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Friday, January 06, 2006

Spider Medicine

"Spider is the weaver connecting the knowledge of the past with the possibilities of the future. Notice that the shape of the body loosely resembles the sign for infinity.

Also notice that the center of the web is always small (you), and the web ever expanding (your possibilities).

Spider cautions us not to get locked into the illusion that has made you what you think you are. Our behavior, and our belief systems, and our view of ourselves is locked into an illusion of who we truly are that was created for us by others; usually starting as a small child. As we grow, our life becomes a reflection of those illusions, and those of us who do not follow that pattern are "rebels" or "black sheep" or other terms that imply non-conformity.

We are locked into that illusion because it has become our "comfort zone", and it is our fears of the unknown and untested which keep us in that zone. It is far easier to live in the hell we know, than to stick our mental and emotional toes out into the world and chance discovering that there is another way which may be better for us.

Spider is telling us that the possibilities for each of us is only limited by our own view of ourselves. Notice that the web constantly grows, outward, still connected to that small center space. It is always reaching, always expanding, never satisfied with the status quo. When something of value get caught in the web, it is taken back to that small center and utilized; never wasted. It may be stored for later use, but it is never wasted.

The next time you come upon spider weaving its web, stop to really look. Notice the beauty and symmetry and balance; the careful and intricate design. Spider is telling you to have the courage to reach out and create your own tomorrows; to break out of the illusion that has you locked in a time-step, and discover who and what you truly are."

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Blogger Davo said...

The spider is wise. Did you know that humans have an 'arachnoid membrane'?

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Granny said...

No Davo, I didn't know that but I'll investigate.

This is one reason I love the net. I'm always discovering new things, even at my age.

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger George Breed said...

Hmmm, Davo. Had no idea. Like Granny, had to investigate further.

"The arachnoid membrane surrounds the nerves which arise from the brain, and encloses them in loose sheaths as far as their point of exit from the skull."

Where in your journeying did you pick up that bit of knowledge?

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Isn't it wonderful how Mother Nature uses the same structure in different areas?

I wonder if that's why spider is an invertebrate?

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger George Breed said...

We love our spiders in our home. When friends sleep over, we ask them please to not disturb the spiders.

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger DA said...

Thank you for this interesting post, never looked at it that way.

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger Davo said...

(knowlege? George. It's a book called the effin' Chambers 20th century Dictionary)

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Hiya Dimitri,

thanks for visiting, as you can see I have shared an image from Cafe DA :>)

I think it's Magical, Thank you.

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger Wendy C. said...

I had a "friend spider" who lived in our bathroom. She hung out along the floor boards. I saw her first about a year ago...all shiny and black and scary...and I started to go for some tissue to scoop her up and flush her, but she shouted, "Wait!...if you leave me be to live out my life along the floor boards, I promise never to crawl into your slippers, and I'll ask my cousins to stay out of your closet." I agreed. Her request sounded reasonable. I have not found a stray spider in my closet, slippers, or elsewhere since.

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Welcome Wendy,

Thanks for sharing your lovely Spider Tale :>)

We all need friends

Saturday, 07 January, 2006  

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