yesterday, as I was describing how i felt, an image of an octopus came to mind
this what i said:
i’ve never thought of pulpos before, never given them a second thought.. i was surprised, to be honest
but i entertained the thought.., and i quickly saw a scenario in my mind where i exactly feel just like that, like an octopus when ..
..well I’m not going to describe it now cuz i would just feel out of place, stupid even, to do so now but, enough to say it makes a lot of sense as to how i am, how i carry myself, how certain scenarios occur when i’m around, how i feel certain things to go down, how i set the ambiance, how i see certain things to unfold in my mind.. how i… am
o c t o p u s.. i feel a connection to thee
i was thinking it to be my next tattoo, i felt it strong
i’m scared tho, reasons..
I was reading on Spirit Animals & Totems and i found these few lines i liked from that post:
SHADOW WORK, CREATIVITY, & INTUITION
Explore the depths of the ocean floor. Octopus is a great companion in shadow work as it is not afraid to go to the unexplored depths with you, for it lives and breathes naturally here.
When emotions creep up from hidden chambers and wrangle your mind, Octopus asks for you to explore them. Pick them up with your many tentacles and analyze them with reason.
Are the monsters that lie within your depths really as scary as you think?
The unseen darkness, the sea creature with abnormally long tentacles that stretch out of the sea and into your imagination, tickling your cranium with its ideas – ..
“..Are the monsters that lie within your depths really as scary as you think?”
This reminded me of that image i found a while ago with an amazing quote by Terry Pratchett:
A Witch ought never to be frightened in the Darkest Forest, … she should be sure in her Soul that the most terrifying thing in the Forest, is herself.
I love it.. gives me goosebumps even now. (for many reasons but..)
I feel a strong connection in my Soul with both that Witch quote and the description of Octopus..
you don’t scare me..
you forget I’ve lived inside my mind all my life..
you forget i know darkness, you forget I understand it, I’ve learned from it, it has killed me many nights.
..you forget i’m made of light to push it away
you forget i love what i believe in,
you forget i die for it
you forget i’m one with it: pitch black, brightest light..
the juxtaposition of my being, the very essence of my heart
..Octopus as my Spirit Animal..
I like it, i.. I welcome it
And I’m thankful for it, for that crystal clear image that popped into my mind in such moment of ..