OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MOTIVATION!

I FEEL A NEW SONG GROWING

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(c) onceuponahotflash, 2018

~ 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

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR PRAYING MANTIS!

THIS PRAYING MANTIS WAS SITTING ON THE HOOD OF MY CAR.  I DID NOT NOTICE HIM UNTIL I STARTED TO DRIVE.  I STOPPED AND TOOK THIS PIC THROUGH MY WINDSHIELD, THAT’S WHY IT’S NOT CLEAR.  HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ME!  LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!  I DROVE HOME CAREFULLY, HE MADE IT ALL THE WAY HOME WITH ME.  I THEN GOT MY SNOW BROOM, (BECAUSE IT HAS AN EXTENSION HANDLE AND I WANTED TO PUT A LITTLE DISTANCE BETWEEN US) HE CLIMBED ON IT, I PUT HIM IN MY GARDEN AND NOW HE HAS A NEW HOME.

OF COURSE THE NEXT THING I DID WAS LOOK UP TO SEE THE MEANING BEHIND A PRAYING MANTIS AND THIS IS WHAT I FOUND:

What does it mean when you see a praying mantis?
If you know anything about the praying mantis, it will come as no shock that this insect is the paramount spiritual symbol of stillness and patience. The praying mantis takes its time in all that it does. It takes care to pay diligent attention to its surroundings, and moving through life at its own pace.
SO I AM TO BE STILL AND PATIENT, PAY ATTENTION AND LIVE LIFE AT MY OWN PACE ~ I LIKE IT

Are Praying Mantis a sign of good luck?

In some parts of Africa, it is considered good luck if one of these curious creatures lands on you. The Greek word “mantis” means prophet or seer. Because of the way the insects hold up the fronts of their bodies and position their huge forelegs when at rest, it appears as though they are praying.
DOES LANDING ON MY CAR COUNT?  I THINK SO  😉

MORE SYMBOLISM

Accordingly, the praying mantis symbol chooses to present itself to individuals when they have allowed their busy schedules to overrun their intuition, silencing their internal voice and throwing their equilibrium out of balance. The praying mantis always comes to us when we are internally craving peace, quiet, and calm in our lives.

The praying mantis meaning has a variety of traits: temperance, quietness, awareness, calmness, clairvoyance, patience, mindfulness and innovation. These insects are well known for their pre-strike pose, which is a popular symbol of balance and patience in and of itself.

If you want to read all about Praying Mantis and its symbolism go here, it’s fascinating, source SunSigns.org

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(c) onceuponahotflash, 2017

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR FREE SEEDS!

WHAT’S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN?

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(c) onceuponahotflash, 2017

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR CARDINALS!!!

cardinal

I saw a Cardinal in my back yard yesterday and while I knew they were symbolic, I wasn’t sure of what, so I looked it up.

I found the above quote, plus ~ “As the cardinal red color is symbolic of faith, so it can remind us to “keep the faith” though circumstances might look bleak, dark and hopeless”. (From The Cardinal Experience)

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(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEAUTY!!!

Beauty

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