Earthworm Totem Crawls To Teach

Earthworm Totem

A significant lesson from a lowly creature makes one stop to think about how productive you might be.

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Sometimes the animal spirits come to me in such odd ways. Now, I am going to be honest and tell you that I never considered until a couple of days ago that there was even a possibility of a simple little earthworm having a lesson for me to learn. You would think that I would know better by now, I’ve been doing this for a very long time and should realize by now that any of the creatures on this earth can teach me a lesson in living my life in a better way. Suddenly, the worm crawled up to my attention and made me take a look at a few things in my life.

The catalyst for me stopping to reflect about the earthworm totem was when I was working in the dirt to plant some new plants. As I dug, I ran into a few worms which is a good sign for the soil. I sat for a little while almost mesmerized by the sacred crawl of the worms. They have no eyes so when they sense light they instinctively begin to go underground.

As they move under and through the soil, they eat plant debris. Their movement through the soil aerates the area creating a better and richer soil for vegetation to grow.

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An earthworm is hermaphroditic which means that they have both female and male reproduction organs. So, when they come to us as a totem it is about the power of fertility that they speak. As a creature teacher they come to ask you what areas in your own life can use some improvement in fertility or life giving powers. Are you helping the environment around you? Are you being productive and life affirming in your thoughts and actions?

On another note, the earthworm can represent emotions. When we get a strong rain, the worms in the ground will come to the surface to escape the water. In the spiritual realm, water represents our emotions. So, another message that the earthworm totem may be trying to give you is: Are you comfortable with strong emotions or do you try to escape the flood by moving to drier ground?

Do you slither away from your feelings? This lowly little creature that we may not give much attention to may be telling you to get comfortable with your own feelings and the feelings of other people. If you don’t the proverbial early bird may be watching and snatch you up!

We as humans often take note when a larger animal seems to come into our vision and thoughts and try to find out the message they have for us. We sometimes overlook the smaller creatures of the eco-system that surrounds us as we walk our earth journey. These undersized creatures play an important role in the life cycle and can have just as strong of a spiritual lesson as the larger animals that grab our attention more readily.

If the earthworm has come to you, feel blessed that the little creature teacher has come to remind you to be comfortable with your emotions but more importantly to aerate the soil of your soul with productive and fertile actions and thoughts.

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Beverly Two Feathers

Beverly Two Feathers is my spiritual name, other places I use my Anglo name you can find me as Beverly Owens on Google +

2 thoughts on “Earthworm Totem Crawls To Teach”

  1. I have seen four earthworms crawling on concrete within the past week. They were struggling as I, with a breakup, a hostile work environment, addiction, and the news that my Spirit companion was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. I know now the sign is to act, not slither, and I unbeknownst to my Spiritual companion fully emersed myself into changing my thought from selfishness to a sense of proactively doing everything I can to study, and take an active purpose to be there for her, know her disease and be willing to do anything I can to compassionately take the the role and give purpose to alleviate and uplift her Spirit in this time where she really needs me the most. I will leap and not crawl to be the tower for the woman that has always been the tower for everyone else and help her heal and comfort her with all of the energy I have.

  2. Lately it’s been raining a lot and I’ve been seeing worms all over the ground around my apartment. I didn’t think anything of it till I looked over the other day by the ground on my front door and noticed that over a dozen worms died there and just dried up. I’m not sure if it means anything but I found it odd because none of my neighbors had my problem despite the fact we have the same layout (grass is by our door,etc.) then one night I when I was contemplating about well everything I looked down and there was a snail on my doorstep along with it a worm. It was kind of weird cause I never seen a snail there much less a worm that was on my step which is elevated and hard for a worm to get up on. If anyone knows what this means or what they think i’d appreciate it

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