Hello everyone :)

A great deal has been happening around my family, some of it very stressful. Although my readings continue on to show not only relief, but great success, we aren’t there yet …..and have been challenged to really think outside of the box to stay above water. This has been a humbling experience to say the least!

I have had some interesting synchronicities and I feel, help from Spirit.

My husband decided he would try to sell his dress watch for some much needed funds. He put up an ad on Kijiji with the details. A day later, a nice gentleman called him inquiring about the watch. As the conversation unfolded, it turned out that he was also an Englishman who emigrated to Canada, and amazingly had lived in the same little town that my husband had for years! He knew all the places that we did! lol. That was strange in itself, but the clincher came when he told my husband that he had posted a ‘Wanted’ ad for the exact model of watch that my husband posted for sale!!! We hadn’t seen it!

I definitely think that the Universe lined up that nice match ūüôā

Today, just after a rushed morning with a house showing, we were sitting in the kitchen having a bite to eat. Both of us were very surprised to see this funny looking little white animal with a black spot on it’s tail. I had to ‘Google’ it to be sure that my guess was correct- it was a really cute ferret! Something you never see around here (and I guess was an escaped pet). He did a very funny charm routine with us through the window; it made us both laugh and lighten up after all the stress.

When I have sightings out of the norm of an animal, there is usually a spiritual message there for me. Knowing nothing about ferrets, I did a little research and came across this entry about the spiritual significance of a ferret:


“The ferret is a member of the weasel family.¬† They are happy playful animals with the curiosity of the raccoon and the gentleness of a kitten.¬† Archaeological and historical sources suggest that ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years.¬† Historical documents from Greece mention the ferret about 450 BC, and Roman documents mention the use of ferrets to hunt rabbits at about the time of Christ. Adept at tunnel hunting it is believed that the ferret was used by the Egyptians as well as farmers and mariners to control rodent populations in barns and on ships.¬† However, the history of the ferrets domestication is speculative without actual proof giving this little animal an illusive quality.

Ferrets are opportunists  They will steal anything they can drag away hiding it in a safe place to be used at a later date.  Intelligent and crafty this little animal teaches us how to use our ingenuity to create a safe haven for ourselves.  They remind us to stock up on  necessary provisions that might be needed.  Always well prepared for any situation that might appear the ferret is a helpful ally in times of hardship.

The ferrets eyes point forward straight down their nose.  Extremely focused on what is in front of them they remind us to stay centered on our goals to reach a desired outcome. Ferrets hold the power of observation. Their keen sense of smell coupled with their ability to see clearly in the darkness links them to the underworld where the secrets of creation are stored.  Its intuition is sharp and its sensitivity acute. Ferret has the ability to see and know the hidden meaning behind all things and can assist those with this medicine in understanding themselves, their lives and the experiences they have more clearly.

Those with this totem need to remember to use all of their senses equally. If this medicine is underdeveloped the tendency towards tunnel vision is common. Rigid consciousness creates unnecessary worry and anxiety so caution is advised. Playful activities and a lighthearted attitude is helpful.

When frightened or excited the ferrets tail bushes up and a musty scent is excreted. Although this scent does repel some predators the ferret does not feel completely safe until it has burrowed deep inside its tunnel. In man this symbolizes the need of a secure home life.  A place for reflection and nourishment is mandatory for those with this totem.

Ferrets are incredibly fast and agile and show us how to move with lightning speed to avoid danger.  Do you need to move more quickly in some aspect of your life?  Are you stuck in rigid thought patterns that limit your view of the bigger picture?  Have you created a safe haven for yourself?  Is your power of observation a hindrance or a help?

Always remember that the ferret is a powerful ally and can help you discover a hidden part of yourself. Buried deep beneath the surface are the answers to life’s mysteries.¬† If you are having trouble understanding some part of your life invite the ferret into your meditation, listen to what it has to tell you and then act accordingly.”

I resonated with this message greatly! I will definitely invite this little fellow into my meditation and see what happens.

I hope that Life will finally settle down shortly and leave me some time and energy to be active here on the blog again.

In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving this week to all my fellow Americans down South….may you have a wonderful Holiday.

A Bat Came Calling..

 

I pulled this card, today, (on purpose) after a fascinating experience yesterday that I wanted to share.

I had decided to take a quick drive to our post box to see if my tea leaf cards had arrived (and found out that they indeed had) – and as I was standing outside my house, getting ready to get into the car, I had the strangest experience. Out of nowhere, and at mid-day, a very small bat appeared. It kept circling right over me! I felt no fear (as a kid they scared me alot!) I was enthralled, and knew that this bat was purposely making itself known to me. I know the meanings about some animals, as messengers, but I didn’t know anything about the bat. At any rate, he hovered and circled, making sure I knew he was communicating. It continued for at least 5 minutes! and I’ve never seen a bat act that way – so I was very intrigued. I once had a great book on the meanings of animals, but it seems to have gotten lost in our last move; so I went on a search mission to find some answers….

I found this site through Google, What’s Your Sign¬†that shares a alot of information on signs and symbols, not only about animals! It’s well worth checking out. Below, is an excerpt from a page on Air Animal Totems:

“As you will read in their descriptions, Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it’s understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it’s invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.”

The writer goes on to say about bats:

“The animal symbolism of the bat speaks of:

  • Illusion
  • Rebirth
  • Dreams
  • Intuition
  • Initiation
  • Journeying
  • Inner Depth
  • Communication

The Native American animal symbolism of the bat comes from a keen observation of this magnificent animal. These people recognized that the bat was highly sensitive to their surroundings and so therefore was considered a symbol of intuition, dreaming and vision. This made the bat a powerful symbol for Native American shamans and medicine people. Often the spirit of the bat would be invoked when special energy was needed, like “night-sight” which is the ability to see through illusion or ambiguity and dive straight to the truth of matters. The bat is a symbol of rebirth and depth because it is a creature that lives in the belly of the Mother (Earth). From the womb-like caves it emerges every evening at dusk. And so – from the womb it is reborn every evening.”

I have found this fascinating! I’ve had encounters with bats before, but never so directed at and for me. I stood there, stopped outside of my car, unable and unwilling to continue on..I was connected to that funny little creature; and I intuitively knew that this was an important message that I had to get to the bottom of.

There are some great books out there about totem animals and signs, but what a delight to find such an interesting site! I am adding it to my “links” bar so that all of us can easily refer to it.

I have felt that I am going through a shift inwardly, and have been having many more spiritual/psychic experiences. I have been openly inviting it. I think that bat was letting me know that the asking has been heard. I love the magic…