Fertility Amidst Failure: Listen to Mama Nature Whisper

Today while driving in the mountains I looked over to the side of the road and there sat a porcupine–the first I have ever seen in “real life.” He/she was just hanging out there minding their own business.

What in the world a porcupine was doing right on the side of the road mystifies me. My husband did not see it, just me and Mr. Porcupine.

I have written before <CLICK HERE TO READ> about the concept of animals carrying medicine, and that they come to you / make themselves visible to you, when you need to learn from that medicine.

So today the porcupine came to whisper to me what I needed to remember–to have faith and trust, and to believe in a “master plan.”

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we must have faith and trust, we must remember that there is a master plan. Today I needed that reminder.

With adversity recently smacking me upside the head like a baseball bat connecting with the ball, I must remember that I have a purpose and I am here to fulfill that purpose.

What has Mama Nature been whispering to you on your fertility journey?

Porcupine Medicine

Medicine, from a Native American perspective, is anything that deepens our connection with Great Spirit and All Of Our Relations. Each animal has been gifted with a specific “medicine”. Animals “live” their medicine in the manner in which they live their lives. This knowledge may be shared by taking the time to observe each animal as he goes about his daily routine.

The keywords for Porcupine are faith and trust.

We need to hold the belief that there is a “master plan”, and that as reflections of Great Spirit, we are here to find our paths in this lifetime. We are here to discover and develop our abilities … to use our personal resources for the benefit of mankind.

The message of Porcupine is that of humbleness – of respecting and honoring life by having the willingness to greet each new day with awe and reverance, and being willing to reach out and accept the opportunities given us to become part of the wonderful adventures around us. The quills of Porcupine come out only when faith and trust have been set aside.

Sams, Jami and Carson, David “Medicine Cards”, Bear & Company


  1. This is very interesting. Is there a website or something where we can look this stuff up? I saw a spider this morning but I don’t know if it is significant. lol.
    By the way… girl… 55 comments.. you go girl! You are sure making this hard.

    1. Hi Heather,
      I would recommend the book “Animal Speak” http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=infertiawaken-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0875420281

      P.S. A little on spiders:

      Spider Symbolism

      The Spider is an ancient symbol of mystery, power and growth.

      We take our first lesson from the ancient symbol of the Spider by contemplating its web.

      Just as the Spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. The Spider symbol meaning here serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. When the Spider appears to us, it is a message to be mindful of the choices we are making – and ask ourselves:

      How are my choices affecting my life?
      How can my choices improve my life?
      How are my choices affecting others in my life?
      Not only do Spiders and their webs draw attention to our life choices, they also give us an overview of how we can manipulate our thinking in order to construct the life we wish to live.

      Spiders do this by calling our awareness to the amazing construction of their webs. Fully functional, practical, and ingenious in design – Spider webs serve as homes, food storage, egg incubators – seemingly limitless in their functionality.

      When we consider this ingenious diversity, we can also consider the web-like construct of our own lives. How are we designing the most effective life?

      When we see our decisions, choices and actions as far-reaching, effective tools in life – we can see how we weave a web that can either serve us or enslave us. The Spider symbol meaning beckons us to be mindful of our behaviors – be smart about the life we weave for ourselves.

  2. This is very interesting – thanks…

  3. […] have written before about the signs that can come to us through nature; lady bugs, porcupines, and hawks. And today I am reminded once again that for every question, if I am quiet, aware, and […]

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