If you’re like me, you love animals! Everything and anything about them — their innocence, unconditional love, beauty, natural instinct, the way they only live in the moment, their keen instinctual intelligence, etc…
I believe that God put animals here on planet Earth just for us — for our enjoyment, to see their beauty, to let us know how much we’re loved, and how much possibility we have within us to love. They don’t have a voice, so many of us speak up for them. Just look at those who love their pets so much that their pets really are their children (part of the family). Right? Or even how hard it is for many of us to look at abuse or injustice done to them. Some people make it their life mission to save a certain animal from extinction. Some people, even celebrities, create organizations and/or missions in their names, or support PETA, Humane Society, ASPCA, etc…
Again, if you’re like me, you have contributed many times to these organizations to show your love and support for your fellow furry friend. Some of you may even sign petitions regularly, or even adopt those that have no homes — just to give them and yourself a better, more fulfilling life.
With that being said, it’s apparent that animals are important to us as humans. So important that we have all been assigned an animal totem while here throughout our journey on Earth. What is an animal totem? Our animal totems are there to offer spiritual guidance. They’re there to best help us understand the lessons conveyed by those type of animals that keep showing up in our lives, which involve us to learn through their own instinctual behaviors and natural habitats. In Webster’s Dictionary, a totem is explained as, “A natural object, usually an animal that serves as a distinctive, often venerated emblem or symbol. A means of personal or spiritual identity.”
So, what animal keeps showing up in your life, are you particularly drawn to, or even fear? For me, I love the chimpanzee, owl, butterfly, or any type of cat (tiger, lion, panther, cheetah, etc…) But, what’s odd lately is spiders keep showing up for me. I mean they won’t leave me alone! The daddy-long-leg spider keeps appearing time and time again in my bedroom and bathroom. And I have tried everything – I mean everything – to get rid of them. But, they keep coming back! It’s getting to the point where my husband keeps calling me a witch (or maybe that’s for some other reasons, LOL). I mean, my name is Samantha, I do have a black cat, and have been known to make powerful things happen sometimes with just the wiggle of my nose, but that’s beside the point.
We all know that the daddy-long-leg spider is harmless, but nevertheless, it’s still eerie when they keep bothering you. So, I figured, “It’s gotta mean something significant!” With the help of my sister, who is also an animal fanatic, she found me this great article on spider totems. When I read it, my mouth hit the floor! It was me to a “T” — exactly! I couldn’t believe it. For instance when it says… “If you have the spider as an animal spirit guide, you may have an affinity with acts of creation and the ability to create delicate, intricate things or ideas that are also strong,” or, “she’s the totemic symbol of the Mother, strong feminine energy.” I mean, hello? All those who know me, know this to be true. Plus, one of the biggest attributes of a spider is patience. After they so intricately design their webs, they wait on their prey to arrive to them. Create and allow it to come in. Do your job, than let the universe unfold naturally afterwards. So, maybe because I happen to be currently going through this in my life, and patience has always been a lesson for me to work on, is why the spider keeps appearing for me presently. And just maybe, when the life lesson is over, my skinny, long-legged friends may disappear. Oh well, only time will tell…
If you’re interested in reading more about them as an animal totem, feeling like they may be showing up for you as well, or are just interested in reading about your animal totem in general, click on the link for more details. Spider Totem. ~ Samantha
Hi. My name is Samantha Caprio-Negret; I am 36-years-old. I graduated with a BS in Journalism from Florida International University in 2003. I wrote and reported entertainment scripts that were aired on FOX WSVN 7 in Miami, FL and OWL Radio at Florida Atlantic University in Boca. I am passionate about writing and have been writing novels and screenplays for the last ten years or so. I have completed a 18,000 humorous chapter book and 60,000 middle-grade fantasy novel, which both are in the process of being viewed and considered by different publishing houses. Also, my 136-page screenplay, based on a true story, is currently in the development stages with an executive producer and entertainment lawyer in Hollywood. In addition, I am the VP/Director of PR for a charity called Rainbow Guardian, which serves the intellectually challenged/developmentally disabled population, including autism. Mainly, I’m a busy bee being a wife and mother to two small children. You can also find me enjoying reading, working out, blogging, spending quality time with good friends, and/or traveling, whenever I can find extra time (usually one of those activities accompanies a cup of coffee or glass of wine), minus the working out part. However, there are always exceptions.
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