Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spiders. Sometimes they aren't so creepy.

     Don't get me wrong; I am not a huge fan of spiders.  Never have been.  Don't think I ever will be.  But I have found that I am not as frightened by them as I was once.  And maybe it's because I've had a bunch of small ones hanging out in the corners of the reception room at my office.  I have killed hundreds of them in my lifetime, thus far.  Including the ones in my office.  But I find myself curious about them.  And I got to thinking: maybe they're around me for a greater purpose.

     So, I looked up what Spiders mean in the Animal Speak (by Ted Andrews) book.  To sum it up in a paragraph or two, this is what Ted wrote:

    The spider has shown up in myth and lore throughout the world.  It's associated with the weaver of illusion and has a connection to fate.  It taught people the mysteries of the past and how it affects the future.  Spiders remind us to awaken our own sensibilities to be more creative in life.  Its body consists of two section, and if turned onto its side portrays the figure eight.  It's the symbol for infinity.  A spider teaches you to maintain a balance -- between past and future, physical and spiritual, male and female.  And also teaches you that everything you now do is weaving what you will encounter in the future.

     Spider is also the guardian of ancient languages,and to many, has been long associated with death and rebirth.  Through polarity, balance and creativity is stimulated.  It would be helpful to remember that spiders are the keepers of knowledge of the primordial alphabet.  They can teach us how to use the written language with power and creativity so that your words weave a web around those who would read them.  Which brings me to this blog.  Writing is an extremely creative task.  For me, I find it balances my emotions and allows me to streamline my thoughts in a more creative manner.  It would also explain why I am writing about spiders!

     And aside from spiritually helping me, they are also great at eating other bugs! Now, I'm not saying that because I have them around that I am going to keep them around.  That's not it at all.  I just won't be so quick to being frightened by them.  They keep to themselves.  To me, they seem a nuisance.  If I leave them alone, maybe they will leave me alone.  And they can continue helping me in whatever way they can.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

That Time of Year!

     You know it's September when the kids are back in school and parents schedules are back to their
normal routine.

     And that's a good thing! Normalcy is wonderful.  It keeps our lives on track, creates less stress (some of the time), and allows each of us some time to breathe.  So, why not take the opportunity to schedule in some "me" time?!

Schedule a massage!

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Have a Happy September!