Roxie and I were walking on the first day of the New Year, 2014, when my eye was drawn to a rock: a frog, as if laying on a lily pad, staring at me. Normally I leave the rocks in the apartments where they lay, but it was a frog! Looking at me! (A large right eye existed.) I thought, “2014—the Year of the Frog? Hmmm.” When I got home, I painted the rock green, made the large right eye smaller and painted in the left. Here is what I learned from my animal-friend books:
From MEDICINE CARDS by Jamie Sams and David Carson
“If Frog shows up, it may be calling in the cleansing you need. Do any of these words describe your condition: tired, overloaded, harried, frustrated, guilty, itchy, nervous, empty, weakened? If so, it’s time to bathe in the waters of Frog medicine, to refill the parched spirit, body and mind. With its ‘ribit’ call to Father Sky for replenishment, Frog speaks of new life and harmony.” Amen, Brother Frog!
From ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D
“If Frog shows up, it means it’s time for a physical cleanse, to detoxify, and an emotional cleanse. Cry as much as you need to. Singing or chanting out loud will help you feel more balanced, at peace and connected to the divine. This is the start of a slow and steady transformational process for you, a movement from an old life to a new.” Thank you, Sister Frog!
From ANIMAL SPEAK by Ted Andrews
“Frogs are linked to the magic of land and water, faeries and elves, the moon, and with rain and controlling the weather. They are heralds of abundance and fertility. They can teach you how to clean up old, dirty waters. Individuals with frog totems are sensitive to the emotions of others and know instinctively how to act and what to say. Frog says it’s time to get out of the mud and dive into some fresh creative water. Frog is a symbol of coming into one’s own creative power.”
Thank you, Friend Frog, for finding me and being my totem for 2014. Maybe I’ll keep you on the table by my bed for some up-close-and-personal ribitting. 🙂