The universe sent me a sign and I cried. I didn’t recognize that it was a sign.
One Sunday night, I saw a scorpion in my living room. I’ve NEVER seen a scorpion before, let alone in my residence. I live by myself, which is new for me. I called a friend; he didn’t answer. The scorpion was about 2 inches long and had brown stripes down it’s back. I took a picture of it and texted a couple of friends,“OMG! Is this a scorpion?!?”
“Yes it is,” they replied.
I got a mason jar out of the kitchen. For some reason, I didn’t want to kill it. My plan was to capture it and release it outside. When I returned to the living room, mason jar in hand, it was gone. I moved furniture; looked in closets and every corner. I immediately started cleaning. I shook my shoes and turned them upside down. No scorpion in sight. It literally took me thirty seconds to get the mason jar from the kitchen. Where could it have gone that quickly?
Immediately, fear set. What if I were bitten while I slept? What if I forget to check my shoes in the morning and get bit? Nobody is here to know or hear me scream. No one will come running. If my phone isn’t close by or if I can’t get to it, no one will know that I need help. I didn’t even bother looking to see if the species I saw was poisonous.
The tears immediately start flowing. I mean crocodile, toddler tears. I quickly discovered that crying is exhausting. Seriously, I don’t know how kids do it. Maybe that’s why they NEED nap time. I probably cried hard for three minutes. My head hurt and I was tired. I needed a course of action. I googled scorpions. I looked up what species lived in my state and whether or not they were poisonous.
Then it hit me — this is not normal. I googled “what does it mean to see a scorpion?” Google led me to spirit animals and totem animals. I then realized that the universe was giving me a sign. Just about everything I read said that scorpions represented rebirth, death, removing toxins from your life and transitioning.
My fear subsided. The sign was spot on. I am undergoing a death and rebirth of sorts. I am transitioning. I am de-cluttering my home and removing items that no longer serve me. I am ending relationships and looking to enter new ones. I am also paying attention to any other signs the Universe may be sending my way.