Blue Jay MedicineBlue Jay

The Proper Use of Power
Year-round cycle of power

June 7-9, 2019
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Large crested songbird with broad, rounded tail. Blue Jays are smaller than crows, larger than robins.

Color Pattern

White or light gray underneath, various shades of blue, black, and white above.

Behavior

Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open.

The blue jay has long been thought of as a bully and a robber. Although it can have those tendencies, it has other qualities that make it stand out positively. For those with a blue jay totem, it can reflect lessons in using your own power properly. It can also reflect lessons in not allowing yourself to be placed in a position in which it is misused against you.

The word "jay" comes from Latin "gaia" or "gaea" which has associations to Mother Earth. In Greek mythology, the union of Mother Earth (Gaea) and Father Heaven (Uranus) resulted in the first creatures who had the appearance of life. This reflects much about the intrinsic power associated with the blue jay. It has the ability to link the heavens and the earth, to access each for greater power. Reminds us that the point of power is in the present where we integrate the power of masculine and feminine energies.

The black and white markings found on its blue wings reflect this same ability. The sky (blue) separates the Heavens (white) and the earth (black). This is a totem that can move between both and tap the primal energies at either level. The jay is aware of this innate ability. This is reflected in its blue crest—higher knowledge that can be used.

The primary problem with bluejay totem holder will be in dabbling in both worlds, rather than becoming a true master of both. Those with a blue jay totem usually have a tremendous amount of ability. However it can be scattered or it is often not developed any more than is necessary to get by. It is not unusual to find individuals with bluejay totems being dabblers, especially in the psychic and metaphysical field. They know a little bit about a lot of things, and they use that knowledge to give the impression they know more than they do or that they are true masters.

The bright blue crest of the jay should always be a reminder that to wear the crown of true mastership requires dedication, responsibility, and committed development in all things in the physical and spiritual. The blue jay is a reminder to follow through on all things—to not start something and then leave it dangling.

The bluejay reflects a time of greater resourcefulness and adaptability is about to unfold. You are going to have ample opportunities to develop and use your abilities. The jay does not usually migrate during the winter, so look for ample time to develop and use your energies to access new levels. It will stay around and work with you as long as you need it.

The bluejay is a member of the crow family. Most crows have no fear. Bluejays will gang up and harass and drive out owls and hawks. The jay is fearless. It is because of this that it can help to connect with the deepest mysteries of the earth and the greatest of the heavens.

The bluejay is an excellent mimic, with a sharp eye and voice. It has a wonderful knack for imitating red-shouldered hawks. Old time naturalists were convinced that the bluejay derived pleasure from this activity. As with all members of its family, this sense of pleasure seeking, often at the expense of others, can reflect an imbalance. Sometimes jays appear when this is occurring in your own life.

Bluejays have a tremendous ability for survival with the least amount of effort. They reflect great talent, but that talent must be developed and utilized properly. If the jay has flown into your life, it indicates that you are moving into a time where you can begin to develop innate royalty that is within you, or simply be a pretender to the throne. It all depends on you. The jay has no qualms. It will teach you either direction

What To Expect

The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. A large altar/vortex is created with many stones. This creates a massive energetic field

Who Should Come

All interested parties with journey experience.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or cedar related items that want to come along. A journal with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.

Meals

Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch---departure at 2-3 pm

When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 1st at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running into the night, Sat-all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2-33:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $450 if paid in full by May 1st, 2019. If paid after May 1st, 2019, the fee is $495. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above. The deposit will not be transferred or refunded. It will be applied to the guaranteed fee of Camp Asbury.

To hold your space, send $125.00 nonrefundable deposit now to Herb Stevenson, 9796 Cedar Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072/ For further information, kindly call Herb at 440-338-2705 or email Lisa Roll Kayser, kayseroll23@gmail.com to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to Herb Stevenson, 9796 Cedar Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.

Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 26 people.

References

Ted Andrews, Animal Speak
Wikipedia

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