This video will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about what it means when Spider shows up as a spirit guide for you (You are suddenly getting spider-bites, seeing spiders everywhere, are feeling a new fear of or affection for spiders, people start sending you pictures and cards and gifts with spiders, etc.). You will learn how Spider can teach you how to create a happier life for yourself--especially with regard to money!, how to tackle challenges that feel too big to handle and how to deal with issues of feeling afraid and/or victimized. And if you're not sure if Spider is simply acting as your current spirit guide or is instead your personal totem, you can check out my video on the difference between totems and spirit guides, as well as my upcoming video, "Spider as a Totem" (Coming within the next two weeks, so stay posted!).
Ahhhh. . . . that explains it.
Once I put a crystal under my pillow(for fun, you know) and dreamt about a hundred black widows came out from a trap door in that exact spot!
Glad I came to your video for advice, now I don't have to eat my husband - phew! :D
Really nicely done video. This resonated very deeply with me and eerily accurate in its description of me and my life. Spider has been my guide and protector for as long as I can remember, especially Black Widow.
It warms my heart that you feel this way about them. Their reputation is so undeserved. I have solid respect for the power of their venom, I just don't see it as a reason for fear. My pet widows are probably the least scary spiders I have and I feel far more confident about opening their enclosures than I do some of my others. They're really very gentle and peaceful little animals. I hope one day humanity loses it's fear of spiders and starts to see their appearance as a sign of good luck instead.
Thank you so very much, Widow <3 I'm so glad that it spoke to you. It's always lovely to find someone who appreciates black widows. They are such beautiful, graceful little creatures (though I'm certainly not going to put myself at the risk of being bitten, I can admire them from a healthy distance).
Spiders keep appearing out of nowhere! I was in the bathroom and out of nowhere!!! Just randomly there was a tiny spider crawling up my leg! So I killed it! Sorry! Then... right after I went to bed and within 5 mins I had a spider (same looking spider as the previous one! Like a twin clone one!) crawling down my left side of my head by my cheek!!! I killed it!!! Sorry. And I am a very clean person! My house is spotless I have literally ocd! But idk why they just pop out of no where?! I swear no one else in my fam see them! They just pop out of no where by me! I was in bed and I saw this spider just coming from from the ceiling in a straight line just coming down towards me so I immediately (sorry) killed it. Does this mean something?????? They scare the living hell out of me!!! Idk why they appear around me!!! 😩😩😩😱😱😱
I’ve been having spiders in my dreams lately .. first one was a large green one with long green things coming out of it and it clamped itself on me and I could actually feel the pain.. last night it was a dead one in a plastic container and it too was very strange looking.. I’m having a very difficult time in my life, I quit a job after 8 years cause it was driving me crazy. So I tried to do something else but couldn’t handle the over night shifts so that lasted about a week 1/2. Now I’m unemployed and scared out of my wits ...kicking myself for quitting the 8 year job the way I did.. my daughter is unemployed with 4 kids and I am having to help her a lot soooo
after watching this I’m even more confused about the spider thing. But I am glad I found your channel
Spider appears to be having fun in the visits. A few days ago, she decided to manifest in a couple different ways.
First: a web decal on a coworker's shirt. I noticed no spider in the web, and thought that was odd. I shouldn't have worried about this detail. She would be along shortly.
Second: Coworker at lunch came in with a sub and announced he'd sit with me. When he unwrapped his sandwich, I saw what looked like a little bug on the wrapper. When he brushed it off, no, it was really a tiny spider, about the diameter of a pencil lead. She crawled on over as if to say hello, and to see what I was eating. Seems amusing now to recall I was having soup.
I think it was a jumping spider, the color of charcoal or charcoal-brown with a bright yellowish highlight that ran along the edges of her body and head.
Two different venues (visual art and actual), two different occasions. The duo of duos continues. Yes, Spider, I know you're there. I just wish you'd use your words.
Maybe I should reflect on the number two.
I do have a reflection on webs in relation to personal space/bubble. To me, the bubble implies an impenetrable shield, and that's not how I operate. Highly-charged emotional stuff tends to elicit emotional responses. Because of that, I take pains to avoid ingesting too much daily news and prime time television.
I think you touched on this already, but the realization I'm running around with a web instead of a bubble was a revelation for me.
May many blessings be yours, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Oh, Daniel, my heart is with you for Joey's loss. Our much-beloved dog passed not too long ago, and I know what an ache it creates in the soul. Be sure to grieve for as long as you need to...It seemed as soon as Kahlua had passed, everyone had to ask me if we were getting another dog! As though she could be so easily replaced, and as though I should be over it! Joey was clearly very special. You've been through a lot, and grief can take a lot longer than people think. It may comfort you to know that I work a lot with people's animals, and they KNOW what is in our hearts. Our energy matters, not our actions. We do not have to be there for them to know that we love them. Even though you were not there, if you were sending her love, she would have received it. Regarding your move, in my own life, I discovered there were some things I just had to do so I could KNOW they weren't right for me, as otherwise, I would always have wondered (I have 7/8ths of a very expensive, and never completed!, master's degree for this reason!). Perhaps this whole process is just helping you better understand what you DO want, so you can soon go about the business of pursuing that. Whatever the case, I wish you ease in your grief, light for your soul, and flow in your writing. May your heart heal a little bit more every day. Lots of love, Jordana
+Jordana Van Hello, Jordana. It's always good to hear from you. Unfortunately, you've caught me at an unhappy time.
My dog died on the 6th.
She was old, arthritic, and not eating much. I knew her time was coming, but I still thought I'd have time to get back home to say goodbye and see her through to the end. But I never got that chance. I woke up with a racing heart that day, and a text from Mom that Joey was gone.
There are a number of things that bother me about it, but the only one I care to say right now is my guilt over not physically being there. It wouldn't have been easy being there, but it would have been better--a way to show her the respect she deserved. And I promised her I'd be there, but I was several states away. Mom was there...but I was not.
I comforted a scared dog at work a couple days ago, and I couldn't help wondering if Joey felt the same when she died. If she looked for me, and panicked when she didn't find me.
That day, I felt like a lone leaf on the surface of a pond, adrift. No real reason to go back, no desire to remain where I was. Since that time, I've become more convinced the correct action is to break old ties, leave everything, reforge everything. I guess you could call it the eating of my web.
