Jaguar Woman is an inspired vision that came to me while deep in the jungles of Peru in late June 2015. Her inspiration was the first vision to come on a 14 day trip, without the comforts of home, and yet with the guidance of the jungle totems, plants, animals, birds, dolphins, mermaids, etc.
Jaguar Woman is the merging of Black Jaguar, a protector of mine, and a “medicine” that has worked with me for some time now, and woman. Particular to my own challenges of being in the jungle this trip, Jaguar Woman showed up from within my own being, to help me own my power and strength, and to let me know how protected and guided I truly am.
Jaguar filled me with restorative energy, great strength, power, protection, focus, authority and wisdom, and brought me other medicines reflected within this painting. Into Jaguar Woman’s mouth is the Ayahuasca vine, or more specifically the banistropis capi vine. Around the Jaguar Woman’s head is a circle of chacruna leaves. When the vine and leaves are brewed together, they create the powerful visionary Ayahuasca brew, native to the jungles of Peru. A cup of this sacred brew is held in Jaguar Woman’s right hand, with much energy radiating from the brew, reflecting its power of transformation and restoration. In Jaguar Woman’s other hand is a pipe with tobacco smoke coming from it. Tobacco is a powerful plant ally to the shamans in Peru. It is very good at carrying prayers to Spirit and clearing bad energy and bad spirits. It is also a protective energy, and works well when you honor it as sacred and respect its power.
My teachers will tell you tobacco is an amazing healing spirit, who will work with you when you are in right relationship. AND, if you disrespect it and are unconscious with tobacco, it will kill you! So don’t mess with tobacco. Honor and respect it for its power.
To the upper left in the painting is Owl, whose medicine brings great power and healing. Owl eats fear, and brings the golden light of wisdom into any situation when you have owl medicine. Owl is incredibly powerful too, at cleaning up energy that is not serving you, assisting you in waking up and seeing more clearly what is Spirit and what is true, especially when life has been dark or difficult.
To the right of Jaguar Woman are two pink dolphins, another powerful medicine from the Amazon rivers. During my trip the pink dolphins brought me much happiness and joy, restoring my heart when things were not so easy in this jungle environment. The dolphins were reminders to lighten up, don’t take it all so seriously. Restore your playfulness. At the top right you will find three hummingbirds, who bring the medicine of joy.
Jaguar Woman sits on a beautiful ground of patterns, which reflects the song vibrations of the medicine of the jungle. Many indigenous peoples in the jungles will tell you were are born as a song, or vibratory pattern. The Shipibo in the jungle will create “song” clothes that reflect these patterns and medicines. This pattern of vibrant greens is singing healing into you through the painting! These patterns extend into the waters of the rivers around the dolphins too.
As you look more deeply into the painting you will find eyes at the top of the painting as well as one under the far right hummingbird. These eyes represent the all seeing eyes of Spirit, and the wisdom of piercing the illusion of 3-D reality. We are multi-dimensional beings! These eyes are bringing greater vision to seeing through this world to the larger reality.
If you have been called to this image, ask Jaguar Woman to penetrate your mind, heart, body and soul with her wisdom and healing powers. Call upon the sacred spirit of the Divine Feminine of the jungles and all her medicines to bring you into your wholeness, to remember who you are, and to bring that fully present now.
May you be blessed by this image and her living energy and power.
**Re-published with permission from KatherineSkaggs.com