Friday, April 26, 2013
Just in case you are interested....I recently had an animal totem reading...here it is:
LONG LIFE - FROG
Frog people are understanding, empathetic, sensitive, positive, introspective and pleasant. They are great listeners and advice givers. They relate well to others and know just what to say. They feel deeply for others and to their best to provide comfort and healing. They stick close to home – family is very important, especially their parents, and they keep close relationships. You have to take care to not absorb the emotions and feelings of others and hold them as your own. (This is also a warning under your Shadow - Whale)
On the downside, frog people will use harsh words or insults when they feel threatened. They like living fast-paced, fun-filled lives, but will often change their plans or goals, and can be perceived by others as being flakey.
Frogs are water and land creatures, thus giving them a split personality. They can be calm and nurturing, and in the next moment be unpredictable. Water is the element of emotion. Frog people are deeply emotional by nature and are not satisfied until they have explored experiences through encounters with others. They look for the most moving, the fullest, and richest of emotional connections. You will feel not just the joy and pleasure, but also great sorrow and pain. The danger would be that you become so immersed in your feelings that all balance and perspective is lost.
As a frog, you need to learn to balance between your emotions and reasoning to navigate any tumultuous situations. The message from frog is to look before you leap or to leap out of your old habits and open up to new opportunities.
Frog people feel better during spring and summer when their energy is at its highest. You may be going through an important transition in your life – a big life change or a spiritual one. The frog reminds us that change is a natural and positive part of life.
JOURNEY – TURTLE
When a turtle is flipped on its back, it can right itself by using its neck and head to flip itself back over. Turtle reminds you to use your head and knowledge to right yourself when your world gets flipped over.
A turtle is also a reminder to slow down to see our opportunities. Come out of your shells when your ideas are ready to be expressed. Take your time and let the natural flow work for you. Too much, too soon, can upset the balance.
If a turtle has appeared in your life you may need to start delegating duties, or let go entirely of some things, or withdraw from others (retreat to your shell) in order to recoup your energies. Has your life become too hectic? Are you taking time out for yourself?
It is believed that turtles use the sun to make vitamin D. Those with a turtle totem may need to check their own vitamin intake and adjust diet and vitamin supplements so that enough vitamin D is taken into the system.
MESSAGE - DOG
Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection, and guidance - The dog is a protector and guardian. Their acute hearing and keen sight forewarned their masters of impending danger. They serve selflessly never asking for their service to be praised. They hold the energies of unconditional love and teach us its true meaning.
Domesticated dogs are faithful companions to humans and enjoys being useful by serving human friends. Their sense of spirit and the ability to love even when abused is incredible. The dog teaches those with this totem how to give and receive love unconditionally. It also carries the energy of forgiveness. People with dog medicine would do well in service oriented jobs.
Dogs are intelligent and sensitive. They are able to sniff out dangerous situations accurately and guide us into safety. Psychic gifts have long been are associated with the dog because of their ability to detect subtle energy frequencies often unknown to mankind. If dog suddenly appears in your life pay attention to your immediate surroundings and let the dog guide your footsteps.
Certain breeds of dog were designed for specific functions. The study of the breed and its purpose can help you define the energy associated with it. Since wolves and coyotes are its descendants these should be studied as well.
The behavior of a dog often reflects the personality of its owner. Through its observation and constant interaction with you it anticipates your next move, and serves as a mirror image of who you truly are. The dog is a great teacher for those who are willing to be loyal students. The choice is yours.
People with a Dog totem are usually helping others or serving humanity in some way.
Dog medicine embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the fierce energy of protector.
Dogs have a message about service, one that they show us everyday. First, they love unconditionally, even when they are treated cruelly. Second, they will try with all their heart, to complete whatever task we give them, even if they don’t understand it and it taxes their physical capabilities. Third, dogs do not judge or gossip. They simply try the best they can. Fourth, they do all this without thanks or praise. The message to anyone on a spiritual path, then, is to be in service and to be there without thinking of gain, to do one’s best, and to do the service joyfully with unconditional love.
SHADOW - WHALE
The whale, like the frog, is a water creature. Water is the emotional element. The whale symbolizes emotional creativity, well-being, nurturing, as well as emotional depth. The whale teaches you to apply your creative intuition throughout your life….but warns you to not get lost in your creative imagination and to stay in the real.
Both whale and frog are very empathic. Those who are magnetized by whale energy will tend to be incredibly deep in sensitivity. The depth of feeling whale-totem-people endure can be overwhelming. Whale people are super-perceptive about the feelings of those around them, and this can manifest into an internal pressure that can be quite crushing. If you are extraordinarily affected by the emotions of others, or your own emotions are so intense as to cause discomfort, your whale totem can help.
One who has the power of the Whale will see enhanced insight and intuition; a better sense of self allowing one the ability to use strong self-confidence and communicative powers to make intelligent and informed decisions. Travel, friendship, devotion to family, nobility and grace are all part of the whale.
Whales possess deeper consciousness, ancient energy and vibrations, family values, happiness and harmony, beauty, balance, beauty, social skills, increased powers of communication, affection, energy, grace, charm, charisma, and intelligence.