Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went, that lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rules.
And made the children laugh and play to see the lamb at school.
You know that rhyme . . .
Lamb and their sacred messages go back further than recorded history. It is the season of the “Paschal Lamb” and there has been much Godsign for me around too many ‘sacrificial lambs’ in the last month.
Today, many Christians associate the lamb with the resurrected Christ. However, long before the Easter season was celebrated as a Christian holy season, lamb, sheep and ewe were associated with the Celtic goddess Brigit and her spring festival Imbolc (meaning ‘ewe’s milk’). Brigit’s festivals honored the bringing forth, resurrection and rebirth of Earth.
Sheep symbolism was often synonymous with sacrifice. In the time of Abraham and the Old Testament, lambs were sacrificed to God in the hope of receiving Blessings for your family.
Jesus Christ as the Paschal Lamb is in reference to his sacrifice on the cross. Easter is the celebration of his being sacrificed for the common good of all men. Jesus, as the lamb of God brings the representation of self-sacrifice for the greater good.
How many of our children, our innocents, will have to sacrifice their lives because of our ‘right’ to own and use automatic weapons used to hunt humans?
Our youth are now energized and engaged in large part because of the Sacred Sacrifice of 17 of their fellow students and too many others who have died. Those students. with millions of others nationwide, have organized a peaceful movement and will be Marching For Our Lives all across our country to honor the 17 murdered in Parkland, Florida and to help put an end to gun violence.
One of the divine messages sheep ‘totem’ teaches us is to express emotions, put skills to use for the good of others and to accept love and protection from others. The sheep helps heal the wounds of abuse and is a purification symbol. It will teach purification of negative energy through forgiveness.
The Bible often uses “Sheep” as a corollary of spiritual living and community.
If the sheep is your totem animal, you are:
- peaceful and humble
- willing to sacrifice your needs for the protection and security of your family
- enjoy the simple joys of life
If you are noticing sheep and lamb around of if you know you carry ‘sheep totem medicine’ it’s important to keep a close eye on your physical and spiritual well being. There are times in life when the sheep will appear to you to help you let go of things that you shouldn’t hold onto anymore. The sheep totem is telling you it’s time for you to make a sacrifice and let go of the thing that is holding you back.
As a dream symbol, the sheep can mean patience, renewal, purification, humility or sacrifice. It there much to be said to the saying ‘counting sheep to go to sleep.
Sheep are one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac are represent gentle and loving people, and they can at times seem like the angels here on earth.
Male sheep – the Ram is the symbol for the Zodiac Sign Aries – the first astrological sign. Aries symbolism is tied to spring – the time of rebirth and new beginnings.
Horns play a big part of Sheep symbolism and meaning. Ram horns grow into a spiral. The spiral is an ancient symbol of eternity. Spirals also represent the circular nature of life, death, and rebirth.
One often missed part of Sheep symbolism is their incredible balance and sure-footed nature. Bighorn Sheep only need a two-inch space to gain a foothold. This means Sheep can climb mountains using opportunistic ‘ledges’ that are easily missed by others or passed on by those who don’t have the courage to take the risk of falling.
The teenagers in Parkland who first organized their protests against the gun violence and madness, and the teenagers that have gotten involved since, are the courageous sheep who climb the mountains other say cannot be climbed. Watch them as they work and climb and sacrifice for a common good and reach the top . . .
Creator will use symbols of lamb and sheep to help shepherd you on the right path! Watch for their gentle signs and totems to be Used as Godsign on those days when you think you just don’t know where to step. The Shepherd will show you the opportunities surrounding you and help you to make the leap. The Sacred knowing and energy of the Lamb will be there to make sure you are on solid footing.
by William Blake
Little Lamb, who made thee
Does thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing woolly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice.
Making all the vales rejoice:
Little Lamb who made thee
Does thou know who made thee
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee;
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by His name,
Little Lamb God bless thee,
Little Lamb God bless thee
Mary Had a Little Lamb
by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Mary had a little lamb
His fleece was white as snow, yeah
And everywhere the child went
That little lamb was sure to go, yeah.
He followed her to school one day
He broke the teachers rule
But what a time did they have
That day at school.
Tisket! Tasket! baby
A green and yellow basket
Sent a letter to my baby
And on my way I passed it.
Please keep all those effected by devastating ‘out-of-nowhere’ tragedies in your prayers, sending them healing Waves of God’s Light, Strength and Love. There are still so many in pain, just trying to get through. Thank you for your help and prayers!