Toads are mostly found on land but can also survive in water. They inhabit every section of the globe and have the ability to endure some of the worse weather conditions. The common connotation of the toad spirit animal is transformation and survival. The toad undergoes a life metamorphosis from a tadpole into a toad. Besides, it braves different weather conditions to find shelter and food.
…The toad as a spirit animal is symbolic of growth. If you have a toad as your spirit guide, consider yourself lucky. Your connection with the spiritual realm is renewed because of this bond. The toad spirit guide will bring you spiritual help to solve all your concerns.
If you are looking for an emotional cleansing, call on the toad spirit guide. It is the best animal totem in this particular context because of its association with water. Besides, the cleanup can also help you start viewing life from a different but better lens.
Another toad totem spiritual significance in your life is intelligence. People born under this spirit animal have the blessings of good brains. It is this gift that they use to survive. When faced with confrontations, solid muscle alone cannot work. There must be a blend of both the strength of the mind and the body.
~ Wendy Jackson
Ted Andrews did not have much of anything in his book Animal Speak about toads. There is a brief mention of them under Frogs, but only in regard to how they differ from frogs.
Toad was sitting by the walkway this morning when I went out for a stroll. I almost didn’t see him, he was so good at becoming part of the area where he was sitting. I wished him a good morning and then left him to whatever it was he was doing. Perhaps he was just enjoying the view.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to go up in the state of Maryland, mostly in the Baltimore/D.C. areas. Here on the Eastern Shore, the numbers are slow to rise. I’m not sure if that’s due to lack of testing or if people aren’t contacting their doctors because many are so poor that they don’t have a doctor (or the insurance to cover seeing a doctor). We still have 4 confirmed cases in our county. North of us, where it’s a little more crowded, the numbers are higher. The curve in Ohio continues to rise, but it has slowed down.
On the plus side, it seems that the crime rate has gone down in a lot of places, air pollution has supposedly lessened with fewer people driving, and the birds seem to appreciate the quieter world we’re creating.
I am no longer counting our self-isolation days. It’s day whatever it happens to be. M has had to go out at least once a week since this started. That resets our count. I don’t think we’ll ever manage a full 14 days without having to go somewhere. We have masks and gloves (the work gloves we use for picking up litter) for the next outing. I’m not sure when that will be. When we need groceries, I suppose. I’ll be using a buff I bought for mowing that works perfectly as a mask. I didn’t care for it as a buff so it’s good to be able to use it for something. We do have a few medical type masks that are dirtied up from mowing (M has dreadful allergies and it’s the only way he can mow). We could use those, if needed.
As for the self-care challenge, it is day 19. I’m still moving right along with the walking and the meditation. Tomorrow I’m hoping to rise and shine early in an effort to get my sleep schedule back to some semblance of normal. I miss those quiet, early morning hours when no one else is awake and I can take my time leaning into the new day.
Before I go, a little something for you:
Thank you for stopping by today. The forecast for late this afternoon and evening states it will be sunny with gusty winds (20-30 mph with 40 mph gusts), but it’s been mostly cloudy the past hour or so. Maybe we’ll get lucky and the clouds will clear in time for sunset. It’s scheduled for 7:34 PM. Maybe I’ll head out to the Point. I haven’t been there in a while. Meet you there. It’s been fairly warm (70’s), but you’ll probably need a jacket due to the wind and the coolness coming off the water.
Be safe, be well. ♥♥♥
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 1,341) The continued good health of friends and loved ones. 1,342) The redbuds. Every day. Usually the blooms are short-lived. Here today, gone tomorrow. Our slow spring has kept them around much longer than usual. It’s been a delight. 1,343) The buzzing of bees and the flitting of butterflies. 1,344) Vegetable burritos. Yummy. 1,345) A letter from our grandsons that arrived this morning. Their mother wrote down what they wanted to say, and the boys decorated it with stickers and drawings (scribbles, which can be some of the best kind of drawings).