Caterpillar’s Alchemy

How often do you see a Caterpillar crawling through your well-tended plants, and curse it, for the damage it’ll do? Or, have you even ‘disposed’ of it, or been tempted to; in a manner, which wouldn’t be considered humane?

When you see something big, hairy and wiggly crawl across your path, do you immediately consider it a garden pest, or do you look at it; as a creature that will ‘shortly’ transmute into some beautiful? Something striking, that will only add to the beauty of your garden?

We’ve learnt through the years, whether at school or through another means, that a caterpillar will eventually become a butterfly, or a moth, much the same way a tadpole becomes a frog, but; unless we’re spiritually aware, we’d never consider how beneficial; Caterpillar’s appearance could be to our lives.

In Australia, we’re at the tail-end of winter and spring is starting to come into view, flowers are blossoming, and birds are happily courting a mate, so I shouldn’t have been surprised to see caterpillars, of all sizes on a daily basis, cavorting amongst the plants, some days, I’ve even seen 3 or 4. One after the other………it was a revelation though; to see a caterpillar crawl along a spiritual finger – during a meditation – and subsequently clamber onto my shoulder, then sit on his tail (do they have tails?), whilst reaching towards my face.

I figured Spirit had a message for me, that wasn’t divulged at the time, so I did a little research and discovered that Caterpillar is symbolic of:

• Transmutation like a caterpillar, into something beautiful.
• The ability to create a sturdy foundation, for a wonderful future.
• The ability to be discreet and to hide one’s secrets, as well keep one’s head down – be invisible.
• Great potential & good luck, when starting something new.
• New Birth & evolution – transforming your life for the better.
• Imbues the ability to patiently wait, for a pleasant outcome.
• Enables one to face forwards to the future, not backwards to the past.
• Listening to your intuition, before running ahead with a new goal or dream.
• Sensitivity and creativity.

Also, caterpillar’s appearance could imply:

• We’re not changing, or shedding our old life to prepare for new one.
• Someone could be obstructing us, but may not be open about it, therefore we need the ability to see others pragmatically, or as they really are – caterpillar can help with this.
• The acceptance that; when our life changes, it may not be comfortable, or recognisable.

When considering, caterpillar, it’s also worth looking at Butterfly’s spiritual message:

• Transformation and transition, from one life to another.
• Spiritual growth and resurrection.
• The Soul – in some traditions, the sighting of a butterfly signifies the passing of a soul, over to Spirit. It’s said they carry the spirit of the dead to Heaven.
• It can signify the; emergence of happiness and joy in your life, together with life’s celebration. Or, it may be asking you to look for the joy in your life if you’ve misplaced it. We all do, on occasion.
• The cyclical nature of life, similar to the Wheel of Fortune in Tarot – sometimes are lives are ‘up’ and sometimes; they’re ‘down’.
• It’s time to become more spiritually minded – the elevation of our spiritual self.

So next time you’re about to step on a little wiggly creature, ask yourself; what he may be telling you.

Oh, and just a little codicil to this post; today, I rescued 3 wasps. Two were attempting to drown them-selves in the pool, and a 3rd was wandering around the kitchen – I guess, I’d better check to see what they’re here to disclose……as long as it doesn’t come with a sting, even a metaphorical one……

And, should I mention that; a few days ago, I had a dream involving a Tortoise climbing some stairs, whilst wearing a train conductor’s hat…..The start of a children’s story, maybe?

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Definitely Not, Bird-brained.

Animals never cease to amaze me. They have a depth within them that we just don’t realise. They’re full of emotion, joy, and intelligence. It doesn’t matter whether they’re furred, feathered or scaled; they’re capable of so much. We just don’t give them enough credit.

I adore all animals, big or small, but lately; birds that have come into my life, truly amaze me.

A long-time resident at my local pet shop is a beautiful female cockatoo called Richie, who seems to have taken a shine to me. She’ll sit on my shoulder, and cuddle into my neck, muttering away all the time. On the days she’s not allowed out of her cage (not all the staff get on with her) she’ll lean against the bars so I can give her a scratch…..today, when I visited, she handed me a white feather, she’d collected from the floor, as a gift.

It doesn’t matter if it’s been a week or two since my last visit, she always remembers me, and requests a cuddle or a scratch.

Cockatoo

In an earlier post, I mentioned the fact, that crows were a frequent visitor to my garden, wanting a snack……well, things have progressed further.

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These beautiful birds, astounded me recently with their intelligence.

I was walking to the gym, a mere 15 minutes away, when I found myself followed from my home, to the door of the club by several beautiful black feathered friends.

They dipped and dived around me, they sat on stone pillars as I walked past. They perched on trees, literally at shoulder height. You could say; they were different crows, but I think not. When they flew circles around me, it was hard to believe they were strangers.  It was as if; they knew me, and were keeping me in their sights…….do they now imagine me as part of their flock? I just don’t know, but it was an intense experience.

Crow

And, you may remember my little foster lorikeet from a few months back, another wonderful creature that came into my life. I think about her frequently, perhaps I imprinted on her as much, as she did me? I still have a picture of her on my desk, to remind me that; all creatures have feelings, and deserve to be given our love.

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Rainbow Lorikeets

And, I better not forget the magpie family that have adopted me, and regularly call through the front door when it’s dinner time. My little baby ‘Circles’ even let’s me hand feed him, and always races to the head of the queue – He gained his name because, he turns circles whenever he sees me……funny little fella.

So next time, you see a bird sat in a tree, say a quick hello, because they may have come into your life for a reason.

Magpie

“Wolf Spirit Animal”

Shamanic Dreams of a Pagan Earth

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“Wolf Spirit Animal”

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.com Editor

(Go check out her great site for more information and to answer the quiz to find your spirit animal!)

“The wolf offers some of the most striking animal meanings in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.

What is the wolf spirit animal meaning?

In the spirit animal kingdom, the wolf symbolizes:

-Sharp intelligence, deep connection with instincts
-Appetite for freedom
-Expression of strong instincts
-Feeling threatened, lack of trust in someone or in yourself

Positive symbolism of the wolf spirit animal:

Positive meanings emphasize a deep connection with your intuition and instincts. On…

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