Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Spider Totem

Last week while I was at my acupuncturist, he asked me what a spider crossing my path meant. I was curious and almost went on-line to see what I could find out. I mentioned it to my aunt and she had a book that dealt specifically with animal totems.
I was interested in what my spider bite represented. This is what I found out--to the Native Americans, the spider is grandmother--the link to the past and the future. Basically, what I am doing now is linked to what happens in my future, similar to how a spider weaves a web. Their webs are intricate and complex with the spider being the focal part of it. Apparently, we are the writers of our destiny.
It is said, that the spider awakens the creativity in individuals. The book identifies that if a spider crosses your path, or in my case--bites you, you should ask yourself if you are focused on making your dreams a reality or are you feeling stagnant in your life? When I returned, I was on this amazing high of life and now as I come down from it, I realize that I need to write about it. I suppose that I am trying to be more real about my experiences. I don't want to be stagnant in my life and so I must risk something to achieve more. I guess this is the opportunity that I needed to question my creativity and comfort zone of the service industry.
I am still tending to the wound as I like to call it. I am feeling better and I know that I am doing what is right for me in terms of the treatment. I have another acupuncture appointment today! Of course, since I am in Denver, it is supposed to snow tonight. I am going to the Nuggets/Grizzlies game to celebrate the snow!


Shari said...

What do we need to get you so that you will start writing? How much larger of a spider must bite you before you pick up the pen?
I am enjoying your stories and I hope that you continue to blog about life. Perhaps the next time we visit Denver you will take us to Elway's.

Take Care and we will talk soon.
Love, Shari

harmony said...

Yes, Elway's is always fun. The steaks are fantastic--according to Jade, Steve, Jimmy, etc.--and I love the sides. The macaroni and cheese is phenomenal; although, I haven't eaten much of it lately.
I will continue to write as I think that some people continue to read and I am starting to evaluate what I could reflect on. The spider bite definitely affirmed what is nevessary for me to write. I will call you this weekend. I am thinking about my time to talk with a medium.