Kin Essence - It is not what you know, but how you choose to use it.
The octopus is the mysterious and colourful dancer of the deep. Their elegant movements align us with feelings of serenity and calm. Their ability to change colour, alter their shape, camouflage themselves in with their environment and expel ink give them strong defences against their predators.
Known for their intelligence, octopuses have highly-developed problem-solving skills and the ability to use tools to achieve their goals. They can store short and long term memories. They also have the advantage of being able to swim (and escape danger) swiftly.
These extremely resourceful creatures of the deep encourage us to think laterally to find a creative solution to our problems. Their eight legs complete with suction cup pads allows for them to grip onto objects, as well as capture and engulf their often slippery prey. The octopus can also sacrifice limbs in order to survive. We can call on this survival technique when we feel threatened or in danger, to trust that whatever it is you need to let go of, to do so and trust in your own ability to regenerate and thrive. It is a true sign of intelligence when we forbid others to take all of us, and we choose to walk away, to regain composure and learn something new about ourselves.
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(These are Sarah’s personal interpretations and observations on this animal, and this content is an excerpt from The Animal Kin Oracle Deck by Sarah Wilder. This content is subject to copyright. For personal use only. If you wish to repost or share any content from this website, please contact us at namastethefifthelementlife.com)
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