I do believe that divine forces speak to humans through the natural world, and that each one of has a guiding spirit that is represented symbolically by another living creature – a totem. Maybe a family or community will have its own totem as a group. I don’t know anything, so I search for information, try to pay attention, and make up my own version of the meaning of life. Symbols speak to us all, but we can’t always agree on their meaning.
Ted Andrews says this in his book ANIMAL SPEAK:
“The frog is a totem of metamorphosis. It is a symbol of coming into one’s own creative power.”
Another excellent reference for animal medicine is MEDICINE CARDS by Jamie Sams & David Carson:
“Frog sings the songs that bring the rain and make the road dirt more bearable. Frog medicine is akin to water energy….teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul.”
“The transformation into adulthood prepares Frog for its power to call in the waters of the skies: the rain. In knowing the element of water, Frog can sing the song that calls the rain to Earth. When the ponds are dry, Frog calls upon the Thunder Beings to cleanse and replenish the Earth with water. Like Frog, we are asked to know when it is time to refresh, purify and refill the coffers of the soul.”
“An ability of Frog medicine people is to give support and energy where it is needed. A Frog medicine person can clean negativity from any environment…..Frog speaks of new life and harmony through its rain song.”
Pretty much applies to Booman Tribune, eh?