Teachers come when the student is ready, they also come in unexpected forms.
Ti Kauka, the NZ Cabbage Tree, called to me today on a path that I walk often. These trees I have passed many times, standing tall in their place, custodians of the land. However, on this day in a moment of unexpected grace, this beautiful tree revealed herself as an ancient gatekeeper of sacred wisdom.
The Kaitiaki– spirit guardian of the cabbage tree, entered into my life. Her energy soft and gentle. A reprieve from the restless and tempest energies that have dominated much of my life journey and often plays out in the mountains I call home.
The winds I have endured in this life, are stories aligned with the repressed feminine. Many times, I have dropped off the planet, as I buffer the restless and controlling nature of society and cocoon myself in retreat at home. When I learn that Ti Kauka is the essence of our ancient Women ancestors, I am a ready student. Eagerly embracing the Kaitiaka wisdom of Ti Kauka. Understanding that my journey is an extension of the larger collective. Through my healing, I heal the whole. Ti Kauka is calling me home, to find my strength and courage, so I may live with conviction and integrity within a challenging world.
“An ancient tree that is for the feminine, the love that heals. Are you ready to receive, Ti Kauka’s blessing? In times of strong winds Ti kauka becomes one with the wind accepting its overwhelming energy but does not yield to it. It is open, unresisting, yet free. This is the path of gentleness, founded on strength and courage to let go, it’s time to walk beyond the need to control. Ti Kauka opens the way to many realms, to see the wider world.” – Barry Brailsford
I feel that Ti Kauka is showing me, her essence is once again upon our land and with our Women. Riding the waves she has been at one with the overwhelming energy of the last 500 years until now. As we awaken, Ti Kauka shows us that with courage we can again live peacefully and gently upon the earth.
Words cannot express the humility I have for the Kaitiaki of Ti Kauka, offering her gift of blessing and to the ancestors, who have walked before, sharing sacred knowledge in these times of re-awakening.