I’ve been seeing cockroaches lately
More than I’d like to.
A few at home, on the streets, and recently, even as I went to get into my car. Ew!!!
You see, like most people, when I see a cockroach I think gross.
Until I kept seeing them, and then looked into it more.
Why was I seeing so many? Did it mean anything?
I looked up ‘animal totem + cockroach’ and was surprisingly… surprised.
Apparently cockroaches as a spirit / totem animal are all about survival, adaptability and thriving in any condition.
They’re about making the most of current resources, of moving with speed and agility.
They’re about perseverance, tenacity and discerning when and how to move and take a step forward.
Reading this, I started to smile.
You see, this made sense to me on so many levels.
I’ve been working on my beautiful (and biggest, boldest project to date) the Heartfelt Harmony Society for almost a year now.
Almost a year of making decisions, of processing and integrating, of moving forwards, of changing direction, of problem-solving, finding new paths, saying yes, saying no, mind mapping, goal-setting, working hard, writing a lot, being patient, trusting, trusting some more, trusting even more than that, slowing down, speeding up, launching, pre-launching, launching again.
The ‘big launch’ is close. It’s very close, and I have to keep calling on my inner strength, my resilience, my resourcefulness, my tenacity and adaptability to stay aligned to my dreams.
I have to make conscious choices – day by day, moment by moment, breath by breath – when it comes to where I’m putting my energy, to what I’m aligned to, to how I visualise my day, my dreams, my future.
I have to do a lot lately, it seems, and the cockroach animal totem was sent to me to remind me to stay in touch with the world, to stay resilient, resourceful, tenacious and adaptable.
– Janet Conner,
Writing Down Your Soul
It was sent as guidance to shift my thinking.
It was sent as guidance to thrive, persevere and to keep taking conscious and courageous steps forward.
And when I understood the message being sent to me, my thinking shifted. My mood lifted. My body felt lighter.
When I understood the message, I felt like someone had plugged me back into a power source. I felt energised, supported and protected.
I almost didn’t look up what cockroaches as animal totems meant, because I didn’t think I wanted to know what a cockroach animal totem meant!
But I’m so glad I did look it up.
I know you might still be thinking gross, but guidance is about shifting our thinking, in whichever form the guidance comes in.
I pulled a card the day before. “Time To Decide” it said.
Initially this confused me; I make decisions every single day! What else do I have to decide?
And then I realised what this guidance was asking me to see, shift and soak up.
It was asking me to decide how I wanted to feel.
Was it going to be fear and doubt?
Or tenacity and adaptability?
I chose the latter.
I choose tenacity.
I choose adaptability.
I choose resourcefulness, courage and inner strength.
What do you choose?
How can you be open to, and then listen to your guidance?
How can you align yourself with your new choice?
I believe in signs, synchronicity, spirit guides.
Sometimes your guide may be a feather, a number you continuously see, a name that pops up all the time, or something else.
Sometimes it’s an animal you see often; a puppy, a horse, an eagle.
And for me? A cockroach.
I know, ew.
But also… pretty cool when you look into it.
PS. The Heartfelt Harmony Society is now open
Do you have an animal totem, or some other guide that whispers to you to look at things differently, or just reminds you that you’re on the right path?
Are you being guided to see something differently?