I was climbing the stairs from our cottage up to the parking lots yesterday morning, when I caught sight of these gorgeous spider webs on our stairs. Such works of art!!!
They reminded me of what Native Americans would call the gift of a "power song" which was given to me years ago at Morningstar Retreat Center as I sat in a cabin watching a spider spin its web right near my chair. That song came, both words and music, during that watching-time, and it has often helped me make decisions, especially when I am being pressured by somebody to do something I am not sure is right for me.
Perhaps this power song will be of some help to you now and then when you find yourself in the same situation.
Here it is:
SPIN YOUR OWN WEB, SISTER/BROTHER DEAR,
SPIN YOUR OWN WEB, DO NOT FEAR.
NEVER LET YOURSELF BE CAUGHT
IN ANOTHER'S SHOULD OR OUGHT.
SPIN YOUR OWN WEB, SPIN IT NOW.
SPIN YOUR OWN WEB, YOU KNOW HOW.
OTHER PEOPLE'S WEBS WILL BE
PLACES WHERE YOU CAN'T BE FREE.
A spider's web comes right out of its very own body/self; and when we spin our own webs, the pattern, the threads of what is fitting for us to do comes from our authentic self. It takes time and patience and being in touch with one's own true self to spin one's own web, but it is well worth the effort, and what happens is also beautiful. A web we spin catches just what we need to nurture us and enable us to do what is right for us at a particular place and time in our lives.
It is so much better than struggling, like a bug, in some other "spider's" web, caught by old messages of "should" and burdened by someone else's (or some institution or group's) agenda.
And isn't it interesting that we now live in the time of the "World Wide Web?"
I watch some people I know getting all caught up in this web--so much so, they have no time or energy to spin their own. Is there a way to be a part of the worldwide web AND spin your own web? You tell me!