Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Maybe my pixies took me away! ;>)

yeah- i know, i've been gone---

We had some sad things happening in our family- my sister-in-law, who lived in Moorhead, MN--across the river from Fargo--passed away unexpectedly...so..we went back for the services.

I know people who live in Fargo, probably love Fargo---but I'm so happy we live in CA!

A very moving experience happened to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law about 2 days before her death. There was a young Horned Owl, apparently injured- in the empty lot across the street from their home. They watched it for a day, called Animal Control- but it was the weekend- and they couldn't come out- My bil fashioned a kind of protective cage for the baby, until the AC could come out- They woke up the next morning to find that the owl had died. When AC did come out- my sil asked for some owl feathers -- My sil died 2 days later. She was cremated and my bil added one of the owl feathers into the grave with her cremains.

We have since found that there is a Native American - probably Lakota, tradition about this same happening--this is a message I received from an etsy NA friend--

" by whitebuffalodesigns


Do you know that the Lakota have a belief
that a close personal encounter with Owl
is a harbinger of a death to come?
Usually it is a warning that is personal
or about a close relative.
They look at it as a message to compose
their souls & be ready to move on.
Owl is held in very high regard by the
Lakota and many other tribes. Some
believe Owl is the 'soul carrier' to the
next life.

I wish I could remember where that legend
is written down. Its a very interesting

I will keep you and your extended family in
my prayers.

aisv nvwadohiyada (walk in peace & healing)
Tsoi Anisoquili-(3horses) "

very moving and meaningful to me.


AlliesAdornments said...

What an interesting story. My friend that is Navajo told me that the owl signifies death for them as well.
This is an interesting bit on owl lore

My condolences on your loss. (((big hugs)))

cigarboxbeads said...

thank you, allie!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, that IS an interesting story. I like that your bil placed one of the feathers in with her remains.