I ponder what I've gained by taking the risk to leave home behind, and all I come away with is an expensive lesson in mindfulness. I wish I'd have stayed.
I ordered a pen the day Joey left us because of the Cherry Blossom finish: a symbol of the fleetingness and fragility of life. I hope she can forgive my absence, and that remembrance will be acceptable to her.
The final part of a song called "The Giving Tree" by MC Lars always comes to mind when I think of my dogs that have passed on. I find it fitting.
If Spider is still around, I haven't kept an eye open for it. My mind is elsewhere.
I hope that you are doing well. May Yuletide bring you the joy of the season, and may your path continue to feed your soul.
MC Lars --- The Giving Tree
Now I'm back, and I can barely walk
And I can barely talk, and I've sold all my stock
So may I sit for a minute? I've got nothing left
My life has been a journey, but now it's time to rest
Even though I'm very old too please sit
I can't tell you where the branches or the leaves went
But I can tell you that it's time to sit, take a rest
And process every single ounce of your stress
Remember childhood? When it was you and me?
Well now I'm finally home, and now I'm finally free
You gave me everything, you were always there
I close my eyes and drift away and I don't feel scared
Remember childhood, when it was me and you?
I'm the one that gave you everything, of course you do
My natural calling was to always be here
Close your eyes and die with me, thank you for the years.
+Jordana Van Oh, I forgot: I HAVE been playing with the number 11, just in a different way: a specific date, the 29th.
For some reason, major events tend to happen around that time. So, whenever that date rolls around, I'm hyper-alert.
+Jordana Van Thank you for the well-wishes. I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely, as well! For me, it was a learning experience about how much physical home matters, not just the family. This is my first Thanksgiving away from my home state. And for the months I've been here, I don't believe this new residence will ever be "home." Home is where I went to school, buried my dog, and lived all my life. This current place is merely a placeholder.
I miss the snow.
It would figure when I have time to respond that another spider would come around.
She caught my eye for two reasons. The first was size. Compared to the ones I've been seeing lately, she was big. My literal first reaction was to verbalize "wow, you're big!" The second reason was the timing. One of my duties at the kennels is to hose out the potty runs after the dogs use them. Immediately after I finished with the hose, she dashed on out as if her cue had just been called. I've never seen that before: a spider running on out on a film of water on concrete.
I'm aware of fishing spiders, but the facility isn't near a body of water...and a thin film of water wouldn't be conducive to aquatic hunting. She would probably also be too big to float on the water's surface.
Similar colors to the last one, with the browns and yellows. Mostly tan and brown. Google image searching has yet to offer a positive ID.
I'm reminded I started singing a song from my childhood a few days before, and I had to smile a little when I remembered the second verse mentions a spider. It's Dwight Yoakam's "Ain't that Lonely Yet", if you're curious.
I had another musing about another meaning for Spider: stagnation. The thought came to me after picking up an item I hadn't used in awhile, and seeing a little orb weaver scurry away. And after that thought, the realization it's a troupe already used: haunted attics and lonely crawlspaces replete with cobwebs and all.
For the web and bubble, I'm more reflecting your wisdom than anything else. You spoke on trusting the Universe to provide good things for your web. I just ran with the ball a little. I'm glad you'll be able to make use of it.
Regarding the 11's, my Wolf-friend DID teach me the numbers game, and we'd play it from time-to-time.
My understanding of master numbers (11, 22, 33, etc.) is that you don't reduce them, but what you said gave me another way to look at it. 11 remains 11, but it's also two 1's.
I thought I did the number game with my birthday, but I didn't remember what it was, so I crunched the numbers. Yeah, I'm an 11. Figures I'd wander the challenging path. I think I resonate with the 11 more than the 2.
As far as 11 goes:
For intuition, I wouldn't say there's been anything to concern the skeptics, but there was a little something. About a week ago, there was a coworker that I got the impression of horses from, so I had to ask her about it:
"Hey, do you ride horses?"
She said: "No, but I did when I was younger."
Another coworker said that made sense, because the woman had the physique of an equestrian, but that wasn't it. It just felt right, and I had the urge to ask about it, and I haven't felt it again. Maybe it was meant for her to do something with. I don't know.
Honestly, when I see that horse woman, she has a "princess" vibe to her. I don't mean it in a nasty way, but she feels like a noblewoman, somehow.
For calmness, one of the funniest things I can recall is being accused of it, or something like it, when I picked up a singing bowl someone was having difficulty playing, and played it flawlessly. Calmness, no. Just practice. How does someone get calmness from a person who is anything but?
At the same place as that singing bowl, a woman asked me if I was a healer because of white-light from my hands. I'd have dismissed it, but my Wolf-friend has mentioned that before, too. She also said her husband had something similar, which I found interesting since he worked in construction. I've tried my hand at nursing. Found I like writing better.
Arm-wresting self-doubt? It's a full-on duel here.
Last time I tested my personality, I got "The Advocate," which I think echos 11 well in some respects.
Fear not, the article you shared is not one you've shared before. Perhaps I read something in the same vein before and you were feeling that? Or you shared it with someone else, and the experience bled over. I've experienced that more than once. At least it had entertainment value.
In closing, there were was a song I thought of after reading the 11's page. Wasn't going to share it, but the arrival of a new book had a poem in a similar vein, so I'll include it here for your consideration. As well as the poem, of course.
Good luck in your spider-ornament hunting, and I hope your mother overcomes her blockage soon, whatever it may be.
May your work continue to be fruitful and fulfilling, and may the joy of Yuletide be yours.
"Ain't That Lonely Yet" - Dwight Yoakam
"Pages" - 3 Doors Down
"The Cry of the Dreamer" - John Boyle O' Reilly
I had interesting dreams last night that included these tan spiders with a greenish hue on the hind part of the body that they were jumping and crawling really strangely and they jumped on me and bit me as they wrapped tightly around my arms and legs until i tore them all off. Later in the dream i caught one of them in my hand and tried crushing it, but with difficulty it took about seemingly 30 seconds as it had a hard exoskeleton. I woke up and saw that my friend sent me a post from instagram of a richly blue spider. The symbolism correlates quite interestingly with my life lately. Great video by the way!
