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(Video) Anima- Native American hunting in a magical forest

animaI wanted to start sharing videos, graphics, and other neat things that I feel tie into spiritualism. Today’s share is a short CGI film entitled Anima, about a Native American hunting in a mysterious forest. The quality of animation is lovely, but I love how it ends as well.

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Sparklemuffin- spider totem


I give you…the Sparklemuffin spider! This is one of a few newly discovered spiders found in Queensland Australia. This is also one of the ‘peacock’ spiders, that will show off their pretty colors in complex dances.

I happen to like spiders. I don’t kill them, but either scoop them into a cup and put them in the back yard or if its winter, they go down in my cellar. Generally, I don’t bother moving them at all. (The Black Widow I found was given the space under the porch).

Out of all the spiders, I love jumping spiders. They are cute, fluffy, and I would argue intelligent. They will watch you when you look at them, and anticipate your movements.

Here is a neat video showing off the Peacock Spiders dances (there are a number of different kinds)

Skeletorus şi Sparklemuffin

And what can the Sparkmuffin teach us? Sparkmuffin spiders teach us unique beauty, to dance like no one watches, and to focus on the important things in Life.

These harmless spiders are so pretty, in my humble opinion. What do you think? Leave comments below.

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Critters dear to my heart

I’m still on the fence with the thoughts of animal spirit guides, whether I feel they are real or not, or just symbols to harken to my inner-child. Nevertheless, there are critters that hold meaning for me;

Turtles– While being rather comical looking, turtles remind me of my childhood where my sisters and I played ‘turtles’ after a sister made a face and her mouth shaped a turtle ‘beak’. Since then, I’ve been keen on what they can teach, such as taking things slow and being persistent in your endeavors.

Yellow jackets wasps I’ve had a number of dreams with Yellow Jacket Wasps in them, from being stung several times where the last dream had me standing amid a cloud of them, thinking them so beautiful.  Most dream dictionaries say a wasp dream means someone is gossiping behind your back. I never got that impression. In fact, I felt they meant something akin to change. According to the page on this site, it also means Female Warrior Energy and Sisterhood. This makes sense because all wasps are female except for drones.

Crows (or Ravens?) often show up in dreams. Not just any dreams, but often ones that carry a special meaning or something that impacts my life. One such dream, I saw a flock around an old woman who sat on a stump of this massive tree stump in a field. She told me “No one walks the path but you, so you must choose your path yourself”.

Bats. I really got hooked on fruit bats when a friend gave me this happy little ‘corner hugger’ fruit bat for my computer monitor. It was so adorable. I looked up fruit bats and they are amazing critters- very communal, and largest of all bats.  they eat fruit, of course, but any bat has some amazing qualities. The common brown bat eats tons of insects each night, often the varieties that harm crops. They also help pollinate crops.

Perhaps not the most common of animal guides, but I find these plenty helpful in my own imagination and vision work. I think the most valuable lesson is to understand that all animals have something to teach us, and should be valued for themselves and not just symbols.

Post in comments your own favorite critters and what they mean to you. I’d love to hear your stories.

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