Animal Symbolism

Animal Symbolism—Rabbit

Animal Symbolism—Rabbit

A rabbit crossed my path twice this Easter. The first rabbit was from my dear old mom, a stuffed bunny that I promptly named Renoir Rabbit since the hands, feet, and ears were all different colors, just like a painter’s palette. The second rabbit sighting happened right after dinner. I took a stroll around my old stomping ground, Laurel Springs, the town where I grew up, and a rabbit hopped across the road with a basket of brightly colored eggs. Just kidding about the basket of course! But the rabbit’s appearance was multi-synchronistic and his message timely. Rabbit is my symbol for...

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Fukushima and the Angry Octopus

Fukushima and the Angry Octopus

I’ve been getting a lot of animal sightings lately. Last week I discovered a mouse sitting inside of my office doorway at work. He stared up me as if I was a long lost friend. He was really cute too, and he didn’t run away when I approached him either. Sadly, I believed he was injured due to the fact there was a mousetrap in my office (I didn’t put it there), and it had been turned over. The unlucky mouse probably escaped the trap but had gotten hurt in the process. A coworker of mine released the mouse outside, so hopefully he will be okay. Mouse is a sign to pay attention...

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Animal Symbolism Series—Butterfly

Animal Symbolism Series—Butterfly

Whenever I decide to begin a post for my Animal Symbolism series, I don’t always know what animal I want to write about, just that I have the urge. And it never fails that the animal wanting an audience makes itself known to me, as if by magic, a day or two or three before I actually sit down to write. So I waited for a sign and later that same day a leaf blew across the grass in such an odd way that it caught my attention. It looked just like a butterfly. “Ah hah,” I thought to myself. “Could this be the one?” To reinforce the message sent by the Animal Gods, I began seeing...

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Animal Symbolism Series—Sparrow

Sparrows like to frequent my bird feeder often, voraciously eating the seeds like a bird twice its size. It’s a common bird, the Sparrow, and not as pretty as a Cardinal or an Indigo Blue Bunting (my favorite), but like every animal on this planet, each has its gifts to share with us. And don’t let the size of this feisty little brown bird fool you either, for it is a survivor, and according to Animal Symbolist, Ted Andrews*, it symbolizes the awakening and triumph of the common nobility. Sparrow has come to symbolize humanity for me and whenever I see a few of them gathered around my...

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Animal Symbolism Series—Mourning Dove

Sitting quietly on the floor, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine what it was like to be God (the one ruling this Universe). Honestly, I just wanted to feel her love for me—a warm, golden-pink light that I could breath in slowly, letting it fill all of my cells so that it would transport me to another place, one of great beauty and joy. I needed that kind of love. The world outside of my 900 square foot abode that I call home is crazy! There is too much death, violence, anger and drudgery in that world. We were not meant to live that way. I know it deep in my bones and suspect that many...

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Meditation: Praying Mantis, Partis Deux

I woke up feeling rather crappy. It was Friday, after all, and I’d been burning the candle at both ends all week, juggling work, home, bank, college (looking into taking a class), friends, both online, and live, breathing ones, my graduate-school-bound son (who just got a cold), my very demanding cat (I do love her, really I do, sans the barf-balls she leaves all over the house), the novel that I’m writing, plus all of the other wonderful creative ideas that are bombarding me right now but can’t get to. I need a cloning device please. No wonder I was feeling like...

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