The ones that I've seen are very big for the area that I live in. Some of them seem similar to "Shadow people." Pure black, very fast movement, match your stare and seem to mirror you. When I fall asleep at night, I feel bugs or spiders on my body, sometimes running up my spine. I also usually see a spider in the very central part of my vision at most times. Just there like a symbol, transparent and it's legs moving. I wish it was easier to see these as a good thing, and I think I need to figure out exactly what spiders mean to me. :) All in time, perhaps. I certainly appreciate your positive outlook.
I'm glad the dose of positivity was helpful for you, Atelik <3 In my experience, the degree to which we see things as dark or frightening is simply a reflection of how we view our relative degree of safety in our lives (and this is usually a reflection of how much loss/trauma/wounding we have endured). When we feel insecure (unable to defend ourselves if we were attacked, or as though there are other forces more powerful than we are), it is natural to see this mirrored in the people and creatures around us. When we eventually come to the place where we no longer fear that we could be hurt, we no longer see so much darkness around us. This process takes time, and the first step really is just wondering if we could feel different than we do now. Wishing you joy, Jordana
Just a quick note of Spider's movements in my life, and an observation.
In recent history (roughly the past two weeks), it's shown up in twice, in pairs. The first was the artwork on an ink bottle, and there happened to be a major ink sale going on (and what's one more bottle, really), and then on a coworker's dress at a Halloween work-party event. It looked like a cream country dress from a distance, but up close, spiders and scorpions formed regular patterns amongst the flowers.
The next duo was visual and auditory. I was penning a grocery list, and when I looked up, a tiny, almost translucent spider, was crawling across my windshield. Almost seemed to pause for a moment to say "hey, what's up?" In that store I wrote the list for, I overheard customers at a distance talking loudly about spiders and related things.
You get trios. Seems mine are duos.
I just watched a video on Facebook of a webspinner setting her web, and I was struck by a couple of things: her precision and deliberate pace mostly, and to a lesser degree the flexibility of the web. And I thought: wow, what a labor of patience!
And I had a knee-jerk rejection to that.
It felt like a personal challenge, and I've seen this message of patience before. And it's anathema to me. One of the reasons I feel I have not achieved what I can is this over-abundance of patience.
One thing I'll grant it: it is better to have a deliberate plan, and not just wade in flailing.
And, in re-watching it, it looks more like she's pulling the strands of the web towards her as she weaves, rather than crawling out to the edges.
Just wanted to share the observations. I hope you continue to have an excellent day.
+Jordana Van Fair warning: got a lot to say. Wade through when you got the time, and a cup of coffee.
I laughed at "funnel." I see what you did there. Cake. Spiders. I love it.
Option one seems applicable on a faint level. The second option feels the most true to my situation. Reading it had a cut-you-to-the-quick feel. It's a thought I've had often about my work and myself. I've discussed it with a friend of mine before, and he's a prime example. He went the route of trade schools and became a model maker: highly specialized work that yields a tangible product at the end you can hold, weigh, and test. I went the route of a liberal arts education, and married myself to the ethereal realms of writing: observation and the exercise of ideas. To me, it seems far more difficult to sell the gossamer of fantasy in this materialistic world.
I understand what you're saying about the inherent value of Man. I agree with you. It's something I have difficulty accepting for myself, however. Blame it on the Capricorn in me, but I feel there is greater potential than what I have realized, and that is maddening. You've said before there are those who can settle and get by, and those who cannot. My idealism burns too bright and cuts too deep to find satisfaction in settling in the "mundane." If you're not pursuing your dreams, what are you doing? Is that a life worth living? That's a question I ponder frequently, among others.
Your touching on intention reminds me of a conversation I had with my last vocal instructor. She asked me my motivation for pursuing music, and I told her it was ultimately financial gain. She resisted that. I'm not sure why. Maybe she saw something in me that I didn't or simply didn't believe it to be the best path. She suggested a book (The Icarus Deception)...which I still have yet to read. Looking back on it now, I'd say she was correct.
More distantly, I'm reminded of wanting to be a marine biologist as a child. When I finally went SCUBA diving, I realized the truth: I just wanted to swim with the fish.
Sometimes it's hard being honest with yourself because you don't know you're deceiving yourself.
One of my favorite characters says something I think sums up my feelings: "I...just wanted to do something with my time on the stage worthy of applause."
Meditation on spider has brought a couple new thoughts regarding the web. I think I understand now how I view the web as a sail: the way it blows on the wind, and the mental image of it unfurling. Along with that, the image of a map unrolled upon a table. The chain-link of the fences where I work reflecting the orb-weaver's strands also comes to mind.
I've recently had the thought that maybe spider's been in the background for a long time, and is just now showing itself because it's the proper time to do so. I had my literal crisis of faith and dark night of the soul some years back, and working through it has taken a long time. Destruction of the ego and re-formation of an identity could be likened to the consuming of one's web, couldn't it?
I enjoy our exchanges, too. I haven't had an outlet to discuss these matters in a long time. It feels good to explore them again. I know how it feels to have things demanded of you, and to be the one overly-demanding. I feel I've lost things because of it, so I think it far better to give without expectation where you can, and to exercise patience...even though my practice of it isn't perfect.
You are generous in your responses. The least I can do is extend you the same courtesy.
These exchanges have helped me to form and clarify the questions I would ask, which puts me more at ease. My wolf friend would occasionally do a tarot card reading for me, and I was always anxious about what question to ask, and how to phrase it. It was a rare happening, and I didn't want to squander it. My questions aren't perfect in my mind yet, but I'm coming closer to being satisfied with them.
Baking won't be an option for me currently, but I am ordering a book on cursive writing. I think that'll be my creative outlet for now. I've always taken joy in my handwriting, and I wouldn't mind improving on it. No plans on pursuing calligraphy, but the rabbit hole is deep...
If the universe sees fit to remove the barriers to my cake-baking, I'll let you know.
I feel compelled to share a song. I'm not sure if I think you'll enjoy it or if it simply reflects feelings I have, but I'll include a link. The lyrics are in the description if you gotta hit the mute button.
"Follow Down That River" by Leverage
May this day find you well. May the work continue to be rewarding. May wonderful things find you continuously.
