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Friday, May 24, 2019

Saw a beautiful giant moth today

With our weather not behaving as it should be it feels like things are out of whack these days. I enjoy my morning walks, and I walk the same place nearly daily. My dog chases shadows of birds and even trees a squirrel or two. Today I came across something I hadn’t seen before. It was a moth in the canal, and it was huge, as big as my hand. It was a light brown and it looked like it had eyes on its wings. I knelt down and scooped him out of the water. He looked like he as having trouble getting out so I gave him a hand. I don’t know if he will make it, but I realized I have never seen anything like that around here before, so of course I looked up the “meaning” of such a beautiful creature. My favorite site for looking this kind of stuff up is www.whats-your-sign.com They are quite in-depth and balanced. Here is what she said: A Quick-List of Symbolic Moth Meanings Faith Attract Subtlety Intuition Concealment Vulnerability Determination Even in navigation, when we observe the moth to fly into artificial light or flames, the moth demonstrates its faith and determination. It is still unproven as to why the moth is driven to light – but the best hypothesis is that the moth navigates by lunar light. In the absence of moonlight, the moth moves to the next best thing: man-made light. At the risk of loosing its life, the moth is ever-vigilant in following its path of light. This may also serve as a moral to us to keep our own vigilance, but not fall victim of blind faith. We are all guided by some kind of passion. The moth is a reminder to let passion gently lead us, not consume us. Here we see a fragile vulnerability in the moth. The moon is her mother, and she will follow her course at all cost. This makes her open to distraction, vulnerable to harm. Here we may find another message to adjust our course as our path indicates rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way. As a creature of the night, and by her navigational devices, we see the moth is highly influenced by the power of the moon. This aspect ties in with animal symbolism of intuition, and psychic awareness. Those with the moth totem will find this creature a magnificent assistant in developing higher awareness, and psychic enhancement. However, with higher perception we sometimes overstep into the realm of confusion. It is important to seat ourselves in grounding foundations when we step in-tune with the lunar aspects of the moth. In other words, fly high with the moth – but always have a clear runway for happy, safe landings. The moth continues to be under the influence in matters of love. She emits pheromones that are powerfully strong, attracting her male counterpart through the dark nights. These scented trails can be followed for remarkable distances. More Moth Meanings Allure Attraction Suggestion “Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?” ~Charles de Lint The female moth is subtle in her scent, wafting out like a loving tendril pulling in her mate. She has no doubt about her ability to attract her lover (those pheromones are powerfully effective!). Us humans would do well to follow the same cue. We do not have to be overt in our advances to attract our mates. Rather, the art of subtle allure can be learned from the moth. A master of disguise, the moth can blend in to the point of invisibility. This is a metaphor for us to use our environment to our advantage, blend in when necessary, adjust and adapt when the situation requires it. I hope you have enjoyed these thoughts on the symbolic meaning of the moth. Be sure to view the links on this page for more articles on animal symbolism and related links about the moth. Thanks for reading, and merry moth tidings to you! May all your moth moments be monumental. The timing is of course perfect, new things in the air, thoughts of change, growth. I am still seeking my “way” and perhaps this is a sign I am getting closer . I hope you all are too!!!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Hard Work

This morning I was so muscle sore I could barely get out of bed, but so stiff it hurt to lay there. We have all heard that getting older isn’t for sissys. Now I know what “they” are talking about. I am in my 60’s and still want to do those things I love. Spring is a busy time. Gardens need prepping, irritation needs to be cleaned out and repaired, herbs need to be harvested, weeds picked (some for salves and tinctures, some because they are in the way), spring cleaning, organizing, craft shows, end of tax season, you get the picture. It used to be I would do all this and get my horses ready for the barrel racing season. But something had to give. I could either ride or do everything else, and I made my choice. It was hard, so hard. But this morning, even though I felt pain and sore muscles, I also felt something else, accomplishment. I busted my butt, and got a lot done. I felt good knowing things were on track, and the prep I do now will grant me the “fruits of my labor”. I wonder if that is why so many people are unhappy these days. It is getting harder and harder to feel accomplished. Many don’t want to put the work it takes into it, many don’t have the opportunity. People need purpose, we need to know we are helping ourselves and for some helping others. But so many don’t know this feeling. It takes hard work, commitment and sacrifice. So many are unwilling to sacrifice. We want it all, and we want it now (lol I kind of sang that just now) Should you ever feel or know someone that feels like something life is missing, ask yourself, do you feel like you have accomplishments? For some it will be simply getting through the day, for others it will be more. Whatever your ability is, use it to the fullest!