"Chloe Was Cozy" - mixed media on aquabord, 6" x 6"
And on the 28th day, a hedgehog wandered into my studio.
Hedgehogs weren't even on my radar until about five years ago when my daughter requested one for her birthday. She was convinced a tiny, nocturnal creature would make the greatest, cutest pet. She dreamed of giving it baths in the sink and having it curl up in her hand. We got a guinea pig instead.
What on earth could it mean that a hedgehog crossed my mind and ended up on an aquabord? It is said that if a hedgehog crosses your path, others might not understand you or "get" what you're doing, but that is no reason to curl up and hide. Be yourself and don't take things personally. Well, as an artist, I can say a lot of people don't "get" my art! That's ok with me. Though sometimes I do want to hibernate...but I don't think it has to do with other people's opinions. I just like alone time.
If a hedgehog is your animal totem, you are a naturally curious explorer, but you know how to protect yourself while doing so. You also understand weather patterns, and know when it will rain ( As a migraine sufferer, I definitely know when wild weather is on the way). You have close ties to mother earth and love gardening....well, YES! That is me for sure.
A dream that you encounter a hedgehog means you are looking forward to seeing someone you haven't seen in a long time, and can represent loyalty and honesty. Awwwwww, I totally want to dream of encountering a hedgehog!
A hedgehog has close ties to the female goddess energy, and allows those who have this totem to connect with that energy. Hmmmm, female goddess energy sounds like just the thing for me! And the hedgehog teaches defense against negativity, allowing you to walk the earth with a sense of lightness and wonder. My word for 2015 is LIGHT and my intention is LIGHTNESS OF BEING. Aha. Clearly, this is the hedgehog message for me. Namaste, hedgehog.
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