+Daniel Wood Okay, so I have two thoughts here: 1) Scorpio Mars' key word is passion (which you know), and when they find themselves blocked, it is often because the area into which they are directing their efforts doesn't rouse true passion, i.e., the thing itself does not stir their blood, OR the WAY in which they are going about it is preventing them from truly being passionate. In writers with this placement, it is often the case that some deep, dark, INTENSE, and sometimes "taboo" Scorpio thoughts and feelings want to flow onto the paper, and the individual is holding themselves back from writing those things down, or they are forcing themselves to write them differently, out of fear of what others will think of them for the content of their imaginations (and Lordy have I dealt with that myself!). It is entirely possible that you simply aren't letting yourself write what you REALLY want to write, or you're inhibiting yourself in so many ways that it's causing a blockage in creative flow. 2) The less-fun option: The Universe may be holding you here so that you can really examine your motivation for writing. Are you wanting to do it because you truly love it, or because you fear you are somehow Less Than without it (For ex, sometimes this is a lesson geared to help us see that we do not have to produce any sort of product to be valuable, worthy human beings. We can do absofrigginlutely nada, and still be perfect). Also, I wanted to express how very much I enjoy our exchanges, which I do believe is largely because you have been so very gracious about sharing your experiences without *needing* a response. This is a rare quality in people these days! And if further introspection does not yield the shift you are seeking, I'd go with the cake option! lol! Maybe bake something ridiculous. It wouldn't be writing, but it would be a funnel for a creative urge of sorts, and the Universe does tend to appreciate these things. Have a beautiful weekend, Daniel, and again, I wish you all the best.
+Jordana Van I'm honored you remembered my journey with Spider. She and I continue to labor to come to terms.
I had to look up my Mars placement on the chart. According to the one I used, it says my Mars is 12 Degrees in Scorpio. I interpret this in such a manner: Are you angry? Get angry! Passion and obsession are what bring potential into realization for you. Continue to push until the goal is met.
Though this could also be saying "dude, pick a course of action, and one spoonful of dirt at a time."
Might need to look up some other sources to see if they shed any more light. Or arrange a session.
I hope your day is a pleasant one, and that business continues to be plentiful and rewarding.
When I got in my car yesterday, I noticed a tiny white speck hanging from my steering wheel; it was a teeny tiny orb spider (who is now, I hope, living happily among the rose bushes where I relocated her), and I wondered how you were progressing with your Spider journey.
I hear you on the patience . . . I've felt the same way a time or twelve. Sometimes waiting for the Universe to move everything into place and provide us with inspired motivation can seem like we are ALWAYS waiting. Do you know where your Mars placement is in your astrological chart? Mars relates to our way of accomplishing things, of taking action and moving through challenges. Perhaps there is something there that could aid you in figuring out whether you are being just as patient as you are supposed to be, or if maybe there is something underlying the lack of action-oriented energy that you could release.
Wishing you an excellent day as well!
you know whats scary is that i see spiders and either they are hallucinations or real because i always see them when waking up at night. the scary part is that i hope its hallucination because i just saw a damn spider bigger than my hands out of the window. i'm 6 ft tall and i do have big hands. and the spider that i saw i freakin big since i did compare my hands from the windows and the depth. probably almost twice as big as my hands.
MidnightFUn12 yes !!! I see one as I’m falling asleep !! It’s above my head ! It’s huge but I’ve gotten used to seeing it ... My youngest daughter sees the same thing ... I just want to know what it means
((Hugggs)) Ignore anything that makes you feel afraid, Alicia. There are no "bad" signs...Everything is geared towards helping us in some way. Sometimes a sign/animal/whatever may be trying to tell you that the path you are on is not one that is going to bring you where you want to be, or it may indicate that trouble is ahead, but this is always for our good. If you can recognize that your path isn't serving you, you can change it, and you may avoid a lot of that trouble! Or, in the case of trouble that we *cannot* avoid, knowing it may be coming can help us make our peace with it and benefit from it (I had this experience with Bat). A lot of us only learn when our lives get shaken up quite a bit, so we need some bumps in the road to help us grow and become truly happy. But as for the spiders, no, "Seeing" spiders that are not physically present is not a bad thing (unless we are talking about a diagnosed mental disorder featuring hallucinations, and not a spiritual experience). They may simply be helping you see how you may be "stuck" in your life, "caught in a web" of your own making, so to speak. Or they may be showing you that you are afraid a lot of the time, or are worried that you can't earn money doing what you would want to do. See if you can ask yourself how their presence might be trying to show you something about yourself or your life, or teach you something you need to know, and you'll be just fine. I have another video on my channel about Spider as a totem animal that might offer additional insights. Blessings! Jordana
this is so exact to what is happening to me currently that my mind is blown! I have never seen so many spiders in my life and now I can put it in perspective! Especially orb spiders for some reason that I never even knew existed until i walked smack right into it's web...2x!!!! thanks for your knowledge and sharing it with us! I won't be so freaked out now lol!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Trina <3 And YAY for not being freaked out anymore! ) May whatever it is that those spiders are representing for you come perfectly clear, and may you effortlessly make use of the wisdom. Warmest blessings to you! Jordana
I'm scared to death of spiders. I've always have them "removed". Until this black and orange jumper appeared in my home over a month ago and I said let him be. He has come to me many times in my home and currently I'm 2 hours away from home on a construction job site and guess who tagged along. Very informative video
funny thing JUST happened today as i drop this comment
i was watching youtube videos on entreprenueship &
i got up to stretch. soon as i turned around, i saw a big black spider use its web to crawl down ALMOST on top of my head!
i killed it.
i think i have a sixth sense for spiders cause they always end up near me but i always end up noticing them!
I dream of myself and a good male friend of mine under a spider web their was 3 spiders in the web the web became like a netting over myself and this male friend I felt no fear just was surprised to come my male friend lieing and smiling at me the 3 spiders wasn't trying to harm me they were just their minding their own business. I would like to know the meaning of this dream
I walked out thur the garage of a place I am renting and seen a huge one in the corner outside of the garage!.....It had made a big web. Kinda cool to look at and the spider was like yellow and black. I also think it had the #8 inside the web. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I left it alone, as well
And just when I thought I was done with the Spider...it pulls me back in.
