Spider Comes As A Totem

Spider comes to us humans as a totem in the Native American tradition. A message of weaving is shared if we pay attention. Spider weaves the webs of fate for her captives and we humans can learn from this.  We can get caught up in the web of illusions in our lives and not allow ourselves to see beyond the horizon into the other dimensions available to us.  We allow ourselves  to be caught up in the polarity of good and bad fortune without stopping to realize that we can change our fate at anytime.  When we choose to be indecisive about changing our lot in life, we might become consumed by our fears and limitations. Much like the captive in the spider’s web.

Sister spider is a female energy which weaves the beautiful designs of life.  There are hundreds of patterns in her web of delicate intricacy that are enhanced by the morning dew.  Her message can be to create, yes create as she does her web. If you are at an impasse, Sister Spider says look for new alternatives.  She may also be telling you to be careful as you may be getting too close to a situation of entanglement.  A good way to work with Spider is to write in a journal about your situation and your progress.  In this way you will not forget how  and why you are creating a new and different phase of your life.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider print
Black and Yellow Garden Spider by brian_nolan

Spider is known in the Lakota tradition as Iktomi who is a trickster and shapeshifter teaching moral lessons to us two legged humans as we stumble through our lives. The spirit Iktomi is used in many stories told to children to show them the good way to walk on their journey.

Do not be repelled from Sister Spider when she comes to you as a totem, she brings you a most important lesson.  You are an infinite being who will continue to weave the patterns of life and living throughout time eternal.  She reminds us to not fail as seeing the expansiveness of the eternal plan of Great Spirit and Great Mystery.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

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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 +

3 thoughts on “Spider Comes As A Totem”

  1. Very timely! I mentioned vultures in a previous rely/post…I have always been the spider catcher in our home as everyone says, “o mom,just kill it, it will hatch eggs & eat other bugs -ew..just kill it.” But having grown up in the redwoods , on a bunk bed over my baby brothers’,ccrib-I learned as a child to catch (sometimes quite enormous) spidees in a paper cup with cardboard to slip under it so I could take em outside in the morning. So, to…now as mom(yep, my husband isn’t of nerve to catch one close up)..I am the spider ‘rescuer’. But since even the vulture reply I posted…I saved a spider in the kitchen heading over my husbands foot, one by my head while watching TV, & the other on the ceiling over my bed-my side….all sm(I have caught cane spiders before the size of a hand-so these are teeny really)-& but here, we don’t have them in the house much. Except now. I contemplate! Why am I not an arachnaphobic? Yet don’t prefer them inside my home. What perhaps is my lesson(s) here? Hmm. Namaste~

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