The Nature Of Things – Grasshopper

The other evening, my spouse came in from the backyard and sat down in the dining room. I joined him and engaged in conversation. A few moments passed and suddenly a bug flew from his direction, startling both us. The bug landed on the knob of a nearby server and remained there for our further inspection. “What is it?” asked my husband, “it’s a grasshopper” I replied. I then carefully cupped the insect in my hands and released it outside. Shortly after I returned, my husband noticed that the grasshopper was now on the elbow of my sleeve. I again released it outdoors, this time for good.

OK, nature spirits, I hear you loud and clear. This had to be a message for both of us. So I looked it up and here is what I found.

If Grasshopper has sprung into your life:

grasshopperYou are being asked to take a leap of faith. Just go ahead and do it without knowing the outcome. Usually this is something that you have avoided doing and is often linked to a large scale change in direction. This can be a change in relationship, career or a change in yourself. Know that you have the wisdom that you need to get past any obstacles in an efficient manner. For the most part all possible outcomes will be positive. *

Ironically, we have been seriously considering moving six states south, but are fearful of the risks involved.

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The Nature of Things – Rat and Hummingbird

I have lived at my current location for over forty years. I have never seen a rat until the other evening while sitting outside. Just ten feet in front of me appeared a rat. It sniffed about, looked up at me for a moment and scurried away. Must be a sign, I thought.

Several days later, I caught site of a hummingbird, flitting from one morning glory to the next. This also was unusual, as I had only seen, perhaps, two or three others in all the time that I have lived here. Another sign?

The information below resonates so intensely that I cannot deny that Spirit speaks to me through nature!

If Rat has scurried across your path:Rat-Black-sm-1024x784

If Rat has scurried across your path you are being asked to assert yourself in new areas that you have not yet explored. Perhaps it’s time to take up those new hobbies, challenge yourself by learning something new or simply taking the uncertain first steps towards your dreams. Rat is letting you know it’s time for “new beginnings” and change.

Alternatively you are being asked to evaluate the clutter around you. Is it time to purge old baggage and feelings that no longer serve you? Time for a spring cleaning. Sell or giveaway all the physical things that are just filling up the space around you. In doing this you will often symbolically begin to clear old emotional issues and cluttered thinking. Allow yourself to feel as you purge. This cleansing act will make space for the new things to come.

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