Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Animal Totems

I buy into the theory that when you see an animal (or in this case, insects) that seem out of the ordinary, you should take something away from it. Many people believe that so-called "animal totems" are powerful messages from the spirit world. I happen to be one of them. Today, I saw two interesting totems in my city driveway- a grasshopper and a dragonfly. Here are two versions of its symbolism.



GRASSHOPPER
Uncanny leaps forward

The  Chinese symbol of good luck and abundance,
Grasshopper gives its totem people the ability to take chances. 
To move on hunches and take the leap forward. 
Things might not move for them as they do for other people;
progress is not step-by-step, but rather extremely fast. 
Trust your own instincts on when to make the leaps. 
Trust your inner voice. 
It will lead you to great successes. 
Don’t be afraid to leap –
and remember that Grasshopper only leaps forward – never backward.



DRAGONFLY
Illusion, The Power of Light

Dragonfly is the power of light. 
The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water
and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. 
They will be emotional and passionate
during their early years (the influence of water)
and more balanced with greater mental clarity
and control in as they mature (the influence of air). 
 
Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change,
the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world.
 Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. 
Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation. 
The number 2 is important to Dragonfly,
so think in terms of two year periods when you begin a change. 
Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.














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