A small handful of the African lion claws I’ll be working with in the next days. The claws of a lion (but one could say, any big cat) represent many things to many people. Royalty, gold, the blazing sun, and cleansing flame. Big cat relics are thrilling to have and thrilling to work with, but that thrill always has a price. You must be ready to handle the burn, to brace yourself for claws sinking deep within your soul. Cats never give it away for free. They honor strength, and abhor, even punish, weakness. I make it a point, ritually, to never deal too deeply with big cat relics while I am sick, or mentally off kilter. So they will sit with light and water until they are ready to be worked or offered as is.
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