Spider Totem: Spirit Animal Meaning of Spider

Spider spirit animal image
For more about Spider spirit animal meaning, watch my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unpDsV9ORVg

Spiders. They evoke our wondering admiration, and our horror, both.

On the one hand, we have the miraculous, ethereal beauty of a spider web, like a garment woven for angels. On the other, a horrifying entity creeping into our nightmares, or emerging from the darkest imaginations of a Tolkien or a J.K. Rowling.

Why do Spiders, more than any other animal, elicit such a spectrum of emotion?

I believe it’s because, more than any animal I am aware of, they embody the power of the Deep Feminine—an energy that is deeply misunderstood in our culture.

The thing to remember is that feminine energy is all about connection. This is what makes it so super powerful. On the one hand (in its Light aspect) it’s the driving force behind Oneness. On the other (in its dark aspect) it can be horrifically manipulating and subversive.

Here are just a few of Spider’s powers:

Spider web

Positive (Light) Spider Energy:
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Magnetic Allure
  • Networking/Connectedness
  • Wealth attraction
SpiderNegative Spider Energy (dark side):
  • Ensnarement
  • Calculating manipulation
  • Venomous thought
  • Vampirism

Whew – that’s quite the list! So if Spider appears to you, be aware that she may be pointing out tendencies towards any of the above in you or someone you’re dealing with.

I’m not going to go super deep into Spider symbolism here (if I did it might take all night). And I am definitely not in the mood right now to delve into its dark aspects. (Although I just released a Spider video that touches on the topic.)

For now, I want to focus on one of Spider’s strongest and most positive aspects: Creativity. The act of Bringing Forth.

Spider is an absolutely fantastic power animal for anyone wishing to expand their creative abilities, and especially for creative people wanting to make a living from their skills. A few thoughts:

spiderweb

  • Watch a spider spinning her web. It will just about put you in a trance. Spider demonstrates complete attunement to a pattern that comes not from intellect but from her own inner knowing, manifesting it precisely and deliberately in the physical world.
  • Notice all the different types of spider webs in the world – the variety is breathtaking. Besides the beautiful orb type web, there are cobwebs; funnel-shaped webs; the little gossamer webs you find in the lawn; even trap-door-like webs that aren’t meant to ensnare but to hide a spider so that it can ambush its passing prey. And check it out – they’re ALL awesome. You won’t find a Spider comparing her web unfavorably to her neighbor’s!
  • To continue that thought, some webs are notable for their beauty, some as amazing feats of engineering. Creativity is not just the realm of artists! How does your own creative self want to express him- or herself?
  • Patience is another of Spider’s virtues. And Faith. Most spiders have to wait to be discovered. Sometimes a while!
  • Persistence, too. Despite being crafted out of one of the strongest materials in existence, spider webs are fragile and sometimes have to be rebuilt again and again. Spider just doesn’t give up. (If you’re an aspiring author trying to get published, take note. Some of the world’s most successful authors only got published after they got rejected again, and again, and again.)
  • Notice that the web is both a beautiful creation and a source of livelihood for Spider. No reason the two have to be mutually exclusive. “Starving artist” myth be damned! (Including the healing arts!)

Well, like I said I could sit here riffing on Spider all night. But I’d like to get some sleep. So if you want to know more about Spider, check out my latest YouTube video here. (And discover a simple exercise you can do to open yourself up to a more feminine, creative style of vision.)

(P.S. Next time you find a Spider in your house, please don’t smash her. Find yourself a yogurt tub with a lid and gently remove the little artist outside where she can spin her dreams in peace.)

Do you feel a connection with Spider? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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Stand Up

Conventional wisdom has it that our most significant physical feature is the opposable thumb. I disagree.

The biggest physical difference between us and all the other higher animals is our posture.

If you look at how human beings stand, our chakras are aligned from Earth to Heaven.

We’re the only vertebrate animal I can think of that is aligned in this manner. Even birds that walk on two feet are aligned more towards the horizontal, or at least at an angle. But we are straight up and down, and there’s a reason for that.

The calling of Humanity, our Purpose if you will, is this whole adventure of ascending consciousness. It’s why we exist.

A lot of people at this time are upset about humanity, with good reason considering what we’re doing to the planet.

But consider what an amazing task we’ve taken upon ourselves: to assist and be a part of this great process, to be a vehicle for the expansion of Spirit. (In other words, have some compassion – it’s not easy!)

That’s why we are standing upright. Because it’s really not a very practical design, when you think of it. It’s quite a crazy feat of engineering. But, there it is.

Consider this. And consider the role your body plays in the pursuit of Purpose.

Consider the connection you can manifest in your physical body by keeping a healthy relationship between your chakras, Heaven, and Earth. In other words, by cultivating perfect posture.

Tuck your tailbone. Engage your abs. Pull your shoulders back. Imagine the crown of your head drawn upward towards Heaven with a silken cord. And another slender thread suspending the Earth from your root.

