{animal messengers : the centipede}

5 Apr


i found this little guy {or gal? … are they asexual?!} in my tiny house the other day… and i think it’s so cool i was able to kind of capture the little legs!!!

i may have been a little freaked out at first, but that’s what you get when you live in the mountains – you have to learn to share your space with all of nature, as you are on her turf.  when i looked up what this creature “represented” {according to some}, i read terms like psychic revelations, ability to survive stress, and this : “it is a wonder that something so small can humble even the largest and most threatening of creatures and people.” which clearly made me feel so good and comforted – cuz i am small, myself – but only physically 😉


i happily scooped him up onto a piece of paper and released him outside… but not before snapping a couple quick fotos.  little bugger is FAST, too!  i could only fire off two shots before he creeped down into a crevasse and scurried away…

apparently some centipedes are poisonous?!  {yikes!} but not here in colorado, from what i’ve been told and read. i am thankful for my little gift of a centipede messenger.  at the time i didn’t think much of it, but after reading about the energy this creature carries, i feel super blessed to have had it cross my path…


5 Responses to “{animal messengers : the centipede}”

  1. anthony0358 April 5, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    oh my yes, the paper is the most effective method to safely move them out side, what a nice gesture since we all share the planet together


  2. IntuitionMatters April 5, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    From Ted Andrews’ Animal-Wise
    Centipede and Millipede:

    Movement into new psychic connections and relationships. Protection against psychic deceptions.

    The little guy you caught and released is a millipede (which means many more legs! J.k.!) I was once vacuuming up drywall dust in my MN basement when a centipede with these really-long-eyelash-like legs scurried by. Without thinking I reached out the hose and vacuumed him up. Minutes later I turned of the vacuum, when I returned he had crawled out. With the plaster dust all over it, it was like seeing Night Of The Living Dead!!


  3. Patty Nguyen April 6, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    You’re braver than I am, Audrey! I would have tossed my camera in the air and run away screaming!


    • cooking with audrey April 6, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      hahaa.. well, i usually do freak out over creepy crawlers… but this little guy had me so curious. i have been asking the universe to give me more “signs” – so i couldn’t help but look at this little millipede as one, also.. 😉


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