Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
Well I can read them and I am not one that believes in coincidences, I believe there is purpose in everything and when we become aware of it we must look at it closer! That is how the day has been thus far, so now the insights get passed on to ya’ll.
It has always been my understanding that opossum’s for the most part sorta lay low and basically go into a light hibernation during the coldest of winter months… well apparently for 55 years I was really off base cause this morning at first light outside as I lit some smudge for the day, out walked a HUGE opossum bold as all get out and came and we had a little chat, (and of course I fed him out of respect for what he shared). I thanked him and began to step back into the house when from the corner of my eye, and the smell that entered my breath, I saw a Skunk! Yes snow on the ground and wandering in and out of the brush scrounging for whatever food stuff it could find. Since their eyesight is so poor, she sniffed the air and sensed me but I gently told her to behave as I stepped further in and closed the door quickly behind me.
Now I was kind of thinking to myself, how rare it was to see one of them in the deep of winter….but two at the same time! So as I pondered I walked into the bathroom to take my shower, I reached in and turned on the water to get it hot. I then started to step in and all of a sudden a very large Wolf Spider came scrambling out of the drain! I lifted him up and into a jar and then released him under the house through the trap door for the crawlspace. After my shower I sit down and begin to shuffle the cards, and you guessed it three cards pop out of the deck…. I kid you not…. the Opossum, the Skunk and the Spider…. sooooooooooo okay I get it, I hear Yah, the Universe has a lot to share today beginning with the Opossum…
The Opossum is sharing with you to blend life today; things may not be what they appear to be so it is best to stay quiet and observe to understand the entire picture. Let it all play out so that you can see things clearer before making decisions. The universe is helping you by setting things in the correct order for you to move in positives and when you do, expect the unexpected to return to you in a good manner.
The Skunk teaches us all about RESPECT….. both giving it and receiving it. If you talk, then walk the walk and you will get the respect you deserve. But it is also saying respect the space of others, for there is always much to learn and we do not know everything there is to know. It also shares that it is time to set ego aside, don’t think your sh#t don’t stink, cause we are all the same in the ability to choose negative or positive steps in our lives, hopefully we step in positives with that truth and understanding. Be resourceful and use what is available to you, do not waste but only take what is needed to survive.
Spider teaches us about hard work, creativity and releasing ourselves from what binds us. They show us that we are the creators of our own life, our own Sacred Hoops and that like the Spider we too spin intricate webs in our life stories. So as the Spider is a masterful weaver of its web, we too must become masters of weaving strong paths in our own lives.
Spider also whispers to each of us to be careful not to get caught in the webs of shadow, greed, and negativity. When this occurs it is time to release and begin anew. Do not stay trapped, for you are in charge of your own reality, it is up to you to take charge and move in the right direction. That we must create our own path in life, and learn to be a part of the whole as we walk the human, for all things are connected, we are all one.
“The webs of our lives are all connected to the web of all that is,” Grandmother Spider shares with us, “Our individual webs are made up of stories, beliefs and our emotions that make their way out to the universe. Listen to the word “story” for to store within ourselves is a function of the story. If we believe the stories we tell ourselves our very core within our souls will vibrate in that belief and create your web from that vibration. The Universe will support our stories, just to prove to us that we are creators. So step wisely, spin positives, and create a strong Sacred Hoop”
So together the three create Strong Medicine for us today! Blend in and appreciate things, respect things, learn things… then allow them to weave and manifest into what it is you are seeking on your paths! And for Pete’s sake pay attention to the SIGNS!!!!!
“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2016…the year of Truths!”
This card and the other Totem of the Day cards are part of the “Mitakuye O`yasin – We Are All Related” Spiritual deck that I have created and is available at http://bearmedicinewalker.com/mitakuye-oyasin-spiritual-oracle-deck/