Building a web over the bowl my shaving soap is in (seriously, little one, why?), leaving spider-silk over the bridge of my glasses (again, why? I use both things all the time!), and in the postings of another person. From that person, first a gray ink with the name of "Heritage Spider Metamorphosis Web Grey," then that same person the next day drawing a spider in the center of its web, with some individual meanings of Spider written in the web.
...I guess I did ask the Wider World for clarity. We live in a strange place.
I was in the market for a gray ink. Think I know what I'll be getting!
+Jordana Van I'm happy to know my efforts are effective and appreciated. Most times when I write, I agonize over it, no matter its length. I'm sure you know the process: asking yourself if something fits, if it's easy to understand, wandering away and returning, etc. I'll continue to put in the effort as long as it continues to delight.
A muse would still be most welcome. I'll even set out the coffee and cakes.
+Daniel Wood Though it may not seem so from this relatively brief reply, I actually deeply appreciate your "long-windedness." And it never comes across as rambling; rather, I can clearly see your thought-process and the resulting depth of exploration, which in an era of sound-bites, is quite welcome (though to be clear, I get some seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriously long comments, messages, and emails from folks, and length and depth do not necessarily go hand in hand! ). When you are able to finally make connection with your muse, I've no doubt the results will be worth the long wait.
+Jordana Van Happy (belated) Halloween to you, too! No ease of conversation with arachnids here, but that's par for the course. I seem to have a preference for the difficult, no matter how much it vexes.
I do partake of cocktails every now-and-again, and I can confirm that singing is much easier after a couple concoctions. It goes from an active thought of "I'm singing," and the associated stress, to a simple action. Not sure how it could help the dexterity of your fingers, though. Playing piano sober is hard enough for me!
The pleas of your piano instructor remind me of an animated show I've seen before. The main character constantly complains how a supporting character is "mercilessly killing the piano" every time she plays it, and takes it upon himself to expose her to "proper" playing. Funny how the same notes can be played so differently.
I'm eager to meet my muse. He or she or it either hasn't seen fit to show up yet, or I don't yet have the perception to sense it.
I keep thinking, if I can emote a larger-than-life character, the confidence to do the more subtle actions and emotions will follow. That still feels a long way off, but at least there's a goal to shoot for.
Your focus on Wolf kicked up a surprising amount of emotion in me. You've struck a chord, and there's a number of things attached to it.
The easiest thing I can tell you is what it isn't: people being intimidated by me. I'm not a frightening individual.
It does make me think of a dear friend I haven't spoken to in a long time, a Wolf person. Not feeling connected to what I desire, or to those of truly like-mind. A keen need to separate from what is and find what matches the ideal. I believe you're onto something.
A thought I had was more like orb and wandering spider referring to different aspect of the same general animal. For example:
Web-Spinner: Fine to be stationary and cast out your sail, to collect
thoughts, emotions, sustenance. Establish roots and
connections, boundaries. Not sure why "net/web" reads in
my mind as "sail."
Wanderer: Break ties. Break boundaries. Uproot. Aggressive action.
I have no definite feeling of its certainty, but it makes sense to me. I lean toward a yin-yang view of things.
I'm happy my spiders have proven a delightful distraction. I'll be happier when they make plain what they're trying to convey. If they do, I'll be sure to let you know. And thank you for slogging through my ramblings. I'm long-winded. I can't help it.
May this day find you well, and may the spirit of Jazz see fit to help you call it forth in your music-making.
+Daniel Wood Happy Halloween, Daniel! I do hope this has found you and Spider conversing with ease, but if not, your last spider visit made me wonder if perhaps Wolf might be an added piece of the puzzle. Perhaps you somehow see yourself as wolflike...needing a pack, or feeling like the lone wolf (which is actually a myth, but applicable none-the-less!), or feeling as though people *see* you as a wolf (In Ye Olden Days of Manifest Destiny, and to a certain extent in modern times, the Wolf was viewed by many Christian believers as an adversary to be destroyed, as it stood in the way of Man taming the wild and the beasts as God had ordered. A great deal of fear and prejudice, understandably, was the result, and wolves were culled with abandon. So Wolf often means we feel misunderstood, and that people will fear us because they do not understand us). Just further food for thought...I do love a good puzzle, and your obstinate spiders have intrigued me. Also, my piano teacher used to *implore* me, for the love of God, to drink some wine before I played, because I lacked the ability to play jazz (and most other things!) with any sort of feeling. She thought I held myself and my emotions too tightly (I did) and that the wine might loosen me up. Alas, we never found out, because I do not drink alcohol, but should I ever find cause to do so (doubtful, but you never know), the first thing I will do is see if I can play jazz with some spontaneity and feeling! May your muse and your capacity to emote arrive soon and get you a little closer to accomplishing what you are wanting. Have a magical Halloween! Cheers! J
I'm a believer in fair trade. I've lost things in my life by not observing it.
If my previous instructors were not the ones to help me realize my greatest
potential, that future teacher must be something else. The ones I've had have
taught me many great lessons: my true voice vs. expectation, physical sensation
vs. listening, posture, the importance of choosing words wisely during visualization, and so on. They also have the patience of saints.
My instructors would have been tickled pink if I emoted with little effort. Unfortunately, I've either trained myself to be, or find comfort in, being aloof. It makes expressing emotions without over-critical self-judgment harder.
I think my sense of urgency comes more from dreams unrealized against the
timeline and plan in my head. Though I guess you could call an unrealized
dream a denied voice.
I will take, and make use of, your "I will express myself without inhibition"
mantra/exercise. I can see the power in this. Simple, but gives me something else
to focus on other than my stage fright. Though I must admit the idea of that joyful
flow without trepidation hard to wrap my mind around.
It's funny you mention spider's web, because either just before or just after (I can't
remember the timing of it now) reading your reply, a small spider climbed
onto my desk and decided to camp out for awhile. Not sure the type,
maybe a wolf spider. First thing I noticed was the fangs. Never constructed a web, it just sat there while I took pictures of it.
I was looking over some paperwork for a job, and when I thought about it being a
sign to go for it, I didn't feel any push toward it. Little spider came to mind's-eye
later when a couple individuals suggested things I was resistant to: fangs bared, in that classic defensive pose.