We are connected, after all. And all of Life on Earth hangs in the balance.

Breathe.

And stand in your truth.

2017

Star Mandala II - watercolor painting by Christie Michelsen
Star Mandala II: watercolor painting by Christie Michelsen

Happy 2017! I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a fun and blessed holiday season.

It’s been a while since I last posted. I won’t bore you with the details but I’ve been fighting a battle of self-acceptance. To be honest it’s scary to put oneself out there, as those of you in business (and many other pursuits) know.

With the help of some wonderful guides, both human and spirit, I’ve been learning to value who I really am, not who I think someone else thinks I should be. Realizing that I – like all of us – have unique gifts that are meant to be shared. That denying myself the pleasure of fully honoring these gifts and standing up for my right to do so serves no purpose other than to withhold Light from the world – Light the world so desperately needs.

We’ve recently transitioned into a brand new year. I’ll be honest with you – my gut feeling is that we’re going to start seeing one hell of a shake-up in 2017. But I don’t see it as a bad thing. Rather, as an opportunity and an invitation to shed that which is no longer relevant and allow ourselves to shine.

For me, a key part of letting my light shine is to continue to share these thoughts and inspirations with you. Thank you so much for reading, and being the beautiful person you are.

At the heart of your Being, at the heart of ALL there is, is Light. A Light that can never be extinguished, and that is stronger than any darkness. Never forget it. Let it be a beacon to guide us safely through the storm.

How will you let your Light shine this year?

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Spirit Oracle reading for week of Oct. 24, 2016

I tuned in last night to the general energy and this image is what presented itself for me to share:

Kundalini snake and triskelions

The first thing to come in was one of those little 3-armed symbols. (They are very similar to the Celtic triskelion.)

Then a big yellow arrow like a big thrust of Kundalini-type energy on the rise. 
 
Followed by three more of the little whirlys, hovering protectively about. 
 
Folks, there’s a massive energy shift happening that will be coming to a head soon. 
 
(Yes, the U.S. Presidential election is a part of it.) 
 
Expect tremors. Most likely major ones. 
 
What’s happening is that our materialistic world is wanting to break through into a higher plane of consciousness.
But the old order energy is offering massive resistance. So we’re feeling a lot of shake-up, likely to increase in the days and weeks ahead.
Be assured, though, we ARE being guided. There are many beings, human and otherwise, holding space for the process to happen.
The message that’s coming through loud and clear is to breathe through it, allow movement to happen, and go with the flow. And to keep clear intentions for an outcome aligned with the highest good. 
It’s important at this time to come together and to combine our energies, support each other and hold the space. Connection is vital. Reach out and hold hands with those who “get it,” let go of those who don’t.
If you’d like to hear more about this vision, including an interpretation of the little triskelion wheely guys, tune in to my YouTube video about it here:

These images I get are like oracle cards. You may view this one and get additional meaning from it. If you do, I’d love to hear your insights – leave them in the comments below! 

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Out of practice receiving? Let’s change that!

love-1269038_1280We’ve all heard it: “It’s better to give than to receive.”

Ha. Tell that to your dog.

Dogs give and receive wholeheartedly, and without judgement.

They’re very good at it. And if you ask me, the average dog enjoys life far more than most of us two-leggeds.

The thing about giving and receiving is, it’s an energy flow. It’s got to be open on both ends.

But many of us get programmed (by ideas like the one above) that it’s not OK to receive.

Or that we’re somehow not deserving.

Nonsense, of course.

We’re all creatures of Nature, part of Divine Creation. We deserve to receive just like any other creature.

Not only that, but it’s important for us to receive love and good things. It empowers us to give in return. And thus ensure that the cycle of energy remains unbroken.

So with that in mind, here are 3 things you can do today to practice your Divine capacity to Receive:

1. Take your compliments. Next time someone compliments you, resist the urge to downplay yourself. Instead, flash them a beautiful smile and gift them with a heartfelt “Thank you!” It will make you both feel great.

2.  Say “Thank You”. We all receive amazing things into our lives on a regular basis without even thinking about it. Becoming consciously aware of how blessed we are opens us to receiving more. Consider something or someone in your life that you’ve been taking for granted, and give thanks for or to them. This is powerful and can really help clear up blocks to prosperity, especially when you do it regularly.

3. Expect good things to come your way. Keep your eyes open. Look for abundance, and you’ll find it. 🙂

Case in point:
My friends Rev. Anne Presuel and Sherry Bowers are hosting a Giveaway Event right now, and you’re invited!It’s called Divine Biz Gifts, and it’s officially for entrepreneurs, but I’ve checked it out and there are all sorts of awesome things for everyone, whether you’re in business for yourself or not.

For example, here are just a few of the products you can download for free:

  • Archangel Insight Guide
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Click here to receive your free gifts! 🙂

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