I recently talked about a visualization I had where all my guides gave me a gift. Culminating in my maternal grandmother leaving me a goldfish cracker. During this meditation my one guide (an older native American woman who often whispers a single word or blows plant medicine or smoke at me) had a gift that lead me to do some research on its meaning. She leaned over and blew pollen in my ear. I felt it go in and up into my brain and through my body. She was 3rd in a line of 8 so I didn’t get much time to contemplate before the next guide left something.
I decided later to research the meanings of pollen in different native American cultures. I found something called the Pollen Path. I still am not 100% this is what I was meant to take away from this gift but I still find it interesting.
What you need to understand is that Corn was very metaphorically symbolic to the Navajo. Its pollen represents fertility, hope, and growth. The Pollen Path is visualized as moving up a corn stalk. A person enters the bottom and with 2 guides is taken up the stalk through a spiritual path. The guides represent both the male and female energies of the moon and sun. During this trek there will come a time when the “initiate” is struck hard. This could represent some life event, force, or shear bolt of energy knocking them hard along the path. They must choose to either continue past this or fall back. If they continue past (which is not easy btw) they will be met at the top by a Dove who represents they have reached spiritual enlightenment. This is not the end of the journey. You see reaching this height doesn’t end your walk on the path it just allows you to start the next one by walking around the path and back up the stalk again.
I was not sure until I just started typing this what my guide was saying. Now I think I know. I had reached the top and I was feeling like I had made it to the next level. I think it was a reminder/warning that it will come around again. I made it past that stalk but life is full of jolts and a continuous motion of learning and growing. We can rest between but don’t get too comfortable the next lesson is right around the corner!