So, I guess my spider was something different from the general read: be
aggressive in standing for your convictions. A little show of support for me.
That, or I'm naturally feisty.
Thank you for your blessings, and may your own day find you well, and full
it's so true I never believed In that things but for what is happening I my life it makes sense looks like I'm getting messages all the time my feelings when I sense something .I don't know I'm shocked , life is so beautiful .thank you for the video .
Out the blue I’ve started seeing 2 all black spiders and one brown spider and one I found dead 5 in all back to back also one outside i nocked the web down it make it right back in the same spot .. was wondering and come upon this video... just moved into a new place new town
I don't know if it's true of all spiders, but the ones I've run into lately build their webs quick. On my car. When it's parked away from trees and bushes, and moved on a regular basis. I literally have some spider web strands that cross over my backup camera now.
Cats, and now spiders. Seems like I get to ponder what I consider shadow creatures.
After your last comment, I did a little research on the folk tale, and ohmygoodness, I love all the Christmas spider stories!! <3 We have a passion for folk tales in my family, and I will enjoy sharing them. I may even need to find a spider to hang in the tree :) Thanks, Daniel!
Thank you! Spider has followed me for years. Baby spiders used to spin webs off of my head for years. Suddenly I'm seeing a lot of wolf spiders, 2 of them scary Rabid Wolf Spiders! Never seen anything so big before!
Just had a wolf spider jump onto me while outside swinging on the porch swing. No idea how it managed.
Spiders are also my spirit animal/totem/guide/whatever. It came to me in a dream after I mediatated the day before and asked to see a sign of some kind in my dream. My sister imitated a spider in my dream and I had to save her from herself, and then the day after a spider jump onto that same sister while on a car ride and she rolled down the window to get it to leave. The wind blew it back onto me.
So yeah, spiders have some kind of importance to me. Wish I could find out what this wolf spider crawling on me today means. Can't seem to find it out though.
What's really, really weird about my spider is she's sitting in the direction of my alter. My alter is near the front door and she's outside on the same level as my alter and near the door. She's a writing spider. It's like she knew where I set it up and set herself there too. Like she wants to sit with me. Although I've been having times when animals know where I am. I'm followed by owls, and they too know where my alter is. I actually got scared about her being in my direction. Idk why or what she's doing here other than to protection.
Tsukiko Usagi Hi! Your post is Amazing‼️ I've seen the same tarantula in my yard twice on 2 nights in a row. I'm sort of creeped out. I'm new to the Southwest USA and I never saw this type of spider irl.
Thank YOU so much for the kind words, Rachel <3 I'm so glad to know that the video resonated with you, and that it arrived at the perfect time. Warmest blessings for your journey and big (((Hugggs))), Jordana
Thank you so much for the kind words, GM <3 I'm so glad the video resonated with you. And just focus on developing your own happiness :) I work with paying clients in my day-to-day healing/counseling practice, but I do the videos just for the joy of doing them. So you using something you realized during one of the videos to help yourself is pure awesomeness in my view <3 Warmest blessings and much love, Jordana
This same spider follow me everywhere no matter how hard I try to escape it. Saw it on my windshield tried to brush it off with the windshield wipers. Thought I did. Drove all around town, went to my friends house. Opened my back seat door to get something out & it was right there in the opening of my door. Tried to pour water to get it to go away, & it literally disappeared. Literally drove to another city 1hr away definitely sure it was gone. Got to the new city & it was STILL IN MY CAR. Now one week later (yesterday) I’m driving, I look at my dashboard, look down & it’s ON MY LAP while I’m driving! I literally had to pull over to try to get it out of my car. Now this morning when I dropped my friend off to work & he went to get his equipment out of my back seat he said there was a spider in his bucket..... reallllyyyyy trying to understand all this 😭😭
You are so welcome, Dallas; I'm so glad this was so helpful for you, and that it was there for you at the right time. <3 <3 <3 May everything else that you need come to you with the same ease, and with joy. Warmly, Jordana
You are so very welcome <3 I'm so glad the information resonated with you so strongly, and that it was there for you when you needed it. I have another video on my channel about Spider as a totem, which is slightly different than it being a spirit guide (spirit guides are temporary messengers, and they leave once we "get the message" and apply it, whereas totems are linked to the transformative challenges we face in life, as well as to aspects of our personality). The totem video may also have information that would be helpful to you, though if it does not, do not worry about it! We are never intended to "make" something fit us; it either feels right or it does not. Warmest blessings to you, 9/11, and much love and light for your journey. The video link is here if you need it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSpkZtNKJE
I had a strange dream I had found a tarantula skin on the floor next to my bed I ended up finding the tarantula in the corner of my bedroom behind my door and ended up killing it . I remember it being a light shade of brown with a darker brown patch on its back . I’m wondering if there’s a deeper meaning to it.
I saw a small light brown spider the web was broken and hanging down straight to my bed .so I took it very carefully and put it out of my window.....what's the meaning to this...please kindly help....Thank you so much for this beautiful video..... With all my love and gratitude Blessings love and light.....
I’ve been seeing a lot lately everywhere I go and read up on it and yes it’s nice to know could be a sign from a higher power but I’m not just gonna let a Brown Recluse or poisonous spider roam freely in my house and risk getting bit fuck that! Just saying not all spiders are signs sum need to be dealt with
Jordana Van Another encounter earlier today at my moms.. Walked out the door to leave felt sumthing on my hand and yep sure as shit a little jumping spider.. Got spooked and shook my hand and it jumped off didn’t kill it though lol.. I heard in the native way if a spider is on you or is walking towards you it means bad luck but idk
Lol! I couldn't agree more with you, Skate! There is a HUGE difference between viewing something as a sign...and tossing all common sense out the window and putting yourself into the place to be harmed by that creature. Even those things that can hurt us can be "signs"; I've done a lot of work with Black Widow in the past, for example, meaning that when she shows up, I pay attention, and I ask myself if there are any lessons related to her wisdom that I need to learn (there usually are). But I sure as heck am not going to let her sleep in my bed! When possible, poisonous creatures are removed from our house with love and placed back outside (My husband is an expert at this, and if needed, we call animal control), but when they cannot be removed without risking harm to ourselves, they are thanked profusely for their wisdom and then dealt with appropriately. The same goes for creatures like bears or mountain lions; it may really mean something when you encounter them, but this does NOT mean that the Universe wants you to go up and hug them! Being able to see things as signs does not mean that one should also abandon one's common sense; as in all things, balance is the key here. Hope that helps! You can most definitely learn lessons from Spider without having to have an up-close-and-personal encounter with one :)
Every night a black long legged but it's body is round black and small. I have experienced that exact same spider like 4 times now. I just simply catch it very gently and get rid of it. I don't think it's poisonous and neither i see him other times or anywhere in my house. He just walk slowly and comes to me. What message does he has for me???
