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Feeling a little burdened with responsibility right now? Take a deep breath and plod on - it will resolve fairly quickly and don't be afraid to ask for help.

If Gorilla has come across your path;

It is a signal for us to raise our heads and recognize the nobility within us. This is not prideful or boastful behavior. Rather, this great Ape exudes a quiet honor and a still dignity that makes a much more profound statement than any boast. We humans (particularly this day and age) would do well to mimic such regal behavior.

This animal also gives us a message of leadership but not of the aggressive kind. Rather, this ape manages other members within the troop with temperance, understanding, compassion and balance. Very seldom is aggression or violence required in order to get the point across. The Simian reminds us that tyrannical leaders will never win respect. The message here is that decency, honesty, and quiet charisma win loyal followers.

Alternatively it could be a confirmation that your endeavors are solid and steady. You are reminded to stay grounded and handle your responsibilities. This animal totem will help you find your inner strength.

If Gorilla is your Animal Totem;

You are a leader and easily command groups of people through strength of will, decisiveness and mediation of conflict. With this leadership you understand responsibility. You always take full protective responsibility of those within your command. You fully understand that a good leader is a leader who serves the needs of the followers. You also lead by example and with integrity.

With this Great Ape as your animal totem you have the power to marshal the strength of community to your cause. There is nothing you cannot accomplish.

If Gorilla has come into your dreams;

To see a one of these apes in your dream suggests that you may be too “over the top” in your behavior. Perhaps you are compensating for your rigidity and stiffness in your waking life. Alternatively, the gorilla symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild nature and repressed sexual energy. If this animal is hiding it indicates that you are looking for a sense of security or protection with regards to your sexuality.

It could also mean that this animal represents the need to take action. When we dream of the Gorilla it is a signal that we’ve been resting on our laurels, and it’s time to start earning that which we want instead of waiting for rewards to fall into our laps.

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14 Responses to Gorilla

  • I’ve had two dreams over the past week involving gorillas. The first one involved me at a house party in the middle of the day. I saw through a window that looked over the back of the house, a large field with a river on the far side. At the far end of the field I saw lions running across, followed by several gorillas. I called everyone’s attention and went out on the back porch, which was on the second story of the house. As everyone else stayed inside, I continued to point them out to everyone, which got the attention of the animals. At this point, they turned back and started approaching the house. Fear spread throughout the house party, including within me, and I went back inside. Right before I did, I looked down and noticed several gorillas climbing the side of the house and breaking windows to get in. I ran inside and heard other people yelling, saying things like “they’re getting inside!” I hid in a closet and woke up soon after.

    My second dream involved me with a group of people at a campsite somewhere in a dense forest. We were at an elevated site with small cabins/shelters and all standing around informally with no order. I looked down and over a view, and I saw a gorilla in a tree looking out over the view as well. I was in wonder of it, and pointed it out to a friend. Shortly after, the gorilla started swinging on vines and made its way towards my group. As it got closer, people began to become afraid and before I could see the gorilla, I hid underneath one of the shelters. I woke up soon after.

    There are some common themes with these two dreams that I’m aware of – obviously the presence of the gorillas/gorilla (only one gorilla in the second dream), but also the fact that they approach only after I have pointed them out to someone else. I anticipate that they are coming to attack us, and I am leaving other people behind without protecting them; however, since I have not witnessed what the gorillas do after they arrive, I am uncertain what this could mean.

    If anybody has any thoughts on this, I am very interested to hear your comments. Thank you.

