This journaling book was created from a collection of daily reflections written every day throughout 2020. The reflections are based on personal experiences and observations made of life during the Covid-19 Pandemic and the importance nature plays within the healing process. Insights were also gained whilst experiencing another phase of my spiritual journey and stepping into my higher self ‘Oonchillia White Bird’.
Oonchillia Actrom Illumi or ‘child of light’ – is a star-being who connected with a Native American tribe and merged with a young female warrior named White Bird. Over time they became known as one entity and have often been referred to as ‘Ancient Woman of the Stars’.
Oonchillia White Bird has had many incarnations on earth during many times of significant global events.
During the past 10 years I have been coached by my tribe family to remember that is who I am and why I am now in the incarnation of Cathryn during this time in history.
My purpose is to assist humanity to shift perspective towards harmonious ways of living and uniting as a peaceful nation.
These daily reflections are therefore influenced by Native American spiritual beliefs, but Christian beliefs are also shared as regards to Christmas.
The Haiku poems on each opening chapter are also a reflection of ways indigenous people connect with the natural world.
‘Haiku’ is a Japanese art form that is more than 400 years’ old. It is nature poetry that captures a moment in time, with one sentence split into two and a third sentence as a juxtaposition. In Japanese these are written as 17 sound units, which in English has been adopted as 17 syllables, with a 5,7,5 format of a 3-line poem, however, many advocates advise against being rigid with this, as it takes away the creativity and flow, and the Japanese sound units do not translate into other languages in quite the same way.
The following example is quite typical as an observation of nature which has an impact on the writer:
The robin’s sweet song
Tree hopping far out of sight.
Reminds me of home!
aka Oonchillia White Bird