The Lizard Totem

This little guy was hanging out on our decorative garden flag. So beautiful!!

“If Lizard is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you the importance of going with the flow of life. Lizard Totem is the symbol of a fluid mindset, that adapts fast in every situation, and makes the best of it.” ~ https://animaltotem.com/lizard-totem/#:~:text=If%20Lizard%20is%20your%20Animal,makes%20the%20best%20of%20it.

A Transcendental Connection

Have you ever experienced a connection with an animal that you simply couldn’t explain? And I’m not referring to our beloved house pets either, even though they are adorable and we love them with all our hearts. The animals that I’m actually referring to are the ones that we may feel a connection with on a spiritual level. For some people, they may feel a connection with wolves. For others, it may be with eagles and for some it may even be with felines.

Me? I have always felt a connection with spiders. I’m not one to kill them. Actually, what I will do when I see one is safely pick it up and release it outside. I’m not frightened by them or feel uncomfortable. In fact, what I feel with them is like a sense of coexistence. I know a lot of people are completely terrified by these eight legged creatures, but not me. I think they’re beautiful. In my bedroom, there’s a massive, nearly eight foot wide window and once a week, a spider’s web will manifest itself stretching from the glass to the window’s frame. Every time I remove the sticky web, days later it’s back up again. Yet, I’ve never found the little arachnid responsible for it.

Having a spider as a spirit animal is suppose to symbolize feminine energy with a great deal of creativity. I can easily relate with that, well because I am a female and am extremely passionate about my writing and art. Other character traits of having a spider as a spirit animal are having a quality of high receptivity and the ability to tune into the high’s and lows of energy levels. Again, I can relate with both of those because I’m an empath. Patience is another trait. (I’m still learning with that one.) And lastly, the character trait of “shadow self”, meaning the acceptance of the dark aspects of life. I relate with that one as well because I openly embrace both, light and dark. To me, they’re a harmonious balance of one another.

The picture below is of a spider that I happened upon while on a nature walk. The black beauty didn’t even move. It stayed in that spot as if posing for the photo.

So what’s your spirit animal??

Stay blessed, everyone!

~ Sheila πŸ’‹

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The Frog Totem

Recently, I was outside taking trash to the bin. When I lifted the lid to toss the bag in, a bright green tree frog immediately jumped onto the inside of my left bicep. I freaked! Seriously! Those who know me best know that the little jumping creatures make my skin crawl. I have never liked frogs….. Ever! Well, except for Kermit and his nephew Robin from the Muppets…. Those two, I love! The reason for my dislike of frogs? When I was a little girl my older brothers would chase me around with them…. siblings…. gotta love them, right?! Lol

Anywho…. The day that the frog jumped onto my arm I made a silly post on social media about it, basically laughing at myself. Someone commented and said that frogs were actually messengers with good vibes. So I looked it up and, loe and behold, here is what I read….

The frog as spirit animal or totem reminds us of the transient nature of our lives. As symbol of transition and transformation, this spirit animal supports us in times of change. Strongly associated with the water element, it connects us with the world of emotions and feminine energies, as well as the process of cleansing, whether it’s physical, emotional, or more spiritual or energetic.
Frog Symbolism
The symbolism of the frog appears in many traditions around the globe. This animal is generally associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes. The frog is symbolic of:

Cleansing
Renewal, rebirth
Fertility, abundance
Transformation, metamorphosis
Life mysteries and ancient wisdom” ~ https://www.spiritanimal.info/frog-spirit-animal/

The frog is a water sign, which I found to be interesting because my zodiac sign is Pisces (another water sign). Coincidence? Some may say yes, but I believe everything happens for a reason. And with the way the frog jumped onto my arm like it did, maybe it was helping me to face a fear? Who knows… But since then, I feel more confident thanks to the little guy and my research on the meaning of its totem. Another reason to be blessed! Life is beautiful!

Also, several years back a dear friend of mine found a phone charm of a frog that she gave to me as a joke. But ya know what? I kept it and unfortunately since she gave it to me, she’s passed on. I’m glad I kept the charm. It makes me smile and think of her every time I look at it.

And a few years ago, another friend of mine went to the Caribbean for a vacation. When she returned, she gave me a multicolored beaded wooden frog that she said she literally watched being handmade. Even though she knew how frogs made me feel, she still wanted to give it to me because it’s covered in several beautiful colored beads. I was honored to accept her gift.

So, with all this being said…. My appreciation for frogs has grown greatly. They’re wonderful symbols with so much positivity about them!

Counting blessings one day at a time! ❀️

~ Sheila πŸ’‹

A Transcendental Connection

Have you ever experienced a connection with an animal that you simply couldn’t explain? And I’m not referring to our beloved house pets either, even though they are adorable and we love them with all our hearts. The animals that I’m actually referring to are the ones that we may feel a connection with on a spiritual level. For some people, they may feel a connection with wolves. For others, it may be with eagles and for some it may even be with felines.

Me? I have always felt a connection with spiders. I’m not one to kill them. Actually, what I will do when I see one is safely pick it up and release it outside. I’m not frightened by them or feel uncomfortable. In fact, what I feel with them is like a sense of coexistence. I know a lot of people are completely terrified by these eight legged creatures, but not me. I think they’re beautiful. In my bedroom, there’s a massive, nearly eight foot wide window and once a week, a spider’s web will manifest itself stretching from the glass to the window’s frame. Every time I remove the sticky web, days later it’s back up again. Yet, I’ve never found the little arachnid responsible for it.

Having a spider as a spirit animal is suppose to symbolize feminine energy with a great deal of creativity. I can easily relate with that, well because I am a female and am extremely passionate about my writing and art. Other character traits of having a spider as a spirit animal are having a quality of high receptivity and the ability to tune into the high’s and lows of energy levels. Again, I can relate with both of those because I’m an empath. Patience is another trait. (I’m still learning with that one.) And lastly, the character trait of “shadow self”, meaning the acceptance of the dark aspects of life. I relate with that one as well because I openly embrace both, light and dark. To me, they’re a harmonious balance of one another.

The picture below is of a spider that I happened upon while on a nature walk. The black beauty didn’t even move. It stayed in that spot as if posing for the photo.

So what’s your spirit animal??

 

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter @sheilarparker.

 

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