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Author Topic: Divine symbolism in everyday life  (Read 4489 times)

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Divine symbolism in everyday life
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:04:36 pm »
Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 05:07:18 pm »
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But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
Occasionally, if I'm feeling super low, the neighbor's cat seems to be drawn to me. She was especially drawn to me when I was going through severe depression. Bast owns me, so it's not a surprise. ;)
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 05:34:02 pm »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
Cats. Don't get me wrong I love dogs and my dog is my very loyal friend, but I feel as though cats are much more perceptive to my mood(s).

I have multiple ex-stray cats that now call me their own and live on and around my porch and most of them keep themselves to themselves, but as soon as my spirits are low here they come rubbing against my legs. It's very sweet.

Good job I work at an animal clinic really else I'd never have been able to spay/neuter them all and i'd have a virtual cat farm in my garden.
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 05:38:28 pm »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
Animals in general become more prevalent during harsher times, although it may well seem like they become more prevalent simply because I notice them more and notice that I notice them more, not that they're actually around more frequently.

It's not cats. Usually its moths, dragonflies, snakes, rabbits, and owls.

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 05:52:32 pm »
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It's not cats. Usually its moths, dragonflies, snakes, rabbits, and owls.



I was swarmed by ladybirds once, when I was on a school trip and feeling under the weather. I open up the window and I'm swamped with ladybirds! Felt very odd, and hasn't happened since. Same with the moth; I was talking to a friend in their back garden and a moth flies over lands on my laps and flies off again.

Then again could've been someone up there messing with me! ;)

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 06:06:51 pm »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
That was actually a big portion of what lead me to my current beliefs.  For years now, I've been seeing crows much more often than other people seem to; as far as I'm concerned, they're everywhere.  And I always got a strong "feeling" off of them.  When I learned about the existence of the Morrigan, Who is strongly associated with crows, the lightbulb finally went on over my head, so to speak.

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 06:09:30 pm »
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I have multiple ex-stray cats that now call me their own and live on and around my porch and most of them keep themselves to themselves, but as soon as my spirits are low here they come rubbing against my legs. It's very sweet.


Aww I know what that's like. I've always been a cat magnet, it's a good thing they're one of my favourite animals. :)

My cat Merlin is like that, really affectionate whenever I feel under the weather. Our adopted cat Blue is a doofus but that in itself is often enough to make me smile.

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 06:25:53 pm »
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That was actually a big portion of what lead me to my current beliefs.  For years now, I've been seeing crows much more often than other people seem to; as far as I'm concerned, they're everywhere.  And I always got a strong "feeling" off of them.  When I learned about the existence of the Morrigan, Who is strongly associated with crows, the lightbulb finally went on over my head, so to speak.

 

I've always had that with owls. It's not so much I see them more, but I've always felt a strong vibe from them. Thinking back on it, my curiosity about this may have been one of the things that nudged me onto my current path.
I've since found out about the deities associated with owls; in particular Athena.

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 07:55:00 pm »
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Occasionally, if I'm feeling super low, the neighbor's cat seems to be drawn to me. She was especially drawn to me when I was going through severe depression. Bast owns me, so it's not a surprise. ;)

 
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 08:26:16 pm »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 01:09:29 am »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)


Or they're totems.
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 06:48:51 am »
Quote from: troll maiden;90661
Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
Crows! All the time! XD
Every member of the crow family too! It's what lead me to the Morrighan too because the amount around was ridiculous, I guess She was trying to get my attention XD Subtle She is not!
My partner actually has asked on occasion if I've been making offerings to Her or praying to Her about him because he will find that's there's an unnatural amount of crows around his home and he's usually spot on. XD
They especially seem to appear when I get mad or have a 'battle' or something to deal with too. XD
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 02:41:33 pm »
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But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)


No. I don't seem to attract any animals at all. When I get depressed I am completely and utterly alone.
 
I don't know why everyone assumes the animals are divinely inspired. For me I'd assume they're totems before assuming some god/goddess is trying to contact me.

My totems contacting me, however, has been few and far between.
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 05:30:19 pm »
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Or they're totems.

Despite the popularity of that term, individuals don't have totems. Clans, tribes and families have totems. They're a community/group thing, not an individual thing.

Some people do work with with specific spirits/critters that manifest in animal shapes, but that's a spirit guide, or one of dozens of other things/ways we can work with 'others'. Not a totem.
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 06:56:50 pm »
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Despite the popularity of that term, individuals don't have totems. Clans, tribes and families have totems. They're a community/group thing, not an individual thing.

Some people do work with with specific spirits/critters that manifest in animal shapes, but that's a spirit guide, or one of dozens of other things/ways we can work with 'others'. Not a totem.

 
Or "power animals" or whatever.
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