THE WEB OF LIFE
by Taino Ti (I share the Spirit of the Earth with you)
When the Universe was still so dark that not even shadows
could be seen in the night, Grandmother Spider sat in her
web in the Sky World, waiting and watching. No one knows
how old Grandmother Spider is, or how long she sat waiting
for the Universal Mind to awaken. But, every Creature Being
who has ever lived knows her song and dance as the weaver
of the Web of Life.
From her web, Grandmother Spider observed the first thoughts
as the Universal Mind awakened from the dream. Seven energy
beings floated out from the shining light in the center
of the Universal Mind and solidified into bright, shining
stars who went out to take their places in the Sky World.
Grandmother Spider took a very deep breath and softly began
to sing her weaving song while she danced across the Sky.
As she spun her thread, Grandmother Spider envisioned the
Web of Life. Within moments, she had woven her web connecting
the seven stars and creating the Spirit Doorway through
which all of the rest of life would enter.
The seven stars reflected the spectrum of all colors within
their glow. Dancing with the colored light, shadows came
into being as the darkness took form. More thoughts flowed
from the Universal Mind, entered through the Doorway of
the Seven Stars, and took their places in the Sky World.
These became more stars, suns and planets. Then, many other
thoughts entered the Universe, each one taking a specific
place according to the universal dream of harmony.
Each thought was a spirit essence who dreamed an individual
dream for manifesting life. Grandmother Spider spun her
web around each new energy being and the Universal Web of
Life shimmered in the reflection of Great Mystery's light.
Singing her song and weaving the Web of Life, Grandmother
Spider continued with her work. The Sky World filled with
light and life as her creative process unfolded. As the
stars, suns and planets prepared to give birth to their
children, Grandmother Spider spun her cord even longer,
so that all of the newly born could be included in the Web
of Life. Grandmother Spider continues to weave the Web of
Life throughout every cycle of creation.
All life everywhere in the Universe is connected by the
Web of Life. We are not separate beings. We are each a part
of the Great Mystery, manifesting as an individual awareness
in a separate physical body, but sharing the same energy
as all other life. The energy web is anchored within our
center and is our connection to the Great Mystery.
Along with Grandmother Spider's web cord, we carry within
our center our dream for living that includes a promise
and a purpose. Before we came into the Earthwalk, we chose
the gifts and talents that help us create the reality that
we envisioned. We also chose the lessons and challenges
that motivate our learning and growth.
Our dream for living carries a specific vibration of sound
and color that guides our spirit essence in it's flight
from the Universal Mind, through the Sacred Cave, and into
the womb of our physical mother. During our Earthwalk, we
live our choices and lessons, and develop our talents and
gifts, as we meet each situation and challenge of our growth.
We must remember our purpose and promise and focus our life
in this direction if we are to be happy and fulfilled.
Spider weaves the Web of Life around us when our spirit
essence enters its physical body inside the womb of our
mother. From feet to head, our spirit essence is woven together
with our physical body as Grandmother Spider sings her weaving
song to us.
When she completes her weaving, Grandmother Spider does
not cut the cord, but leaves an energy trail with her weft
thread that goes out from our center to connect with the
next Creature Being that will enter the Web of Life.
The gift of Grandmother Spider is the personal energy web
that we walk with throughout our entire life. This energy
web allows our spirit essence to experience our senses,
emotional feelings and physical pain and pleasures. This
connection also allows our physical body to develop an intuitive
perception of Universal Wisdom. Through the web, we can
work with energy for creativity and healing. Our personal
energy web maintains our connection to the Web of Life and
the Great Mystery. This gift of Grandmother Spider insures
that we are never alone, for through it we always share
the love of All Our Relations.
Our energy web surrounds our physical body, enveloping
it with a vibrating energy that is our personal rhythm.
Our energy web is connected to our physical body through
energy centers that are the communication channels between
our physical body and spirit essence. Our mind is the link
between body and spirit essence, interpreting and directing
the flow of energy back and fourth. Breathing and movement
enables our body to direct energy and our thoughts to affect
our physical health. To live in comfort, we need to maintain
a balance of body, mind and spirit within our personal energy
Grandmother Spider is always busy with her work, as the
creation of life is happening at every moment. After connecting
each Creature Being within her vibrating threads, Grandmother
Spider goes on to the next, spinning out a continuous cord
in her never ending dance. A Creature Being enters the Earthwalk,
then a Plant Person, a Stone Person, a Water Person, a Four-Legged,
a Two-Legged, and on and on. For each of these, Grandmother
Spider weaves a personal energy web and extends her cord
out from this Creature's center to continue on with the
weaving of the Web of Life.
The Web of Life is a beautiful braid that holds the energy
of all life together. Grandmother Spider's dance of spinning
and weaving continues indefinitely, as new patterns within
the web are being woven every moment when each new life
enters the Earthwalk.
At the other end of Grandmother Spider's tapestry, the
web is always unraveling, as every spirit essence travels
back through the doorway of the Sacred Cave to the Spirit
World when life is complete.
All life shares an equal place within the Web of Life.
The gifts and contributions of each and every Creature Being
are very important for the survival of MotherEarth. Each
Creature Being, in following through with the performance
of their specific life task, affects the welfare of all
the other Creature Beings in the web. Without the benefit
of even one Creature's work, the Web of Life would lack
the energy of wholeness necessary for the circle of life's
cycles to continue on with their rhythm.
© Spider 2000, an excerpt from Grandmother
Spider And The Web Of Life