visited by a small brown otter

i was just outside having a ciggie and thinking of how my otter represented feminine. and remembering when i first arrived otter was down by the bank of the water maybe 60 meters away. last summer i saw it around the neighbors house maybe 40 meters away. Then the past couple of days right up on my patio maybe within 2/3 meters of me.

this morning it came around the corner and was surprised to see me and retreated back around the corner, peeked around to see me still sitting there, hesitated and scurried forward to where it had been going. i too was frightened when i first saw it as it had taken me by surprise, had startled me.

The animal symbolism of the otter relies a lot on its environment. As an aquatic animal, the otter is a symbol of life. Why? Because the prime symbolic meaning of water deals with the divine feminine, which is a major life-giving energy. Water (and otters) are symbolic of creativity, fluidity and transitions 

so i was thinking otter is feminine. i have a lot of wounded male. so otter & i were feminine & masculine afraid of each other. yet after our initial fright we each faced our fear (i had considered going back inside). anyway we each faced our fear and went about our way. so i thought that’s my lesson. my masculine has feared the feminine and 3 years ago we were 60 meters from each other. this morning 2/3 meters and while we didn’t touch we have come a long way.

About sharon-clark-rowlands

Sharon Clark Rowlands is the author of “Oh, We Should Have Told You” which is the outgrowth of a Journal kept during several years spent in the pursuit of personal growth and spirituality. The book contains both personal experiences and “messages from someone outside of myself” and will stimulate you to reflect upon and to gain insights into your own experiences and provide you with inspiration and comfort as you navigate your own Spiritual Journey. view Sharon's author page at and her facebook page for her book
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