W and I cleaned our bedroom a few weeks ago. We organized and dusted and vacuumed and purged ourselves of three garbage bags full of crap.
We had been having problems sleeping and felt that a clean, uncluttered room would help with our insomnia.
In the spirit of refreshing my side of the room, I decided to buy a new lamp for my beside table. I poked around at Target and then started looking on the web for something functional and whimsical.
Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up with a llama lamp.
“What’s a llama totem mean?” W asked.
“I didn’t think to check,” I replied.
From Spirit Animal Totems
Llama is here to remind you that only through hard work and perseverance will your dreams be realized. Know that you have the ability to adapt to any situation you find yourself in. Know that whatever loads you are carrying right now you will be able to manage and see them through. Alternatively Llama could also be reminding you that your biggest focus should be yourself and that personal growth and your connection to spirit should be your highest priority at all times. Insisting on following your heart rather than your ego will bring you all the rewards you are seeking.
These days, I am overscheduled and overworked and overwhelmed.
I have an upcoming speaking engagement. And commitments as president of a local book-related nonprofit.
I have committed to a January deadline for my new book, My Mother Says Drums Are for Boys: More Adventures in Gender.
It feels like there are a million things I need to do. And never enough time.
Plus, Wentworth. We have to finish Wentworth.
I will trust in my little gold llama that with hard work all things are possible. And will remember to take time out for myself when I need it.
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What’s your animal totem these days?
Sounds like you need a retreat. 😉 My latest encounter with an animal totem is the crow. From Animal Speak: “Wherever crows are, there is magic. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. They remind us to look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. They are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive within our world everyday (sic) and available to us.”
Two words repeated: creation and magic. Pretty powerful stuff. Hope crow has been rubbing off on you.
I love llamas! This lamp is amazing!
Not bad for $20 bucks. I’m usually afraid of llamas. (All of that spitting.) But trying to embrace all the good qualities of this creature.
My girlfriend’s totem animal is a snail she says; does that count? Slow, sensitive, quick to retract/disappear, fond of greens & gardens in general 😊🐌
Of course it counts. All creatures count. Slow and sensitive are good qualities to have.
This is the first I’ve heard about the next Adventures in Gender installment! I’m so happy, excited to read it!!
We’ll, my publisher put out a call for works in progress. When I was asked when mine could be ready, I replied, um …. like …. I don’t know … maybe January. So, am furiously writing. Wrote three pieces over the weekend so am proud of that. Book will come out toward the end of 2018.