Well the last time went with my gut i almost kill myself and my father on a cliff while i drived in to a snow storm
Even though i been waking up suddenly while seen this small black spider webbing down very closely to my eye while spinning
I'm so glad the video was helpful for you, Silver <3 For professional guidance, you can visit my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. All the information on scheduling a session is there, and I would be delighted to work with you. Blessings! Jordana
Rogan Torment I had the same exact dream bro I wasn’t afraid of it but it just hover over me and stung me in my lip the next day I had a bite on my lip but I know for a fact it was a dream that’s crazy
i have always been deeply terrified by spiders (arachnophobia) and i am suffering greatly from this. i always felt a strong link from this phobia to the narcissistic abuse by my mother i still am experiencing.
i‘m amazed by your spiritual teachings and to find that almost all of your videos on totem animals are about either my own or the ones of my friends and family. i have read that other people experienced similar synchronicities with you. and even though you probably already know this, i wanted to tell you that the world needs your healing so badly and benefits greatly from it. so thank you... and please continue to shine like you do. much love ❤️
M, it's messages like yours that keep me doing what I do; I am so, sooo glad to know that my work has been helpful to you, particularly with regard to helping you heal the wounds of the abuse you experienced. Thank you so very much for your kind words and encouragement, and I wish you swift healing and nothing but joy from here on out! (((((Hugs))))) and blessings, Jordana
Last night i dreamt about me and katy perry hiking on a mountain and she is singing her song California Girl and i’m talking to her like we’re close friend, (i’m not fan of her) then suddenly i saw a Blue Spider climbing on a wall and towards me and climb on my body, i was trying to shake it off but no matter what it never gone . and katy says i just have to ignore it . and that’s the time i wake up. i know this so weird , but can please explain this? thank you 🙏
Jordana , I would like to contact you .not for a reading but an understanding , maybe a mentor. Holy smokes I typed this in the you tube search for this meaning . Four days ago ,And im sorry to be frank but was on the John . :) And seen a spider out of the corner of my eye . I.e. Not in the physical world , but mentally .yes I have a gift to maybe see physically what I'm thinking and searching for a meaning . I hope you believe what you do is a gift from God . I have struggled with this .,let alone try to open up to family and friends and my wife thank you .
Any info would be appreciated.so iv been having dreams about multiple trantulas that are huge hairy and have orange rings on there legs and I'm killing them and last night for thr first time I encountered one of thr babies and I kept trying to kill it and it would not die and one of the big tarantula turned in to a metallic turquoise scorpion I smached it in to pieces and the stinger kept coming at me then I woke up
Hi, Nathan! I do dream interpretation as part of my professional healing/counseling practice; if the dreams continue, and you are finding you would like some help with them, please feel free to visit my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com, to schedule a session. I would be delighted to work with you on this. You might also wish to Google phrases like "Spiders in dreams", "Scorpions in dreams", "turquoise color in dreams", and "Being attacked in dreams." Each of these features in your dream says something different about what you are experiencing right now, and how you are intended to handle it. And be sure to ignore any interpretations you come across that make you feel icky or really freak you out; the RIGHT message will actually FEEL right to you. Much luck to you, and warmest blessings! Jordana
I almost ran into two spider webs the other day. Enormous ones! And then I keep having dreams of spiders on my windows and they are huge, the size of a human head. And this morning I woke up and saw a spider walking across my ceiling. I am weirded out lol
I saw hundreds of spiders falling down my window pane when i was a child they weren't real my mum told me it was rain ! But i was seeing spiders and I've being feeling cobwebs on my face lately, I do actually love them! 🕸 also started talking to this guy and he's full of spider tattoos 🕸🕸🕸🤔
Lol! Don't worry about it, Terra. Just about everyone who has a whole bunch of spiders show up does this at first. Hope you're able to sort out whatever Spider means for you sooner rather than later :) Blessings! Jordana
Hey! Thank you so much for your knowledgable speech, you are a very spiritual person! I recently spotted a Neoscona crucifera webs outside of my door in my balcony. It's quite big and kind of yellow-red ish. I feel like she blends so well in my balcony with a red maple tree behind it in this fall season. Can you give mw some guide?
Hi, Quinn! I don't provide personal guidance on people's spiritual situations outside of a formal session, but you are welcome to schedule one with me by visiting me website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. I would be delighted to work with you <3 Warmest blessings to you! Jordana
Is this really true or an opinion . I'm really wanting to know facts from opinions because there is some type of truth I believe spiritually about what you're saying and the numbers the numeral numbers are hitting on points I cannot run from every single spider and they will literally crawl on me my kids and I happen to be in very serious Financial issues problems whatever you want to call it no debt just problems and there is Visions I have about money in the future and Entrepreneurship as well and there's also God let me know there is money on the way and we're talking an unspeakable number because I don't know exactly I really hope that this has a lot to do with financial blessings because I've actually gotten bitten by several spiders as well but I survived of course I just need to know is this the truth or an opinion
Hello, Queen! To answer your question, the info in the video is based on many years studying astrology, numerology (where the information on the number 8 comes from), spiritual symbolism, and the relationships between emotions and the body, along with other areas of spirituality. So this information is not something that I just "think" is true; it has been studied at length and utilized for years in my work with clients (along with in my own life). That being said, I am always open to the idea that what I Feel is true at this moment may need to be adjusted or expanded or discarded based on something new that the Universe sends my way. So at the moment, yes, I would consider this information true, but the Universe could always ask me to revise my perspective. I hope this is helpful to you. Warmly, Jordana
Hello Jordana :-) .
In case you happen to see this message; I just found you on youtube 4 videos ago :-D (bear/lion/owl) and I adore your information!!! So incredibly helpful and clear! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.
