Kin Essence - Everything has its place and peace is found in acceptance
The ibis, identified by their long slender legs and necks, are graceful and sociable birds. These wading birds spend much of their time in and near waterways, collecting fish and other insects for food. Ibis’ nest in tree colonies, enabling them to stay safe from predators on the ground. Their bald head and neck can be interpreted as being a teacher of putting ones self out there, bare and uncensored is often the most courageous and relatable way to be fully accepted by yourself and others.
In the spirit of internal peace, the ibis supports us to find acceptance of our struggles, so that we may forgive the people in our lives (including ourselves), let go of the past and find the treasure in our life as it is.
The Sacred ibis, was often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth in ancient African and Egyptian traditions. Thoth, said to have the head of an ibis, was responsible for writing, mathematics and measurement as well as the God of the moon and magic. In today’s society, the ibis has become more of an opportunist, appearing in more built up suburban and city areas - extremely judged for it’s appearance and demeanour when foraging for food. In history and folklore we can see just how far removed we have become from our most sacred selves.
We can see here that the ibis shows us to become more accepting and tolerant of those who don’t appeal to us on many levels and to simply see them for what they are, bare, raw and authentic - that we can learn more about ourselves and our egoic conditionings. When we see that one mans trash is another man's treasure, we can quickly understand that all things have their place and that truly nothing is ever as it seems. The ibis shows us not to judge a book by its cover.
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(These are Sarah’s personal interpretations and observations on this animal, and this content is an excerpt from The Animal Kin Oracle Deck by Sarah Wilder. This content is subject to copyright. For personal use only. If you wish to repost or share any content from this website, please contact us at namastethefifthelementlife.com)
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