I was walking through the forest yesterday, hoping to see a slug, when I realized how much I regard them as a spiritual symbol; maybe even something like a good-luck symbol, if you see a slug it’s going to be a good day.
That really had me thinking, is there a spiritual significance to the slug?
Well of course there is! and I am here to share it with you.
While the slug is not often thought about in a positive light, those who study closer can come to better understand and appreciate the depth of the wonderful slimy beauties.
Because the slug has both male and female organs they embody both the powerful divine feminine and masculine energy.
As I am sure you can imagine, the slug reminds us to slow down, but more than that, they teach us to be careful and focused with our current actions rather than place our head in the clouds of the future; thinking, what’s next…
Slugs are continuous and stable. They remind us to remain steadfast in the pursuit of the passion(s) which serve us most.
Not everyone will like you. Not everyone will appreciate you. That’s okay. You have purpose. You are perfectly original, and in all the ways you seek to be apart of something bigger than yourself you are meaningful.
The slug reminds us to slow down and focus, so let’s do just that. Take five or ten minutes to focus on yourself. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- What emotions am I feeling right now?
- Why am I feeling this way?
- Are these emotions positive or negative? Why?
- If I could take one of these emotions and flip it into something else what would that feel like? What would that look like?
- Write a list of contributors to this emotion (positive or negative, doesn’t matter).
Sit with your answers. Take the time to reflect. If you are feeling positive emotions (happiness, excitement, etc.) explore methods in which you can keep that in your life. If your emotions are leaning to the less positive side, that’s okay. Do not try to change your feelings, sit with them, learn from them, and understand them. We are not made to feel happy all the time.