I often get images of animals as spiritual communication. There’s a whole language that the animal world carries that can come through in the sighting of any particular animal. Take the bald eagle for example, it is often marked as a sign of spirit being with you and divinity at work.
A few weeks ago I had a dream about fuzzy black spiders with white markings across their legs and on their bodies. Again last night one came to me in my dream showing itself so vividly that I could not help but wonder what message it had for me. Sometimes I find if I watch the animal it will express its message to me. I think I will call in the fuzzy white and black spider now and ask it what it wishes to share.
As I do this I feel an overlay of the spider, its arms moving like fingers. This feels like an expression that I have been busy at work. Then my eyes are drawn to the unique markings upon its body. It feels like all of the work I have been doing has been feeding the body and more deeply, feeding the body of my divinity as the markings are white an expression of the presence of divinity. So, through my work I have been feeding the divinity within me. I would agree with this statement.
After processing the information just as you have read it I bring my attention back to this fascinating being speaking to me through vision and un-auditory sound. I next see the fuzzy spider with two knitting needles and a project in progress. White yarn, or perhaps its web, is hanging down from the metal knitting needles. To me in this moment the needles symbolize or stand out as being man-made and the thread-like webbing as more natural material. This tells me that in my work I am using man-made tools to create something of natural essence. I am weaving, as spiders do, a great sign of creation. But what is the spider speaking of that I am creating? I ask…
“A tapestry of life.” is the reply. I am in the man-made world but what I create has essence of spirit… of my spirit. I am weaving through my spirit and into the world and what is being created is of real and lasting substance. I have a huge smile on my face with this beautiful feeling. I know I will keep on creating and weaving my spirit into being whether through service or prayer, writing or drawing, reading or experiencing. The creation of my life is endless and contains many facets that in turn create the whole being of who I am. And I am still being created… by me.
I will have to process this message further. It feels like it contains more than what my conscious mind can understand in this moment at 9:47 a.m. on a Tuesday with my daughter waiting patiently for me upstairs being entertained by cartoons.
In the meantime here is a link you might like to browse if you have had an animal that too has been coming to you.
Animal Totems Dictionary of Animals (note if you point the mouse at “Animal Dictionaries” across the top 6 categories pop up including land, aquatic, and insect).