“As the caterpillar transforms into the butterfly, breaking free from its cocoon, so must we to break free from the layers and chains that trap us from our truths. Break free, be who you are, and share the truths within your own being.” (I think I wrote this quote a few years ago).
“Something is very gently,
pulling at me—a thread
or net of threads
finer than cobweb and as
elastic. I haven’t tried
the strength of it. No barbed hook
pierced and tore me. Was it
not long ago this thread
began to draw me? Or
way back? Was I
born with its knot about my
neck, a bridle? Not fear
but a stirring
of wonder makes me
catch my breath when I feel
the tug of it when I thought
it had loosened itself and gone.” – Denise Levertov Found on Ivon Prefontaine‘s blog here on wordpress.com
I have always been connected to Spiders, and I feel I have worked with Spider Medicine long ago, in another life, as they are the keepers of the knowledge of the underworld and the middle world (Earth), wise messengers. But as they are workers in both worlds, there is venom some do hold, but I always worked with the ones whose bite does not poison! I have knowledge of Bee Medicine too – the bee, honeybee, stings too. It is the keeper of the innocence, our childlike wonder, but also, our warrior nature; how much will you sacrifice for what you love and hold true? Anyhow, that was a divergent. Below is from my Instagram post about my insight on spiders and my spirit messengers throughout my current existence, @val.180 on Instagram, posted on Jan 16 2021:
“Spiders… appear to me in dreams… Typically, I see a wolf spider in my dreams when I am trying to make a decision or worried. I haven’t seen spiders in my dreams in a long time, though. Most may see spiders as creepy, but I have a soul connection to non-venomous spiders. They hold wisdom… and typically are nocturnal. They hid in small places, listeners, and hunters. They go between the underworld and middle world [Earth], and weave dreams, etherically. Dreamcatchers, webs, inspired by a spider…”
Next Quote is from Tsehootsooi Healing Circle on Facebook.
“To the Native Americans, Spider is Grandmother, the link to the past and future. In India it’s associated with Maya, the weaver of illusions.
“With its gentle strength, Spider spins together the threads of life with intricate webs.
“Spider knows that the past affects the future and vise versa. It calls us to make use of our creativity and weave our dreams into our destiny.
“For many Native Americans, “spider woman” stories are important creation mythologies. One of the common feature of those are wisdom symbolized with spiders’ webs (for example, she taught the human how to weave). Also generally accepted are the ideas that her “thread” connects the human world and the world of spirits or the “above world” and the “below world”. Spider Woman also weaves the “relationship” of the Web of Life and all beings.
“In the beginning, there was the dark purple light at the dawn of being. Spider Woman spun a line to form the east, west, north, and south. Breath entered man at the time of the yellow light. At the time of the red light, man proudly faced his creator. Spider Woman used the clay of the earth, red, yellow, white, and black, to create people. To each she attached a thread of her web which came from the doorway at the top of her head. This thread was the gift of creative wisdom. Three times she sent a great flood to destroy those who had forgotten the gift of her thread. Those who remembered floated to the new world and climbed to safety through the Sipapu Pole the womb of Mother Earth.”
“Spider Medicine represents creativity. Its 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions on the medicine wheel. Its body is in the shape of an 8, which represents infinite possibilities. “Spider people” must look beyond the web of illusion of the physical world and look beyond the horizon to other dimensions.” – Native American Lore