Just yesterday evening was an auspicious time with a blood moon and lunar eclipse which had not occurred since before I was born, 1982. It is said this will not happen again, together, until 2033! I have been at my last module of my 300 hour training in Whistler and we were blessed on this evening with Bat Medicine. After our evening full moon ceremony we gathered under the moon light on the dock at Nita Lake. Once we began our evening Satsang, I had noticed about twenty bats dancing like butterflies along the surface of the lake. I couldn’t help but to become mesmerized by this amazing beauty. I had to mention this to the class because I felt this was too beautiful not to share and to see for yourself. So this Satsang was directed in the direction of the dancing bats. Once we had finished our chanting the bats dispersed. It was such an unusual thing to have happened. I feel deeply that this was mother nature showing us that she is magical and we need to be aware and to do our very best to honour her.
I became a bit curious about bat medicine… so here is what I have found.
By Ina Woolcott from Shamanic Journey.
Bat’s wisdom includes shamanic death and rebirth, initiation, viewing past lives, pollination of new ideas, transition, understanding grief, the use of vibrational sound, camouflage, invisibility, ability to observe unseen, secrets.
Shaman initiates go through a ritual death, sometimes with the aid of teacher plants and/or fasting. Here they confront their fears and are reborn without their old identities. Bats help us to release fear and patterns which no longer fits within our pattern of growth.
Bat flying into your life signifies that transformation of the ego self is about to occur, the end of a way of life and the start of another. This transition can be very frightening for many, even just to think about. But you will not grow spiritually until you let go these old parts of you that are NOT NEEDED. Facing the darkness before you will help you find the light in rebirth. The bat gives you the wisdom required to make the appropriate changes for the birthing of your new identity.
This bat medicine is directly in alignment with the insight provided by Mystic Mamma for this full moon.
With this last Aries Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, it’s time tointegrate the endings, awakenings, transformations and death and rebirth experiences related to the balance of Self and Other, completing our initiation into a more balanced exchange between the masculine and feminine energies of life as well as between women and men.