Spirit Animal Totems

Praying Mantis

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-Praying Mantis

If Praying Mantis has crawled into your space;

Usually the Praying Mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us. Taking a step back and some simple meditation would be in order here because the external din we’ve created needs to be quieted so that we can come back to our own truth. The Praying Mantis always comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives.

If the Praying Mantis is your Animal Totem:

You have learned to take your time and live your life at your silent pace. You never make any movement without careful thought or contemplation. You know exactly where you are going and when you will get there. Even within this calm and serene environment you are capable of quick and decisive action when opportunity presents itself.

If Praying Mantis has come flying in your dreams:

To dream of Praying Mantis is to understand that your intuition is trying to guide you at this moment. All the gut reactions and instinctual emotions you have been feeling of late are trying to tell you something about the situation you are currently in. Trust your feelings and act appropriately. Retreat, pounce or be pounced on.

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Please have a close look at the Quotation Box at the top of the page before you make a comment or ask a question. There are at least five different messages that can appear in the box and more often that not your personal guides will see to it that the message is appropriate to what your visiting Praying Mantis was trying to convey to you. We try to answer as many comments as possible – but please be sure you have not already had your answer or that the answer is not in the first paragraph. If your Praying Mantis is dead – consider that the message is in it’s shadow form – in other words exactly opposite to what the message is saying and that you are somehow not accomplishing what it is asking for.

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110 Responses to Praying Mantis

  • I have a card reader I go to who is by far the most amazing ladies I know. She told me I would learn of my spirit animal soon just don’t look for it and it won’t hit me right away.

    So in the last few months I have seen the same Praying Mantis. First outside on my car then on the ground to my front door then in side my home then it was stepped on when out of town I was heart broken actually never understanding why but she was like family my boyfriend even would tell me when she was out on our Buddha statue. Well when we saw she passed I did something I never done before I placed her in the plant soil as if I laid her to rest.

    I use to place her outside on nice days then she would come inside some how at night. I took pictures of her when given the chance. I think about her all the time and I assume it’s a her btw.

  • My husband and I were going out and there was a praying mantis right by the door handle on the car. Every time we moved past the bug it would follow us? What does this mean?? 😮

  • I am between jobs and trying to figure out what kind of work I want to do next. In the mean time my Aunt needed help at the reception desk of her hair salon.
    As you can imagine customers sometimes get ‘hairy’ about what they want and it can be a challenge to make everyone happy no matter the business or work.
    I have been fine in the silo of the reception area, myself.
    I looked out the window today and on the ledge there was a preying mantis on the ledge-IT did not appear to be Alive any longer. Autumn is here and that is to be expected of insects at this time of year.
    So I am working on bringing mindfulness to my days already, but I am not clear how to see the beautiful message of the auspicious preying mantis that has emerged from energy in its body.
    What do you think the death component of this praying mantis would mean?
    Prey Pray pray.
    I will appropriately meditate on this strong message and moment.

    Not sure if it is related but we are not far from the mountain area where deer have been misplaced from their homes due to new construction. A woman came in earlier saying she saw a deer running along the road. This is not far from the mountain, but it is quite urban/suburban. I kept worrying about it since I have seen too many on the roadside and watched a frantic fawn lose her life on a highway during rush hour.
    They are such a gift to see on the roadside, but when I see them I immediately pray for them to go into nature and not jump into the road.

    Few months ago a fawn emerged from dense movie-like fog on a soppy late drive through a woodded mountain and kept its stride directly toward my car. I was driving slowly enough to stop, but it kept running toward me until a last moment when I screamed and instinctually turned off my headlights. I held my breath with clenched eyes as I waited for the thump. To my relief this never happened. It was a message from my guru, who I call ‘Mother’ in Her native language. She revealed to me the answer to a longing in my heart wondering if She/God hears my prayers and knows who I am…. One of the spirit animal totem posts says that a mother deer, even if not visible, always is watching her fawn….

    Anyway… Lots to be open to hearing from the divine as these beings in form appear in this life on Mother Earth.

    Prayers for Peace to all beings.

  • I just had a dream about encountering a rather large white praying mantis.
    It was at least one foot in length. When it took flight, the edges of it’s wings
    were what I would describe an iridescent rainbow color.
    Not sure what the message was but, I am opting to slow down a bit and go within.
    Thanks for having this website.

  • I almost never see mantis , but suddently i start to see it everywhere , it start at my friend house , we were feeding spider by trowing insect in theyr net and i spot a little tiny mantis on a leaf , after that i start imagining how cool a super hero mantis could be , imagining he got two scyte and a cool outfit , asassinating corrupt governement ….. then i accidently find a praying mantis thecnique description page (kung fu) … after that i was playing with my friend little girl of 3 year old … she got some card (Magick) i am a kind of guy that try to find spiritual reason on everything so when come card i kinda always do like if its medium card …si i took a random card and it was a magick mantis (something like that) but i continu too took some card and the rest was making all making a sense and it end on a card beetle barrier ….making all insect card unplayable … so with all the card i took it make a little story that fit my own desire …..i want to become a super hero mantis (kickass haha) to kill the system , i need to train and avoid geting caught (dont remember those card but it was something like that) but their is a beetle barrier that block me for mooving …..the damn system XD…

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