Have a lovely day,
Awww, thank you so much, Tirza! What a lovely message to wake up to :-) I'm so glad that you enjoy the videos and that you find them easy to understand <3 Hugs and a shower of blessings to you! Jordana
This morning I woke up came outside and a jumping spider was crawling on me I did not kill it I just was pissed off at me and watch it crawl on the ground I'm just trying to figure out what is the meaning of a spider crawling on you
I happen to open the window tonight and there was a spider by my bed might I add... Im absolutely terrified of spiders I took a picture of it at with spinning a web doesn't look like a spider I've seen before... it definitely looks Relentless now it's a lighter color and I think it's attracted to the wood because where I live it's surrounded by wood framing live in New Hampshire so spiders are very common here we were just kind of sitting there weaving its web in front of me dangling in the wind like it was really making something creative it's going to be a mess when I have to clean it up but I'll wait until it moves on the web was so elegant and beautiful and delicate though so it kind of took my fear away all I got was just almost like Charlotte's Web except it didn't look like that spider it was very light colored spider but you're very accurate as usual on your totems because I feel like this is explaining what's going on in my life right now so thank you for sharing and I love referring to you four totems because you're so accurate!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this, Chris! I had no idea that this was how white spiders were perceived in Chinese folklore, and this is a wonderful bit of wisdom to add to my file on Spider Messages. Love and blessings to you! Jordana
In Chinese Folklore it is believed that white spiders signify that blessings sent from heaven are about to take place and that you're about to have great luck. It is not a bad thing and it is really a blessing the times that they come to you can show you that you are on the right path or about to be on the right path with the direction you're heading, "Good luck and Blessing" Hope this was helpful to you!
I see huge spiders, like widow spiders crawling away from me when I wake up and then they crawl away from me and crawling into the walls around me and disappearing. Sometimes when I wake up they are crawling towards me and even touching my hair. I have nothing against spiders but I do think why do I see them when I wake up. Sometimes I see them through my day crawling on the walls. Why am I seeing ghost spiders. What do they want. Snould I be scared ? What is going on ? I have seen them for many years, every morning when I wake up. There isnt a morning without them.....
Hi, Huldagudny! I would actually recommend that you watch my other video on Spider, "Spider as a Totem"; I think it would be more helpful in this case, since the spiders have been visiting you for so long. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSpkZtNKJE I don't provide personal guidance on people's spiritual situations outside of a formal session, but if the video does not help you and you are still concerned, please feel free to visit my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com, and book a session with me. I would be delighted to work with you. Warmly, and with much love, Jordana
Hi, Jordana Van. Thank you for making this teaching. Please what does it mean when i constantly walking into unseen spider web? I like to know the meaning because it keep repeating itself. Note: It's unseen spider web, covers my face or leg sometimes hands. I feel it but can't see it.
Hi, Visaitad! I don't provide personal interpretations of people's experiences here on social media (though you are welcome to schedule a session with me by visiting my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. I would be delighted to work with you). On a more general note, accidentally walking through spider webs tend to represent feeling "caught in a web" of some sort (a life-circumstance or a relationship we cannot seem to get ourselves free of), or, if we are frightened or upset by the experience, they can represent that we feel that we are being constantly threatened by unseen forces. Hope this helps! Much love! Jordana
I have a tremendous fear of spiders but unfortunately spiders follow me wherever I go! I am in contact with spiders every single day. In the shower, car, bedroom, living room they like to dangle right in front of my face ALOT. I don't think the spider is my spirit animal but I sure do live among them constantly. I believe the hawk is my spirit animal, as they follow me wherever I go.
I woke up and saw a spider that wasn't there. It was hanging from the ceiling beside my bed in front of my face, it was a black long legged spider about the size of my palm, I tried to crush it with my hands(clapped) and nothing was there. It lasted 3-5 seconds before or tried to kill it . When I opened my hands nothing was there I looked everywhere on the ground the ceiling nothing was there tonight was the second time that it has happened. (Is it because on those particular nights I slept with the lights on?) Was I hallucinating? Wtf!!!
Hi, Positive! I don't do personal interpretations of people's spiritual experiences outside of a formal session, but you are welcome to schedule one with me by visiting my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. I would be delighted to work with you <3 Warmest blessings, Jordana
Hi, Lee! I would be delighted to work with you :-) Details on scheduling a reading can be found on my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. Warmest blessings, and I look forward to speaking with you when/if the time arrives. Have a beautiful day! Jordana
It's true maybe even better so people can have their own background music playing!
I also emailed you because this video really helped me alot opening up for some troubles/issues whatever we would call them.
Thank you for the suggestion, Stevan! I don't use music in the background of my videos because 1) much of the stuff I like is copyrighted, and 2) I am sooooo easily distracted! LOL! Keeping things quiet allows me to focus and speak clearly. Warmest blessings to you, and much joy! Jordana
Oh, now it makes sense, trust my intuition. I always want to not believe the worst. I have to start believing people when the tell and show me who they really are. I didn't believe I was just being used until it all blew up. Then it all became crystal clear.
Hi, Shaun! I don't do dream interpretation outside of a formal session (though if you are interested in scheduling one, you can visit my website, www.ravenlightholistichealing.com. I would be delighted to work with you). That being said, I can clarify a few things for you :-) This is actually not a lucid dream; a lucid dream is when, while you are dreaming, you are aware that you are dreaming. What you experienced is the lingering physical sensation from a dream, which is not uncommon. For example, if we are being chased in a dream and running away from something, we often wake up with our hearts pounding; our bodies often react to dreams in the same way as waking life . There are some great dream dictionaries out there which may help you with the interpretation of your spider dream. I would recommend looking up the meaning of spiders and the thumb, and seeing if this helps you understand better. And again, I would be happy to work with you in a formal session if needed. Blessings, Jordana
I have been seeing orbweaver spiders sitting in their webs all week. I had to google "spiders with the horns" to find the name. Ive never seen this type of spider before this week and with its physical makeup sticking out to me, I knew it meant something. Great video. I am still kind of confused tho because I have had a pretty good month until this current week which I have been seeing the orbweaver. I just take it as a sign to keep doing and thinking what I have been doing, spiders encourage patience as well.
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