What Is a Unicorn?

By Diana Cooper

Unicorns are considered mythical, magical creatures, though some believe that they did in fact once roam the earth. Unicorns appear in folk tales from around the world and are often depicted as beautiful, mysterious white horses with a single horn on the forehead. In many paintings and popular culture they are portrayed with wings. Unicorns are considered virtuous and it is believed that they appear only to those with pure hearts or to those on a mission for good. Unicorns grant wishes and carry qualities of love, peace, calm, gentleness, hope, majesty and caring. Unicorns work at the soul level by helping to fulfill life’s purpose.

Start here to find out more about how to meet a unicorn.

Text excerpted and reprinted from "The Wonder of Unicorns" by Diana Cooper, with permission of Findhorn Press. Images by Damian Keenan reprinted from "Unicorn Cards" by Diana Cooper, with permission of Findhorn Press. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.

How to Meet a Unicorn

The most common way to meet a Unicorn is through meditation. Immerse yourself in Unicorn energies of innocence, purity, happiness, love, beauty, and a desire to serve. Focus on your favorite unicorn image. Think about Unicorns and your reason for wanting to meet one. When you relax and trust, you will find yourself being nudged in the right direction and ideas will flow. Slowly you will start to sense, feel or know that a unicorn is helping you. When Unicorns are in the vicinity, they are said to leave little signs, like white feathers. You will know you are in the presence of a Unicorn when you sense its overwhelming love.

Who Do Unicorns Help?

Legend has it that Unicorns appear to serve those on a mission for good. When an individual is motivated by a great desire to help the community and make it a better place, the individual's inner light shines brightly to the spirits. Those with a vision beyond themselves are touched by the Unicorn energy which guides them throughout their endeavors. Unicorns often appear to these people and guide them.

How Do Unicorns Help?

Unicorns help by offering support for dreams and aspirations, and they communicate by nudging and inspiring. People often report a sense of being pushed in ‘the right direction.’  Unicorns often appear when they are most needed to answer questions, offer guidance, and grant wishes.

Unicorn Wishes

Ancient myths tell us that unicorns grant wishes to the pure of heart. This really means that they open doors for those who are truly ready to receive with gratitude, joy, and integrity. When a pure, innocent child makes a wish from the bottom of his heart, a Unicorn will draw close to the little one, to help him. If the wish is for his highest good, the unicorn will bring it about.

Unicorn Blessings

Unicorn blessings are profound and powerful. When you receive them, your body often feels tingly as the pure energy comes through you. You can invoke one directly or someone else may send you one. Either way, the more receptive you are the better. Remember unicorns only see high qualities, such as love, honesty, serenity, and joy. They withdraw from negativity.

The Magic of the Unicorn Horn

The Unicorn is considered to be a magical creature whose power is contained in its horn, which is called the ‘alicorn’. In medieval times, it was believed that the Unicorn horn could protect against illness and had the power to dissolve poison. The horn is like a magic wand, pouring out divine energy. Wherever the Unicorn directs this light, healing takes place, not just on a physical and emotional level but also on a soul level.

Unicorn Senses

Unicorns are finely-tuned instruments. They have a highly evolved sense of smell; like humans they like the perfume of happiness and are repelled by the stench of anger. They can hear notes and tones that are out of our auditory range and, as with smell, unicorns are repelled by harsh, angry tones and attracted to sweet, harmonious music. A unicorn is an all-seeing being--its physical sight and its ability to see beyond the immediate are finely attuned. Creating a peace-filled, harmonious environment is critical to attracting unicorns.

Visualization to Meet Your Unicorn

1. Close your eyes and breathe comfortably in and out of your heart center.
2. Imagine a ball of shimming white reflective light around you so that only pure unicorn energy can enter. Then breathe in love and breathe out peace until you feel relaxed.
3. Picture yourself sitting in a peaceful, safe place by a beautiful lake. Imagine moonlight shining on the water. Take time to listen to the sounds. Breathe in the perfumes of the evening air.
4. Through the moonlight, see a silver white light moving towards you and out of it emerges a magnificent unicorn.
5. The illumined creature walks towards you and stops in front of you, lighting you up with its glow. Sense the love flowing from it to you.
6. The unicorn bows its head and directs light from its horn into your heart. Take time to feel this, like a flame of love entering you.
7. If you wish you may stand and stroke your unicorn. Look into its eye to make soul-to-soul contact.
8. Spend a little time getting to know your unicorn. Ask it to telepathically impart any message it has for you. Listen.
9. Thank it and watch it walking away through the moonlight.
10. Open your eyes. Record anything experienced in your unicorn journal.

Text excerpted and reprinted from "The Wonder of Unicorns" by Diana Cooper, with permission of Findhorn Press. Images by Damian Keenan reprinted from "Unicorn Cards" by Diana Cooper, with permission of Findhorn Press. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.

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