Thursday, March 8, 2012

Message from SPIDER

I have a wonderful set of oracle cards sent to me by a lovely friend, Rhonda! The cards are called Messages From Your Animal Spirit Cards by Steven D. Farmer. These are beautiful and I so love oracle cards. I tried Tarot but I just didn't seem to have a knack for reading them, but oracle cards speak to me. So this morning I decided to draw a card before leaving for work. I sat on the couch and shuffled them until I felt Goddess telling me to stop and I chose this card:

I went to the description in the book and this is what it said:
"The pulse of creativity is especially strong right now, triggering a not unfamiliar and compelling desire to express yourself through creative writing. Whether or not the tales you weave are true, whether they're based on actual experience or the imaginings of your fertile mind, each day sit yourself down and pour out the words that come to you. Don't ponder each sentence  or paragraph; just write whatever wants to be written through you. 

To inspire and enlighten others, you don't need a profoundly complex tale. Start by describing a personal experience, one where you gained some insight that may also be useful for others. However, don't focus on how people will respond to your story; instead, just enjoy the process of writing without judging your work or yourself. Write to express-----not to impress.

In attempting to write, you may find yourself easily distracted, either with others' needs for your time and attention or with those negative thoughts and beliefs that are the product of judgments and shame that you were subjected to during childhood. A powerful way to release these habitual and self-limiting thoughts and feelings is to write about them in story form. As you do so, don't hold back anything. Through such a catharsis, you heal those words that had originally wounded you."

I took these words and pondered them in my heart all day long. What an affirmation from Goddess that I am doing exactly what I should be doing with this blog and other writing that I do and have done! What struck me the most was "write to express--not to impress." I have to admit that I have been worried that no one would read this blog; that the blog wasn't as creative and attractive as other blogs I read and here is Spider telling me to stop that worrying and concern. I am writing for me and the bonus is if someone else reads it and is touched by the words!

Affirmation through Spider! Who knew! I usually escort them out of my apartment and I have been known to smoosh them in a tissue and flush them. I guess I will have to rethink my relationship with Spiders!

Blessed be!


  1. you have given me a new way to look at spider, so wonderful of you to share this with us!

  2. This is so amazing and wonderful! What an affirmation! I am so happy that you joined the blogging world.