey's trickster like nature. When Monkey Spirit comes into your life, it could be time to look around to see if someone is trying to fool or trick you. Is your life being steered in the right direction? Monkey can guide you to be more perceptive and aware of your surroundings. Your innate curiosity can lead you to new places. But remember to remain loyal to your friends and family at home. So, call in the monkey to enrich your life. Call in monkey medicine for adventure, compassion, creativity, humor, healing, intelligence, mischief, problem solving, innocence and ingenuity! Call in the monkey! Call IT in With Dar!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:55 1/17/24
Animal Guidance Series: Mongoose Medicine
Today's episode is about a small but powerful animal, the mongoose. It has a long list for such a small animal of things that it symbolizes. optimism, agility, speed, alertness, resistance, opportunism, courage, impatience, rebelliousness, adventurous adaptability, action, impulsiveness, honesty, self-confidence, fearlessness, as well as good luck. A mongoose is a small tropical mammal with a long tail that eats snakes, rats, and bird eggs. They are found mainly in Africa, Southern Europe and Asia. They have non retractable sharp claws, short legs, and are usually brown or grayish in fur. And some species have stripes. They range in size from perhaps a small mouse to as large as a cat. They are one of the few rare animals that are resistant to snake venom. And so, they symbolize luckiness because of it. Mongooses are very adaptable animals and can survive in a variety of different conditions. They're known as opportunists because they'll inhabit the burrow that's made from another animal, rather than building their own. The mongoose looks to be very self-confident and is a brave fighter. So call on the mongoose for protection and support & see how mongoose medicine can be part of your daily life with all its benefits! Call on the Mongoose! “Call IT in With Dar”!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
09:03 1/10/24
Animal Guidance Series: Mole Medicine
Do you love a good mystery? If so, the mole might be just the spirit animal that you can relate to. Overall, mole medicine is about getting down to the root of the problem or getting down to the root of the matter. It symbolizes persistence, organization, efficiency, conflict avoidance, energetic vibrations, psychic senses, weather prediction, luck, ancestry, magic, and the element of Earth. Mole spirits speak to your soul, and encourage you to turn inward for wisdom. Moles exist all over the world and on every continent, but for South America and Antarctica. Moles avoid mountainous regions, or any areas where the soil is too acidic. This avoidance of acidic soil is a message for us to avoid conflict, toxic situations, or negative relationships in our lives. They live in mole hills that sometimes serve many generations. The mole hills have several organized tunnels, leading to spaces for sleeping, food storage, and even a birthing chamber. A single mole can occupy over two acres all by itself. Mole medicine reminds us to remain humble and modest, embracing growth and success. So call in this everyday hero to build a solid foundation in your life. Call in the mole spirit, Call in mole medicine, “Call It in With Dar”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
10:09 1/3/24
Animal Guidance Series: Manatee Medicine
Is life hectic and fast paced these days? Are you experiencing stress and overwhelm? Perhaps you don't feel as healthy as you'd like. Then call on the manatee to make steady and consistent progress in your life. Overall, the manatee is the spiritual sign of peace, calm, strength, serenity, and emotional balance. Seeing a manatee can be a reminder to slow down, practice self-care, and appreciate life. This gentle compassionate creature teaches us to apply inner wisdom and embrace emotions, and try not to change or control everything around you. In Okinawa, people regard the manatee as a messenger from the sea. One story tells that it was a manatee that first taught humans how to mate. In the South Pacific region there are many stories of the manatee, or “sea cow” as they call it. Their full glory includes women who transform into sea cows to help lost fishermen at sea find their way. They believe that if the creature ever becomes extinct, they also would become lost or extinct. West African stories speak of the lady manatee once an innocent young girl bathing in the water. A stranger took all of her clothes, so she turned into the lady of the sea, a water spirit who offers healing power and aids in fertility. Overall call on the manatee for compassion, curiosity, peace, generosity, breathwork, spiritual love, tranquility, shapeshifting, trust, maternal love, and the ease and flow of the element of water. So, call on the manatee, “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:36 12/27/23
Animal Guidance Series: Lynx Medicine
