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« on: Jun 23, 2018 04:38 am »

For some time now I have taken the mockingbird as a personal totem and even associate his spirit with Inayat Khan's. The mockingbird follows me around and I noticed one when arriving to my hotel the other day for visiting Amma.

The mockingbird from what I've seen is a very protective bird with the ability to make beautiful calls and in essence speak in tongues.
I've been considering getting a tatoo and will have one of the mockingbird with the sufi symbol. =)



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« Reply #1 on: Jul 14, 2018 09:16 am »

Mockingbirds are mythologically important birds in many Native American cultures. In the creation myths of the Hopi and other Pueblo tribes, it was Mockingbird who first taught the people to speak. In Shasta Indian mythology, Mockingbird is the guardian of the dead. To Southeast Indian tribes, the mockingbird is a symbol of intelligence; the Cherokees used to give children mockingbird heads to eat out of the belief that it would make them clever. The Maricopa considered the mockingbird a medicine animal, and dreaming of a mockingbird was a sign that a person had been given special powers. In O'odham (Papago and Pima) folklore, Mockingbird plays the role of a mediator.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 14, 2018 09:28 am »

It is apparent to me why my murshid takes the form of a mockingbird. He was a great musician after all!

Also the very message of Sufism, to seek God in the heart of man. One of its principles- a tolerance for all religions. This bird is able to produce the very essence of other birds- mimicking their song. All paths lead to the One. Yogananda says true religion is ones intuition! Here in one bird is my murshid able to reach to the hearts of many- by reaching to them in notes they are accustomed- each note, as true as the other! Leading me to God! My heart is lifted with understanding and appreciation! Thank you Lord! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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"Mockingbirds are best known for their ability to mimic other birds. They continue to add songs to their repertoire throughout their lives. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a male mockingbird may learn 200 songs in his lifetime. In addition to bird songs, mockingbirds have been heard to mimic frogs, insects and even non-animal noises."
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