OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR SLUGS!

I KNOW, YOU’RE PROBABLY ALL THINKING SLUGS?  YUP SLUGS.
I HAVE DECIDED TO PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO THE UNIVERSE, THE SIGNS BEING SENT TO ME AND TO TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED.  THIS MORNING I WENT TO CHECK ON THE PRAYING MANTIS, I’LL BE POSTING A VIDEO UPDATE ~ ALL IS WELL

WHEN I FINISHED RECORDING THE PRAYING MANTIS I NOTICED THIS SLUG…AND YES OF COURSE I LOOKED UP ITS SYMBOLISM
(I also looked up to see if Praying Mantis eat Slugs, and although it’s not their favorite treat, they do indeed, so I may not see this guy again)
I didn’t even notice the other slug when I was recording this, in fact there were two others.  I love the little eyeballs on the end of the antennae.

SYMBOLISM
On a spiritual level, the slug is a reminder that the Biblical phrase, “Ask and it shall be given…” is active within our life. The slug reminds us that if we know the proper way to ask, we will begin to manifest that which we need or desire.
The slug reminds you the magic to do what you wish is already present in spite of what others might say.
The slug’s appearance reminds us that we will soon recognize and realize the illumination that is always present within us.
The slug reminds us that we are on the path to giving birth to our inner Holy Child.”
(Slug from Ted Andrews “More Simplified Magic”)

“The Snail and Slug are communicators on all levels; spiritual, physical, emotional and mental. They are nocturnal creatures and share their flow of affection with the Moon, the feminine principle of CreationThere is also a warning that comes with the Slug and Snail and that is to beware of becoming too slow-moving and lazy.  Always keep your sights on the destination, on where your Hearts desire and compassion take You. Keep true to who You are as an individual and always understand that You are responsible for the path of the Beholder.”
(For more info visit Pyreaus – Inspired Manifestation)

I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MY SIGNS AND MEANINGS AS THEY APPEAR – THIS COULD BECOME A NATURE POST  😉

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2017

~ PRAYING MANTIS/SHIVA’S HORSE UPDATE ~

As some of you know, the other night I was accompanied home by a Praying Mantis.  My dear friend Shiva of theshivasponder informed me that in India, where he lives, the Praying Mantis is called the Shiva’s Horse.

So in honor of my friend and fellow blogger, I officially name this Praying Mantis, Shiva!

Shiva came home with me on Thursday night, he rode on the hood of my car.  Upon arriving home, I put him where my shrubs are, I thought he’d like it there.  Shiva does seem to like it there and he has visited each shrub and bush in the garden.  I was hoping the drive home on my hood caused him no damage to his legs and as you can see in the video, Shiva seems to be moving without issue.

At one point in this recording, Shiva lifts up his body and looks right at the camera, just as he did the other night.  I think he might have a career in Hollywood.  Funny, I noticed that his eyes were green now whereas the other night they were black.  They must change color between daytime and nighttime.

I checked on him again today and he’s quite happy, as I can hear him singing, probably practicing for his movie debut.  The sound you hear in the recording, I believe, is coming from Shiva, if you can hear it, it’s a cricket sound.   I hope you enjoy the video as much as I do…it still makes me smile when I think about how it all happened…and especially the symbolism.

xo


HELLO SHIVA

onceuponahotflash, 2017