I've been visited by a bat for the last three out of four evenings. No, not in a dream, but FOR REAL inside my home. We live in a brick home that was built in 1912. Bats have been roosting in our attic since before we moved in sixteen years ago. Okay, I'm fine with cohabitation as long as the bats keep to the attic and stay clear of our personal living space. Bats are good for the environment
because they help to control the insect population. We have plenty of mosquitos around our yard for them to feast on. "Live and let live" is a good motto. About once or twice a year a bat makes its way into our living space and my husband (my hero) captures it with his butterfly net and releases it to the outdoors. Nevertheless, it has been a bit unsettling to have three of them flying around in such a short period of time. Yesterday I think I discovered how they might be making entry into our living space (specifically into my upstairs home office). We blocked that small passageway and thankfully we had no surprise visitor last night. So I hope that is the end of that for awhile.
Naturally, on a spiritual level, I have to wonder what message the bat totem
may be trying to convey to me. Last year it was the bees
that infiltrated my kitchen, another year it was squirrels
nesting inside the porch roof. Gosh, wildlife has to live somewhere I guess. But, critters sure can be unwelcome guests.
The bat totem can trigger change or transformation. Its visit can be a warning that change will soon occur and not to be afraid. Sometimes the bat is a symbol for facing ones fears. It can also indicate a time of an awakening because the bat, a nocturnal mammal, awakens in the dark. Its presence can illuminate dark shadows. It can also be a sign of opportunity.
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