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***Everything that I write should be considered my own "UPG", as we are all different with our own needs, experiences, and perspectives.
Hello, everyone. This is just an introduction post about myself. My Spiritual Name is Iris Shikoba. Below is the name numerology, and following that is a brief description of my Spiritual Name.
Name numerology for Iris Shikoba using Paul Sadowski's site:
You entered: Iris Shikoba
There are 11 letters in your name.
Those 11 letters total to 57
There are 5 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.
What your first name means:
1) Shakespearean Female 'The Tempest' A spirit, rainbow goddess of Greek mythology.
2) Latin Male Diminutive of Beatrice F: A variant of Beatrix meaning bringer of joy. In the Divine Comedy, Beatrice was Dante's guide through Paradise, perhaps inspired by Beatrice Portinari who was Dante's earliest love.
3) Latin Female Diminutive of Beatrice. A variant of Beatrix meaning bringer of joy.
4) Hebrew Female Flower.
5) Greek Female Rainbow goddess of Greek mythology who used rainbows as a bridge to carry messages from the gods to mankind. Iris is also a flower name.
Your number is: 3
The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.
The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.
The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.
Your Soul Urge number is: 7
A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.
You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.
The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.
Your Inner Dream number is: 5
An Inner Dream number of 5 means:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.
Why I Chose Iris
I chose Iris not only for the Goddess who is a messenger for the gods and goddesses, but also by extension the rainbow, and the lens that turns white light into all the different colors. An iris is a flower, and I do love the beauty of nature. An iris is also the thin, circular part of the eye that controls how much light hits the retina of the eye by the diameter and size of the pupil.
Why I Chose Shikoba
Shikoba is primarily a Chocktaw Native American Indian word that means feather. I follow a more Native American approach to life and nature, though I am also eclectic and use things from everywhere! According to Native-net, "Native American feathers are an important symbol of the Indian way of life. It is used to represent freedom, power, wisdom, honor, trust, strength, and much more."
My Patron God and Goddess.
Even though Iris is a Goddess and the first part of my spiritual name, she is not my Patron Goddess. I respect her for who she is and what she represents. Thoth and Seshat are my Patron God and Goddess, scribes and deities of knowledge, wisdom, and writing.
Other Deities I follow:
What I Love.
I love writing and learning new things as well as learning others' perspectives
The Journey I'm On
I'm a Shaman practitioner primarily, but I am also a Bard. I'm eclectic, picking up things from everywhere to use in my daily life and practice.
My Spirit Animals
I have four primary Spirit animals. My Spirit Guardian is a front-two-footed Winged Serpent (a Dragon) whose lower body can change into anything that's needed. My Spirit Totem is both the Phoenix and the Thunderbird. My Spirit Guide is the Moth. My Spirit Overwatch, which is linked to to my etheric energy and etheric body, is the Mole.
I am, among other things, a Shaman, a Bard, and a solo practitioner of martial arts--which I use in my energy work. I have just started on making a Book of Shadows (Novus Senca) and a Grimoire (Senui Senco). In my BoS, I'll be writing new things that I discover and experiment with. In my Grimoire, I'll write things that have withstood both the tests of time, and change, for me.
I work doing construction. Even though I live paycheck to paycheck, I know that I'll be okay because Spirit has always been with me and has protected me time and time again unwaveringly.
Every day, I make it a point to learn something new. I look at each person, each animal, each part of nature, and even man-made objects as teachers. I would love to help make this world a better place.
Though I didn't know it at the time, my spiritual journey started when I was ten years old. I had been going through some things, and was just leaving my biological mother to live with my biological father.
Having been moving to a new state (in the USA), and even though one of my sisters was with me, I felt alone and adrift. I had my first Spirit Journey, though I didn't have a name to put to it at the time.
I called out for help, and was answered by my Spirit Guardian. My Dragon is a Winged Serpent with two feet near the front of her body. The lower half of her body is able to transform into anything that is needed.
She accompanies me on every Spirit Journey that I take, and helps me--along with my other Spirit Animals--along my life's Journey.
So, what is my Path? I am an eclectic Shaman, and I love to read and study and learn new things. I love to write and aspire to be an author. I am drawn to everything and take the good that speaks to me. I use many tools in my practice, though I need none. I enjoy having a hands-on approach.
Recently, I have acquired a Drum (which I've been wanting ever since I was eighteen or nineteen) and a Thundermaker (which I didn't even know existed until I saw it) from a local spiritual shop from which I live a half hour's drive. I use crystals and have an altar. I am working on a Book of Shadows and a Grimoire.
I often go on Spirit Journeys and speak with my Spitit Animals. I lucid dream and travel to not only the Shamanic Worlds, but also to the Astral Realms and my Inner Planes.
I do have an altar with which I work to do specific things, primarily Shadow Work and meditation.
There is so much more that I want to put in here. But this is too long already. :)
201709 Dated-ish (I created this profile for an Amino group back in September of 2017, if I recall correctly)