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Your Frog Totem: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain

Updated on January 15, 2013
Totem: Frog
Totem: Frog | Source

The Animal Kingdom

The animal kingdom is a wonderful thing that has been given to man since the beginning of time. Why do you think this is so?

Ironically enough, we as human beings were placed here on earth to learn from one another, but more importantly, to learn from these wonderful creatures that were placed here before us.

Have you ever watched the way a mother cat takes care of her babies? She gathers them up and feeds them as a family, and then one by one she will clean them. Once cleaned to her satisfaction, she will pick each one up by the scruff of their neck and carry them to their bed for a nap. Once the family is taken care for, then and only then will she eat her meal while her children are sleeping. Sound familiar?


Every animal portrays characteristics that pertain to each of us, some more than others. We all have certain animals in our lives that have a strong influence in how we are raised, where we are in our lives at that time, and answers to our questions.

It is our responsibility to be still, listen, and observe these animals. If we do this and properly bring these animals into our lives, we can apply everything they have to offer us which in turn will help us, guide us and more importantly, teach us.

Has Frog Come Into Your life?

Are you a frog collector? I know quite a few people who collect frogs and yet when I always ask the question, “Why do you collect frogs?” I always get the same answer back, “Because they’re cute and I like frogs!”

If you have noticed that frogs have been in your life or have been showing their presence recently, then perhaps it’s time to take notice and find out how significant their presence is.


You may notice the predominant conversation of Frog’s ribbit during the evening hours, or perhaps you have been paying a little more attention to your collection of frogs by cleaning them or rearranging them more than you normally do. You may have seen or read about frogs recently or perhaps every time you turn the channel on your T.V., you notice a frog , or the word “frog” is used. This is when paying attention comes into play for you. Remember to stop, listen and observe, and then you will begin to understand.

Frog is the purifier or cleaner of spiritual energy. It represents the loving peacemaker as well as the emotional healer.

Frog represents transformation through water and sound. Because you will find frogs in the water and on land, they hold the magic of both elements.


Frog and the Totem of Water

It is known that water has been associated with emotional cleansing such as baptisms and medicinal healing. When earth and water are combined to create mud, it is used as a healing therapy to rid the body of toxins.

If you have been experiencing the visitation of frog whether physically or through thought, it’s “ribbit” may be calling the cleansing you may need.

Look at yourself and where you are at today. Can any or all of the following words be applied to you?

Tired, harried, guilty, frustrated, overloaded, itchy, and nervous, empty, at a loss, or weakened.


Healing Totem

If any or all of these words apply to you, take a break and allow yourself to bathe in the waters of Frog medicine.
Some of the ways would include:

  • Taking a long and relaxing bath
  • Disconnecting the phone
  • Yelling “Stop”
  • Taking deep cleansing breaths
  • Deep Relaxing Massage

There will be times when life’s activities and daily routine can be overwhelming and everyone, including you will need a break. The Contrary Frog can signal one of these moments at any given time, but can also warn you of feeling waterlogged. If this happens, it means you may be dealing with too many emotions or feelings at that moment. What Frog Medicine is trying to convey to you is that “the world is too much with you,” or that you have immersed yourself in activities and have excluded yourself of all other facets of your life. The answer: Stop! Break away from your routine. Hop to other lily pads or visit other ponds for awhile.

The point here is that negativity is drawn to you when you refuse to give yourself the time and space needed in your life to rejuvenate and assume a brand new view point.

The whole key thought is to finding that way of ridding yourself of any distractions and to replace that mud with pure clear energy. Then you can replenish your parched spirit, your body, and your mind.

Frog Medicine people have the ability to give support and energy where is it most needed. A Frog medicine person can clean negativity from any environment. How many people do you know who have this capability? They are most likely Frog Medicine people.

Many mediums and clairvoyants who clean haunted houses of troubled spirits carry Frog medicine.


Renew Your Energy and Leave the Negativity Behind

Is someone draining your energy? Are you allowing yourself to ride down the tubes with them? Have you tried to settle someone else's quarrel and gotten in the line of fire? Stop! Recognize what it is that is mucking up the lily pond. Swim with Frog: Frog's bug eyes see it all. Dive deeply, and then hop to the next lily pad to catch the sun. In this way you may see exactly what has been draining your energy.

Frog speaks of new life and harmony through its rain song. The deep tones of Frog's "ribbit" are said to be a call to the Thunder Beings: thunder, lightning, and rain. The "ribbit" is the heartbeat that comes into harmony with Father Sky and calls for the replenishment needed. Call to Frog and find peace in the joy of taking time to give to you. A part of this giving is cleansing yourself of any person, place, or thing that does not contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.


Frog and the Totem of Metamorphosis.

