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Connections

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spider web from pixabay

“This we know. The earth does not belong to us, we belong to earth.

This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family,

All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of earth.

We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves…”


This poem, attributed to Chief Seattle, has been on my mind lately. Maybe it’s because of the senseless deaths in Paris and in other parts of our world. Maybe it’s because the holiday of Thanksgiving always makes me think of the generosity and betrayal of the Native Americans. When I researched Chief Seattle, I discovered there is some suspicion as to whether these were his words. But some one wrote these words, and admired Chief Seattle enough to attribute them to him. It is an important message.

 

spider in late afternoon light

This spider web remained surprisingly intact in my yard after heavy rains and strong winds. Something about the connected structure of the web made it strong.

Did you know that spider silk is five times as strong as steel?

 

Planting Trees

Makes the web stronger

Reducing waste

Makes the web stronger

Kind words

Make the web stronger.

Spread your arms out

Open your hands wide

Feel the healing energy from your source

As it flows to your soul

Connect to Life and all that is good.

Send love out into the world.

 

 

(The top photo is from pixabay. The bottom one is my photo of my pet spider.)

 

Author: JoAnna

I'm an open minded, tree-hugging Christian who loves creation. After 30 years as a substance abuse counselor, I'm returning to my creative roots, painting angels, and writing a memoir about love, faith and perseverance, and how I learned that there are no coincidences.

6 thoughts on “Connections

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  2. If you want to keep a spiders web to hang on the wall do it this way.
    1. get a nice firm piece of black card board.
    2. a can of white spray on paint.
    3 spray the web all over and very quickly push the cardboard onto the web.
    4. the web will stick to the board permanently.
    5. a lot of spiders eat the web so that they have the material for tomorrow but if it is left in the morning it means she wants you to have it.
    6. you might have to try a couple of times until you get it right.

    • Fascinating info and process, Garland. As I was reading, I knew I’d be worried that that the spider might not be finished with the web. I had no idea they ate their webs or left them as gifts!

  3. Yes…thank you! Incredible photo…and wow…love the tip above! ❤

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