The Time Three Otters AppearedSaturday, July 16, 2016
The time I learn about the symbolism behind my otter encounter (love how that rhymes, heh).
The one night we saw otters by the sea stayed brewing in the corner of my mind. I had to find out the symbolic meaning behind the enthusiastic swimmers and if you're into symbolism behind everyday random occurrences, feel free to join me as I kind of do this sometimes to untangle knots in my head when thoughts just spring and boomerang into each other, it can be hard to see.
The three otters frolicking in the body of water that connects to the sea popped up in my mind after a few moments of mindful meditation. We saw a silhouette of one up on the shore before it went back into the water to join the other two and because light was scarce, the movement in the water was all we could detect of them until they disappeared out of sight.
As I sat with my thoughts along with Mister Google at hand, I found this short comforting essay that expands on the symbolism behind the encounter with the otters which was a first-time for me:
It is time to allow yourself the freedom and pleasure of relaxing and letting go of all your daily concerns. The power of otter is in the knowing that you have to take care of yourself first in order to be of use to others. Go with the natural flow and ebbs and tides of your life and find joy and wonder in the small things that give you pleasure as an adult and that gave you pleasure as a child.
Alternatively, otter may be reminding you that universal acceptance of “what is” in your life is the only way for you to move forward. This form of embracing the good with the bad and seeking out the joy of the moment will manifest a new freedom of love and acceptance. Honor the right of everything and everyone to be as they are. Simply allow things to unfold in your life.
Do you go on Google to hunt down symbolic clues behind random animal encounter like I do? What animals have you spotted for the first time in your life that made you pause to see things in a different way? Share below - I'd love to know!
shanaz@RS | 12:00 AM | Labels: buddhalicious