I’ve been super busy speaking at churches, working with clients and doing message services. I have one tonight with my daughter and one Wednesday night solo. Sunday is my second workshop in the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. The title: Animal Totems, Symbols and Signs.
We all get busy in life. We become less aware of our surroundings. We don’t notice the signs. Open your eyes. Become aware of the animals that cross your path daily. They mean something. They may guide you to where you need to be. They are connected to us because we are all one.
One of my favorite animal totem stories is the Spider, which means weaving (networking) and writing for me. I’ve been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. Spiders seem to show up, either on this earth plane or in dream states, when I’m wasting my time in regards to writing. It could be the subject or lack of it.
Enter spiders. Nice, right? LOL. Almost as bad a palmetto bug as a totem – survivor. Anyway, most of the time I would see a spider during twilight. First, I saw a baseball sized brown spider running over the edge of the mattress. I’m not gonna lie. It kinda freaked me out. I asked spirit if they could be a bit kinder next time. Weeks later a fluorescent blue and pink colored spider was running over the edge of the mattress. I tried to catch it. Many months go by and now I’m living in a new space. In the middle of night I saw a large spider, about the size of my head, next to my head. I jumped out of bed from a complete sleep instantly, turned on the light and looked everywhere for it. Darn near gave me a heart attack. Thank God I never found it. I had a serious talking to with spirit before I fell asleep. The next morning I saw the tiniest of spiders on the dresser. I chuckled. Since I’m writing this, it must be time to start writing my book again. It’s either that or spiders. LOL. Bye-bye procrastination.
I was thinking on the way home from the gym this morning that I need just a little bit more for this column. Spirit did not disappoint. I saw at least seven vultures. They symbolize the life/death cycle, which doesn’t necessarily mean physical birth and death. I saw two sandhill cranes. My absolute favorite. This about longevity and focus. Finally, I saw one egret, which symbolizes standing on your own two feet. When you awaken on your spiritual path, it can be a lonely journey because it alone is your path and no one else’s. This does not mean you have to be alone in life. The meanings above were just one or two words. There’s much more. Pay attention to the signs. They will help you to know where you are going on your journey.
Blessings of love and peace!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.