Hummingbirds have always held a special appeal for me. I nicknamed our house Hummingbird Hill when we first moved in to it back in 1997 after I saw the tiny creature fluttering around our windows on moving day.
When I picked the Hummingbird card from a deck of cards that was fanned out before me on a table recently, I didn’t understand the message at first.
“Joy” is the message, said my friend Barbara, who is from Wauwatosa and reads Animal Cards for friends and strangers alike. “You need to bring joy into your life… that is its message.”
OK, I could agree with that assessment. The last time I felt pure, simple joy was when I borrowed my brother’s ’66 Mustang and spent a couple of hours driving country roads in the heat of summer some years ago. Top down, of course.
Barbara has a way with healing, and brings her compassionate touch to others in need of a little guidance. She does this with her Native American Animal Card readings.
I don’t know much about Native American culture, but Barbara does. She lives it, breathes, it, studies it. She’s traveled around the spiritually rich Sedona, Arizona many times, taken courses and workshops in Native American history and culture, and tunes in herself to the spiritual forces that surround us and can only be found in nature.
Throughout July she will be giving readings (there is a fee) at the following locations:
Saturday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Angel Faire at Hometown Cafe and Coffee Shop Hubertus
Friday, July 23 starting at 6 p.m. during Gallery Night at Art Asia on Broadway in the Third Ward
Saturday, July 24 starting at 11 a.m. during the Brady Street Festival at Brewed Cafe
Sunday, July 25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Angel Faire at Hart Park Senior Center in the Village of Wauwatosa
Thursday, July 29 starting at 6 p.m. at Vino Wine Bar in Wauwatosa
Why don’t you stop by and see which animal connects with you at this time in your life? It may be just the guiding wing, paw, or fin you’ve been searching for.