When frog leaps into a person’s life, it signifies the awakening of one’s creativity and invites itself into their creative power. To recognize this, it is helpful to know which stage in life you are presently in. This is where studying the characteristics of frog are important to discover your present life cycle.

Frog is always teaching us about the concept of illness and wellness. Our bodies are in a constant state of flux as they change between being healthy and not so healthy.

We must keep in mind that our state of health is in response to our very own environment, our very own thoughts, and of course, our very own genetics. Now of course, while we do not have control over our genetics, we do have control over our environment and have the opportunity to change and improve it to better our own spiritual attitudes. Frog energy is constantly seeking solutions to imbalance and ill-health. Frog continues to remind us that we must protect and look after our health as well as the health of others and our environment.

Even small changes can have a huge positive impact on our environment as we strive to create a more sustainable world for the life around us, especially our younger generation. The key to remember here is that we don’t need to dramatically change our lifestyle in order to create big changes around us. Starting small and reasonable is the key. Recycling is a great example of Frog energy. Healthy water usage would be another small but significant change. Volunteer to help clean your local park or pick up trash on the road side or highways.

We are blessed with a unique voice, and when we use it to express ourselves freely and with conviction, we have the ability to be creative in everything we do, everything we wear, eat and say.

Frog energy shows us that when we use our creativity in a positive way, we are able to make strong connections with our unique voice and be proud of it!

Elizabeth Rayen
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About the Author

Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Awwweee thank you vocalcoach. I've also have had a great teacher while growing up who has been a great inspiration to me. Thank you so much for the votes up! ♥

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh, how I love this hub and it's uniqueness. (But then, you are unique.) Lisa you have managed to give a whole new meaning to the frog. I will never look at one the same way again.

      I've learned so much here and enjoyed every minute. Frog energy. Amazing!

      One of my favorite parts of your hub is this: "A part of this giving is cleansing yourself of any person, place, or thing that does not contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment."

      I've been doing just that. And it feels good.

      Just a great presentation - well done! Votes up!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Rolly! I totally agree. There is nothing better than the soothing calls of nature. You are right.. I do have the coolest mom! She's an inspiration to me every day! Thank you so much for conveying that to me! I love and adore her too! ♥

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lisa... what a great hub and I love the way you follow the rhythm of nature and the simplicity of being at peace. Far to often I think we all get caught up in the rush world and fail to see the beauty around us. Nature has so much to teach if we pay close attention, so much to offer if we take the time to discover.

      Frogs are apart of creation and there is nothing better than sitting on a quiet summers evening and listening to them, combined with the call of a Loon and the music of wolves off in the distance. The best kind of music to sooth the soul.

      PS... you do have one cool Mom by the way... we all love her...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you alocsin. Don't think so. I had read a few hubs awhile back where the author included a small bio at the end and really liked the presentation. Sometimes the reader doesn't make it to your home page and it was a good way for the reader to get to know the author. Thanks for the vote up! Good to see you! ♥

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What an interesting association with frogs. But the most unusual item in your hub is that short bio at the end of it. Is that something new with Hubpages that I've just missed? Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much aviannovice! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! ♥

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I really enjoyed how you put this together. Go Frog Medicine!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      THank you Eddy! I'm glad you enjoyed it! You have a wonderful day as well! ♥

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      So original and interesting. I really enjoyed this one so thank you for sharing. I wish you a wonderful day.


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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill. It's good to be back writing. I'm pleased you enjoyed the article. So good to see you. ♥

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, I saved this one until this morning so I was awake and could truly appreciate it.....and I do. Wonderful discussion of frogs....icky as they are, they are still such an integral part of nature...sort of like some people I know. :) This is a very good hub my friend; it's nice to see you writing again. You have been missed.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Same to you Lisa dear! Wonderful to see you smiling! is just a GIFT I have, seeing through the screen. Lol! Take care dear!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Awwwwe My dear Joseph.. you are truly an amazing friend and I am so thankful for having you in my life. I feel so blessed! Personally, I love frogs... but I can't hold the slimy (another story) and you are correct.. I am not afraid of spiders or cockroaches.. but I hate scorpions. It's all about their character and the metaphors that are so simulated to our own lives. I actually listened to a whole chorus of frogs singing one summer evening. It lasted about an hour and it was actually very beautiful! Happy Holidays to you my friend. ♥

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Interesting to say the least. I wonder how many frogs ended as prince charming, because I know of some that chose politics. Kermit the frog was my favorite back in 1979, when I was a teen (well still carry the Michael J. Fox genes... and sneakers). To be honest, some women are afraid of holding these little critters between their hands, and I don't blame them. But is weird because women are not scare of other "creatures," and I think that's a double standard issue; really had to read this story twice, and then get the message to its full 'totemic' extent. Great to see you writing and tweaking your wonderful hubs Lisa. Happy holidays! You always smile reading us... I wonder why?


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