Any news about the state of tigers in the world is of interest to me, and the Tiger attack at the San Francisco zoo on Christmas day last year was very moving. While meditating on the attack I knew that Tatiana was provoked. She is a symbol of the feminine tiger spirit reawakening. And, she is angry. The anger has been flowing through me as well, and I pray that I channel it constructively and that I stay healthy while doing it.
The White Tigress has been an important teacher to me for several years now. I will be presenting at the International Association for the Study of Dreams this July on the pivotal dream I had in 2000 that continues to inform and guide my life. The White Tigress is a representation of Xi Wang Mu, the Queen Mother of the West, who is the not-well-known primordial earth mother goddess of China.
Recently, Teresa sent me this very moving photo of a tiger in India. That caption reads: A pregnant tigress was rescued by forest workers Sunday after being stoned by Indian villagers. Upon her release Tuesday, the tigress jumped into the Sundarikati River.
I will be posting more about the White Tigress, Xi Wang Mu, and my experiences with the feminine spirits of China throughout the year.