Tea of the Day: Mediterranean Tea by Republic of Tea
Description: Olive leaves, wild anise, and wild fennel create this uniquely sweet experienece
The anise smell is very strong, but this also a more citrusy sweet scent underneath
Clear light yellow in the cup
Anise flavor is very strong when steeped, thought there is an earthiness to the aftertaste that gives the tea a bit more body. Seems a bit one-dimensional to me
Tea Rating: 2.5/5
Today I’m going to talk a little bit about spirit animals/ animal totems.
This is not a new thing for people as a whole; for time immemorial we have been seeking to emulate or get guidance from the animals around us, although more so when we had to hunt for our food so understanding was key to our survival.
That being said, many believe that animals still have things to teach us.
As far as person’s spirit animal or totem animal, this is meant to be the metaphysical incarnation of the things that drive and define us.
Many people believe that they have one primary spirit animal that they identify most with or that shows up most often in their lives (such as in dreams) and then others that come into play at different times in their lives, to provide insight or guidance to certain situations in life.
It is also useful to study not only the animal totem that means most to you, but also the prey or predator of that totem, as well as other totems that interact with it (such as duck and freshwater trout) because often times looking at the whole picture will bring greater insight.
Additionally, it is believed that your spirit animal brings you protection in a metaphysical sense, or can teach you the best way for you to protect yourself.
Knowing your spirit animal may also help you in your interactions with other people, as deep awareness of what you are may allow you to sense and better understand what kind spirit animates the people around you.
Take a moment and sit still with yourself, for it is within still quiet moments within ourselves that our inner animal can speak and be heard. Who knows, you may even learn something about yourself you did not know!
“Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?”
― Noël Coward