Grasshopper


shadowwhisper
Honored Member
Joined: 15 Jun 2004, 02:21

02 Aug 2004, 10:48 #1

Greetings!




I would like to know if anybody has information on grasshopper and ladybug. I kept running into grasshopper yesterday, every time I was outside. Ladybug also
flew onto me so I would be grateful for any knowledge. Thanks.






Blessed Be,


Raventreewhisper




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Cinnamon Moon 1
Spirit Keeper
Joined: 16 Oct 2003, 23:40

03 Aug 2004, 01:24 #2

Grasshopper:
*Ted
Andrews/Animal-Speak:
Keynote: Uncanny Leaps
Forward
Although the ancient Hebrews
saw the grasshopper as a symbol of the scourge, in other
societies it held a position of honor and respect. In
China grasshoppers and crickets were symbols of good
cheer, good luck, abundance, and virtue. Some even
believed that relatives would come back to life as a
grasshopper or cricket, and they would construct small
cages for those they would find. Even to the ancient
Greeks the grasshopper was a symbol of
nobility.
As its name implies, the
grasshopper moves by leaping and hopping. This is also
how it escapes. Grasshoppers have a tremendous jumping
ability and they can leap horizontally up to twenty times
their own body length. For those with this totem, it is
important to get off the haunches and move. Take a
chance, take a leap forward.
The
hind legs of the grasshopper differ from the rest of its
legs and the legs of other insects. They are extremely
long and large. The hind legs have delicately controlled
muscles. Those with this totem will usually find that
things don't move or flow the way they do for other
people. Progress is not usually made step by step.
Instead, others may seem to be progressing while you seem
to be sitting still. Do not become discouraged. When
grasshopper shows up, there is about to be a new leap
forward--one that will probably carry you past the others
around you in your life.

Grasshoppers have an instinct for finding the sunny sides
of mounds and other places so they can be exposed to the
sun. They have a knack for being in the warmth and light
and knowing when to make their leaps. Trust your own
instincts and rhythms if this is your totem. What works
for others will not necessarily work for you. (Also
remember that what works for you probably will not work
for anyone else.)
Listen to your own
inner voice to know when to make your moves in any area
of your life. Grasshoppers possess a tympanic organ on
the front legs. As they breathe, this organ is activated.
By moving the legs in different directions they are able
to locate a sound's source. This connection between
sensing sounds and the legs is highly significant. Trust
your inner voice.
Those with
grasshopper totems have an uncanny ability to leap into
successful ventures. This becomes even more true when
they learn to listen to that inner voice and follow their
own instincts. Sometimes grasshopper can show up if we
are not listening or if we are afraid to make the leap
off our mound. Many times such fears have to do with the
fact that "no one else has done it this
way." Grasshopper people have to learn to make
new leaps. Life only becomes difficult when they refuse
to move. At such times they may feel as if they are
experiencing a scourge themselves. Remember a grasshopper
always leaps up or forward. It doesn't leap
backward.
*I'm going to do a
separate thread for Ladybug.

Blessings,
Cinnamon
"The power and ways are given to us to be passed
on to others."
...........Fools Crow,
Ceremonial Chief, Teton Sioux
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~To Be A Feather In Spirit's Wing~

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Sister Cyber
Honored Member
Joined: 02 Sep 2004, 23:10

30 Oct 2004, 00:52 #3

The Grasshopper
www.sayahda.com
The short horned
grasshopper is related to the locust and both will be
discussed here. As with all insects, they are cold
blooded and are more active when it is warmer. Their are
about 10,000 species and each has its own unique song.
With a few exceptions only the males can sing. During
courtship, male grasshoppers take turns singing songs,
competing to outdo each other for the attention of the
females.
One of the gifts these
insects hold is the power of song and sound. Song is an
ancient way to alter consciousness and communicate with
our animal and spirit relations. Some Native American
songs date back at least 20,000 years. If these insect
singers have caught your attention with their song, they
may be asking you to honor your ancestors and reconnect
with your true heritage. Listening and responding to your
inner voice as well as using it in a complimentary way
towards self and others is equally important.
The grasshopper-locust is associated with
astral travel. They have the ability to leap through time
and into space where the true mysteries of life exist.
People with this medicine have the wisdom necessary to
overcome obstacles efficiently and are able to jump into
successful ventures without preparation or planning. When
the grasshopper-locust appears to us we are being asked
to take a leap of faith and jump forward into a specific
area of life without fear. Usually that specific area is
one that we have avoided and is often connected to change
on a larger scale. This can represent a change in
location, relationships, career or just in the way we
perceive ourselves.
Overcrowding
and food shortages turn normally peaceful grasshoppers
into the dreaded locusts, capable of stripping a forest
or farm in the blink of an eye. They turn dark, almost
black, so that they can absorb more sunlight to have heat
and energy to maintain their swarming. They will continue
this frenzy until they reach a place with enough food, or
enough of them die or are killed to control the
population. Those with grasshopper-locust as a totem must
remember that the gifts of mother earth are available for
everyone if used in a sacred way. Sometimes a person
forgets that sacred balance and takes more than is
needed. This can also be symbolic of individuals taking
from you. Are others demanding too much of your time,
your energy? Is responsibility being placed on your
shoulders that is not rightfully yours? These are some of
the questions to ask yourself if the grasshopper-locust
presents itself to you. Remember life only becomes more
difficult when we refuse to leap forward into the magic
of change.
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shadowwhisper
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Joined: 15 Jun 2004, 02:21

30 Oct 2004, 15:56 #4

Greetings!
SC, I have to thank
you for posting new information on this. It made me
relook at the information that Cinnamon moon had posted
as well.
Quote:
Those
with this totem will usually find that things don't move
or flow the way they do for other people. Progress is not
usually made step by step. Instead, others may seem to be
progressing while you seem to be sitting still. Do not
become discouraged. When grasshopper shows up, there is
about to be a new leap forward--one that will probably
carry you past the others around you in your
life.
This is
especially relevant reading this part. After I had come
back from my trip in Georgia, I expected ( a key word
here) that change would happen in normal steps. I do seem
to be sitting still while, internal changes have been
taking place.

As for the
additional information:
Quote:
Song
is an ancient way to alter consciousness and communicate
with our animal and spirit relations. Some Native
American songs date back at least 20,000 years. If these
insect singers have caught your attention with their
song, they may be asking you to honor your ancestors and
reconnect with your true heritage. Listening and
responding to your inner voice as well as using it in a
complimentary way towards self and others is equally
important.
This one
resonates deeply within me to. I just learned this week,
the importance of my drum. I was presented with its name.
I'm still working on responding to my inner voice. I
still find that one a bit hard.
Quote:
When
the grasshopper-locust appears to us we are being asked
to take a leap of faith and jump forward into a specific
area of life without fear. Usually that specific area is
one that we have avoided and is often connected to change
on a larger scale. This can represent a change in
location, relationships, career or just in the way we
perceive
ourselves.
Yes, the
leap of faith is rather a big one for me. I'm at a
crossroads as the change reaches across the board on
location, relationships, career and my perception as well. The one area Ive
been avoiding has my been my art, although I've had
college training in it. I've been looking more at the
therapy side of it rather than the actual art aspect of
it.
Anyway, thanks again for the
post, SC. Image

Peace and Light,

Raventreewhisper
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