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Something has been hopping across my path lately


Over the last few weeks, I've been doing a lot of hiking and taking long walks in nature with a friend. The other day we were hiking along and started playing a game - saying things we loved. We started out small, inspired by things we could see - I like mushrooms, large trees, the color green, the color blue ... then more... I like a cool breeze, the sound of the wind in the trees... then we let our imagination go... I love seeing animals in the wild, going on adventures, seeing what is around the next turn, the feeling of excitement... I love friends... I love friends willing to play silly games...I love silly games... I love laughing! This was fun and I really do love how easily my friend joined in!


Suddenly I noticed on pond and said, let's go check it out. We walked to the edge and could see and hear lots of action. After a while, we finally saw some frogs leaping out of the depths of the pond into the air and diving back down. They became fun to watch as they popped up from the still water. What a fun adventure! We left the froggies and finished our hike.


The next time we were together, we saw more frogs by a river. My friend said, do you think the frog is our totem animal for our walks? Interesting idea... Since then, I have taken two hikes and both times a frog literally hoped across my path right in front of me. After one of these hikes I mowed my lawn. Yes, I saw another frog scrambling atop the newly mowed lawn! Ok, I got it! Frogs now have my attention.


After looking up frogs as a totem animal, I discovered this from https://www.spiritanimal.info/frog-spirit-animal/#:~:text=The%20frog%20is%20an%20amphibian%20and%20goes%20easily,be%20called%20to%20experience%20change%20in%20your%20life.


The frog as spirit animal or totem reminds us of the transient nature of our lives. As symbol of transition and transformation, this spirit animal supports us in times of change. Strongly associated with the water element, it connects us with the world of emotions and feminine energies, as well as the process of cleansing, whether it’s physical, emotional, or more spiritual or energetic.


Frog Symbolism The symbolism of the frog appears in many traditions around the globe. This animal is generally associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes. The frog is symbolic of:

  • Cleansing

  • Renewal, rebirth

  • Fertility, abundance

  • Transformation, metamorphosis

  • Life mysteries and ancient wisdom

Well this is certainly perfect and appropriate!! Thanks Frog! I welcome you and your wisdom any day!

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