Monday, June 5, 2017

Embracing My Power Animal



Totem animals tying to our human spirit is a worldwide shamanic concept. The symbolism might be powerful, but what comes to mind are comedic pop culture references such as in the movie “Fight Club” and an episode of the absurdly fun cartoon show “Metalocalypse”.

Left to Right: Bassist William Murderface as the Tiger, Drummer Pickles Befitting as an Octopus, Lead Singer Nathan Explosion as a Cobra, Lead Guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf as the Owl, and My Favorite, Gentle Rhythm Guitarist Toki Wartooth as a Rabbit

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I found a quiz online, too. It takes a few minutes. My animal is supposedly the butterfly, which I find amusing after Saturday night’s bedtime revelation.

It began like any other night. I pulled aside the covers preparing to lie down. But this time I found a centipede racing toward me. I yelped, leapt backward into the bathroom, and flipped the light switch.

The thing veered away, down, and under the bed. Exhausted, I shrugged and lay down. Sleep followed soon after, but not before I realized a need to rethink my relationship with these creepy crawlies. After all, they hunt and kill harmful insects that could otherwise invade my home bringing disease.

In addition, all the floods inflicted upon our home have all but convinced me the place is infested by a water sprite. What loves water? Centipedes.

I don’t think my totem creature is the butterfly. Mine has no wings but a fierce predatory spirit and plenty of venom. I can live with that.

What about you? Would (or did) you take the quiz?

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8 comments:

  1. Haha...I took it. I am a turtle. It said, "The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity.

    Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions". SO not me...as far as the water goes. I have a fear of water and I don't put my face under the water....not even in the shower.

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    1. You are like my mother, bless your heart. I'm so grateful she took me to swim lessons as a child. I just got back from laps at the YMCA. In her case, the very person meant to teach almost let her drown! I guess my innate life-long ability to float like an otter didn't come from her. Be well!

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  2. I got the snake. Years ago I had a psychic tell me I had a bear guide. And another told me I had a dog guide. Snake's okay, I guess.

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    1. I like snakes. ~grin~ Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I just tried to do the quiz, but it was too slow with the ads, but I guess I am whatever the most impatient animal is :)

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    1. Hahahaha. Sorry about the frustration. We use advertisement blocking software. Thanks for commenting regardless. And be well!

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  4. I Suppose something connects me to felines.

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    1. I can't imagine. ~grin~ Be well! And good work improving eight more lives.

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