Today's animal is one of the most mysterious creatures among the wild cats of the world. Its name actually means” light.” And having Lynx medicine can illuminate, guide and assist you to discover the underlying truth of all things. Some cultures have labeled the Lynx as the “silent witness”, with sharp night vision, remarkable hearing, and incredible insights. Physically, the Lynx has a tight sleek body, bobtail and tufts of hair on top of each ear, appearing like little antennas to receive messages from the Divine. The paws have retractable claws, with thick fur for stealth and warmth. The lynx is known to be able to jump up to 22 feet, and its jumping skills add an element of air symbolism. One of the most unique aspects of this creature's appearance are the glowing expressive eyes that give the Lynx symbolic association of magnetism, seduction, hypnotic, clairvoyance, temptation and persuasion. With its keen senses, stealthy movement, and solitary nature the Lynx represents intuition, wisdom and the power of observation. This elusive feline can be called into your life guidance, intuition, wisdom, clearer vision, alertness, strength, transformation, and good fortune. So call in the powerful medicine of the Lynx! “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:33 12/20/23
Animal Guidance Series: Llama Medicine
Do you like to be of service to others? I know that I do. But probably like many of you, I never considered the llama to be a symbol of service. But it is llama people who are in for the long haul of service and move slowly and steadily to their goals. They are easy going, social, gentle, persistent, adaptable, able to endure considerable stress and have a tendency to compromise to please others. Over all the llamas are a symbol of confidence, perseverance, wisdom, adaptability, and service to others. The ancestors of the llama are believed to have originated in the great plains of North America 40 million years ago, even back in the Ice Age. Then about 3 million years ago, they migrated to South America. As a result, much of their symbolic meaning comes from Peru and the Andies. There the llamas were a great relief to humans when it came to transporting goods across great distances. So, call on the llama to help you out on your journey, especially when you are in need of courage. With their support, follow your heart instead of your ego. The creature's powerful essence will provide some magic into your life. So call on llama medicine. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:06 12/13/23
Animal Guidance Series: Lion Medicine
If you are feeling particularly stressed or beaten down by any situation, and want to boost your sense of power and self-confidence, call on the medicine of the lion for authority, leadership, and the power of community. Lions are frequently known as the king of beasts, or the king of the jungle, and are sometimes depicted in artwork with a crown. Interestingly enough, the lion symbolizes the higher energies of the universe, and the crown chakra. It also has a very well-developed throat chakra, and a roar that can be heard for miles. In ancient folklore, the roar was used to summon the power of the sun, and to call lightning and thunder down from the sky. The lion is a universal symbol of courage, strength, royalty, majesty, wisdom, and knowledge of the ages. Lion medicine teaches us to stay centered in our core power, and to rise above impatience. Egyptian lion symbolism is one of wealth and the solar energy of gold. The lioness is a regal mother of protection with the Divine Presence, self-knowing and self-confidence. She hunts among her sisters, for the benefit of the pride. Together both lion and lioness teach the lessons of patience and clarity. The mountain lion appears in many tribal stories as a symbol of a wise leader who knows his intentions and leads with confidence, cunning, nobility, and courage. In some regions, they say that the lion moves silently in moccasins. So, lion as a spirit animal can help you be more connected to community. Call in the lion for courage, strength, royalty, leadership, clear communication, and a sense of community. All in lion medicine. Call IT in with Dar!Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
08:04 12/6/23
Animal Guidance Series: Jaguar Medicine
Do you trust your gut? The spirit of the Jaguar asks you to do just that. The Jaguar is a symbol of power, intuition, confidence, decisiveness, stealth, protection, courage and strength. It can also symbolize a need for change, magic transformation, and the divine feminine. It is native to North America, but over time, it has migrated south to Mexico and South America. The Jaguars name means” true, fierce beast” and they weigh in at about 250 pounds. The Jaguar is a skilled swimmer. And unlike other cats who avoid the water, they love it. And they eat turtles, alligators, snakes, and crocodiles with their extremely powerful jaws. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs viewed this big cat with respect because it hunts both day and night. They believe that it moves between the physical and supernatural world like a shapeshifter. The Jaguar is a powerful reminder that we can achieve much more than we think we can. So call on the Jaguar for courage, strength, wisdom, intuition, confidence, decisiveness, stealth, protection, strength, magic and personal transformation. Trust your gut and call on Jaguar medicine. “Call IT in With Dar!”Support the Show.Photo credit: Rebecca Lange Photography Music credit: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com (licensed under Creative Commons) Production credit: Erin Schenke @ Emerald Support Services LLC. Grab Dar's Flight Deck Oracle Card Deck
09:45 11/29/23

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