Animal spirit visits

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.
The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have this animal as totem may be inclined to delve deep into their emotions and shine their true colors.
Spider: Nevertheless, its presence in your life might bring up negative feelings or unease. Whenever you feel your relationship with your power animal is characterized by tension, discomfort or fear, you can ask yourself where these feelings also appear in your life. Look for any association with your personal feelings, even if it indirectly leads you to other areas of your life, such as work, family, or a relationship for instance.

By Elena Harris, Editor
If you see Rabbit or in any way feel attracted to him, this may be a sign for you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. Rabbit always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble.
Within the past two nights I have been visited by some spirit guides. I am always aware of animals when they appear and pay attention to their visits. Two nights ago, I looked up from my meditation and saw a bunny just sitting in the grass about ten feet away. I did not hear her approach. My dog was in, so he did not alert me. But there she was, just looking at me and she sat there quite content for a while. She did not leave either when I got up, as if she knew she was safe.
Last night, before I began my meditation, I saw a blob move on my deck. It was fairly dark and I was not sure if it was something my dog left me. But then it hopped. It made its way over to me and got quite close. It was a frog. I have been in this house for eleven summers and never had a frog hop on the deck and come visit. This is the second time this summer I have had a frog on the deck. This little guy hopped over to me. He was within two feet and he just sat there. I was bowled over. He sat and watched me and hopped around in a small circle. I figured I would do my meditation. He was gone when I was done.
This morning, I went into my living room, which is not my usual thing to do in the morning and there on the wall was a dragon fly. I do not have them often even in the garden, let alone in my house. But she was exactly where I had to go in the room. Amazing. I hope she finds her way out.
Yesterday in my travels, I saw two hawks. I look always for that bird and for herons, which I also saw two. I have not seen many hawks lately at all. I always feel a connection to my friend when I see them and to me they symbolize his strength and guidance that I am on the right path. Yesterday, one flew right over my head and close enough that I could see the markings on his feathers. Took my breath away.
My toe is healing, but ever so slowly. That simple visit from the spider really inflicted a lot of havoc on me and slowed my physical abilities a lot. Last night, the pain was still very strong and was sending shooting threads up my foot and leg. I stopped the pain meds and I am dealing with it on my own, which was ok until last night. For my clinical friends, there is no shift in the color or swelling this morning and the pain is much less.
Do you think God is sending me a message? The only more obvious way would be if my phone rang and on the other end I heard a prophetic voice say, “Yo Jane, this is the Devine calling. How are you?”
I am not wise enough to understand all of this, only it has my full attention. When there is a shift coming in my life, good or bad, I also get internal vibrations. It is like the energy shifts physically before I am ready and my body reacts like a washing machine with an uneven load spinning very fast. The rhythm is off. I started noticing this effect several years ago when I was in a huge transition. It has appeared several times previously that I can remember and there was usually some change in my life in association. This is not an omen that indicates anything bad, but just change. I used to think it was only bad stuff because when I first noticed it, I was going through the divorce and moving. I now know that turned out be a good thing. I feel this sensation again, and it is not all the time, but it is there ever so lightly.
So I am not going to try to figure it all. I would love to hear from my learned fellow bloggers what they might think, if so inclined. I have been saying for a while that I am in some form of transition. Where I am headed I am not sure, but I think it will be great. I know I am getting a lot of guidance and messages. One really freaky situation that just simply cleared up last night was email to wise healer. I had emailed her twice and never heard anything. I just thought she did not need to respond so she did not. Since then, we have tried several times to connect and my emails were not getting through. It was like some roadblock went up. Last night, as mystical as it appeared, it went away and she got all my emails. We both thought the same thing that there was a reason my emails were blocked….and maybe so. But the channels are open now.
I am listening and looking. This is part of the magic of life that I am so thrilled to finally be aware of. It adds to the mystery and excitement even though it is a bit scary. I still have a lot of fear for the unknown and being out of control. I feel like I am in the roller coaster car and on the ascent up the hill. Not that I am going to come crashing down. No, I feel that there are more thrills a head. For me, the thrills come in the way of learning and growing and grasping all of “this”. My joy comes from the “ah-ha” moments. I love when I get it. My mountains to climb are the knowledge of my life and acceptance of my journey. My vistas from the top are when I see what I need to understand. Where my journey will lead me it still vague but it seems to be revealing itself when I need to know. I am learning to trust that too.


3 thoughts on “Animal spirit visits

  1. I think those experiences are definitely signs and good ones too! I like to pay attention to any creature that suddenly appears in my life and what that might indicate for me, especially if the encounter is expected. It sounds like you’re well on your way. When we most need guidance it surely appears.

  2. I agree with starrystez, definitely good signs. And frankly, the last paragraph that you wrote was as clear and succinct a description of the life of a person of awareness as any I have read. Keep walking, and watch the magic unfold! Namaste . . .

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