    • I had a similar dream last might. I was in the house i grew up in. It was a sunny, warm morning. I looked out the back and saw a baby gorilla, which I proceeded to treat as a puppy and bring into the house. Flash forward, I was in the living room, looking out the window where I saw a silverback standing up. It mustve been 8-10 feet tall. The thing was ferociously angry. I ran in fear, after lingering long enough to see it bang on the windows to come inside. I ran upstairs, into my brother’s room and looked out the window, to meet eyes with it again. On a completely different side of the house. It climbed up to the second floor, and tried to get inside again. I thought it was after me. I remembered that I had taken its child, and intended to give it back but I was too afraid to go outside and meet it. Then I went to the front of the house, and saw an old friend dirtbiking. The gorilla went after him, and a battle ensued. The gorilla was killed by my friend and my brother. I went outside and saw that the gorilla had changed. It looked meek and as though it had been dead much longer. The point is, dont sweep under the rug your ability to lead. Dont forsake your natural ability, your natural dominance for a quiet role in your own life. Because everywhere you go, there will always be that side of you, looking you dead in the eye, trying to show you who you are. Trying to help you remember who you are deep down. Dont hang up your hat before the journey even begins. You are who you are. If you blame others for taking the silverback from you, you are not looking in the right direction. Only you may let it happen, just as only you can meet it face to face.

  • I keep having dreams about gorillas every day . The first dream was about the gorilla seeing me in the forest it got agitated and started chasing me as if it wanted to kill me … I also saw it kill a man before it saw me . My next dream was about a gorilla feeling up on me… sexually . The dream I had last night was about a gorilla living in my yard… playing in the trees , it was a nice gorilla no hostility or anything just fun and playful… I really don’t understand why gorillas keep popping up in my dreams , someone please help me understand these dreams

  • All I could say is WOW! I Google everything to get more understanding, and I got it. My Apostle was wondering why she was seeing Gorillas in the spirit realms when she was casting out demons, and now I could let her know what this was, she was seeing. Thank you! I’m so grateful.

  • My 3 yr old son keeps saying he sees a gorilla outside at night time and is afraid of it. He pulled me away from the door and said “no mommy! Gorilla is gonna get Mommy!”

    • Your son may still be in the terrible two stage still. Saying that he is having a little trouble maturing out of that phase. I suggest if you are being hard on him pull back a little. Don’t push him into growing out of his phases too quickly. It may take him a little longer than the average. He is very sensitive. God bless.

  • I’m a teacher and reality yesterday a student pushed me and told me to shut up. I was so mad all I can do is call that student B*+€# in my mind. So last night I had a dream that I was 12 in a house I use to play in with friends in cousins I use to play with running from a Gorilla. One of my friends provoked the Gorilla

  • What does it mean if I was gorilla myself???

  • What does it mean when in meditation state a gorilla approaches me without any fear, I stand strong as the gorilla approaches and he comes face to face with me. I might also mention that the gorilla was seen in a complete black and white state whilst(this is where it gets weird) the glasses he wore reflected a color image but not what was behind me but as if it were showing a different world/realm?

  • I’ve been having repeated dreams of gorillas, last night i had a dream that i was a gorilla and i was following a friend to the middle of nowhere, just tall buildings all around. someone was chasing us, and in all the commotion we got seperated. the bad guys ended up finding me and killing me.. i transferred into my friend gorillas body once I died and he was the one safe. he had made it, but i did not.

  • I had a dream that i was trapped in Gorilla’s body. I wondered around my home town and i had encounters with another Ape that was not fully a gorilla but something more twisted it had much longer arms and longer hands. Every time i managed to end conflict by scaring it away. Only once i decided to chase it and then it screamed really loud, like it was luring me into a trap and calling for aid. When i started running away it was all muddy and i was slipping and being slowed down by it. Afterwards i was only trying to dodge the attacks before i woke up. I cannot find meaning of this dream anywhere.

  • Just wanted to let you know I re-blogged this content on my site, giving you credit of course! I made a personal blog post which goes up tomorrow about my own experience with the Gorilla spirit animal, and I wanted to provide my readers with extra info on the gorilla. Thank you so much – if whatever reason you would prefer I didn’t reblog the content, please just let me know. Lots of love. x <3

  • My power animal! I see him, a majestic silverback gorilla in my meditations. I just want to say a really insightful description.

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